What happens on the day?

  Students Parents / Caregivers / Whānau

Travel the O-Day trail: Collect the info you need to get started at UC 


College Introductions: Meet your College Deans, Student Advisors and lecturers 


Find out from our student leaders how UC works and meet your fellow classmates 

Find out how to support the new student in your whānau through university 


Grab some lunch at the UCSA Lunch on the Lawn
Get sorted for your first day at UC in the Student Services Hub
Campus tours: Explore the campus with UC’s student leaders 

How to choose your college for the College Introductions.

College of Arts

School of Business and Economics

College of Education,Health
and Human Development

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Music


Bachelor of Commerce


Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Sport Coaching

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood)

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary)

College of Engineering

School of Law

College of Science

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours

Bachelor of Forestry Science

Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology with Honours

Doing a double-degree? Choose the College Introduction where you have the most papers in Semester One. To ask questions about the second College you will be studying under, visit the Student Services Hub in the Undercroft after lunch.

Information at UC Orientation Day will primarily be in verbal and printed formats and may be delivered at a range of locations around campus. If you require information in an alternative format such as New Zealand Sign Language, enlarged print or Braille, or if you will require mobility assistance, please contact the Disability Resource Service Team, phone: 03 364 2350 or email:disabilities@canterbury.ac.nz. Website: Disability Resource Service website.