50 years of Communitas

St Hilda’s College was opened as a women’s college affiliated with the University of Melbourne on 11 April 1964.

Much of the fundraising activity which preceded the opening of the College was done in rural communities throughout Victoria with country committees established in towns such as Geelong, Bendigo, Castlemaine, Colac, Kaniva, Benalla, Sale, Traralgon and Birchip.
In the minds of the College’s founders, St Hilda’s would be a safe, secure, supportive and academically stimulating residential environment for young women who came from towns such as these to study at The University of Melbourne.
Together with the other affiliated residential colleges at The University of Melbourne, St Hilda’s College responded to the demands of a changing society and admitted male students in 1973.

Since its opening, St Hilda’s College has strived to become a place where the humanities, sciences and fine arts complement each other and where students from different backgrounds and with different gifts learn to live in a community of scholarship and then, after graduation, serve the community.

Our 50th anniversary in 2014 offers us the opportunity to celebrate these achievements, while reminding ourselves of where we have been, and looking forward to, where we want to be in the next 50 years.



  • Communitas BBQ

    Communitas BBQ is a chance for ex-Hildarians to Return to

    • Date:Apr 27th
    • Time:7:00pm
    • Location:Back Quad - St Hilda's College
  • Music Night

    Music Night gives students an opportunity for live perfor

    • Date:Apr 30th
    • Time:6:00pm
    • Location:Sugden Hall - St Hilda's College
  • ICAC Chess and Cards

    Intercollegiate Chess and Cards competition.

    • Date:May 4th
    • Time:8:00pm
    • Location:External Venue - TBC