University is a formative time in your life to discover your potential.

At Ormond College, we create an environment for you to discover who you are in a welcoming, vibrant community that will define your time at The University of Melbourne. A place to find life-long friendships, develop your voice, exercise your curiosity and form your ideas.

Whether it’s a conversation over dinner, debating topics in a tutorial, organising the college musical or participating in sports, our students leave college equipped with the tools to have a significant impact in their chosen field.

The Ormond College experience

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Why Choose Ormond?

Ormond College provides a transformative university experience that encourages you to be your best.

Find your tribe

We host numerous academic, sporting, cultural and social activities, every week, to help you discover where you belong. Led by The Students’ Club and Learning & Community team, these immersive and inspiring events help you make new friends, challenge your thinking and exercise your leadership and teamwork skills. Inspiring you towards a path of life-long learning.

Values-driven, student-led

We want to foster independent thinking and collaborative ways of working. Our values of respect, community, learning, diversity, integrity and heritage are the compass by which our community live and learn together. 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.

Exercise your curiosity

Our Academic and Enrichment program supports you to not only excel in your university studies, but to broaden your academic horizons and develop your ideas. Our permanent academic staff host a range of events to help you deepen your knowledge within and outside your course, and encourage conversations which foster curiosity and will broaden your thinking now and as a life-long learner. 

Amplify your potential

Joining our community connects you to a rich heritage of generations of Ormondians who have previously walked our halls and lived by our values. During your time at College, you’ll befriend and be inspired by them. When you leave Ormond, you begin a life-long journey connected to a global network of alumni who have gone on to make their mark in their chosen careers and endeavours post-university.

Live and learn right on campus

All of this is set against the backdrop of our beautiful heritage buildings and state-of-the-art learning and technology facilities, right in the heart of Melbourne – Australia’s cultural, sporting, and academic hub. Ormond’s iconic campus is equipped with everything you need, including our 24hr Academic Centre, sporting and recreation facilities, famous Dining Hall and the Ormond café, as well as our staff who are here to help you make the most of our university experience.

Community & activities

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At Ormond College, there’ll be no shortage of activities to keep you busy. Whether sport, drama, music, debating, philosophy or volunteering, there are countless opportunities for you to make new friends, challenge your thinking, and have plenty of fun along the way!

And you certainly don’t have to be an expert to give something a go. We love to see students get involved in something completely new and take opportunities to build important life skills in leadership and teamwork. Our culture is values-based and student-led, and every year we see exciting new activities and events evolve through student leadership and initiative. Learn more


We believe that students who engage in a broad range of intellectual activities not only do better at uni but are better equipped for their lives and careers beyond study. At Ormond you’ll have access to tutorials and one-on-one consults with tutors and academics to support you through your university subjects.

Ormond also offers a range of opportunities to help you expand your horizons beyond your university degree. We host weekly forums on topics including science, philosophy and economics, a number of academic intensives with leading thinkers, and special events throughout the year with guest speakers to help you deepen your knowledge and expand your thinking.

The Associate Ormond College (AOC) gives students an extra toolkit of enterprise skills to complement their studies, students completed units in Design Thinking, Ethical Reasoning, Community Engagement, Introduction to Coding and Law & Policy Research. Learn more

Campus Living

From our iconic Dining Hall, heritage clocktower chiming on the hour, beautiful gardens and state-of-the-art facilities, we know it will provide you with everything you need to make the most of your University of Melbourne experience.

You’ll have a private room to make your own, delicious and healthy meals served for breakfast,  lunch and dinner, and lots of spaces to help you focus on your study, stay fit and healthy, and unwind. Learn more

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