When it comes to social spaces, Ormond graduates are spoilt for choice.
The Middle Common Room is the main common room for Graduates. Located on the ground floor of main building, this heritage space provides a great environment for our graduates to socialise and relax. The Common Room was made available to graduates in 2012. In addition, most graduate living areas have access to a shared lounge/dining area for the graduates who live in their building.
Graduates also have use of the Café and Junior Common Rooms. The Café and Common Rooms were designed by Nest Architects, who helped us to completely reconfigure these spaces for the needs of students today. The result is three spaces that strike the perfect balance between relaxing and recharging, study and play. You can find groups of students in the café’s booths throughout the day, having meetings, engaged in conversation, or reading the selection of magazines.
The Café serves coffee and light snacks during the day. In the evening, the Café transforms into a relaxed bar, offering wine by the glass and a number of beers on tap. The Café’s stage gets regular use during open mic nights and the Battle of the Bands. The Café is run by the Students’ Club, for the students, creating substantial employment and leadership opportunities.
The lounge, next to the Café, is a multi-purpose space, with comfortable lounges and ottomans that double as game-boards. In the adjoining room, a full-sized billiards table is the home of the annual Ormond billiards championships.
The Café and Common Rooms are very popular with students for studying, with large tables that are perfect for group work, and smaller booths for individual study. Wireless access to the network and the internet is available in the Common Room spaces.