Current Residents

New to Union College in 2023?

Here's what you need to pack.

Important dates for 2023

Check in day for new residents – Sunday 12 February 

Orientation Week for new residents – Sunday 12 February – Friday 17 February 

Check in day for returning residents – Sunday 19 February

Union College SWOT VAC Semester 1 – Saturday 27 May – Friday 2 June 

UQ Semester 1 – Monday 20 February – Friday 26 May

UQ SWOT VAC Semester 1 – Monday 29 May – Friday 2 June 

UQ Exam Period Semester 1 – Saturday 3 June – Saturday 17 June 

UQ Semester 2 – Monday 24 July – Saturday 28 October 

UQ SWOT VAC –  Monday 30 October – Friday 3 November 

UQ Exam Period – Saturday 4 November – Saturday 18 November 

* dates are subject to change 

2023 University Academic Calendars

Your UQ Sport Gold Membership

As a Union College Resident, you receive complimentary UQ SPORT GOLD MEMBERSHIP. 


  • Access to a three-level- weights gym
  • Use of cardio exercise machines
  • Complimentary 45 minute  fitness consultation every 6 weeks
  • Access to small group fitness training sessions
  • Access to group fitness classes
  • Access to swim fit classes 
  • Heated swimming pool access
  • Unlimited aquatic equipment hire
  • Off-peak tennis and pickleball court hire
  • Access to the athletics track*
  • Access to athletics equipment * 
  •   UQ SPORT Conditions apply 

As a Union College Resident you can join the infectious Inter-College rivalry over a friendly sporting or cultural competition or a social event.  College Competitions add to your Union College experience and are the perfect opportunity to stay fit, relieve stress and catch up with friends throughout the semester. Don’t miss out on  the long-standing history of College Competitions at UQ, with tournament-style games often drawing music, cheering and infectious crowds all in the name of College Spirit. Hosted each semester, teams build a sense of College camaraderie from one tournament to the next. So what are you waiting for? Jump at the chance to join this friendly rivalry and experience the Union College Spirit as it pulses through your veins. 

ICC Sports, Cultural and Social Events include

  •  Tennis
  • Hockey
  •  College Idol
  • Debating
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • AFL
  • Bandfest
  • Choralfest
  • Soccer
  • Rowing Regatta
  • Chess
  •  Rugby Union
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Touch Football
  • Rugby 7’s
  • Cricket
  • Oratory
  • Art Show
  • Dancefest
  •  Athletics
  • Swimming Carnival
  • Do it in a Dress
  • May 50km 
  • The Great Court Race

* events and sport options may change from year to year. 

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