Holman Hall is a people focused residential hall, focused on building strong, capable adults. Offering opportunities to become an exceptional leader, Holman Hall supports, encourages and develops residents to create their own University journey.
Holman Hall is a modern six storey building which is divided into two wings and accommodates 256 residents. There are 20 accessible rooms in Holman Hall and general accessibility features have been incorporated throughout the building.
On the ground floor of the building, there are some specialist areas for use by assorted Monash University cohorts.
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You'll have your own 20sqm room with:
- A king single bed and bedside table
- A built-in desk, chair and shelving
- VOIP telephone and 1GB/sec internet access
- A kitchen area with a microwave, two hot plates, overhead fan, 250 litre refrigerator, sink, bench space and pantry
- Fully equipped en-suite bathroom
- Wardrobe and drawers
- Hydronic heating and overhead fan
- Smoke alarm, automatic sprinkler, locks on all doors and windows
- Clothes airer (drying rack)
As well as your room, you will have access to the shared facilities of Holman Hall:
- Common Room
- Floor Lounges on each floor
- Games Room
- Table tennis and Pool Tables
- Music Rehearsal Rooms
- Outdoor BBQ area & Veggie Garden
As part of the campus, MRS is supported by the University's security services, with security assistance on hand 24/7 - but we also have dedicated ‘MRS’ services personnel on site each night at Clayton to assist all residents and to ensure safety and security. Here are some of the other ways we keep everyone safe:
- MRS is part of the University Respect Now Always initiative and mobile app.
- Only residents have access to their hall (via proxy card or security key access)
- All rooms have their own lock for added privacy
- All halls and rooms have smoke alarms and fire-safety equipment which are checked regularly
- On-Campus Security personnel can escort you to your residence if you’re returning late at night - and security staff are based in or close to the residences
- We run fire safety inductions and regular drills
- Our Residential Support Teams are made up of senior Monash University staff and student leaders who live in each hall to support each resident. They are trained to understand the special needs of younger students living away from home for the first time.
- Residential Support Team members have first-aid training, mental health first-aid training and all are required to have a Working With Children Check.
A safe environment requires cooperation from everyone in the residential community, which is why our Conditions of Residency includes a number of security initiatives and responsibilities.
Mascot and flag
The mascot for Holman Hall is the frog and our colours are green and orange. As frogs we hop together and wear our colours on special occasions and to support our fellow frogs at sporting events.
Residential Support Team
Our live-in Residential Support Team (RST) offers guidance and support; they're dedicated to making sure you're comfortable with all aspects of campus life and you're included in the fun.
The RST provides academic-support programs, sporting, social and cultural events and they have arranged an events calendar packed with fun so you get all the fantastic social aspects of residential living, as well as your privacy.
On the ground floor of Holman Hall, the Innovation Studio has been launched, providing a new purpose-built state-of-the-art collaborative space for a range of activities, including usability testing, video production and agile development. Currently this secured area is managed by eSolutions, with bookings being made by a variety of interested groups across all Faculties. For more information, please see: https://www.monash.edu/innovation-studio
Also found in the space underneath Holman Hall is the PhD Hub, available for use by all research students. It has some relaxing areas, as well as meeting rooms and a kitchenette. Offering 31 desk spaces – 26 of which are available for longer term booking - there is significant demand and the area is primarily designed for students in the final stages of their thesis write up who cannot obtain office space in their own Faculty. The PhD Hub is open 24/7, with swipe access via registration only.
Monash Graduate Education (MGE) operates a seminar room here too. This space is used by MGE to run activities and events for graduate students. It is also available to be booked by other groups within the University where the primary audience is graduate students.
Holman Hall's history
Emeritus Professor Mollie Holman AO
1930 - 2010
Holman Hall is named in honour and recognition of Emeritus Professor Mollie Holman AO.
Professor Mollie Holman, physiologist, achieved renown for her contribution to research and development in her field. Her remarkable international reputation as a researcher led to her appointment in 1970 to a Personal Chair in Physiology, a position she held until her retirement from Monash University in 1996.
Born in Launceston, Tasmania, Professor Holman was one of four sisters raised at a time when women were not always provided with educational opportunities. Her parents were very supportive of her intellectual development and encouraged her interest in physics.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Melbourne and completed her Master of Science there, before travelling to Oxford for doctoral studies.
After completing her DPhil degree at Oxford, Professor Holman returned to Australia and joined Monash as a senior lecturer in 1963. Her pioneering research focused on the complex network of nerve cells that regulate autonomic movements such as digestion and blood pressure, and how these interact with smooth muscle and nerves.
Professor Holman was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 1970, at the time one of few women to have achieved that distinction. Her other honours included: Officer of the Order of Australia (1998); Honorary Doctor of Laws from Monash University (1999); and a David de Kretser Award for her outstanding contribution to Monash's Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (2007).
A magnet for young researchers, Professor Holman was an outstanding research supervisor and mentor, especially to young women students. In recognition of this and her general research excellence, Monash University established the Mollie Holman Medal, awarded annually to up to 10 of the best doctoral candidates across the University.
- Elspeth M. McLachlan and G. David S. Hirst, 'Mollie Elizabeth Holman 1930-2010', in Historical Records of Australian Science, CSIRO Publishing, 2013
- Graeme Davison and Kate Murphy, 'University Unlimited - The Monash Story', Allen Unwin, 2012
- Monash University Archives
Photograph: Monash University Archives, IN1312; photographer - Herve Alleaume
Pricing and application
If you'd like to live at Holman Hall and be part of our community, please apply here.