Welcome to UQ!

Here at UQ we celebrate Orientation over two Weeks: O-Week (19-23 July) and Connect Week (26-30 July).

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. This year our program will be delivered both online and on-campus to cater for students across the globe. There is plenty happening across all campuses, so make sure you are set up and ready to go. Scroll through our website to find out what's on and where to get information and support.

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!

Market Day
Join thousands of students at St Lucia and Gatton campus as they discover hundreds of clubs, societies, services, programs and freebies!
Welcome BBQ
The Welcome BBQ at St Lucia and Gatton brings hundreds of new and returning students together over a free BBQ, live music and entertainment (please note this will be held over three days). Registration essential
Welcome Hub
The Welcome Hub at St Lucia and Gatton campus is a drop in space during O-Week and 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.

Lachlan and Maria show off the beautiful UQ St Lucia campus!
Alvin and Tauaraia introduce us UQ Gatton's chilled out atmosphere and cute animals!
Bianca and Sharon show us around Herston campus - UQ's bustling medical and research precinct!
Find your way around quickly and easily with our new interactive UQ Maps app!

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!

Get a mentor during Week 1-6
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
Join our online community
The village is a social space that connects students to each other online via hobbies and interests.
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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