Alumni and staff gather to say ‘Goodbye Kuring-gai’

18 November 2015

Staff saying Goodbye Kuring-gaiFrom ukulele-playing, pop-up art galleries, flower pot painting, and catching up with classmates and colleagues at a host of faculty reunions – more than 350 alumni, current and former staff and students, and friends of UTS came together on Saturday 7 November as we said goodbye to our leafy Kuring-gai campus, ahead of the campus’ upcoming closure at the end of 2015 and relocation of staff and students to the city.

With guests from the campus’s early days – including Balmain Teachers’ College and the Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education (KCAE) – as well as more recent years as the University of Technology, it was evident that campus holds a special place in the hearts of many alumni and staff. Guests shared their many memories of the campus, from campus romances, favourite lecturers as well as the bright green carpets and pink handrails. Indeed, the small squares of carpet offered as mementos were snapped up very quickly!

View our gallery of photos from the event here or see the our social media happy snaps here.

The afternoon also saw the a special reunion hour where graduates could catch up with classmates from the campus’s different faculties and disciplines, giving guests a wonderful touch-point to their own Kuring-gai experiences and connections.

We would like to especially thank all of those attendees who also took the time to contribute photographs and stories to our memory wall, preserving personal recollections of Kuring-gai for the future.

As we close the doors of the Kuring-gai campus, we are also pleased to announce that we are planning a special exhibition marking the important role the campus has played as an educational institution in early 2016, and will share more details with you in the New Year – so keep an eye on your inbox for an invite!