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. Attend your compulsory virtual information session* during O-Week and ask questions about your degree structure and course choices. 

  3. Attend for your HASS Postgraduate Welcome to meet fellow students, staff and learn about the support services available to you.  If you can't make it to campus we have an online session available.

  4. Follow our HASS Socials to keep up to date with HASS news, events, and student opportunities. 

*All enrolled commencing HASS Undergraduate students will receive a series of emails from 22 January leading up to O-Week including Zoom registration links to attend your compulsory sessions.

You can access all recorded HASS Orientation Sessions by clicking below:

View Recorded HASS Orientation Sessions

Learn About Your Degree

Register for your compulsory virtual information session during O-Week 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. 

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

  • First day of classes: Monday 22 February 2021

  • Last day to add a course for Semester 1:  Friday 5 March 2021

  • Census date (last date to drop courses without financial penalty): Wednesday 31 March 2021

  • Last date to drop a course with no academic penalty: Friday 30 April 2021

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

Your HASS Community

There are so many ways to get involved at UQ. Start by getting onto our social media:

Consider joining a student club and society. With more than 200 clubs on offer, we guarantee you’ll find people with the same passions and interests as you! 

Get involved with HASS and UQ straight away through our volunteering program. Help organise events while meeting other amazing HASS students. Applications are open now!

Upcoming Events

HASS Virtual Program Information 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 Postgraduate Welcome
Join us on campus or online for an evening to network with your peers and staff in your discipline and learn about the support and services available to you.
HASS Online Advising Sessions
As part of the Semester 1 2021 orientation program, we are running online and in person student advising sessions via Zoom and on-campus throughout O-Week.