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. Find out more in the 2018 Economic Impact Report.

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 of 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.


There are 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 media.

Keep an eye out for more information about what's planned across our campuses for next Foundation Day.

How to get connected with #celebratecsu