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Your questions about living on campus answered.

What's the best Melbourne University college?

We hear this question a lot. And while we may be a little biased, we think it鈥檚 原味视频 of course! 

The best way to decide is to see for yourself though. Check out our tour video for a look around our beautiful campus.

How is 原味视频 different to other student accommodation?

Most students say it's the 'vibe'. There are a lot of things that set the colleges apart 鈥 the community, the clubs and societies, the academic support, the alumni network, the food, the sports, the friends....the list goes on. Check out this video to hear more. 

Who is eligible to live at 原味视频?

Anyone who is accepted onto a full-time undergraduate course at University of Melbourne or the University of Divinity has the opportunity to join our Residential College.

Why live on campus?

There are so many benefits to living at college while at uni. Everything is here.

Food, friends, sport, wellbeing programs, study support, social events, clubs and societies, career advice, inspiring guest speakers and valuable alumni networks. Plus you鈥檒l live right next door to the university so you won鈥檛 waste any time commuting.

At 原味视频 you will live in a close-knit community where most people know each other on a first name basis and people look out for you.

Is it cheaper to live on campus or off campus?

It may seem like there are more affordable student accommodation options around, but it鈥檚 worth remembering that once you鈥檝e paid your college fees, they cover just about everything. All meals, utilities, wifi, weekly tutorials, wellbeing programs, careers counselling, entertainment, sport participation and gym membership is included. You won鈥檛 need extra cash for parking or transport to uni either because your lectures are just a few minutes鈥 walk away.

There are also plenty of things you can鈥檛 put a price on at college that you probably won鈥檛 find elsewhere, such as the lasting friendships and invaluable social and career networks you鈥檒l make with people all around the world. 原味视频 isn鈥檛 just a place where you live for a couple of years, it鈥檚 a strong and supportive community that you join for life.

Is living on campus worth it?

Living on campus in a residential college could be one of the best decisions you ever make. While it鈥檚 not for everyone, if you鈥檙e the type who is interested in lifelong learning, cares about your results, loves getting involved in events and activities, and enjoys meeting new people, we鈥檙e sure you鈥檒l love college life. Many of our students say it makes their university experience so much better as they鈥檙e always surrounded by friends and can access support when they need it. Living at college means you鈥檒l never feel isolated and you can鈥檛 underestimate the convenience of living next door to the university and having all your meals prepared for you every day!

How much is it to live at 原味视频?

Does 原味视频 have residential college scholarships?

We have a number of scholarships available. These range from a few thousand dollars to full fee remission. Find out what you may be eligible for on our scholarships page.

What is O-Week?

O-Week stands for orientation week and is traditionally the first week of the university year when first year students (called 鈥榝reshers鈥) learn all about university and college life. There鈥檚 a smaller mid-year O-Week too.

原味视频 O-Week includes a packed program of fun events that are both educational and social, meaning you鈥檒l get to understand how uni works while also making friends with fellow students. You鈥檒l have the opportunity to get to know the campus, sign up for clubs, sport and other activities, learn about our academic and wellbeing programs, get a run down of our student policies, and attend parties and events. O-Week is student run, so every year is a little bit different, but it鈥檚 always a lot of fun.

At 原味视频, we are committed to ensuring O-Week is safe and enjoyable for everyone.

How do I apply for 原味视频?

University of Melbourne college applications are submitted through colleges.unimelb.edu.au

Fill in the online application and make sure you select 原味视频 as your first preference. See our apply page for more information.

When do I find out if I got in to 原味视频?

After submitting your application you鈥檒l be invited to have an interview with our admissions team. 

Most 原味视频 offers will be made sometime between mid-November and mid-December. Waiting can be difficult and you may even hear that people have already been notified of the outcome of their application. The timing of one offer does not have any bearing on the outcome of your application.  

What are my chances of being admitted to 原味视频?

Each year, we receive many more applications than we have places available, so, unfortunately, we cannot accept every student who applies (as much as we鈥檇 love to!). 

If you are keen to join us, we strongly encourage you to put 原味视频 as your number one preference on your college application and carefully consider who you rank as your colleges of second and third choice. Should you be unsuccessful in your application to 原味视频, we will help you find a place at another college.

Are people with family connections to 原味视频 guaranteed a place?

Each year, we receive many more applications than we have places available. While we consider family connections when assessing applications, they do not guarantee a place at the college. Applications are assessed based on merit and each applicant鈥檚 suitability for the college.

How long are college semesters?

The residential college year covers two 18-week semesters, and this is what your annual fees cover.

