Orientation UQ

Prepare before Orientation Week before 18 February

Orientation Week 18 - 22 February


    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; attend Market Day; 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 Great Court for all things Orientation.

    Check out the full program

    • 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 Great Court is the place to be during Orientation. Drop in daily from 10am – 4pm for ongoing entertainment, information, events and more.

    • Attend Market Day

      Market Day is not to be missed with hundreds of stalls highlighting internal and external services, clubs, societies and programs for students to get involved in.

    • 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
  • UQ Mates

    UQ Mates is our free social network which lets you find and create communities within UQ based around the ideas and activities that matter to you. Join up to meet new friends, find out what’s on, chat, share tips, attend on-campus meetups and events or explore Brisbane with like-minded students who share your interests.

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  • Mentoring

    UQ offers a number of mentoring programs that provide valuable leadership and guidance through all stages of your time at UQ and beyond. From supporting new students in the transition to uni life to fostering positive cultural, social and professional connections, our mentoring programs can support you every step of the way.

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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 25 February - 1 March


    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. The Great Picnic, Speed Friending, and ongoing support and entertainment in the Welcome Hub and International Arrival Lounge at St Lucia will be the highlights of the week.

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Success Week 4 - 8 March


    Success Week will ensure you have the building blocks to make your studies succeed. This week will feature a job fair, entrepreneurship and innovation opportunities, and networking events to help you supercharge your degree. Brisbane Tours, the Welcome Hub and the International Arrival Lounge at St Lucia will be some of the highlights for the week.

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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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