What happens on the day?

Each year UC Herea tō waka | Orientation Day (O Day) has a full programme of information sessions and social activities designed to help new students get the best start for day one at UC.

The 2021 programme will be released when registrations open in January 2021. In the mean time, take a look at the programme below from O Day 2020 to give you an idea of what's in store.

Example programme from 2020

 Student programme

9.30am

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

10am - 10.50am

Information sessions: Meet your College Deans, Student Advisors and Lecturers 

11.15am - 12.05pm

Information sessions: Meet your College Deans, Student Advisors and Lecturers

12.30pm - 1.20pm

Uni101*
Ngaio Marsh Lecture Theatre

1pm - 2.10pm

UniSmart^
C1 Lecture Theatre

10am - 2pm

Take a campus tour
Grab some lunch at the Food Market
Visit the Ori Market and see what student services we have on offer

*Repeat sessions. ^ No repeat session. ** Forestry Science students are welcome to attend the Engineering session, which will include a tour of the School of Forestry. 

Parents and whānau programme

9.30am

Travel the O Day trail

10am - 10.50am

Take a campus tour with other parents and whānau
Matariki Quad

11.15am - 12.05pm

Find out how to support the new student in your whānau through university
Drawing Office 1&2

12pm - 2pm

Grab some lunch at the Food Market
Visit the Ori Market and see what student services we have on offer

Other activities on O Day

Information at O 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 Equity and Disability Service Team, phone: 03 364 2350 or email:disabilities@canterbury.ac.nz. Website: Equity and Disability Service website.