UQ O-Week Festival

Connect, discover, and kick start your create change journey at UQ’s O-Week Festival. There’s no better way to start your 2017 UQ experience.

 10,000+ new students


 10,000+ free welcome packs


 25 hours of live music acts

 201 campus tours


 3 nights of free movies


 13 food trucks

 190+ Market Day club stalls


 3,500+ New Int. students


 160+ Welcome sessions

Lakes Stage

The Lakes Stage at the Natural Amphitheatre at St Lucia campus is your main entertainment hub. There will be live entertainment from 10am to 4pm.

Lakes Stage

10:15am Robbie Balmer
11:30am UQ Dance
12:00pm Underground Productions
1:00pm UQ Acoustic Society
2:00pm Rhys Newell
3:00pm Mark Lowndes

What's on St Lucia

Our Moonlight Movie Mean Girls is screening at 7pm at the Natural Amphitheatre.

Our Welcome & Information Hub in the Great Court is your central point for you to ask questions and grab UQ freebies.

Nova Sandman will be in the Great Court from 11:40am. They'll be live on air right here at UQ.

Are you new to Brisbane? Get ready for Speed Friending! you can find us in the Holt Room at 2pm.

Free UQ Sport activities including BODYSTEP® and social tennis. 
Find sport schedule

Campus tours on the hour from the Great Court. Two UQ Art Museum tours at 11am and 1:30pm.

What's on Gatton

Be the first team to navigate your way around our Gatton campus at the O-Mazing Race at 2pm.

Get to know our campus. Our Gatton campus tours leave at 9:30 and 10:30am from the Student Centre.

Lakes Stage

The Lakes Stage at the Natural Amphitheatre at St Lucia campus is your main entertainment hub. There will be live entertainment from 10am to 4pm.

Lakes Stage

10am Jake Hill
12pm Lion Dancing
1pm Indonesian Dance
2pm Henry Beale
3pm Byron Short & the Sunset Junkies
1pm Jumping Castle

What's on St Lucia

Our Moonlight Movie Ghostbusters is screening at 7pm at the Natural Amphitheatre.

Our Welcome & Information Hub in the Great Court is your central point for you to ask questions and grab UQ freebies.

Hungry? We've got you covered with a free BBQ from 11am to 1pm. Meet us at Natural Amphitheatre.

Campus tours on the hour from the Great Court. Two UQ Art Museum tours at 11am and 1:30pm.

Free UQ Sport activities including pool access, group workouts and tennis. 
Find sport schedule

We have heaps of food trucks scattered across campus. Food ranges from French crepes to Vietnamese cuisine.

What's on Gatton

Come to Market Day! The Central Walkway, Gatton Campus is transformed with countless stalls, bbqs, entertainment, and giveaways.

Come down to the UQ Sport Fitness and Aquatic Centre and find out about the centre and also what UQ Sport offers on the Gatton campus.

Get to know our campus. Our Gatton campus tours leave at 9am and 10:30am. Tours depart from the front of the Student Centre.

Market Day

Lakes Stage

This action-packed day features hundreds of stalls, lots of freebies and thousands of students all out and about finding what to do on campus and just enjoying the atmosphere.
Lakes Stage
Escape the hustle and bustle of Market Day and come relax with us at the Lakes Stage (Natural Amphitheatre) from 11am to 4pm where there will be a live acoustic performance by Byron Short.

What's on

Free UQ Sport activities including BODYBALANCE® and ABT Dynamo. 
Find sport schedule

Explore our on-campus art museum. Tours kick off at 11am and 1pm from UQ Art Museum.

Our Welcome & Information Hub in the Great Court is your central point for you to ask questions and grab UQ freebies.

Lakes Stage

The Lakes Stage at the Natural Amphitheatre at St Lucia campus is your main entertainment hub. There will be live entertainment from 10am to 4pm.

Lakes Stage

10am The Arts UQ
11am Live and Local
2pm Elissa Finn Quartet

What's on St Lucia

Our Moonlight Movie Finding Nemo is screening at 7pm at the Natural Amphitheatre

Are you new to Brisbane? Get ready for Speed Friending! you can find us in the Holt Room at 2pm

Our Welcome & Information Hub in the Great Court is your central point for you to ask questions and grab UQ freebies.

Campus tours on the hour from the Great Court. Two UQ Art Museum tours at 11am and 1:30pm.

We have heaps of food trucks scattered across campus. Food ranges from French crepes to Vietnamese cuisine.

Take a walk back in time at our Great Court Walk. Learn about our sandstone carvings at 4pm in the Great Court.

Varsity

Nine sports. Two Queensland universities. One winner. Starting at 1pm, the inaugural Varsity Clubs Clash pits UQ and QUT together in a smorgasbord of pursuits.

What's on Gatton

Kickball slip and slide is not like regular kickball, it's cool kickball. Join us for an afternoon of the coolest water activity on campus!

Join us for a pool party at the UQ Gatton Sport and Aquatic facility at 3pm. There will be a free obstacle pool toy, icereams and a DJ.

Lakes Stage

The Lakes Stage at the Natural Amphitheatre at St Lucia campus is your main entertainment hub. There will be live entertainment from 10am to 4pm.

Lakes Stage

10am UQ Cheerleading Squad
11am Tai-chi
11:45am Chris Palmer
1pm Queensland University Music Society
2pm Chesterfield
3pm DJ Chicken Snake

What's on

Free UQ Sport activities including Bubble Soccer! 
Find sport schedule

Campus tours on the hour from the Great Court. Two UQ Art Museum tours at 11am and 1:30pm.

UQU is throwing you a neon paint party at Ignition at the Forgan Smith Lawn. 
Find out more

We have food trucks scattered across campus during the week and a food truck festival at Forgan Smith Lawn. 

HIT105 will be in the Great Court from 1pm. They'll be live on air right here at UQ.

Our Welcome & Information Hub in the Great Court is your central point for you to ask questions and grab UQ freebies.

O-Week Eats

Whether you're a pizza lover, a coffee addict or crazy for Vietnamese there is a food truck for you at our O-Week Eats. You'll be able to satisfy your taste buds at Forgan Smith Lawn between 4pm and 8pm.

 

Get Ready

These resources will help you make a smooth transition to university life.

Orientation sessions

Attend sessions run by your Faculty and School, and choose from a range of other options to get you ready.

Essential workshops

Preparing for the semester? UQ runs a variety of workshops to assist you through uni life.

First weeks guide

To help guide you through the initial steps of your journey, we've laid out the essential tasks week by week.

Do you need any assistance?