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.

 

2021 Timetable 

 Friday 19 February Programme

9.00am - 9.50am

International Student Welcome session^ 

9.30am - 2.00pm

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

  • Visit the Ori Market and see what student services we have on offer
  • Take a campus tour 
  • Grab some lunch at the Food Market
10.00am - 10.50am

Parents and Whānau: Take a campus tour with other parents and whānau, leaving from the Matariki Quad

10.00am - 10.50am

Student Information sessions: Meet your Student Advisors and Lecturers 

  • Arts, A1
  • Commerce, C3
  • Education, Health and Human Development Postgrad Students, Rehua 101
  • Engineering, Engineering Core
  • Forestry Science**, Engineering Core
  • Health Sciences (double session 10am - 12pm)^, Rehua 102
  • How to student when you are over 25, Drawing Office 1 & 2^
  • Law^, A2
  • Science, C1
  • Sport Coaching (double session 10am - 12pm)^, C2
  • Uni101, Ngaio Marsh Theatre
  • Youth and Community Leadership (double session 10am - 12pm)^, Rehua 103
11.15am - 12.05pm

Student Information sessions: Meet your Student Advisors and Lecturers

  • Arts*, A1
  • Commerce*, C3
  • Communications^, A6
  • Criminal Justice^, A2
  • Engineering*, Engineering Core
  • Fine Arts^, A8
  • Health Sciences (double session 10am - 12pm)^, Rehua 102
  • Music^, A7
  • Product Design^, E8
  • Science*, C2
  • Social Work^, A9
  • Sport Coaching (double session 10am - 12pm)^, C2
  • Uni101*, Ngaio Marsh Theatre
  • Youth and Community Leadership (double session 10am - 12pm)^, Rehua 103
11.15am - 12.05pm

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

12.30pm - 1.20pm
  • Uni101*, Ngaio Marsh Lecture Theatre
  • Adult Student Academic skills session, Drawing Office 1 & 2^
12.15pm - 1.30pm 

Lunch for Locals
Networking event for students who are not staying in University accommodation.
This is an opportunity to meet other Christchurch students starting at UC, connect with the UC mentors and have a delicious lunch on the lawn.

*Repeat sessions. ^ No repeat session. 

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.