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.
In 2020 Ormond students gathered virtually to record a choral and orchestral rendition of a traditional college song.
In 1953, I shared a study and a rowing boat with future Olympian Jim Howden. I bought a Model A Ford to drive us to training.
The hard work and determination of Ormond's rowing crews is on show in this video of them training on the Yarra in 2017.
When in 1961 a group of friends instigated golf tournament, they had little idea it would continue annually for half a century.
Army conscript, family member of a war casualty and colleague of a miliary hero James Lawson reflects on the controversial issue of conscription and its impacts on Ormond.
The construction of the Ormond Ski Club was to form the basis of many friendships and associations over the many years to follow.
Playing intercollegiate football at Ormond I learnt both the sweet joy of victory and hard life lessons about leadership.
I commenced residence in Ormond in 1966, just as the waves of baby boomers began to hit the tertiary education system, to alter it irrevocably. These are extracts from diaries and letters from my early weeks
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.