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University Senior College Building Fund

The University Senior College Voluntary Building Fund (“Building Fund”) was launched in June 2010. This important initiative will greatly affect the direction of the College and future learning opportunities at USC.  Your involvement is crucial and will make a difference.

Notwithstanding the excellent facilities currently in use, the University Senior College School Council has for some time considered that the College’s operations should be consolidated and upgraded to improve efficiencies and better connect the teaching faculties. To this end the Jordan Laboratories, a substantial six storey building located in the north-west corner of the University of Adelaide campus, has been proposed as the future home base for USC. It will be the responsibility of the USC community to raise the finance and undertake the total refurbishment of the building.

The Building Fund was established to provide an opportunity for members of the USC community (past and present students, parents, caregivers and staff) to support the College’s building program. The Building Fund will provide a critical source of income to create contemporary learning spaces. The images shown provide a glimpse of the potential that the building offers as we transform a dated, but rock solid research laboratory into a dynamic, attractive and more flexible learning space.

Jordan Building Science Laboratories

The start or November 2013 was also the commencement of the $1.5 Million upgrade to the Jordan Building Science Laboratories.

This is an exciting development that will add much to the quality of the USC learning experience. The project will deliver:

  • state of the art laboratories to support Chemistry, Physics and Biology
  • more flexible space in a modern physical environment
  • contemporary information, communication and learning technologies to support student learning.

The redevelopment is scheduled for completion at the commencement of the 2014 academic year.
We look forward to keeping you up to date with the progress.

Thank you to the following donors who have made this possible:

  • Holloway, Bob & Ronda
  • Liew, Sean
  • USC Old Scholars’ Association
  • Yeatman, Bonni
  • Anonymous (2)


The Building Fund has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient (Item 2.1.10 School Building Fund, Section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997). As such, all donations to the Building Fund in excess of $2.00 are fully tax deductible.

I commend this initiative to you and hope that you choose to donate to the Building Fund. Your support is critical and will help provide facilities that will enable USC to fulfil its vision and allow staff to continue to inspire young minds well into the future.

You can donate to the University Senior College Building Fund by downloading our Giving Form PDF and following the instructions.

Please contact the Development Office for further information by email or on 08 8313 8370.


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