Wear red to #celebratecsu

Foundation Day celebrates our past, who we are and where we are going. We're proud of our past and present students, alumni, staff and our community. We celebrate the people who make up our community and our commitment to the public good

Why we celebrate Foundation Day

Foundation Day is about uniting the CSU community and having a sense of belonging. We encourage you to be proud of being part of our University. The day gives us the chance to engage with our communities. We tell our communities of our ongoing value, commitment to them and what we do. It is also an opportunity to have fun and promote worthwhile causes. You can donate to CSUgive, to give financial support to the next generation of CSU students.

When we celebrate Foundation Day

We celebrate Foundation Day on the Wednesday of the week following 19 July each year. This marks the establishment of the University on 19 July 1989, when the Charles Sturt University Act (Act no. 76, 1989) was signed.

Events

There's lots of ways you can join the celebrations. Come along to our Foundation Day events. You can wear red and share your #celebratecsu photos on social media. Or check out the people we recognise this year with our stories on social and local media.

Albury-Wodonga

Morning tea and lunch
When: 11.30am to 1.30pm, 19 July
Where: Gums Cafe
What's on: Group campus photo, cutting of the cake, free lunch and cakes / slices, live entertainment and prizes for best-dressed.

Bathurst

Mitchell Art Prize Exhibition
When: 19 July to 21 July
Where: Food Bowl
What's on: Mitchell Art Prize Exhibition, with prizes awarded at morning tea 

Red morning tea
When: 10.30am, 19 July
Where: Food Bowl
What's on: Cupcakes, cake, lollies, paper plane competition

Best dressed
When: 10.45am, 19 July
Where: Food Bowl
What's on: Best dressed competition. Win a hoodie or coffee card!

Wax for a Wish
When: 1pm, 19 July
Where: Food Bowl
What's on: Waxing of volunteers fundraising for the Make a Wish Foundation
Donate to Wax for a Wish

Dubbo

Red morning tea
When: 10.30am to 11.30am, 19 July
Where: Dubbo Cafe
What's on: Cake, coffee and warm-up questions for trivia

Trivia night
When: 5.30pm to 7.30pm, 19 July
Where: Multipurpose hall
What's on: Trivia night and pizza with a 1989 theme

Orange

Red morning tea
When: 19 July
Where: Templers Mill Bar
What's on: Morning tea with a red theme

Bar night
When: 9pm, 19 July
Where: Templers Mill Bar
What's on: Netball Club bar night - come in your best red outfit!

Port Macquarie

Red morning tea
When: 11.30am, 19 July
Where: TBC
What's on: Staff and student morning tea with red cupcakes and nibbles

Foundation Fiesta
When: 12pm, 19 July
Where: Student Central
What's on: Free Mexican food, Spanish live music, pinatas, sangria punch, Red Frog team handing out lollies

Chilli eating competition
When: 12.30pm, 19 July
Where: Student Central
What's on: Volunteers will try their luck eating hot chilli

Wax for a Wish
When: 1pm, 19 July
Where: Student Central
What's on: Waxing of club members, sports stars, staff and other volunteers fundraising for the Make a Wish Foundation
Donate to Wax for a Wish

Wagga Wagga

Foundation Day concert: Hoodoo Gurus and You Am I
When: 8pm, 15 July
Where: The Crow Bar
What's on: Hoodoo Gurus and You Am I concert open to the local community. Profits will go to the McGrath Foundation
Buy tickets

Foundation Day lunch
When: 12pm to 2pm, 19 July
Where: The Crow Bar
What's on: Red carpet and decorations, red meal of the day, free fire engines, red cake, photobooth, Mayor, CHEERS staff in red, lucky door prize, Values merchandise table, and winners of Res Life and staff competitions announced

Red back-to-school ball
When: 8pm, 19 July
Where: The Crow Bar
What's on: Band and DJ

Foundation Day carnival
When: 4pm, 21 July
Where: The Crow Bar
What's on: Wax for a Wish, sumo wrestling, petting zoo, fire twirlers, red fairy floss, games, DJ
Donate to Wax for a Wish

Other locations

Sydney: Workshops and morning tea
When: 9am to 4pm, 19 July
Where: TAFE Ultimo
What's on: Workshops with ALLaN, Outreach, Careers, Indigenous Student Centres and the Library, and morning tea

Melbourne: Morning tea
When: 10.30am to 11.20am, 19 July
Where: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Lonsdale Street
What's on: Morning tea

How to get connected with #celebratecsu

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