Welcome to UQ

Here at UQ we celebrated Orientation over two Weeks: O-Week (13-17 February) and Connect Week (20-24 February).

Orientation Week (O-Week) is a program of social and academic activities designed to introduce you to life and study at UQ; and Connect Week provides events and networking opportunities that will help you meet and connect with others. There was a lot happening across all campuses and online! Scroll through our webpage to see some of the events, activities and sessions we held for our students. 


 St Lucia and Herston program     Gatton program     Faculty Orientation


Preparing to Start at UQ Resources

Getting Started
Getting Started will help you make a smooth transition to campus life and includes essential information you need to get settled in and off to a good start. It will also give you an overview of what to expect in your first few weeks of university and living in Australia.
Safety in Australia
This session has tips on keeping safe while living in Australia - on, and off, campus. Learn about personal safety on and off campus, emergency services, where to seek support, water and wildlife safety, protecting yourself from scams, and more.
Accommodation and Budgeting
Learn more about accommodation in Brisbane, tenancy support service and practical tips on budgeting. Learn about finding accommodation and renting, your rights and responsibilities when renting, where to call to get help if you have a tenancy problem and living on a budget.

Plan your orientation experience

There are a number of workshops, information sessions and events available across O-Week and Connect Week. Browse the below to see what's on and plan your week with our orientation planner

Visit the orientation planner

Your compulsory faculty information and sessions
Register for your faculty and program sessions, attend networking events and access important information before you get started.
What's on at St Lucia campus
Discover what programs, events and sessions are held during orientation at St Lucia campus during O-Week and Connect Week
What's on at Gatton campus
Discover what programs, events and sessions are held during orientation at Gatton campus during O-Week and Connect Week
Orientation Checklist
Follow this checklist to make sure you are prepared for the semester ahead! Make sure you can find everything you need whether you are studying online or on campus.
Information for international students
International students are required to attend and complete a number of compulsory workshops and modules to prepare them for study and life in Brisbane.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
In addition to your faculty orientation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will be invited to attend a number of events and workshops at St Lucia campus.

Major events

Don't miss these major events during O-Week and Connect Week!

Join thousands of students at St Lucia and Gatton campus as they discover hundreds of clubs, societies, services, programs and freebies!
The Welcome BBQ at St Lucia and Gatton brings hundreds of new and returning students together over a free BBQ, live music and entertainment. Bring your student ID for registration.
The Welcome Hub at St Lucia and Gatton campus is a drop in space during Connect Week that provides events, information tents, campus tours and more.

Get to know your campus

Don't know what to expect before coming to UQ? Watch our online, student-led campus tours for St Lucia, Gatton and Herston to find out more about about the look, feel and vibe of your campus.

Take a virtual tour of the iconic St Lucia Campus
Take a virtual tour UQ Gatton's picturesque campus and all it has to offer
Get to know Herston campus - UQ's bustling medical and research precinct!
Find your way around quickly and easily with our new interactive UQ Maps app!
Available on the App Store and Google Play.

Get connected to your UQ Life

Orientation is just the beginning of your life at UQ! There are so many ways to get involved in the UQ Community and make friends and connections. Join clubs, societies, collectives, sporting clubs, and know where to go to find opportunities and where to get the latest information for you!

Connect with a group of other new students
Our Get Set Mentor program is designed specifically to help new students make new friends and get the support they need. The program provides you with peer mentors, tips and insider knowledge and access to exclusive events.
Key workshops and programs
There are a number of additional workshops and programs available to help you get ready for the semester from writing workshops to referencing and planning to help familiarise yourself with university expectations.
Get to know your Student Union
The UQ Student Union is an independent body that runs independent services, events and outlets. Join a club or society, access student advocacy and support and sign up to get your rewards card for discounts across campus!
Support and Wellbeing Workshops
At UQ we offer a range of workshops for all students to help them settle into life at UQ. Explore sessions on accommodation, disability diversity and inclusion, Art for Wellbeing, student support, International support, stress management and much more!
Get involved in volunteering
Upskill with volunteering, mentoring and leadership opportunities
Connect, grow and have fun with a Mentor
UQ offers a number of mentoring programs that provide valuable leadership and guidance through all stages of your time at UQ and beyond.
Clubs, societies and collectives
Discover hundreds of clubs, societies and collectives that support you!
Get active with UQ Sport
Join group fitness, social sport and get access to pools and gym facilities

The latest COVID-19 information

Get the latest advice and find out what UQ is doing to make your life at UQ a safe one. Find out more


Student Support

Find out where to get key information and support during your first few weeks at UQ. Find out more

Prepare for online learning

Find out where to get I.T assistance, what programs and platforms your need to download and access study tips. Find out more

Student Relations Network (SRN)

If you are a new undergraduate students starting at UQ, expect a call from our SRN Call Crew during your first few weeks. Learn more

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St Lucia

 Student Central
 (07) 3365 1704

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Saturday and Sunday
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UQ Oral Health Centre
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