Tauranga campus 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

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 noho centre called Te Manawaroa, and an open courtyard. A student kitchen provides facilities to heat meals (Monday to Friday only).

The new 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 Information Desk in the The Hub on Level 1.

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 10.00pm – 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.
  • Monday to Friday 10.00pm to 7.30am, and on Saturdays and Sundays – access only to the 24 hour lab, and to room TCBD.1.27 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.

Te Manawaroa

Te Manawaroa is a space where strict protocols and tikanga can apply, and at other times, can be relaxed. The versatility of this space was formalised in a dawn karakia ceremony held on 20 February 2019, where it was dedicated as a space that provides sustenance for the mind (teaching and learning), body (food and drink) and soul (community and social interaction).

Te Manawaroa is available for the following purposes:

  • As a teaching space: All standard teaching space expectations and rules apply
  • As a community meeting and conference space: All standard conference expectations and rules apply
  • As a social space for the campus community: All standard expectations and rules in relation to campus spaces and facilities apply
  • As a noho space (for overnight stays): Any group that books Te Manawaroa for an overnight stay must discuss requirements with the University conference team in relation to tikanga protocols and catering.

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.

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. Open 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday (Tuesday and Wednesdays until 6pm). 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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

Career development services

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

Campus transport and parking

We encourage our students to take 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, there is parking available from $3 per day in public car parks.

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

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 here.

Sport 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.

Gym memberships

Gym memberships are available for our Tauranga students through our partner gym providers: The Gym and Toi Ohomai Aquatic and Fitness Centre.

Drop-in Sport

The Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre (QEYC) hosts free drop-in sport sessions for basketball, netball, table tennis or badminton. Sessions are open to all students from 9am-5pm, Monday to Sunday. A University of Waikato student ID is required and all equipment is provided.

Social sport

Social sport is a great way to meet other students, make new friends and keep fit. Our University of Waikato Sport team manages the Social Sport league on our Hamiton campus and offers indoor and outdoor games in netball, touch rugby, futsal and six-a-side football.

Sport at Waikato

Sport at Waikato run a large number of clubs that are based on campus, including rugby, hockey, rowing, soccer and netball.