Coat of Arms
The motto, Ko Te Tangata, means "For the People" and reflects the University's philosophy that people are central to the institution and are our most valued resource.
The outside red border is a stylised fern frond or pitau that symbolises new birth, growth, vitality, strength and achievement. The open book surrounded by the four stars of the Southern Cross is a symbol of learning. The Coat of Arms design is in the University's colours of black, red and gold.
High-res versions of the University of Waikato Coat of Arms can be downloaded from the Communications Office. The Coat of Arms may be used by University staff and students on official and study-related university documents such as assignments and reports. Third parties should seek permission from the Communications Office.