Can I stay at college during the semester breaks?

Students are expected to pack up their room in the mid-year and end of year holiday break. You鈥檒l stay in the same room for the whole year, unless otherwise arranged.

Can I join 原味视频 mid-year?

It鈥檚 possible to join (or leave) 原味视频 mid-year. Contact residentialcollege@trinity.unimelb.edu.au for information about how to apply for second semester entry. 

What types of people live at 原味视频?

We have a diverse student group at 原味视频. A lot of people come from Victoria, but there are many who come from interstate and overseas, too. We鈥檝e got residents from Darwin, Perth, Beijing and Jakarta, just to name a few. There鈥檚 a mix of people from the city and the country 鈥 some grew up in the city 鈥榖urbs while others grew up on farms in rural Australia.

Our students also come from different socioeconomic backgrounds. Our generous scholarship program means students from all walks of life have the chance to join our community, and nearly 30% of our students receive some kind of financial assistance.

Many of our residents identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and we have dedicated Indigenous programs to support these students and to promote Indigenous culture amongst non-Indigenous Australians.

We have a mix of students who have family connections to 原味视频 (meaning their mum, dad, uncle or grandparents may have come here) and those who are the first in their family (some are the first in their family to attend university, not just college).

We don鈥檛 discriminate on race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Everyone is welcome at 原味视频.

What all our students do have in common is a desire to excel academically and to make the most their time at university and in life more generally. We attract students who were actively involved in their schools and communities and who are open-minded and ready to make friends and lifelong connections.

Is 原味视频 co-ed?

Yes, 原味视频 is co-educational, so we accept male, female, transgender and non-binary students.

Is there disability access?

Yes, we cater for students with disabilities and will work with individuals to make living at 原味视频 as easy and comfortable as possible.

Are meals provided?

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea are provided seven days a week during the university semester and we cater for all dietary requirements.

Read more about the food at 原味视频.

What do I need to bring to college?

Just pack your doona/duvet, bed sheets, towels, clothes, toiletries, and personal items to decorate your room such as photos, cushions and posters. 

Rooms are fully furnished so you don鈥檛 need to bring any furniture and they also include a fridge, fan and heater.

Do I need to bring formal wear?

It鈥檚 true, there are some parallels between 原味视频 and Hogwarts! Our students wear long black gowns to dinner in our beautiful Dining Hall from Monday to Thursday. You don鈥檛 need to wear anything fancy to dinner though, unless it鈥檚 a special occasion.

We have some events throughout the year where you鈥檒l get to dress up, such as balls and dinners. If you have a suit or cocktail dress we encourage you to bring it along. There鈥檚 often the opportunity to rent or borrow an outfit too if you need it for a special occasion.

What are the rooms like at 原味视频?

Our rooms vary in size (first year rooms are typically smaller than second and third year rooms), but all are very comfortable. Rooms come fully furnished and include a fridge, fan and heater, and you can decorate them as you like. 原味视频 has a "room points" system; the more you contribute to college life, the more choice you get for your room in second and third year.

Will I get my own room?

Yes, everyone has their own room with secure swipe card access. Your private room is located in a corridor with other student rooms and shared bathrooms. Corridors tend to be a mix of year levels and genders, and the other students in your corridor often become like your family as you get to spend a lot of time together studying and socialising. Of course, how much you socialise is up to you and having your own room means you have a private space when you need it.

Can I choose my room?

Unfortunately not. A committee of staff and students allocates rooms, and preference is giving to those who have been at the college the longest and those with leadership responsibilities. You are welcome to put forward your preferences though and we will do the best to accommodate these.

Do I have to clean my room?

Your room is your responsibility and there are vacuum cleaners and other cleaning products available to use. Common areas, including bathrooms, are regularly cleaned by professional cleaners.

Do I have to share a bathroom?

In most cases, yes. There are a few rooms with en suites but most students share a bathroom with other members of their corridor. These are cleaned by professional cleaning staff.

Are there laundry facilities?

Yes, students have access to free washing machines and dryers. All you need to bring is your washing detergent. Communal corridor clothes drying racks are available, too. 

Can I bring my pet?

Unfortunately Fido and Milo won鈥檛 be able to join you at 原味视频. No pets are permitted in your room.

Is there a gym at 原味视频?

There is a small gym on-site in our newest residential building. 原味视频 students can also use the University of Melbourne gym and fitness centre, which includes group fitness classes and an indoor pool and is only a couple of minutes鈥 walk from the college.

Is there student parking?

