COVID-19 Information

Keep up with the latest COVID-19 news, updates and advice from the University all in one place.

Covid-19 update

The University is reviewing its vaccination requirement. Until a decision is made on whether to retain or remove it, the vaccination requirement remains in place.

Our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses are open and operating in the Orange setting of the Covid-19 Protection Framework (traffic light system).

Tested positive or self-isolating? Please tell us immediately:
  • Students: Log on to MyWaikato, click on the 'Covid-19 self-isolation notification' tile and fill in the form.
  • Staff: Fill in the staff form.
  • Contractors and University tenants/stakeholders: Email [email protected].

Have a question? Please get in touch: [email protected] or 0800 WAIKATO.

Hardship Fund for Learners

Students who are currently enrolled in full-time study with the University of Waikato may apply for a hardship grant to cover expenses incurred as a result of Covid. Funding covers costs such as loss of income, additional bill payments and private rental accommodation payments. Students must provide a summary of their situation, including how Covid has impacted their finances and provide supporting evidence.

Apply for this Grant

Further Information and Documents