Kia ora and welcome to your first year of study at the University of Waikato/Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato.
This page will help you make the most of studying at the University by providing you with an overview of life at Waikato and the services available to assist you. It serves as a one-stop shop to make your transition into university life a breeze.
Academic Orientation is a chance for you to familiarise yourself with the surroundings, meet staff and other students, and learn how the University of Waikato works.
Students' Union events
Waikato Students' Union (WSU) have great events, entertainment, games, giveaways and much more lined up for the first week of uni.
Get to and around campus
Find out what options are available to get to campus and familiarise yourself with the campus map and the room numbering system. Learn more.
Your first two weeks
The first two weeks are important to familiarise yourself with the campus and what services are available to help you during your university study.
Understanding uni lingo
Universities often use words and phrases that you may not understand. The glossary of University terms will help you get familiar with “uni lingo”.
There are a number of services and facilities housed and available on the University of Waikato campus. Get familiar with your campus now.
At Waikato you're a name not a number. We want your time at University to go smoothly and our pastoral care and support services help ensure this.
International orientation gives you essential information to ensure your stay in New Zealand is safe, enjoyable and academically successful.
Follow O-Week online
Follow the University of Waikato on Facebook for the latest updates, news and photos from O-Week 2014. We will be posting photos live on our Instagram feed @waikatouniversity and live tweeting on Twitter. We will be using the hashtags ‘#waio’ and #waievents for our updates during O-Week. We would love to see your photos and updates too, so don't forget to tag us.
And don't miss our O-Week video interviews with students and staff on the official University of Waikato YouTube channel.
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Agents in Your Country
Contact an official representative of the University of Waikato in your region who can provide you with advice on study options at Waikato.
View Waikato University's social media directory to see what social media channels we are available on.