Get Involved

University is a great place to try new things and meet new students. Find out below how you can get involved in university life here at Waikato.

Sport at Waikato

With a vast range of sports clubs, sporting facilities (including an esports arena) and an on-campus gym, it's easy to get involved in sport and fitness at Waikato.

Employability Plus Programme

Our Employability Plus Programme (EPP) offers volunteering opportunities and workshops while you study, giving you work-ready skills that will make you stand out to prospective employers.

Global Experiences

Experience a new culture, gain more skills, and improve your job prospects while earning your degree at Waikato. Challenge yourself today!

Māori ki Waikato

Waikato stands out from other universities because it embraces its strong Māori identity and heritage as key features of its distinctiveness.

Pacific Students

At Waikato, we offer a diverse and supportive network of student services that you can access as a Pacific student.

International Student Events

Become part of the international student community and experience the events on offer while studying at an international student at Waikato!


Formed in 2019, our Hamilton students have access to the OMEN esports arena, where they can train, compete and socialise.

Student Clubs & Sports

There are a variety of student-run clubs and societies for you to join, ranging from academic and cultural clubs to sport and religion.


Join students, staff and the community on a weekly 5km run or walk, every Saturday at 8am.


UniRec is our on-campus gym in Hamilton, join us for un, friendly and engaging fitness experiences. Students, and community welcome!