University College, Parkville, Melbourne
Residential college of the University of Melbourne, offering casual visitor accommodation during the academic year vacation periods.
University College, University of Melbourne, is a picturesque College nestled in beautiful garden surrounds located on the edge of both the university's Parkville Campus and Princess Park. Ideal for individuals or small groups seeking student style or apartment accommodation, it's just a short tram ride from the city centre for short, medium or long term stays. There are 14 apartments available for booking all year around not just in student vacation times. Student style accomodation is available only during vacation periods (June/July and November to February).
Apartments range from studio, one bedroom and two bedroom and are well equipped with climate controlled heating and air conditioning, study area, living room with television, clock radio, internet access, a kitchen/ette and a private bathroom.
Rates for apartments include bed and breakfast, lunch and dinner, bed linen and towels, weekly service. Additional guests may stay in apartments for an extra fee per night (including all meals). A trundle bed can be added to lounge areas if required.
History to the present day
University College, formerly University Women’s College, was the pioneer college for women’s education at The University of Melbourne. After many long years of campaigning against considerable opposition, it was established in 1937 as an independent, non-denominational College for women. The College became mixed in 1975 and now there are approximately equal numbers of men and women residents.
Food and Drinks
University College has a traditional College style dining hall. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are served here throughout the year for all guests. Breakfast is included in the Apartment tariff and lunch and dinner can be purchased separately. During the Academic year, the College community dines together on Monday and Tuesday nights. Apartment guests are welcome to join the College staff and tutors on high table for dinner on these nights. Academic gowns must be worn on these two nights and academic gowns are provided in the apartments.
Breakfast includes continental buffet (cereal, yogurts, toast, juice, tea/coffee and fruits, etc) and a hot option on Tuesdays and Fridays. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and chilled water are available all day.
The College is a short walk from Melbourne’s famous Lygon Street Restaurant precinct which in addition to many restaurants and cafes also contains a supermarket, Chemist, bookshop and other specialty retailers.
There is tram stop outside the College ensuring easy tram access to the city centre and its many resturants.
Grounds and gardens
The College is set in extensive established gardens on a 5 acre site that offers a park-like ambience. At its centre are two beautiful courtyards where guests can relax over a meal and soak up College life. The apartments have their own private entrances so that guests can enjoy the buzz of College life or seclusion as they choose.
***** PLEASE NOTE: From 1 December 2015 until the end of July 2017, the Dining Hall will be carrying out major building works to demolish and extend the building. This work will affect some college rooms and apartments, reducing the natural light in the room and there will be some noise pollution between the hours of 8am – 6pm. *****
The College has a tennis court on site which is available for guest use at no charge. For joggers and walkers, the popular Princess Park trail is just across the road.
The College is walking distance from Royal Park and the Melbourne Zoo.
The College provides one free car parking space per apartment.
Internet access is available in all apartements / rooms.
There are laundry facilities within each building, including a washer/dryer.
Visitors can use the library, 24 hour resource centre, computers and printers.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: University College, 40 College Crescent, Parkville Vic, Melbourne, 3052, Australia
Address: University College, 40 College Crescent, Parkville Victoria 3052 Australia.
Check-in: From 2pm, STRICTLY until 9pm only. Check-out: By 10.00am.
University College is situated just north of the City Centre. We are located on the non univesity side of College Cresent opposite Ormond College (Melway reference Map 2B C4).
Please check in at Main Reception between 2pm and 5pm Monday to Friday. For other times please contact the Duty Tutor on mobile phone to collect the keys and directions to your apartment. Keys cannot be collected after 10pm.
The Tullamarine International Airport is approximately 20km northwest of Melbourne (30 minutes by car or 45 minutes by sky bus to city centre). As there is no direct rail or tram link from the Airport to the City, most guests either get a taxi or use the cheaper skybus service to the city centre.
Luggage can be stored at the Reception desk before 2pm on the day of arrival and after 10am on the day of departure.