Tauranga campus support, facilities and services

Our Tauranga campus is located in the heart of Tauranga’s CBD, surrounded by eateries, shopping and accommodation options. The campus itself is a brand-new multi-level building, featuring all the same student services as the Hamilton campus, with the advantage of being in the middle of the city.

The campus is designed to promote collaboration and social learning, with communal study and social spaces.

From enquiry through to graduation, assistance and information are available from our Student Advisers located in The Hub on Level 1. If you have any enquiries please email [email protected]

Find out more about the history of the Tauranga campus development.

CBD campus

As a Tauranga student, you will study in a brand-new four-storey campus building that features communal study and social spaces, a 24-hour computer lab, library, central atrium, lecture theatres and classrooms, a multi-purpose space called Te Manawaroa (also used for noho overnight stays), and an Ātea (open courtyard).

The campus has multiple accessible entry points and three lifts – two in the south tower and one in the north tower.

View the campus map which is also available from the The Hub on Level 1.

Our entire Tauranga campus is smokefree.

Campus hours

The campus building is open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 5.30pm. Outside of these times, you can access the building as follows:

  • Monday to Friday 5.30pm to 7.00pm – you will need your student ID card to enter the building through the entrance by the 24 hour lab, via the south side pathway off Durham Lane. You can access the ground floor via the lift.
  • Monday to Friday 7.00pm to 7.30am, and on Saturdays and Sundays – access only to the 24-hour computer lab, and to room TCBD.1.27 and 1.30 if you have booked it. You will need your student ID card and pin number to enter the building through the entrance by the 24-hour lab, via the south side pathway off Durham Lane.
  • You need to have your Student ID Card to access the building after hours and when using the computer lab and other services. Refer to how to get a Student ID Card.
Student kitchenette

Situated on the Ground floor, there are six microwaves, a sink, access to boiled water and recycling stations. The kitchenette can be accessed Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 5.30pm.

Vending machines

There are food vending machines in two locations on campus - opposite the 24-hour computer lab/library on Level 1 and in the student kitchenette on the Ground floor.


Café Ultimo is located on the Ground floor and is open Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm.

Filtered cold water

Bring your own water bottle to fill up with filtered water. Water fountains/stations are located on all levels near the toilet facilities on the Durham Street side of the building.


Unisex/gender neutral toilet facilities are located on the Ground floor and Level 1. Separate male and female toilets are situated on Levels 1, 2 and 3. Accessibility toilets are on each level.


Student showers are located on the Ground floor.

Recycling stations and worm farms

Recycling bins are located near the toilet facilities on each level of the building. Please take care to place clean recycling in the correct bins as contaminated items will see the whole bin load sent to landfill.

As part of our efforts to reduce our waste outputs, we have partnered with WhyWaste to provide worm farms on campus. Two of the worm farms are located on the ground floor in the student kitchen. Please help us to keep the worms happy and healthy - refer to the signage as to what the worms can and can not eat.

Lockers and secure device chargers

Lockers and secure device chargers are available on a six-hour timer and are situated on each level near the toilet facilities.

Charging points

Power points and USB chargers can be found built into the furniture and throughout the building on each level.

Student deck/courtyard

On Level 3, an outdoor deck offers a study and social space with spectacular views across the city.

Bike racks

Bike racks are located outside the campus building on Durham Lane.

Meeting rooms

Meeting rooms are available for groups of four or more students to book for 1-hour time slots. Rooms 1.19, 1.20 and 1.21 are available Monday to Friday 7.30am - 10pm, and rooms 1.27 and 1.30 are available from Monday to Friday 5pm to 7.30am and on Saturdays and Sundays. To book, please follow this link.


You have access to free WiFi on campus. Log into Eduroam.

Coastal Marine Field Station

The Coastal Marine Field Station is a hub for ground-breaking research being conducted in Tauranga Harbour and around the Bay of Plenty. Undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Science will be taught by staff of the Field Station, and postgraduate students will undertake supervised field work and research. Students completing hands-on work will also have access to specialised equipment.

UoW Adams Centre for High Performance

The Adams Centre for High Performance contains the latest equipment for testing and research into sports science. Students studying health, sport and human performance will have access to an environmental chamber, high performance gym, recovery pools, science laboratory and sports medicine and rehabilitation services.

Student services team

Our Student Services Team are located in The Hub on Level 1, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Our Student Advisers, Student Success Coordinator and Programme Administrators are available to provide advice and support – everything from initial programme enquiry, enrolment and paper selection,  through to examination and graduation and everything in-between. The team are your first port of call for pastoral care, guidance, advice and to answer any questions you may have around navigating University life.


There are various options available to students looking for accommodation in Tauranga. Our Accommodation Coordinator is based in The Hub on Level 1.

