St Mary's College (University of Melbourne)
|St Mary's College, University of Melbourne|
The front gate of St Mary's College
Shield of the college
|University||University of Melbourne|
|Location||Tin Alley and 871 Swanston Street, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Named for||Mary (mother of Jesus)|
|Previous names||St Mary's Hall|
|Colours||Navy blue and red|
|Principal||Dr Darcy McCormack|
|Website||St Mary's College website|
St Mary's College was originally established in 1918 as St Mary's Hall, catering to women mainly from the country. Formerly on The Avenue in Parkville, it moved to its present position on the corner of Tin Alley and Swanston Street in 1966. It was in that year that it became a college, the female affiliate of the Catholic male Newman College.
In 2004, the Academic Centre, a joint facility shared between St Mary’s and Newman Colleges, was opened. It was designed by Maggie Edmond and Peter Corrigan to reflect the overall academic vision of both colleges to enhance the educational facilities and opportunities available to the students of the colleges. The centre contains a library, tutorial rooms, music practice rooms, student lounges and information technology facilities.
It is home to around 160 students, the majority of whom attend the University of Melbourne, although a small percentage attend either the Australian Catholic University, Monash University, Parkville campus, or RMIT University.
The vast majority of students at St Mary's are from rural and regional Victoria, and some are interstate or international students. The college has a very strong sporting tradition, particularly in the disciplines of Australian rules football and netball. Its official colours are navy blue and red, with the football jumper design a solid red V on a navy background.