What’s on: O-Week & Guild Week Events

From Monday 17th of Feb, QUT campuses are coming alive with two weeks of back-to-back events. Alongside official uni orientations, QUT Guild has something going on every day until Friday 28th of Feb, and various affiliated clubs are hosting socials throughout the first few weeks of sem! We’ll do our best to summarise everything that’s going on. If you have an event you’d like listed, tag us on Facebook or shoot us a message!



Some tips!

🙌 Each campus has a setlist of live music: see who’s playing here.
🙌Hi-Q can help sort your ID card and registration troubles.
🙌Pick up a $2 lunch from 11am to 2pm on any campus (Mon 17th to Thurs 20th)
🙌Look for free fruit, snacks and drinks on campus!
🙌Visit the Guild Tent to grab some freebies: they’ll also have a Clubs guide handy!

🙌Not every club is at your campus each day of o-week; follow your fav clubs on Facebook to see where they’ll be.

Monday 17th Feb

QUTGUILD Art Drop-In Sessions
QUT GUILD kicks off the first of its arts drop-in sessions, set to run throughout the semester.
You’ll be making a bath bomb or a potted succulent: be sure to bring a reusable bag to bring your creation home!
WHEN: 11:30am to 2pm  |   WHERE: Botanic Bar, QUT Gardens Point

QUTGUILD Hawaiian Party
🌺[18+, bring ID]🌺
Come say aloha to the Botanic Bar at QUT Guild’s Hawaiian party!
Feat: Hawaiian drinks, hula competitions and prizes.
WHEN: 2pm till late  |   WHERE: Botanic Bar, QUT Gardens Point

Tuesday 18th Feb

Pancake Breakfast, KG
WHEN: from 8am  |   WHERE: A Block, QUT Kelvin Grove

Elder in Residence Yarning Circle
From QUT’s website: Come join a yarning circle and meet QUT’s Elder-in-Residence, Uncle Gregory Egert. This opportunity is a great way to learn, ask questions, and feel connected to community within QUT.
WHEN: from 1:30pm  |   WHERE: V Block Level 2, QUT Kelvin Grove

East-West QUT hosts Global Cafe
Come grab a coffee and meet a new friend!
WHEN: from 3pm  |   WHERE: Artisans Cafe, QUT Gardens Point
This event will also run at Kelvin Grove on the 19th at Beadles Cafe!

QUT Concert Band will be performing alongside other QUT Music Society groups at KG campus!
WHEN: from 1:25pm  |   WHERE: QUT Kelvin Grove Campus

QUTGUILD Thrift Party
👕[18+, bring ID]👕Bring along your best thrifty outfit. Prizes for best dressed!
WHEN: 2pm till late  |   WHERE: The Grove Bar, QUT Kelvin Grove

Wednesday 19th Feb

QUT Debating Society Pizza and Bowling Night!
At 2:45, after all the stalls rap up, QUT Debating Society will be hosting a pizza social on GP campus- followed by $15 bowling night at Strike!
WHEN: 2:45pm for pizza, 4:30pm for bowling  |   WHERE: QUT Gardens Point

QUTGUILD Bushfire Fundraiser
With prizes like these (sourced by our Enviro officers), you’ve got to grab a ticket to QUT Guild’s bushfire fundraiser.

Guild bar events, nightly at the BOT BAR.
Environment and Guild stalls, WEDNESDAY at Kelvin Grove.
Guild stall THURSDAY at GP and Kelvin Grove.

QUT Cliffhangers Presents Climb-O-Rama 2020
Free climbing, activities (including slacklining) and a free BBQ (GF and vegan options)! Bring a coin for soft drinks.
Ropes, harnesses and safety gear provided with club members to “show you the ropes”.
WHERE: Meet at the base of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs at 6pm or at QUT Gardens Point East Lawn (between Y and P Blocks) at 5PM.

