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Living in residence offers an excellent opportunity to make the most of your University study. It is a great way to meet people and make new friends from around Australia and the world.
On campus student accommodation is available on the Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and Warrnambool Campus.
Designed with the needs of rural, regional, interstate and international students in mind, the residences provide a safe and supportive environment particularly suited to first year students who have not previously lived away from home.
There are many advantages to living on campus. All the accommodation sites
are conveniently located close to the University campus which makes it easy
to take advantage of the many opportunities available right on your own doorstep.
Living in a residence gives you the chance to develop lasting friendships, participate in extra-curricular social and educational activities, and share experiences with people from different backgrounds, interests, cultures, academic pursuits and aspirations.
Residences have performed longitudinal research for residents' retention and academic success rates and shown these to be generally higher, compared with off-campus students. Residents take pride in being a 'living and learning' community, with a strong sense of a resident's personal and academic support - for their transition and success through the University.
Residents often study together, participate in sports and athletics teams, attend and participate in a wide variety of programs and activities offered, or become involved in the various forms of student government and leadership.
The advantages of living in residence include: