Making a disproportionate difference.

Ormond College is a residential college for students of The University of Melbourne and its affiliates.

From our earliest endeavours in 1881, with just twenty students, we have encouraged our students to aspire to fulfil their potential. To find their place in the outside world as productive and impactful individuals in their chosen fields.

We have always been a place to expand your horizons, where personal and intellectual growth has been championed and celebrated – a hallmark of life at Ormond.

Today, we strive to unleash the potential of a new generation of creators, leaders, thinkers, and idea generators. We are a thriving and inclusive community of undergraduates, graduates, alumni, academics and staff with a strong values-driven culture and progressive educational agenda; empowering Ormondians to make a disproportionate difference.

All students in our community must be enrolled at The University of Melbourne or its affiliates (Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne Business School and the Australian National Academy of Music).

Our Values

Living by values involves positive ethical responsibilities. These oblige us to take part in the community, to care for others, and to speak up when needed. The College values are:


Our culture is built on respect for ourselves and each other, and is reflected in our words and actions.


Ormond’s members participate actively to build strong friendships, develop networks, show care and support to one another, co-creating a cohesive and dynamic community together.


Ormondians are involved in exploring diverse academic and sporting pursuits that enrich and enhance their studies and university experience.


Ormondians from different disciplines, backgrounds, cultures and beliefs interact positively to develop mutual understanding and expand each other’s perspectives.


We have a rich tradition of generations of Ormondians who share an intrinsic desire to make a significant difference – in their field, the College and the world.


Ormondians live in and contribute to an environment with strong ethical values and clear behavioural expectations where compassion, moral courage and honesty are valued, recognised and modelled.

Ormond Scholars

  • The Rhodes Scholarships enable students from a number of nations, including Australia, to study at the University of Oxford.

    They are among the most prestigious postgraduate scholarship awards available, being not just for intellectual excellence, but also for a desire to work for the greater good.

    John Seitz (1906)

    Charles Littlejohn (1909)

    Neil MacNeil (1914)

    Donald Sandral (1916)

    Patrick Hamilton (1917)

    William Hancock (1920)

    Lindsay Ride (1922)

    George Paton (1926)

    Kenneth Wheare (1929)

    Richard Latham (1931)

    Ross Campbell (1933)

    Alan Treloar (1940)

    Zelman Cowen (1941)

    Hugh Stretton (1946)

    Alan Serle (1947)

    Robert Shaw (1948)

    Graeme Davison (1964)

    Alistair Christie (1967)

    Kenneth Hayne (1969)

    Colin Norman (1970)

    Graham Hutchinson (1971)

    Martin Wardrop (1974)

    Andrew Michelmore (1976)

    Richard Caro (1978)

    Michael Penington (1980)

    Ralph King (1982)

    Sharon Korman (1983)

    Timothy Orton (1986)

    Mark Moshinsky (1988)

    Mark Chiba (1989)

    Rufus Black (1991)

    Catherine Anderson (1992)

    Joanna Masel (1997)

    Kate Brennan (2007)

    John Feddersen (2008)

    Kate Robson (2008)

    Hamish McKenzie (2015)

    Bede Jones (2017)

    Rebecca Duke (2017)

    Brigid O’Farrell-White (2018)

    Mattea Mrkusic (2019)

  • Fulbright is the most widely recognised and prestigious international exchange program in the world. The program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for US citizens to go abroad and non-US citizens to come to the United States.

    Zelman Cowen (1936)

    George Gellie (1936)

    Edgar French (1937)

    Ronald Doig (1939)

    James McAllester (1939)

    Leon Taft (1945)

    Daryl Dawson (1951)

    Duncan Ironmonger (1953)

    Michael Hill (1955)

    John Henley (1958)

    Charles Goode (1959)

    Derek McDougall (1963)

    Rodney Crewther (1964)

    Malcolm Smith (1966)

    Anthony Moore (1967)

    Kevin O’Connor (1972)

    Michael Burke (1972)

    Bruce McKellar (1973)

    Robert Bartnik (1974)

    Hilary Charlesworth (1974)

    Gregory Ball (1976)

    Liam Murphy (1978)

    David Goodman (1980)

    Alan Mayne (1983)

    Nicholas Haslam (1983)

    Jeffrey Borland (1984)

    Gregory Hunt (1985)

    Pamela Stavropoulos (1987)

    Kim Rubenstein (1988)

    Timothy McEvoy (1989)

    Fraser Cameron (1995)

    Craig Cameron (1997)

    David McCann (1999)

    Ashiq Hamid (2004)

    Gus Schrader (2006)

    Paul Burgess (2009)*

    Rachel Heenan (2015)

    Other Ormond community members
    Hugh Collins, Master 1994–2008
    Kate Taylor, Thwaites Gutch Research Fellow 2011–13
    Calvin Bowman, College Organist 2007–10

    Learn more about the Fulbright Scholarship.

    *recipient of American Fulbright award

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

Our 2024-2026 Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) supports the Ormond College Indigenous Program (OCIP), ensuring it remains sustainable and consistent with the values and educational goals of the College.

Officially endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, the comprehensive plan outlines our commitment to two core aims: to support recruitment, retention and success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at Ormond; and to educate and inform all members of our community about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ histories, cultures and contemporary narratives.

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