University College (University of Melbourne)

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University College
Logo of University College Melbourne.jpg
Shield of University College
University University of Melbourne
Location 40 College Crescent, Parkville, Victoria, Melbourne
Coordinates 37°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
Motto French: Frappe Fort
Motto in English "What you do, do with a will."
Established 1937
Colours Blue, Black and Maroon
Head of College Jennifer McDonald
Undergraduates 230
Postgraduates 22
Mascot Boar

University College (UC) is a residential college affiliated to the University of Melbourne in Australia. It was formerly known as University Women's College. The college is situated in the suburb of Parkville.

The college is located on its own plot of land, north of Ormond College and bounded by College Crescent to the southeast, Royal Parade to the west and Cemetery Road West to the northeast.

The college houses 198 students each year, from the University of Melbourne, RMIT University, Monash University Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Victorian College of the Arts.

University College was renovated between 2007 and 2008 to include new recreation complex with indoor sporting and other facilities including a spacious Junior Common Room, a design studio, TV room, gym, band room and a multi-purpose area with billiard and table tennis tables. It also has an area set up with cafe-style tables and a kitchen. The renovations also included the building of new student rooms with ensuite bathrooms and full-size beds.[1] As of August 2016 the college is undergoing a transformative project which will result in an expansion of the community to accommodate 320 students from 2017.[2]

The college's colours (such as worn on the sporting field) are maroon, pale blue and black. The mascot is the boar. Its motto is Frappe Fort which is French for "Strike Hard".

The college was created by a statute of the University of Melbourne in 1937 to be an affiliated college of the university for women.[3] In 1975 the college became co-residential.[4]

Heads of College[edit]

  • 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)


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