140 Ormond Stories
From student life and traditions, to sports, culture, our people and iconic campus, immerse yourself in stories which make up the fabric of our Ormond community.
On 18 March 1881, Ormond was officially opened by the Governor of Victoria, at a ceremony attended by over 400 people.
Ormond's magnificent neo-gothic Dining Hall has been a centre of College life for over 125 years. It is often compared to a similar room in the Harry Potter series, with this similarity no coincidence.
Ormond congratulates its premiership sporting teams with a chorus of spoons rapped on tables at dinner. But why?
Brinley Newton-John was Master of Ormond in the 1950s and a man of many talents.
In the First World War, inseparable Ormondian best friends fought together and were killed by the same shell.
When this object arrived at Ormond, it uncovered a poignant story from a century ago
When in 1961 a group of friends instigated golf tournament, they had little idea it would continue annually for half a century.
Army conscript, nephew of a war casualty and colleague of a miliary hero James Lawson (1953) reflects on the controversial issue of conscription and its impacts on Ormond.
Glen Farrow (1978) recalls a set of songs that will always take him back to his Ormond days.
Share your Ormond story
Every Ormondian has their own unique experience of College life, and their own story to tell. What Ormond moment stands out in your memory? Whether on the sporting field or the stage, in the JCR, Dining Hall or on Picken Lawn, share your favourite story of life at Ormond College.
The College was founded thanks to the generosity of Francis Ormond, a Western District farmer and landowner. Francis Ormond believed in the transformative power of education and wanted the College founded in his name to be more than simply a place to live: it should equip its graduates with both the potential and the sense of responsibility to make the world a better place.