Woven into the fabric of USQ is the vision and determination of many University and community members who, over the years, have contributed to the expansion and growth of the University.
For over a century, what is now USQ Ipswich, operated as the precinct of an institution catering for people with mental disabilities. The ‘Challinor Centre memorabilia’ exhibition shows a variety of artefacts used during the era. The facility closed in 1994 and the site Heritage listed in 1996 and the precinct was re-purposed for use as a university campus.
The University of Queensland occupied the site from 1998-2014, with the University of Southern Queensland acquiring the precinct on 7 January 2015.