University College - Residential College Melbourne

University College, a friendly, relaxed & supportive community

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Welcome to University College University College is a residential college affiliated with the University of Melbourne. Live in a community that feels like home and supports you as you study

UC is a residential college affiliated with the University of Melbourne but we also accept students studying at other Melbourne universities (including RMIT). During the academic year we are home to 340 students and are located right across the road from the UoM campus in Parkville, Victoria.

Our residential college offers you a safe and secure place to live with modern facilities, all-inclusive meals, networking opportunities and tutorial and wellbeing programs to strengthen your academic outcomes and support your health. Students living at UC describe our community as friendly and welcoming – with students supporting each other and numerous staff on hand to help you settle into life in Melbourne and university. It’s these differences that make it easy to forge new friendships and set residential colleges apart from other accommodation options.

You will have your own private student accommodation rooms, and there are various recreational spaces and communal areas in which to exercise, study or relax with mates. Our residential college offers a great lifestyle, with a large calendar of events to get involved in no matter what your interest. Try various sports, musical events, social events, take on a leadership role or learn something completely new. At UC it is all about having a go and supporting the team – that’s why our unofficial college slogan is love, passion and die hard spirit!

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What students say about University College

No one knows UC like our students. Hear their stories and find out why they chose to stay with us while studying in Melbourne, what college life is like, and advice for selecting a residential college. We are a diverse community of undergraduates and graduates from across Victoria, interstate and overseas, and our community strives to reflect the three words students use to describe us the most – friendly, relaxed and supportive.

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Student Accommodation & Residential College Melbourne

Visiting UC is the best way to get a genuine feel for college life.

There are lots of ways to visit; you can book a private tour with your family to look around the residential college on weekdays (subject to COVID restrictions) or attend our Open Day, which takes place in August each year. Of course not everyone has the opportunity to visit in person, so we have put together some virtual tours of the main college spaces, or you could ask to speak to one of our student ambassadors, who would be happy to chat to you about college life and why they chose to move to Melbourne and live at UC.

We understand it can be daunting choosing a residential college, but our advice would be to do your research and do it early. Each residential college has a different vibe and history, attracting different students as a result. So talk to family and friends and look for the college that is the best fit for your personality.

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University College News & Blog


Leadership Opportunities at UC

Written by Mia Smal Something you might not have known about college life is the wide variety of leadership opportunities available to all students, allowing you to extend your college experience and build up your CV. Leadership opportunities throughout the year include O-Week Leaders (OWLs), college tour guides, Open Day volunteers, college representatives, Student Club […]

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5 things to consider when applying for residential colleges

Living at college is one of the best experiences you can get as a university student. It’s more than just a room, it’s being part of a community of like-minded people, lots of support and heaps of fun events you can get around. Here are five things for you to consider before you apply for colleges.

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Nine best eateries around University College

Written by Xanthe Barr Smith Although all of your meals may be included at college, nothing beats an evening out and an excuse to explore with friends. During my time at college, it became very obvious to me that Melbourne is a foodies heaven! After taste-testing at as many places as I could, I have […]

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