Prepare before Orientation Week before 17 Febraury

Orientation Week 17 - 21 February


    O-Week is an important step to starting university and making new friends, so make sure you get involved! Whether you are at St Lucia, Gatton or Herston, there will be something on for everyone. There are a number of compulsory and recommended sessions available for students at each campus, so be sure to find out what's on and schedule them in between social events in your orientation planner. Follow the steps below to have a successful orientation week!

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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 Great Court 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 Get Set 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 24 - 28 February


    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.

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    • 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.

    • Welcome BBQ

      Attend the Official Welcome BBQ. This event brings thousands of new and current students together over a giant feast and entertainment as we welcome you to the new university year.

Success Week 2 - 6 March


    Success Week is where you start to wind down your orientation experience and start to navigate university life on your own two feet. This week we will host a number of fun events, tours and experiences for all students to enjoy before your studies kick off for the year.

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    • Any last questions? Drop by the Welcome Hub to get your questions answered or just enjoy one last week of relaxation, live music and entertainment.

    • Get a truly cultural experience at the Mana of the Pacific event.

    • Start thinking about your career at 'Coffee and Careers'. Get a free caffeine hit whilst having a casual chat to career advisors

    • Head over to @uqlife and start planning your social calendar for the rest of the semester!

Your program sessions

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

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