St Hilda’s

Celebrating 60 years of Communitas

60 years of

Communitas at St Hilda’s College 



St Hilda’s has been an inclusive place of belonging since 1964, a community that pioneered access for women, and a leader in co-educational college life.

In 2024, we are celebrating 60 years at St Hilda’s.

We’ve got lots of exciting events planned for the year and we hope to see you at one or more throughout 2024.

The lead-up

In the lead-up to our 60th Anniversary ball in November, we seek to engage with our alumni and friends, and build a program of reunions, family events, college tours, and activities that bring our community together and celebrate their achievements.

But where are they now?

To ensure that you don’t miss the opportunity to connect with friends and be included in the festivities, you can update your contact details and follow us on social media, including our LinkedIn group. 

If you would like to be a champion for your peer year, shine a light on accomplishments, submit stories, photos and mementos of your time at St Hilda’s , please get in touch using the form at the bottom of this page.


In April 1964, our College was officially opened by then Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies, with the academic and former diplomat, Mrs Marjorie Smart appointed as our first Principal.



In 1973, St Hilda’s was one of the first colleges at the University of Melbourne to welcome both men and women. This was a fitting tribute to our namesake, St Hilda, who established a co-educational learning community in the seventh century.


In 2022 and beyond, St Hilda’s is looking ahead to share the Communitas spirit far and wide and to make a difference with and for future generations.

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