More than 14,000 new students are due to begin their studies at The University of Queensland next week, and a plethora of Orientation Week Festival activities are under way at the St Lucia and Gatton campuses from today.
Gatton Market Day is today (Tuesday 21 February) from 11.30am to 1.30pm.
St Lucia Market Day is in the Great Court from 10am to 2pm on Wednesday (22 February).
The Welcome and Information hub in the Great Court is the central point for new student enquiries. Experienced Student Leaders and staff are there 8am to 5pm daily this week (O-Week) and from 9am to 4pm next week (Week 1).
Live entertainment from local acts and UQ Clubs & Societies will be at the Lakes Stage / Natural Amphitheatre from 10am – 4pm this week. On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Moonlight Movie screenings start at 7pm.
Food trucks and chill-out zones will be scattered around campus from 10am to 10pm, this week and next.
The UQ Union will stage Ignition, a “neon paint party” on the lawns in front of the Forgan Smith Building on Friday night.
Full details on Orientation Week are here.
UQ Student Services expects a busy week responding to a range of enquiries and helping students with welfare, accommodation and other issues.
UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj offers a treasure trove of advice to new students in this video:
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