Studying at our Tauranga campus? Check out the facilities and services available to you.
With so much going on for students at the University of Waikato, it pays to know your campus. There are a number of services and facilities housed and available on-site, including the shopping complex by the Village Green, recreational facilities, car parking, facilities for parents and bus services.
Food and drink
The following food outlets are available on our Hamilton campus:
Bongo Café: Bongo Café is situated in the campus shopping complex. They have a variety of food including a ‘select your own’ sushi bar. They are open throughout the year.
FEDU Café: FEDU Café is situated in the Faculty of Education and offers a variety of café-style food. They are open during the semester.
Kahurangi Café: Situated in the Oranga building, offers a variety of café-style food and coffee.
Momento Café and Bar: Momento is situated in three locations on the campus: School of Management, Student Centre and in the campus shopping complex. They sell coffee and café-style food and are open throughout the year.
Namaaste Kitchen: Namaaste Kitchen is situated in the Student Union Building. They offer a range of Indian food.
Opus Café and Bar: Opus Café and Bar is located in the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts and offers café-style food and beverages.
Pita Pit: Pita Pit is situated on the ground level of the Student Centre and offer a range of pitas, salads, juices and salads. They are open throughout the year.
The Don Llewellyn Bar and Pavilion: The Don Llewellyn Pavilion is the building by the tennis courts and sports fields off Silverdale Road at Gate 3B. “The Don” is the home of official University sports clubs and its bar provides an avenue for clubs on campus to socialise. It is the ideal place to socialise after playing sports or to relax in quality student focused surroundings. It is also available for functions and fundraisers with student discounts available on hireage.
Banking and retail
Banks: ASB Bank has a branch and an ATM located at the campus shopping complex. Westpac also have an ATM located at the shopping complex.
Bookshops: Bennetts University Bookshop is where you can buy your university text books and all your stationery requirements. It is located in the Student Centre.
Hairdresser: Dezigner Hair has the latest in salon looks, with extra special in-salon treatments to ensure you enjoy the very best of care and hairdressing. They are located on the ground level of the Student Centre. Find out more about Dezigner Hair.
Campus pharmacy: The campus pharmacy is located in the campus shopping complex. You can also buy stamps, post bags, envelopes and get your photo processing done there. Open 8.30am - 5pm Monday-Friday.
Travel: STA Travel is the largest student and young person travel company in the world, and is conveniently located in the campus shopping complex at the University. They specialise in cheap flights, round the world trips, working holidays and much more.
Uni-Mart: Uni-Mart is located in the campus shopping complex and sells drinks, chips, confectionery and grocery items. They are open throughout the year.
Waikato Print is where you go to purchase course readings. They also offer photocopying, laminating, binding, large banner printing and fax services. They sell CDs, stationery, phone cards, handmade paper, and other paper/card and art work done by local students. Waikato Print is located in the basement of the Student Union Building and various other locations on campus. Find out more about the services that Waikato Print offer online or call +64 7 838 4119 or email email@example.com.
Waikato Print also operates a professional photographic unit within the ITS Building. The service includes graduation and CV portraiture. To make use of this service call Waikato Print Central on +64 7 838 4302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Centre - Te Manawa
Opened in 2011, the Student Centre is a state-of-the-art multi-functional facility that provides students with a student-centred learning environment, combining traditional library resources with high-tech IT facilities. The centre is also a central hub for support for students, and was carefully designed and built to be environmentally sustainable – light, modern and low on energy use.
The Library – Te Whare Pukapuka
The Library consists of the Central Library and Law Library located in the Student Centre, and the Teaching Resources Library located in the TL Block of the Faculty of Education. Find out more about our library.
There are approximately 180 computers in the Student Centre and 13 computers in the Teaching Resources Library available for preparing assignments or accessing the Internet, Library eResources or using email. You will need a University of Waikato computer account to use these computers.
Level 0 - Ground Floor
- The Conch - Pacific student space
- Career Development Services
- Te Ara ki Angitū programme support
- Pacific student support
- Student Success support
- Enrolment Office
- Student Services Directorate
- Meeting Room M.1.42
Levels 2,3 and 4
- Central and Law Library
Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
The Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts hosts music concerts, theatre and dance performances, art and photography exhibitions, festivals and balls.
