Our University

For the Public Good

We are a university of the land and people of our regions. True to the character of regional Australia we have gumption, we have soul and we collaborate with others.

We develop holistic, far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish.

The Wiradjuri phrase yindyamarra winhanganha means the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in.

This phrase represents who we are at Charles Sturt University – our ethos. It comes from traditional Indigenous Australian knowledge, but it also speaks to the mission of universities – to develop and spread wisdom to make the world a better place.

Harnessing technology, we thrive as a distributed yet connected community, welcoming and engaging with people across Australia and the world.

University Strategy

Our University Strategy 2030 will guide our ten-year journey towards a vision to be Australia’s leading regional university, advancing the careers of our students, inspiring research excellence and driving regional outcomes with global impact.

See our Strategy

Our history
Our ethos
Our mascot

Our mascot

Hello Charlie! Charlie the Cockatoo is proud to join Charles Sturt University. Charlie is an Australian native, perfectly at home in urban or regional environments, and very familiar with Charles Sturt University's regional footprint.

First Nations Success Awards

First Nations Success Awards

First Nations student and staff awards nominations open Monday 23 August and close Friday 3 September.

Infographic - Highest Graduate employment rate in the country

Important dates

Date Name Description
2 June 2023

2023 GRADUATION June Conferral Date

Monthly conferral date for students who have recently completed their course and are eligible to graduate. More information about graduation and conferral dates is available online.

Conferral is when a student officially graduates from the University.  Charles Sturt University conducts regular conferrals throughout the year, and eligible students receive their graduation documents shortly after their conferral date. Once students have been conferred (graduated), they are then invited to attend a later graduation ceremony which will be held during the next ceremony period.

2 June 2023

2023 S1 GRADUATION Deadline to Graduate with a Lower Award and/or request Specialisation/Joint Study

Considering graduating with a lower award? The deadline to apply is prior to the exam period of the session that you expect to meet the course requirements for the lower award.

Need to submit a request to have joint study or a specialisation added to your award name? The deadline to do this is prior to the exam period in your last session of study.

2 June 2023

2023 Session 1 On Campus Classes End

Session Code: 202330

Last day of classes for Session 1

Publications and Policy

Following our commitment to sustainability, we are minimising our printed publications and providing these online.

Our Leadership Team

Our insightful leadership and forward-thinking governance is helping to create the world we want to live in.

Working at Charles Sturt

The diversity, passion and engagement of our staff is integral to our success.