Getting Started

Getting Started sessions are designed to assist you with the smooth transition to campus life. Attend a Getting Started in the first 2 or 3 days after you first arrive. Attendance at one session is compulsory for all new international students at any level of study including transfer students. Please note the Getting Started is ONLY for students starting their formal UQ degree program in the current semester.


At this session you will:

  • Meet an International Student Advisor
  • Receive campus and locality maps
  • Find out about the process of enrolling / registering for classes
  • Learn how to get your student ID card and your OSHC card
  • Get information on banking, key university facilities, student discounts on public transportation

After this session you will know the times of important university events and you can then start looking for permanent housing without missing out on vital university information.

Download PDF Getting Started Booklets

Getting Started St Lucia Getting Started Ipswich Getting Started Gatton

For more information about finding permanent housing and accommodation information, there will be an Accommodation session held after the Getting Started session in the same location and room. For more information, please read the Getting Started Booklet which can be downloaded below.

Getting Started sessions are run at the St Lucia campus once a week throughout the calendar year, and more frequently during the Semester 1 & 2 intake period, up to and including Week 2 of lectures.

Please check this page regularly for dates and venues of future sessions on the St. Lucia campus.

Time Dates Venue
11:00am-12:00pm 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15 January Workshop Room, Student Services, Building 21C
11:00am-12:00pm 15, 17 January Abel Smith Lecture Theatre (23), Room 101
11:00am-12:00pm 20 January Physiology Lecture Theatres (63), Room 358
11:00am-12:00pm 22, 24, 29, 31 January Physiology Lecture Theatres (63), Room 348
11:00am-12:00pm 3, 5, 7, 10 February Social Sciences Building (24), Room S304
11:00am-12:00pm 12, 14 February Social Sciences Building (24), Room S402
11:00am-12:00pm 17, 19, 21 February

Physiology Lecture Theatres (63), Room 348

10:00am-11:00am
11:00am-12:00pm
2:00pm-3:00pm
24 February

UQ Centre (27A), Lecture Theatre

11:00am-12:00pm 26 February

Advanced Engineering Bldg (49), Room 200

11:00am-12:00pm 28 February

Abel Smith Lecture Theatre (23), Room 101

11:00am-12:00pm 3, 5, 7 March Workshop Room, Student Services, Building 21C
11:00am-12:00pm Every Friday from 14 March Workshop Room, Student Services, Building 21C
Time Dates Venue
2:00pm-3:00pm Monday, 24 February Building 12, Room 116
Sessions also available by appointment.
Time Dates Venue
2:00pm-3:00pm Wednesday, 26 February Student Services
Meeting Room 4
Level 2, Morrison Hall
Building 8123
Phone: 07 5460 1046
Email: ssgatton@uq.edu.au

Sessions are also available by appointment.