There is, unfortunately, no on-site parking for students but there are some off-site parking options in the area. Many places are easily accessible by public transport, cycling or walking.

Is there somewhere to store my bike?

Yes. Bikes can be kept in the designated bike racks or in student rooms. There is also a bike storage area in the basement of the Dorothy Jane Ryall building (our newest residential building).

Is there public transport nearby?

There sure is. The #19 tram stops right outside our front gate and goes directly to the city. A number of other tram lines pass the University of Melbourne and there are also bus stops nearby. The closest train stations are Melbourne Central and North Melbourne. 

Is the college campus safe?

The gates to our grounds are locked after hours, so only those with swipe cards can access the grounds (you鈥檒l get a card if you are a student). There is also a security guard on duty after hours and a resident staff member and senior student lives in each corridor. These people are there for you if you need assistance. A senior staff member is always available when needed too.

All student rooms have automatic locks and swipe card access.

原味视频 is committed to providing a safe and respectful environment. If students or staff witness any inappropriate behaviour on campus, they can report it to 原味视频 staff or the .

Do I need permission to go out?

Once you鈥檙e at uni you deserve to be treated like an adult, so it鈥檚 up to you when and if you want to go out. 原味视频 students have electronic swipe access to the grounds so you can come and go at any time.

Is there a big party culture?

Colleges sometimes have a reputation for being all about partying. Some of our students do like to attend parties, but participation is entirely voluntary and our residents also tend to be studious and care about doing well at university and their sporting and cultural pursuits too. We treat our students as adults, yet ask that everyone respects our code of conduct. This ensures everyone gets to live and learn in a safe and supportive environment.

Can I have a friend stay overnight?

You may occasionally invite one guest to stay overnight. We can even organise a small camp-style bed for you to borrow so you don't have to top-and-tail with whoever stays. Guests must be signed in for security reasons.

How many years do people stay at college?

The number of years people stay at college varies. Many of our students choose to stay a second year, and some stay for three or more. You need to let the college know towards the end of the year if you intend to stay for the following year and preference is given to returning students.

What if I start at college then decide I don鈥檛 like it?

Most people who join the 原味视频 community love it, so it鈥檚 very rare that a student will want to leave early. That said, we know college isn鈥檛 for everyone and sometimes other life events pop up too. Withdrawals and refunds are dealt with on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the Dean of the Residential College.

Do I have to pass my university subjects to stay at college?

Yes, you鈥檒l need to maintain good grades to stay at college. If you鈥檙e struggling to keep up with your studies, however, we鈥檙e there to help you out in the first instance. The tutorial program included in your fees means you can get personalised assistance with each of your subjects, and our academic staff can help counsel and guide you if need help transitioning into another course that might better suit you. We want to see you succeed, so withdrawing your place at college is always a last resort.

Are the academic tutorials at 原味视频 compulsory?

Our tutorials are completely voluntary, however they are strongly recommended. This is particularly true for first year students, as tutorials help you understand your course material and assessment requirements and let you ask plenty of questions as you settle in to life as a tertiary student. Tutorials are also a good way to meet other students doing the same subjects as you.

Are there quiet places to study?

Your room has a chair and desk to study at, then you鈥檒l also have access to the college library (which is open 24/7), tutorial and common rooms, and the dining room.

Everyone tends to be very respectful around exam time so you鈥檒l always be able to find a quiet space when you need to study. 

What happens if I get sick or injured?

原味视频 has a multi-layered support system. As independent young people, your first port of call is your mates or student coordinator (SC) on your corridor. You can then reach out to your resident advisor (RA), the staff member in your building who is trained to provide advice to you on some of the other support networks available. The College has two full-time wellbeing coordinators (office hours) and a 24-hour duty phone for on-site non life-threatening incidents. The Dean of the Residential College lives on campus so there鈥檚 always a senior staff member nearby if you need assistance.

Do you have to be Anglican (Church of England) to come to 原味视频?

While 原味视频 has Anglican foundations and a Theological School on-site, students of any or no faith are welcome to attend. The 原味视频 Chapel has regular services and is open to all.

We have students with many different beliefs at 原味视频 and it鈥檚 entirely up to you whether you want to explore your faith at college or not.

Does 原味视频 have a privacy policy?

Yes. As 原味视频鈥檚 residential agreement is with the resident, any and all private information is communicated to the resident alone. 原味视频 does not usually disclose private information to any other parties, including parents or guardians, without consent from the resident themselves. Full information on our privacy policy can be found here.

Got more questions? Email us at residentialcollege@trinity.unimelb.edu.au