One year of celebrations in Pridham Hall

UniSA graduation at Pridham Hall

UniSA graduation at Pridham Hall

This month marks the first anniversary of the official opening of Pridham Hall.

Since its doors opened, Pridham Hall has been a hive of activity for events over the past year, including Open Day, Orientation-Week, Pitch @ Palace, Campus Fairs, 2018 Alumni Awards, VC Cup, SA Challenge, and the Volleyball SA Schools Event.

Most importantly, the hall has seen a sea of ceremonial gowns, mortar hats, and smiling faces envelop the space twice a year to celebrate one of the most significant milestones in an individual’s life: graduation.

To date more than 9,000 students have proudly walked across the stage to receive their parchment after hard-earned degrees, cheered on by 30,681 parents and loved ones.

Pridham Hall’s stunning Chandelier from Hindley Street

(Image: Pridham Hall’s stunning Chandelier from Hindley Street)

Thanks to the new facilities, UniSA has also been able to transform its approach to sport and exercise, and provided a welcoming space for the wider city community.

Pridham Hall’s sporting events have attracted 90,000 participants and spectators in the past year. 11 UniSA Sport clubs use Pridham Hall, benefiting from 2,118 hours of free court hire.

There have been 800 group fitness classes – including boxing, yoga, interval training, and aqua aerobics – which attracted more than 6,000 attendances, and 24,000 kilometres run on the treadmills.

Toes have been dipped more than 13,000 times into the swimming pool and 1,100 swimming lessons have been held, of which 300 were teaching water safety to UniSA international students.

The gym has also provided 1,100 supervised placement hours for Health Sciences students.

Onlookers searching for names on Pridham Hall’s Inverted Pyramid

(Image: Onlookers searching for names on Pridham Hall’s Inverted Pyramid)

Amongst the hustle and bustle of the everyday life in Pridham Hall, lining the grand foyer are hundreds of names – including some of our community’s most celebrated – permanently embedded in the DNA of Pridham Hall through the sculptural interpretations within the Inverted Pyramid and Chandelier, and around the swimming pool.

These words continue to be a talking point for visitors to the hall, with many guests stopping to read the names and words or to explore the kiosk with the stored voice recordings.

Your name can still be etched into the Jam Factory-designed Chandelier, and impressive Inverted Pyramid in the main foyer, and names and words will be added on an annual basis. You can embed your name by making a tax deductible donation of $1,000 (which can be paid in instalments) here.

Pridham Hall has truly revitalised Adelaide’s West End as the new heart of UniSA’s City West Campus, revolutionising the way we gather and celebrate as a university community.

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