Cultural, Community and Campus Events
Join us on campus at our information evening and discover what’s next when you study science at the University of Adelaide. Whether you have an offer already, or will receive one in the near future, this is an opportunity to hear from current students, speak with staff and hard from graduates and academics.
Visitors will enjoy viewing one of the most significant private houses built in South Australia while learning about the history of Peter Waite and his family.
'Passengers', by UK award-winning trans artist Kit Redstone and director Jessica Edwards, explores in ensemble the epic battles within the psyche and the beautiful power of the mind to protect itself, inviting you to see the self in a whole new way.
A dangerous quest of literary theft, build-your-own identity and post-anarchy. Don Quixote is the softcore idol you deserve. A moving and sensational experience of queer thinking, failed heroism and triumphant femininity.
In 2020 we will again welcome RCC to the University’s North Terrace campus. University staff, students and alumni are invited to sign up for an exclusive benefits program.
Moon Duo bring their luminous new album Stars Are the Light to Adelaide, performing in The Lightship — a perception-shifting, visual environment light box helmed by visual projection artist Emmanuel Biard, and inspired by 70s discotheques and the psychedelic experience.
The University was proud to partner and host the South Australian Music Awards held in November, which showcased the best local music talent in South Australia and recognised excellence in the South Australian contemporary music industry. Students and staff from the University's Elder Conservatorium performed on the night.
The University celebrated chinese culture on campus on Friday 18 October. As part of the Mid-Autumn Festival, Hub Central was transformed into Renao Street (热闹街) (hot and noisy) on the eve of Oz Asia Festival. Student and community groups hosted stalls with produce, products and activities. Members of the Elder Conservatorium of Music and Adelaide Chinese Orchestra also performed during the event.
The University of Adelaide hosted Light the Night, Leukaemia Foundation's beautiful evening lantern walk for the first time on Friday 11 October. At twilight, the community came together to transform the darkness into a sea of glowing light. Light the Night aims to raise awareness of blood cancer and give hope to patients and families of those impacted by blood cancer.
On Wednesday 2 October 2019, The University of Adelaide hosted the Indian Association of South Australia’s celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary. A moving ceremony was held around the Statue in the Garden of Contemplation, and was followed by an oration by the Hon Michael Kirby on 'The Sesquicentenary of Mahatma Gandhi' and its relevance for Australia and the world.
The University of Adelaide launched its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Yangadlitya (translating to “for the future”) on Wednesday 18th September 2019. RAP highlights the University’s ongoing commitment to reconciliation through the creation of an environment where Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians can learn, teach and research alongside one another. More information
More than 300 members of the University of Adelaide community (students, staff and alumni) took part in the 2019 City-Bay Fun Run. The team, sponsored by Westpac, came together at the finish line to enjoy hot and cold refreshments at the University and AU Sport marquee. Photos from the event
On a cold Friday morning in August 2018, the University Community Volunteering team stepped out to participate in the annual Hutt Street Centre's Walk a Mile in my Boots. More than 6,000 South Australian walked a mile together to show their solidarity for people facing homelessness in the cold, wet South Australian winters and raise vital funds to support programs and services for Hutt Street Centre.
On Thursday 29 August, the University of Adelaide hosted South Australian Migrant Small Business Expo delegates. The Expo featured presentations, an expert panel and special exhibitions that brought together all the information needed to start and manage a small business. The Expo was followed by the Multicultural Business Women’s Networking event for female entrepreneurs.
The theme for the 2019 Reconciliation Week was 'Grounded in Truth: Walk Together With Courage'. In celebration of this important national event, the University hosted a series of reconciliation activities. These included the Reconciliation Week BBQ on Friday 24 May 2019, and the Sea of Hands installation on Barr Smith lawns. Photos from the event
For more than 19 hours, from Saturday 23 February to Sunday 24 February, the University's relay team Degreelays participated in the Cancer Council's Relay for Life to celebrate lives of those that have been touched by cancer. The team raised more than $2000 in 2019.
At the end of every year, the University celebrates the festive season with Carols on Campus. This free community event brings together family and friends for an evening of Christmas music, readings and favourite carols. In 2018, Elder Conservatorium of Music's chorale entertained the community with its beautiful voices. Guests were also invited to bring a book or toy to place under the gifting tree to support the Smith Family.
On Wednesday 12 December 2018, the University's community volunteering team supported The Smith Family by helping sort and pack Christmas presents for those in need. The Smith Family is an independent children's charity helping disadvantaged Australian children get the most out of their education, so they can create a better future for themselves.
On Sunday 16 September 2018, 310 members of the University community (students, staff, alumni, friends and stakeholders) participated in the City to Bay Fun Run. The team was sponsored by Westpac. Post-race, the University of Adelaide team members headed to the University and AU Sport marquee to fuel up with hot and cold refreshments. Photos from the event
On a cold Friday morning in August 2018, the University Community Volunteering team stepped out to participate in the annual Hutt Street Centre's Walk a Mile in my Boots. More than 6,000 South Australian walked a mile together to show their solidarity for people facing homelessness in the cold, wet South Australian winter and raise vital funds to support programs and services for Hutt Street Centre.
From 27 May 2018 to 3 June 2018, the University hosted a series of reconciliation activities to mark National Reconciliation Week. This included the Reconciliation Week BBQ on Friday 25 May 2018.
Cancer Council's Mother's Day Classic run or walk for breast cancer research happens every year on Mother Day. On Sunday 13 May 2018, more than 70 members of the University community participated in Mother's Day Classic to support awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research.
Held over 19 hours from Saturday 24 February to Sunday 25 February, the University's relay team Degreelays participated in Cancer Council's Relay for Life to celebrate lives of those that have been touched by cancer. The team raised more than $2000 in 2018.