Wagga will be awash with a sea of red this week as a celebration of the contributions of the city’s university.
The Charles Sturt University (CSU) community, which now runs into the thousands, born from humble beginnings, will be donning their home colours on Wednesday for the inaugural Foundation Day.
The university is hoping Foundation Day becomes an annual event to stir up some pride among students, but also to highlight the importance of CSU to regional communities.
CSU Wagga head of campus Miriam Dayhew said the city was lucky to boast its own university.
“We are absolutely very lucky … having a university in the town is fantastic for the social capital of the region,” she said.
“CSU is very much a part of our communities and it would be very good to see how far and wide the colour red is going to crop up.”
CSU will host a “red day” for students, while other symbolic gestures will be held in the city.
Residents can view a projection on the Civic Centre at night, while other red-themed installations will light up the theatre, art gallery and museum.
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