USC's Graduate Walk celebrated the University's first 20 years with personalised pavers of 400 USC alumni
Graduate Walk runs from buildings B and C to building K, past the magnificent USC library
Graduates generously donated $200 each to leave their mark on USC, paving the way for future students
Graduate Walk was unveiled on the 26th February 2016, marking the 20 year anniversary of the first USC lecture
Hundreds of alumni, their family and friends, well wishers and staff attended the unveiling
Thank you! Your legacy lives on - 400 pavers to honour alumni and $80,000 to support students in need
Honouring the past and celebrating the future
In June 2014, with the University’s 20th Anniversary only 18 months away, a special initiative was launched to commemorate this significant milestone; Graduate Walk.
The pathway, running through the heart of the University, from buildings B and C through to the library and across to building K, was chosen to become ‘Graduate Walk’. A pathway comprised of 400 individually inscribed pavers, USC graduates were contacted and asked to pledge $200 to forever leave their mark on USC with a personalised brick, a community of alumni, celebrating their achievements and paving the way for future students.
Graduate Walk was officially unveiled on 26 February 2016 marking the 20-year anniversary of the first USC lecture.
The University is very proud of its alumni and community, and the positive response to this unique initiative.
Supporting educational dreams
Donations of $200 to secure 400 places raised $80,000 in financial support for future USC students via the USC Study Support Bursary.
USC Study Support Bursaries were designed specifically to assist students from low socio-economic backgrounds, with a preference for students who must work to support their studies.
They have given recipients the financial flexibility to be able to commit more time to their studies and engaging in university life, with less time in paid employment.
Graduate Walk provides a lasting legacy and creates a sense of pride and history, not only inspiring our students, but paving the way for their future success.
This initiative for graduates to secure a paver in their honour on Graduate Walk and donate towards Study Support Bursaries closed at the end of 2015. If a similar initiative is planned in the future, alumni will be notified by email of the opportunity to participate.
For any enquiries please contact the Development Office:
Tel: +61 7 5430 1104
Stories from Graduate Walk
400 generous graduates make a name for USC
Hundreds of University of the Sunshine Coast alumni will this week officially unveil a special pathway on campus that demonstrates their pride in USC and willingness to help future students.
Donor lays further groundwork for USC students
A perennial supporter of USC has embraced an initiative that will recognise graduates and inspire future students of the Coast’s own university as it prepares to turn 20 in 2016.
This Bursary has allowed myself and many others, to strive in our studies, without the financial pressures