CHARLES Sturt University will mark the 30th anniversary of its founding with a celebration on its Bathurst campus this Wednesday.
It will follow a challenging start to the year for the university, which received widespread criticism when it announced that it was considering a name change as part of its anniversary celebrations.
A petition calling for the name change to be abandoned received thousands of signatures before the idea was dropped.
The university did, however, unveil a new logo that replaced the stylised Sturt's desert pea flower with a shield design with three sections of lines.
CSU staff, students and alumni will gather at the Elders Space on Wednesday for the Charles Sturt Excellence Awards from 11.30am and then at the Food Bowl from noon for a 30th birthday party that includes a cake-cutting and music.
A commemorative tree-planting will follow.