Accessibility services

The University of Waikato is committed to providing equity in education and works to ensure that students with impairments have access to all areas of campus life.  Our Accessibility Service strives to make our University more inclusive and accessible as well as working to increase the success of students with impairments. Find out more about Accessibility Services and how to register here.

Library services

The Library is located in the 24/7 computer lab on Level 1 (room 1.03), and can provide help with finding relevant resources, APA referencing and using EndNote. A small high-demand collection of books is held at the Tauranga Library and you will have access to the full range of e-resources. If you need a hard-copy resource from the Hamilton campus collection a librarian can request this for you and it will be sent across on the daily shuttle service. See Library Hours. Find out more about library services here.

Student learning support

A learning support adviser is available for 20-minute drop-ins from 11am-1pm daily, or longer consultations if necessary. You can book an appointment online.


The Tauranga campus e-Tuts are students that support both staff and students with e-Learning tools such as the G Suite of Google products, Panopto, Mahara and TurnItIn.

ITS support

Our Tauranga campus ITS Tech Desk is located in The Hub on Level 1. IT support is available between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. If the desk is unattended you can also call 0800 Waikato ext. 4008 for help. For teaching room support please use the phone in the room to call the hotline on 6066.

Māori support

If you’re studying at our Tauranga campus, you’ll have access to Te Toka Māori Mentor support, located in The Hub on Level 1. Te Toka Māori Mentors are experienced university students or kaiawhina from different schools of study. They are not lecturers or tutors; they are fellow students who have "been there, done that" and passed successfully. They have a wealth of knowledge and tips to help you successfully navigate your academic journey.

For more information and if you need any help, email [email protected].

Health and wellbeing services

Our Student Health Nurse, located in room 1.28 on Level 1, offers a wide range of services. Find out more about student health services here.

Career development services

Check out the range of career development tools and support we offer to our students, including our Employability Plus Programme (EPP).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

There is information available here. Our WIL Advisor is available for information and advice via email [email protected] or for drop-in sessions in The Hub on Thursdays 10am-12pm.

Waikato Students’ Union

The Waikato Students’ Union (WSU) is committed to ensuring you are heard on campus and get the best out of your university experience. A dedicated WSU representative, situated on Level 1, is available to help students in need of independent advice, support with hardship issues or who want to start a club.

Rainbow Corner

The Rainbow Corner is based on Level 1 of The Hub, near the Waikato Students’ Union. It provides all the resources you may need when finding support regarding your sexuality or gender identity.


University chaplains are available for pastoral support regardless of your background or beliefs. If you need to talk to someone, Brother Andrew McKean visits the Tauranga campus regularly. Find out more about chaplaincy here.


Security is available 24/7 and can be contacted on 022 013 0840 for any security issues and lost property.

Social Media

Keep up to date with what’s happening on campus through our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Campus transport and parking

We encourage our students to use transport options such as public transport, Uber, car-sharing and cycling. Bike racks and showers are available for those who choose to cycle to campus.

If you plan to drive to campus, it's now free to park on the street in the city centre. There's a two-hour time limit and then you need to move your vehicle. If you’re staying longer, it’s best to use the parking buildings or the all-day off-street car parks. For more information on all-day parking options, visit the Tauranga City Council website here

Students are reminded not to park in private parking spaces or retail car parks to prevent their vehicles from being ticketed, towed or clamped.

Durham Lane is a public lane way. Students should not park in the area as indicated by the clearway sign to prevent their vehicle from being ticketed or towed.

The visitor parks outside the 24-hour labs are strictly for visitors to the campus during business hours. They may be also be reserved for visitors attending after-hours events.

Bus and shuttle services

There are several bus services to the Tauranga campus, and shuttles between our Tauranga and Hamilton campuses available. Find out more about the bus and shuttle services.

Carpooling and RideLink

Carpooling is a great option for travelling sustainably. Here is carpooling information put together by NZTA. It has a couple of national carpooling services as well as links to the University of Waikato’s RideLink page. Spread the word, these services are most valuable as their user base increases.

Mobility Parking

There are two mobility parks at the CBD campus, located outside the Durham Lane entrance. These are available for students, staff and visitors who are on campus and hold a mobility parking permit. You can apply for a permit through CCS Disability Action.

There are also mobility parking spaces close to campus, both on-street and in the parking building directly opposite the campus on Durham Street. For more information about mobility parking in the CBD and to download a map of mobility parking spaces, visit the Tauranga City Council website.

Sport and wellbeing at Tauranga

Getting involved in sport on campus is a great way to enhance your university experience. Whether you are a high performance athlete, a social exerciser, or someone who hasn’t played sport in years, we’ve got sporting options, fitness and wellbeing, and facilities available to students in Tauranga.

Health and wellbeing services

Our Student Health Nurse, located in room 1.28 on Level 1, offers a wide range of services. Find out more about student health services here.