Ormond Stories

From student life and traditions, to sport, culture, our people and iconic campus, immerse yourself in stories which make up the fabric of our Ormond community.

Celebrating 50 years of co-education

Featured stories

Secrets of the Dining Hall

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.

People & community

A legend of hockey

Ken O'Connor was recently inducted into the Field Hockey Canada Hall of Fame after a long and distinguished career in the sport as player, coach, umpire and official.

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.

Our history

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.