UC Orientation Day | Herea tō waka

2018 Orientation Day

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Registrations for O Day are now closed.

You are still welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you on campus!


On: Friday 16 February 2018 9.30am - 2pm
Starting from: Clyde Road car park or Science Road entrance
What to bring: Cash for the food stalls

UC Orientation Day | Herea tō waka (O Day) is the best way to find out what university life has to offer.

It takes place the Friday before term starts and is a chance for new students to get familiar with the campus, ask questions, make new friends and get sorted for day one at UC.

O Day is exclusive to students new to UC in 2018 but there is also an opportunity for parents to find out more about the University with a range of special orientation events designed for whānau.

Attendance at O Day is expected and considered essential for a successful start, so please plan to be here. 


Social activities

UCSA (University Canterbury Students' Association) also have a programme (O'Week) of music and events. You can check out all events on the UCSA website. Tickets to O'Week do sell out, so book your place at NZ’s biggest Orientation festival at: ucsa.org.nz.


Māori, Pasifika and International students


Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Teaching students

If your programme of study is in Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary teaching you will be involved in course-specific orientation programme. This programme will give you the opportunity to participate in Orientation Day from 12pm onwards. For more information see the College of Education, Health and Human Development website.

Need more information?

If you’ve a question or want to find out more contact us: events@canterbury.ac.nz.