Why choose college?

Moving out of home and starting university is exciting, but it can also be a little daunting.

Living at College makes that transition easier, as you’ll be welcomed into a community which is inviting and respectful, where you can experience the best of on-campus living. You’ll live within walking distance of your university classes, and will have access to meaningful, holistic support and opportunities to help you develop and grow.


At College you’ll become part of a welcoming, diverse and thriving community of students which will support you to be your best. You’ll make lasting friendships, share incredible experiences, further your academic and cultural pursuits and embrace unique opportunities which will shape your life.


Ranging in size from 100 – 400 students, each College community has its own unique history, identity and personality. When you live at College, you not only share meals, have fun and make close friendships, you become part of something bigger than yourself.


From academic support and leadership opportunities to a broad range of cultural and sporting activities to get involved with, College is a place for you to pursue your passions, be exposed to new ideas and interests, and discover who you are.

"The positive spirit of the College shines as you arrive at the doors as everyone is so excited to welcome you into the College family."
– Henry, Ballarat

At a glance

  • A respectful, diverse and safe community​
  • Students and staff from all over Australia and the world
  • A furnished room to make your own, as well as community spaces
  • Academic support, including tutorials to help you with your studies
  • Three fresh meals served daily
  • Gyms and sporting facilities to help you keep fit and healthy
  • A thriving student life to involve yourself in social, cultural, sporting and leadership endeavours
  • Located on the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus, close to the CBD and everything Melbourne has to offer
  • Guest speakers and career development opportunities
  • Holistic support to help you transition to university life, including peer mentors and professional staff in residence

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