Intercollegiate Pool

2017 Intercollegiate Pool Office contact number: (03) 9349 9182

i.office@unicol.unimelb.edu.au (this email address is not monitored after February 7 2017)

The intercollegiate pool is open to the public on the following days:

  • 18-25 January 10.00am – 5.00pm
  • 26 January (closed)
  • 27 January – 7 February 10:00pm – 5.00pm

 

The Intercollegiate Pool Process

The purpose of the Intercollegiate Pool is to ensure that applicants who have not been offered residency at the College of their first choice can be considered for a place in another College in a fair and orderly manner and according to the applicant’s order of preferences.

All applications from students who have been offered a place at the University of Melbourne (including the Victorian College of the Arts), R.M.I.T. University – City Campus and Monash University’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences who have not been offered a place at the College of their first preference will be sent to the Pool. While some Colleges may consider applications from other institutions, such applications will not be sent to the Pool. Students should consult the information included elsewhere on this website to identify the institutions from which each College is prepared to consider applications.

Colleges that send applications to the Intercollegiate Pool will inform applicants of the status of their applications, explain the operation of the Pool and provide advice to students and their parents.

The Pool Office will pass applications to Colleges with vacancies as quickly as is possible to enable those Colleges to select or reject such applications. Please note that this is a physical process and it may take up to 24 hours for applications to be received by the pool office. As such we are unable to advise you which college is currently holding your application within 24-48 hours. Offers of places are made by individual Colleges and not by the Pool Office. The Pool Office will only answer enquiries about which College is currently holding an application. In the situation where the Pool process is unable to facilitate the placement of a student in a College, the application will be returned to the College of the student’s first preference.

Please note that applications in the pool are not automatically considered by the college of second preference. Applications in the pool are only considered by colleges that have not filled and still have vacancies. This could mean that your application may be considered by your 6th preference as your previous 5 preferences have filled.

If your application is entered into the pool, it is recommended to explore other accommodation options. A good place to find information about alternative student accommodation is on the University’s housing website or the options listed at the bottom of this page.

Non-residential options

Students who are not residents of one of the University’s residential colleges are eligible to apply for a non-resident college membership.

The non-resident college membership gives students access to academic support programs and the opportunity to participate in the wide range of extracurricular activities available at the colleges. Fostering a sense of community and involvement, the program lets students get more out of university life.

Our residential colleges offer a supportive and rewarding environment, full of opportunities for networking, friendships, personal, academic and professional growth.

From educational, sporting and social activities to improved academic performance through tutorials and mentoring, this is an opportunity to join a community that lasts well beyond your graduation.

To apply for a non-residential membership, please apply directly to the college of your first preference on their website.

Mid-year intake

Students who are not offered a place at a college in Semester 1 are encouraged to seek alternative accommodation for one semester and re-apply to the colleges at mid-year as places do often become available. Applications at mid-year open in April and although the intake is much smaller than at the start of the year, many colleges have places available. Please note that places are not guaranteed and the application process is the same as a the start of the year.

But I am committed to Melbourne University/RMIT/Monash/ACU, where else can I live?

We have put together a list of other possible places you could contact for accommodation. Please note that these are recommendations only and we do not take responsibility for the outcome of your accommodation selection, nor do we guarantee that places are available.

Student Housing Services

T: +61 3 8344 6550
E: housing-info@unimelb.edu.au
W: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/housing/

Campus Living Villages

T: +61 3 8374 6950 / 1300 402 614
E: live@studentvillagemelb.com.au
W: http://www.mystudentvillage.com/au/student-village-melbourne/

YMCA at College Square Swanston

T: +61 3 9349 2500 / +61 3 8888 7200
E: collegesquare.swanston@ymca.org.au
W: http://www.studentaccommodation.ymca.org.au/

YMCA at College Square Lygon

T: +61 3 9349 3600
E: collegesquare.lygon@ymca.org.au
W: http://www.studentaccommodation.ymca.org.au/

RMIT Village

T: +61 (3) 8330 2000
E: info@rmitvillage.com.au
W: http://www.rmitvillage.com.au/

UniLodge @ 740

T: + 61 3 8330 8585
E: 740@unilodge.com.au
W: http://www.unilodge.com.au/

UniLodge @ Melbourne

T: + 61 3 8330 8585
E: melbourne@unilodge.com.au
W: http://www.unilodge.com.au/

Urban Nest

T: 1800 260 801
W: http://urbanest.com.au/

Domain

T: On each property
E: On each property
W: http://www.domain.com.au/?mode=rent

Real Estate

T: On each property
E: On each property
W: http://www.realestate.com.au/rent

Brunswick St College

T: +61 3 9482 7967 / 0432 530 115
E: admin@brunswickstcollege.com.au
W: http://www.brunswickstcollege.com.au