Postgraduate Orientation

About Orientation

Welcome to your postgraduate orientation for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS). This is your one stop shop for all things HASS. 

To complete your orientation, you need to do four things:

  1. Read the info and watch the videos on this website to learn about resources, support and services available as you get started in HASS.

  2. Register for your virtual information session on Thursday 30 July and ask questions about your degree structure and course choices.

  3. Register for a group catch up to meet fellow students and explore campus. If you can't make it to campus we have online sessions available.

  4. Like our Facebook page to keep up to date with HASS events.

Completed all these steps? Do this survey to go in the draw to win one of 10 Coles-Myer or UQ Union vouchers worth $100 each.  Please read through the Terms and Conditions for full competition details. Survey opens 29 July - 9 August.  You will need your Student ID to login to the survey.

Welcome to HASS

HASS is a large, multi-disciplinary Faculty with a broad academic profile, substantial research achievements and a commitment to public engagement. HASS has a wide range of degree offerings in communication, politics, social science, music, languages, philosophy and much more. The complementary nature of our disciplines attract a diverse cohort of over 8,000 students.

We are excited for you to join our vibrant and diverse community. Here in HASS you’ll discover new ways of thinking, have the chance to tap into an extensive network of great minds, and refine professional capabilities for your future career.

Thank you for choosing to study in HASS. We look forward to engaging with you within and outside the classroom, online and on campus.

Learn About Your Degree

Register for your virtual information session on Thursday 30 July to learn more about your degree structure and connect with your lecturers.

The HASS Student Administration team is offering academic advising sessions throughout Orientation Week between 2-4pm on Wednesday 29 July, Thursday 30 July and Friday 31 July. Register for a virtual drop-in session or visit us in person at the Welcome Hub in the Great Court.   

There are four dates in the UQ academic calendar that you need to put in your diary now: 

  • First day of classes: Monday 3 August 2020 

  • Last day to add a course for Semester 2: Friday 14 August 2020 

  • Census date (last date to drop courses without financial penalty): Monday 31 August 2020

  • Last date to drop a course with no academic penalty: Friday 30 October 2020 

Now that you’ve done that, check out these useful resources and services. 

Your HASS Community

We are all aware of the importance of building our networks, so make the most of being part of the HASS community. Throughout your degree, you’ll have the chance to connect with researchers, alumni, industry partners and fellow students.

REGISTER HERE  to explore the campus, meet your peers, and learn more about your journey ahead. These one-hour HASS Social Connect sessions will be held between 3-4pm on Wednesday 29 July, Thursday 30 July, Friday 31 July and Saturday 1 August. If you can't make it to campus we have online sessions available each day.

Please remember that all members of the UQ community are required to respect and follow social distancing to ensure the campus is a safe place for everyone. Keep track of updates on the UQ Community COVID-19 Advice webpage.

Upcoming Events

HASS Orientation Online Program Sessions
We are excited for you to join our vibrant and diverse community. This semester, all orientation program information sessions will be conducted online via Zoom.
HASS Social Connect Activities
As part of the Semester 2 2020 orientation program, we are running small on campus and online social activities led by our brilliant HASS Volunteers team.
HASS Online Advising Sessions
As part of the Semester 2 2020 orientation program, we are running online student advising sessions via Zoom throughout O-Week (Wed-Fri).