Orientation UQ

Prepare before Orientation Week before 15 July

Orientation Week 15 - 19 July


    Get ready for an action-packed week filled with entertainment and activities to introduce you to University life. Take part in a campus tour; join a club or society; make new friends at the Welcome BBQ; visit the Welcome Hub and International Arrival Lounge; and enjoy free food and entertainment all week. O-Week is an important step to starting university and making new friends, so make sure you get involved! There will be something on for everyone at every campus. Your #UQLife Starts today.

    Drop in to the Natural Amphitheatre for all things Orientation.

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    • Make sure you attend a Getting Started session

      If you missed an early Getting Started session, make sure you attend one during the week.

    • Attend your program sessions

      Choose your campus and Faculty on the right hand side of this page to find out what programs and sessions you need to attend.

    • Visit the Welcome Hub

      The Welcome Hub in the Natural Amphitheatre is the place to be during Orientation. Drop in daily from 10am – 4pm for ongoing entertainment, information, events and more.

    • Follow UQ Life on Facebook & Instagram

      Follow UQ Life on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with all UQ student events, photos, student experiences, daily updates and more.

    • IT and eLearning sessions

      Attend these essential sessions to familiarise yourself with the learning systems you'll use every day, such as setting up Wi-Fi and your student email account.

    • Academic and personal skills sessions

      Start the semester confidently by attending workshops covering essay writing, referencing and time management.

    • UQ Library sessions

      Tours and talks to introduce you to UQ’s Library services, training and facilities.


  • Sessions for international students
  • Get Connected In

    UQ has a broad range of great mentoring programs to help you make the absolute most of your time at UQ and to stay connected. Our programs are designed to help you connect with other students, industry and alumni throughout your time at university and offers the chance to build invaluable connections and relationships.

    If you’re new to UQ, the O’ to 4 Program has been specifically designed for all new students to participate in during their first few weeks of university life. The program connects you and a small group (usually around 8 -10) of other new students studying in the same faculty with a student mentor. Mentors will take you on a campus tour, answer questions and recommend orientation events to attend; just to name a few. Click on the ‘Find out more’ link to browse our page and sign up for any of our programs.

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  • UQ Mates

    UQ Mates is our very own free social network run by students which lets you find and create communities within UQ based around areas of interest. Whether you are in to culture and travel, adventure and fitness or learning a new language, there will be a group for you! UQ Mates is an awesome way to meet other students on campus, find out what’s on at UQ and in Brisbane, share tips and organise catch up’s. You are free to participate in as little or as much of a specific interest group as you prefer!

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  • Follow us

    – to keep connected with what is happening around the university each day, be sure to follow us on social media for daily updates, events and activities around campus. Follow @uqlife for daily campus life activities, @uqsport for all sporting events and activities and @uqunion for important information that affects all students on a daily basis.



Connect Week 22 - 26 July


    Connect Week is all about making connections at university that last a life time. This is your opportunity to connect with your peers, teachers, clubs and societies, and a chance to try something new. Find your bearings at Market Day; be a part of a Guinness World Records attempt; meet new people at the Great Picnic, get friends fast with Speed Friending; and much much more! Ongoing support and entertainment will continue to be available in the Welcome Hub and International Arrival Lounge at St Lucia campus.

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    • Be a part of a Guinness World Records Attempt

      During Connect Week the University of Queensland will be attempting to break the world record for the World’s largest Mindfulness Lesson. Help make history while being a part of something spectacular that sheds light on mental health. Not to be missed!

    • Attend Market Day

      Market Day is key to connecting yourself with the University and what it has to offer. There will be hundreds of stalls highlighting internal and external services, clubs, societies and programs for students to get involved in.

    • Feast at the Great Picnic

      Celebrate your first official week at UQ with a Great Picnic! A free feast for all students at UQ.

Success Week 29 July - 2 August


    Success Week will ensure you have the building blocks to make your studies succeed. This week will feature a job fair, a Volunteering Expo, global experience opportunities and networking events to help supercharge your degree and future career.

    • Head to the Volunteer Expo

      Get ahead and sign up as a volunteer. Meet external organisations looking to recruit and start building your resume and industry connections.

    • Global Market Place

      The Global Market Place is not to be missed for those interested in travelling abroad. Connect with abroad programs, find out more about scholarships and grants available, application processes and how to get credit for your experience.

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Your program sessions

Attend all compulsory program sessions for essential advice and learn how to choose your courses.

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