What happens on the day?

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 they can and are ready for day one at UC.

Registrations are essential as space is limited. Registrations open in January 2020.

Plan your day

  • Attend at least one information session related to your course of study
  • Attend a Uni101 session
  • Attend a UniSmart session
  • Check out Orimarket and all the fun activities in central campus

Doing a double degree? Go to both college sessions to meet student and staff leaders and get all the information you need.

 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 

  • Arts
  • Commerce
  • Engineering
  • Forestry Science**
  • Health Sciences (double session 10am - 12pm)^
  • Law^
  • Science
  • Speech and Language Pathology
  • Sport Coaching (double session 10am - 12pm)^
  • Uni101
  • Youth and Community Leadership (double session 10am - 12pm)^
11.15am - 12.05pm

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

  • Arts*
  • Commerce*
  • Communications^
  • Criminal Justice^
  • Engineering*
  • Fine Arts^
  • Forestry Science**
  • Health Sciences (double session 10am - 12pm)^
  • Music^
  • Product Design^
  • Science*
  • Social Work^
  • Speech and Language Pathology*
  • Sport Coaching (double session 10am - 12pm)^
  • Uni101*
  • Youth and Community Leadership (double session 10am - 12pm)^
12.30pm - 1.20pm
  • Uni101*
1pm - 2.10pm
  • UniSmart^
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

Doing a double degree? Go to both college sessions to meet student and staff leaders and get all the information you need.

*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.

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.

 

Parents and whānau programme

9.30am

Travel the O Day trail

10am - 10.50am

Take a campus tour with other parents and whānau

11.15am - 12.05pm

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

12pm - 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