International Welcome

UC offers an Arrival Week Programme for all domestic and international students arriving to study at UC for the first time. It includes an official welcome, information sessions and social activities.

International Welcome Hero

Monday 12 February 2018

The International Welcome is essential for all students commencing study in Semester One, 2018. The programme will help you get settled to start your semester here as well as a great opportunity to meet fellow students. You must register for the event here.
If you are unable to attend on 12 February, we offer a late welcome on 27 February.

09.00am Doors open, sign-in
09.30am Study Abroad briefing
10.00am Formal Welcome
10.30am Introduction to Success Services
12.30pm LUNCH, social activities and expo
01.30pm Safety & Wellbeing
02.15pm Te reo (Māori language) lesson
01.00pm LUNCH and social activities
03.00pm Optional walking tour of campus and local area

If you are newly arriving in New Zealand, you can contact the Student Experience team for information. 

Tuesday 13 February to Thursday 15 February 2018

Enrolment in person

All international students must also enrol in person

Thursday 15 February 2018

Academic Skills for International Students

This free event is an opportunity to meet other international students new to UC and participate in workshops to prepare you for your studies. To register email (NB: enrolment is limited to the first 30 registrations).

Date: Thursday 15 February
10.00am - 3.00pm
Room 210, Puaka-James Hight (Central Library). Enter the Central Library through the main entrance and head to the back wall.
What to bring:
Pen and paper or laptop

More workshops and seminars

Friday 16 February 2018

UC Orientation Day

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.

Date: Friday 16 February 2018
9.30am - 2.00pm
Clyde Road car park or Science Road entrance
What to bring:
Cash is required for the food stalls

Postgraduate students

The Student Experience team organises and runs regular Thesis & Dissertation Student Orientation sessions to welcome domestic and international postgraduate students to UC and Christchurch.

More information

For further information please contact