QUTGUILD Pirate Party!
🏴‍☠️[18+, bring ID] Walk the plank! Grab a pint!
WHEN: 2pm till late  |   WHERE: Botanic Bar, QUT Gardens Point

Thursday 20th Feb

QUT GUILD Glow Party
🌟[18+, bring ID] 🌟Gear up with glowsticks, glitter, neon… all that glows!
WHEN: 2pm till late  |   WHERE: Botanic Bar, QUT Gardens Point

Friday 21st Feb

QUT Film Club’s Shorties (Vol. 7)
A must-see for film buffs. QUT Film Club’s Shorties events showcase student films!
WHEN: From 4pm  |   WHERE: Z2-226 (The Hall) at QUT Kelvin Grove

UQ Toga Party
UQ has extended an invite to QUT students to attend their on-campus Toga Party.
Tickets will set you back $20 a head.
WHEN: From 6pm  |   WHERE: The University of Queensland, St Lucia

Cultural Society of India
Celebrate the start of semester with CSIQ at the Bot Bar- bar tab included!
Free for members, $10 for non-members.
WHEN: 7pm onward  |   WHERE: The Botanic Bar, QUT Gardens Point

Saturday 22nd Feb

Bound to be a highlight, King George and Pablum play at the Botbar from 7pm!
$10 ENTRY  |  WHEN: Doors open 7pm   |  WHERE: Botanic Bar, QUT Gardens Point

Saturday 23rd Feb

QUT Concert Band is holding an open rehearsal; musicians of all levels welcome!
WHEN: 3:30 to 6pm  |   WHERE: Building G2, Kelvin Grove Campus



Monday 24th Feb

Market Day
You’ll be able to grab your 2020 planner here!

QUTGUILD Official Market Day Afterparty
18+! After a long day of grabbing freebies at Market Day, head down to the Botbar for music from CONCRETE SURFERS and Dopamine starting at 4pm!
WHEN: 3pm to 7pm   |   WHERE: Botanic Bar, QUT Gardens Point

Tuesday 25th Feb

Club Mixer, Gardens Point
Missed out on signing up for a Club during O-Week? QUTGUILD is hosting a club mixer at each campus for students to mix with Executives from student clubs and societies. This event will run every night from Tuesday to Thursday.
WHEN: 6pm to 8pm TUES WED & THURS  |   WHERE: Botanic Bar, QUT Gardens Point

QUT Boxing Club’s Welcome Back/Come and Try Session
WHEN: 4pm to 5pm    |   WHERE: P Block, QUT Gardens Point

QUT Clinical Sciences International Student Welcome event
WHEN: 2:30 to 6:30pm    |   WHERE: P Block, QUT Gardens Point

Wednesday 26th Feb

Club Mixer, Kelvin Grove
Missed out on signing up for a Club during O-Week? QUTGUILD is hosting a club mixer at each campus for students to mix with Executives from student clubs and societies. There will be only one event at KG, so don’t miss it!
WHEN: 6pm to 8pm  |   WHERE: The Grove Bar, QUT Kelvin Grove

Thursday 27th Feb

QUT GLASS Breaking the Stigma, Issue 7 Launch
Oh heyy, look who it is! We’re launching our first print for 2020 at the Grove Bar.
FEAT free food, drink specials, FREE copies of edition one, a banging playlist and an open mic!
WHEN: from 5:30pm  |   WHERE: The Grove Bar, QUT Kelvin Grove

Friday 28th Feb

AMPed QUT 2020 NYE Welcome Back Pub Crawl
[18+] A NYE-themed crawl by AMPed: a club for QUT advertising, marketing, public relations and international business students. Starting at XCARGO at 7pm and moving to the Ivory Tusk (8:30pm) and Our Place (9:30pm on).
Members $10 |  Non-members $15 | Membership and ticket $20
WHEN: From 7pm  |  WHERE: XCARGO (Ivory Tusk, Our Place)


Later events

Medrad 2020 Launch Party
While Medrad began as a club for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy students, it has grown to include students from across all faculties.
Their 2020 launch at XCARGO is bound to be a blast!
WHEN: Friday 6th March at 6:30pm  |  WHERE: XCARGO

QUT Sport Clubs 2020 Launch Party
Party with boxing, dance, beach volleyball and dodgeball!
WHEN: Friday 6th March from 7pm  |  WHERE: White Lightning Tiki Bar

Welcome to Pharmacy!
Mingle with QUT, Griffith and UQ pharmacy students for a night of nibblies and networking!
WHEN: Wednesday 11th March at 7pm  |  WHERE: E Block (level 5) QUT Kelvin Grove

Ashleigh North
Ashleigh North

Ashleigh is a QUT law and creative writing student and 2020 QUT News Editor. In 2020, she founded and curated the Uni Writers Fest as a Glass editor, in collaboration with UQ Pub Soc. You can find her trialling new recipes or procrastinating over a half-drunk cap.

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