Together, let’s celebrate

For 150 years, the University of Adelaide has been breaking new ground, pushing boundaries, getting stuff done, and having fun. Our history tells the story of where we have come from, but it is also the foundation on which we build for the future.

Together, let's celebrate making history.

150th Upcoming events

150th events



150th Cake Giveaway

What better way to kick off the University of Adelaide’s 150th celebrations than with free cake?



Adelaide Festival: Blue

An outstanding first play by rising star Thomas Weatherall, Blue dives deep into the beauty, joy and pain of growing up.



Adelaide Festival: I'll Be Your Mirror

As well as presenting an exhibition in the 2024 Adelaide Festival, renowned artist Laurie Anderson will join us via live stream for a conversation about art, artificial intelligence and more. 



Kaurna Day: Tirkanthi | Ngutu | Taikurrinthi

Launching University of Adelaide’s official calendar of 150th celebrations events, Kaurna Day is an immersive and celebratory day of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. A sunrise smoking ceremony kicks off a day full of free music, dance, storytelling, and food.



Adelaide Festival: Floods of Fire

Floods of Fire is a two-day festival within a festival, which celebrates the creativity and stories of people living in South Australia and finds our collective voice to confront one of the most significant challenges we all face today: climate change.



Australian Rover Challenge

The Australian Rover Challenge (ARCh) is an annual robotics competition held by the University of Adelaide, where university students from across Australia and around the globe, battle it out in a full-scale Lunar mission, using semi-autonomous rovers that they have designed and built themselves.



Tasting Australia Masterclass Series

Tasting Australia is the country’s longest running eating and drinking festival – celebration and collaboration of people, produce and place lie at the heart of our existence.



Waite 100 Gala

The exclusive Waite 100 Gala will be a black-tie, stand-up cocktail affair celebrating 100 years of the enduring Waite Gift.


Our stories

Our 160,000+ alumni are found right across the globe and in all walks of life.
Our Stories is a community-led initiative uncovering the everyday moments, achievements, and memories of people all over the world who are or have been connected to the University.

Share your stories

Whether you’re a member of staff, student, alumni, researcher or partner, we want to hear how your connection with the University (past or present) has made a difference!

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Celebrating 150 years

A message from the Vice-Chancellor

Make History

Give to the future

Join us as we celebrate 150 years of history making with our Celebrate 150 Campaign to support the gift of education.

Give to the future

As we celebrate the past we will continue to transform lives, inspire innovation and push boundaries. Together, we will continue to support excellence and remove barriers to education.

Give to the future