Join us for Experience Waikato 2017

Spend an action-packed 30 hours on and around campus, including a night in the halls, and see what student life is all about.

  • Dates: We doing it twice! Choose one of:
    • Monday 4 December - Tuesday 5 December 2017
    • Thursday 7 December - Friday 8 December 2017
  • Time: 10:00am – 10:00pm or 1:30pm next day (overnight stay)
  • Cost: FREE. Seriously.
  • Location: University of Waikato Hamilton campus.

Limited places are open to: Prospective students who have submitted an application for 2018. Up to two parents/caregivers are also welcome. (Haven’t submitted your application yet? Start right now)

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Here’s what you experience when you Experience Waikato

An insider’s view of student life

Student clubs

Meet the clubs and groups you can join as a student.

Enrolment and planning advice

Learn about preparing for uni, student support, enrolment and programme planning, and more.

Social sports

Join in social sports organised by the team at UniRec.

New friends

Meet current students and hear about their Waikato experiences.

Hands-on workshops: A taste of what you could be studying in 2018 and beyond

Sport performance

Head to Waikato’s newest sports and leisure facility, The Avantidrome and get to grips with world-class sports facilities and exercise labs, then test your speed, endurance and vO2 max.


Limited places: Get up close to real robots, and even learn how to programme one.

Theatre studies

A practical workshop where you get to explore performance and learn about the evolution of theatre in our Academy of Performing Arts.

Tikanga Māori

Culture & Performance: Learn about Tikanga papers by experiencing our mau rākau, te reo and kapa haka workshop.


Watch law students perform a moot and work in teams on a scenario, formulate arguments and present your case to the opposing team and panel of judges.


Work in teams on a real company's business challenge and develop their strategy for the future!

A day and night getting to know our campus

  • Take part in our interactive campus tour
  • Stay a night in College Hall, including food from our own Kahurangi caterers
  • Entertainment
  • Competitions and giveaways

The chance to ask us anything

Get expert advice on your enrolment, accommodation options, scholarship applications, or any other questions.

Download the full two-day programme (PDF)

Register now - places are limited

So, is Waikato the place for you? Register now to join us for Experience Waikato and find out for yourself!

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