Seventeen College Commencement developed on 10 July 2003 in line with the construction of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences with an estimated cost of RM 202 million and was completed in full on January 10, 2006.

Handover of keys Seventeen College building from the developer to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Universiti Putra Malaysia was held on June 16, 2006. However, Seventeen College just started operating on 1 July 2006. For a while, the temporary administrative center is located in Pavilion of Arts, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

In general, the college houses students from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. However, there are also a few students from other faculties in Universiti Putra Malaysia campus living here. Overall, there are four building blocks of student accommodation block A, block B and block C for female students while block D for boys. In addition, there is also a musolla, a student kiosk building, cafeteria, principals house and eight (8) units fellows.

Capacity loads in 17th College is 1900.