What is Orientation Week?

Orientation Week (O-Week) is a program of social and academic activities designed to introduce you to life and study at UQ.

Semester 1 2017 O-Week is February 20 -24 and is the official start to University and is held a week before classes start.

O-Week offers you social, sporting, study and support sessions and events to help you get familiar with the campus, meet people, get prepared for study, find out who’s there to help and most importantly have fun!

Students in the Great Court during Orientation Week

O-FEST

Come along and experience a taste of #UQLIFE at O-Fest (February 12 – 16).

Meet new friends and enjoy a variety of live entertainment from local acts, freebies, fun & games daily in the Great Court, from 12pm – 4pm. Special FREE events will be happening each day too from BBQ's & Games to Inflatable parks plus stick around on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for a Moonlight Movie screening.

Campbell Place will transform into your central point for enquiries about UQ. Chat to our experienced Student Leaders & staff daily 10am – 4pm.

There is so much more to O-FEST check it out!

Keep up with the week and follow UQ Life on Instagram. Hashtag #UQLIFE to join the fun & share your experience!

Do I have to attend O-Week?

Attending orientation is an important step of starting university so attendance is considered essential. Compulsory information and welcome sessions will be held by your Faculty or School. The 'Getting Started' information session conducted by Student Services is compulsory for all international students and highly recommended for domestic students.

What can I do during O-Week?

O’week offers you social, sporting, study and support sessions and events to help you get familiar with the campus, meet people, get prepared for study, find out who’s there to help and most importantly...have fun!

Activities include:

  • Faculty and School welcome sessions.
  • Compulsory international student sessions.
  • Information sessions on the services to help you with personal and academic life: Accommodation Services, Health Services, Student Services, UQ Union, UQ Library, UQ Sport, IT Services and more; Events and activities to meet people, build friendships and join clubs and societies.
  • Campus tours.

Market Day

Be sure to attend Market Day where you can join clubs and societies, get free stuff, and enjoy some entertainment. Find out more about Market Day.

How do I know which O-Week activities to attend?

The online Orientation Planner helps you create your own plan. It will help you find the faculty or school activities relevant to your program of study, link to the location and allow you to save a copy to your calendar.  Check out everything that's on offer.