University College (University of Melbourne)
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University College University of Melbourne
University College
University of Melbourne
University College logo.jpg
Location40 College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria, Melbourne
Coordinates37°47?30?S 144°57?34?E / 37.79167°S 144.95944°E / -37.79167; 144.95944Coordinates: 37°47?30?S 144°57?34?E / 37.79167°S 144.95944°E / -37.79167; 144.95944
MottoFrench: Frappe Fort
Motto in EnglishWhat you do, do with a will.
ColoursBlue and Maroon
Head of CollegeDr Jennifer McDonald
Postgraduates10 - 20

University College (UC) is a residential college affiliated with the University of Melbourne in Australia. It was formerly known as University Women's College and was established in 1937 as the first of the Melbourne residential colleges to permit female residents. In 1975 the college became co-residential.[1] The college is situated in the suburb of Parkville.

University College houses 340 undergraduate and graduate students each year from the University of Melbourne, RMIT University, Monash University Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Victorian College of the Arts, Australian Catholic University and other universities in close proximity to its campus.

University College was renovated between 2007 and 2008 to include a new recreation complex with indoor sporting and other facilities including a design studio, TV room, gym, band room and a spacious multi-purpose area with billiard and table tennis tables. The college underwent another redevelopment in 2019, the major feature being 190 modern, en-suite student rooms with double beds.[2] The first part of the project to be completed was the Syme Dining Hall, which opened in 2017 and features an innovative and energy efficient design reflective of the German 'Passivhaus' concept.

The college's colours (as worn on the sporting field) are maroon, pale blue and black. The mascot is the boar. Its motto is Frappe Fort which translates to 'what you do, do with a will'.

Conference facilities are available throughout the year, especially over the summer and winter university breaks.

Heads of College

  • Jennifer McDonald (2008-present)
  • Deborah Seifert (2002-2008)
  • Susanne Pearce (1999-2002)
  • Heather Hewitt (1979-1999)
  • Margaret Russell-Smith (1967-1979)
  • Angela Milne (1960-1967)
  • Myra Roper (1947-1960)
  • Greta Hort (1938-1947)
  • Susie Williams (1937-1938)


  1. ^ University College History
  2. ^ "The Expansion of UC". University College. Retrieved .

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