The University of Melbourne was founded in 1853 and is Australia’s second oldest university. The main campus is located in Parkville, an inner suburb north of Melbourne city centre. The university has 12 residential college in total, seven of which are located in an arc around the cricket oval at the northern edge of the campus known as College Crescent. The other five are located outside of the university grounds. Some of these offer casual accommodation to visitors when the students are away.