Residential Colleges

What is a residential college?

College offers students the opportunity to enhance their University of Melbourne experience. In addition to providing quality accommodation moments from the university’s Parkville campus, college offers a unique social and academic community in which students thrive.

The colleges aim to ensure that students have a well-rounded university life, focusing on honing academic skills and encouraging students to pursue broader sporting and cultural interests. Students are encouraged to become involved in anything from sports to singing groups within their college, and also participate in intercollegiate activities.

The colleges’ populations are diverse – they house both male and female students from all over the world. Residents studying everything from medicine to music live side by side and give each other support and friendship.

Once becoming a resident of a college, students will be part of that college for life. It is a chance to form lasting friendships and connections that will stay with them for many years to come.