Orientation 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, meet people and get sorted for day one at UC.

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

 

2023 Timetable

 Friday 17 February Programme

9.00am - 12.05pm

Student Information sessions: Meet your Student Advisors and Lecturers 

  • Child and Family Psychology - Rehua 101, Rehua
  • Health Sciences - Rehua 102, Rehua
  • Youth and Community Leadership - Rehua 103, Rehua
  • Postgraduate Health Science, Sport Science and Counselling - Te Moana nui a Kiwa 226, Rehua
  • Sport Coaching - C2, Central Lecture Theatres
10.00am - 10.50am

Student Information sessions: Meet your Student Advisors and Lecturers

  • Science - C1, Central Lecture Theatres
  • Commerce - C3, Central Lecture Theatres
  • Arts - A1, North Arts
  • Law - A2, North Arts
  • Arts Postgrade - A8, South Arts
  • Engineering - Engineering Core Foyer, Engineering Core
  • Product Design - E9, Engineering Core
  • How to student when you are over 25 - Drawing Room, Engineering Core
  • Uni 101 - Ngaio Marsh, Haere-roa
  • Bachelor of Data Science - ER140, Ernest Rutherford
11.15am - 12.05pm

Student Information sessions: Meet your Student Advisors and Lecturers

  • Science - C1, Central Lecture Theatres
  • Sports Coaching - C2, Central Lecture Theatres
  • Arts - A1, North Arts
  • Criminal Justice - A2, North Arts
  • Social and Environmental Sustainability - A4, South Arts
  • Communications - A6, South Arts
  • Music - A7, South Arts
  • Social Work - A9, South Arts
  • Engineering - Engineering Core Foyer, Engineering Core
  • UC Thrive: Your First UC Lecture - E8, Engineering Core
  • Digital Screen - E9, Engineering Core
  • Parents & Whānau - Drawing Room, Engineering Core
  • Uni 101 - Ngaio Marsh, Haere-roa
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science - ER140, Ernest Rutherford
12.30pm - 1.20pm

Student Information sessions: Meet your Student Advisors and Lecturers 

  • Commerce - C3, Central Lecture Theatres
  • UC Thrive: Your First UC Lecture - E8, Engineering Core
  • Adult Students Academic skills - Drawing Room, Engineering Core
  • Uni 101 - Ngaio Marsh, Haere-roa

Fine Arts
First year Fine Arts students do not have a breakout session at Orientation Day due to their first week of semester one being dedicated to a full orientation. We do encourage these students to still come along on the day and participate in the UC wide sessions, walk around campus and enjoy some of the delicious food trucks!

All sessions will be available to watch on demand post-event.

Guided campus tours will leave from the Matariki Quad on demand throught out the day!

Or alternatively download a Self-Guided Campus Tour Map here.