Community Connections

At the University of Waikato our motto is 'Ko Te Tangata', which means 'For the People'. This reflects our philosophy that we are in, of, and for the community. That includes our special connection with Tainui as mana whenua, and our commitment to the iwi forum of Te Rōpū Manukura as a partner of the University.

As a member of our community, you are welcome to visit and get involved in the happenings on campus, and the work that we do. Before you visit, take a look at our latest Covid-19 information.

Events on campus

From weekly fun runs and visiting art exhibitions to skilled musical performances and expert lectures, we have a massive variety of events on campus.

Some events are ticketed while others are free to attend.

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Hamilton campus

Our Hamilton campus has a range of facilities open to the community, and our tranquil gardens and grounds are well worth a wander.

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The Academy is the place to enjoy theatre, dance, and music, with a packed and ever-changing calendar of events.


Visitors are welcome to come into the Library and browse our collections, however, books and other materials are available for consultation within the Library only.

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Purchase a community membership or casual pass to enjoy the superb facilities at UniRec, including weights rooms, squash courts, indoor endless pools, and group fitness classes.

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Our Hamilton campus has a bookshop, pharmacy, and plenty of food outlets.

Hire our facilities

Are you planning a conference or event? Talk to our team about hiring one of our fantastic venues.

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Find your way around with this interactive map. If you're driving, a range of paid parking options are available.

Tauranga campus

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Conference spaces at our beautiful Tauranga campus include a large hospitality area, commercial kitchen, lecture theatre, and teaching rooms, with room for 10-200 delegates

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This PDF map shows the layout of our Tauranga campus building. If you're driving, you can park on the street free for two hours, or use one of the all-day paid parking buildings.


The University values all sponsorship and partnership relationships as it allows us to work collaboratively to ensure that both parties are achieving their goals, values and vision.

Friends of the University

Get involved with the University of Waikato as an alumnus, supporter, or industry partner.

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With more than 84,000 alumni worldwide, this community provides valuable opportunities to expand your networks and stay connected with the University.

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Support our independent charitable trust and play a vital role in the University's ongoing development, funding scholarships, research, and world-class facilities.

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Our valued industry partners provide placements and job opportunities for our students, and we offer professional development for their staff. Together, we partner on research and commercialisation to build a strong regional economy.

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