A specially designed centre for the performing arts, the Academy provides venues and teaching rooms for performance programmes in music, theatre, dance and Māori, and houses a range of art exhibitions and contemporary New Zealand paintings from the Wallace Collection.
A classroom by day, the Academy hosts performances by professional artists and local community events at night. The opportunity to learn and perform in the Academy's first-rate venues is unparalleled for any student keen to explore performing arts as a career option.
Sports, health and fitness
Sporting opportunities on campus are endless and cater for people wanting to socialise and have fun through to the elite. Sporting facilities include:
UniRec (on-campus gym)
The UniRec offers a full range of recreational facilities and services, including a fully equipped sports hall, squash courts, and weights and cardio equipment. The gym is conveniently located on campus, open seven days and is open to everybody in the community.
For more information and memberships options, visit www.unirec.co.nz or pop in and see the team at reception (Gate 1, Knighton Road).
The University of Waikato Pool
The University of Waikato Pool complex includes a 50-metre aquatic leisure pool and dive pool. The pools are unheated and are located at Gate 4, Hillcrest Road. For booking information and to view a calendar visit the University of Waikato Pool complex.
Courts: tennis; netball; squash
Netball, tennis, and squash courts form part of the Pavilion facilities. The sealed court areas adjacent to the Pavilion hosts eight tennis courts during the summer months (reduced to two over winter) and four floodlit netball courts during the winter. Two squash courts are available at the Pavilion, via 24-hour key access. There is also a covered three wicket facility. Visit UoW Sport for more information.
Sport at Waikato
Sport at Waikato run a large number of clubs that are based on campus, including rugby, hockey, rowing, soccer and netball.
Entering a team in the ASB Social Sport Series is a great way to make friends. They offer indoor and outdoor social sport leagues throughout the year. Sports include netball, soccer and touch. For more information visit Social Sport Indoor & Outdoor Series online, email email@example.com or call +64 7 858 5187.
Mirror Room and Gymnasium
The Mirror Room and Gymnasium is located in the Faculty of Education. For booking information contact the Faculty of Education on +64 7 838 4500.
Student clubs and groups
The University of Waikato has partner clubs across a range of sporting codes, as well as more than 50 cultural groups and clubs affiliated with Waikato Student Union.
Security and safety
The University Security Services Centre is located in B Block Annex (between Te Piringa – Faculty of Law and B Block). The centre is responsible for ensuring that all students and staff are provided with a safe and secure environment.
Unisafe staff patrol the campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be contacted on +64 7 838 4444 or by using one of the emergency/helpline telephones on campus.
Lost property is also located in the Security Services Centre. If you have lost or found any property, this is where you go.
The University of Waikato Campus Crèche is situated opposite B Block on Hillcrest Road. The Crēche has facilities for 100 children aged from three months to five years. Places are limited. For more information, visit Campus Crèche online or phone +64 7 838 4034.
There is also a Kohanga Reo (a preschool where children are taught in te reo Māori), Te Kohanga Reo o Ngā Kuaka, near the University at 159 Silverdale Road. Places fill very quickly so enquire early. Phone +64 7 856 2982.
Universal access facilities
The University of Waikato is committed to removing any physical access barriers to ensure our campus is as accessible as possible for students, staff and visitors with disabilities. As such, many campus facilities are designed to enable universal access.
There are a number of mobility parks available on campus that can be accessed via most entrances to the University – so no matter where you have to get to, there will be a universal access carpark nearby.
Most buildings are universally accessible and are traversed by either level entrance, ramp or lift. You can find out whether the classes you are planning to enrol in are accessible by lift by visiting the Disability Support Services' list of buildings that provide lift access. You can also find out the locations of universal access toilets on campus.
Disability Computer labs are located in both the Student Services Building and the Student Centre. Both labs have specialist software and equipment for use by students with disability. Access and training to use any of this equipment can be arranged with the staff.
The Access Room
The Access Room is a study place and rest area for students with disabilities. Specialised computer and other equipment is available. Located in the Student Services Building.