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Recreational Facilities

Our recreational facilities ensure there are plenty of spaces around UC where you can relax with friends, or take some time for yourself. 

Common Rooms & Creative Spaces

UC has two junior common rooms where you can watch TV and Foxtel, play pool, table tennis, board games, or simply hang out with friends. There is also a senior common room for graduate students and resident tutors. This space is used for both study sessions and social events, such as wine and cheese nights.

For the creatively inclined, there are music practice rooms and an art and design studio.

Courtyard Gardens

UC is well known for its beautiful outdoor courtyards and landscaped gardens.

Our kitchen garden was opened by Stephanie Alexander (a highly regarded Australian cook and UC alumna). Our gardener and members of our sustainability committee tend to this garden. Students even get the chance to taste the fruits (and veggies) of their labour, as all the food produced goes into the meals cooked by our chefs. You can view our main courtyard and academic centre in the virtual tour below.

Health & Well-being

UC has a well-equipped gym with a weights and cardio room. There is also a multi-purpose outdoor sports court for leisure or training and UC sits across the road from the ovals and running track of Princes Park.

We also run regular yoga classes, mediation, self-defense and other activities during the year as part of our well-being program. There is also a busy calendar of sports to participate in.

University College News & Blog


Everything you need to know about College events

By Zara Pritchard Orientation/Welcome Week: First year students arrive at College the week before returning students. This week is called Orientation Week (aka O-Week) and is run by selected second year students (known as O-Week leaders or OWLs) who have volunteered to help new students settle in. It is a week involving many ice breaker […]

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Why do students choose University College?

By Zara Pritchard In this latest blog, our students share the reasons why they chose University College (UC) as their residential college in Melbourne. Whether the decision was made based on family ties, extensive online/in-person research, or perhaps University College actually chose them – our students have diverse backgrounds and experiences to share. Gretel – […]

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UC Art, Music & Design Week 2021

Our student exhibition was back and bigger than ever in 2021 – featuring an additional music category for the first time. Although the exhibition could only be held virtually due to restrictions, online software allowed us to digitally display all entries, so the entire UC community can view the submissions. We received the largest amount […]

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