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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Local Night Bites

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.

Arataki app

Arataki Culture Trails app

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the art sculptures on our Hamilton campus by downloading the Arataki Cultural Trails app.

Tauranga campus

Café Ultimo on the ground floor of our Tauranga campus is open to the community, with other areas available during special public events.


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