Pre-arrival checklist

This step-by-step checklist will help you to prepare yourself for University study. Make sure you have ticked everything off before the start of orientation week. Being prepared will make things less stressful when you arrive on campus.

For help with any of the information below, email or call 0800 WAIKATO.

Finalise your papers and timetable
You can select your papers and view your timetable as part of your online application to enrol
Accept your offer of study and complete your enrolment
Your enrolment needs to be finalised by Friday 23 February 2018.
Pay your tuition fees
Your fees need to be paid before Friday 23 February to avoid a late payment penalty. Find out how to pay your fees.
Apply for a Student Loan and Student Allowance (optional)
You can apply for a New Zealand Government Student Loan and/or Student Allowance through StudyLink.
Organise your accommodation
Make sure you’ve got your accommodation sorted. Check out our great range of on- and off-campus options.
Get your Student ID card
As soon as your enrolment is completed you’ll automatically be sent a Student ID card if you provided a photograph as part of your application. If not, you’ll need to get your photo taken in the Student Centre on the Hamilton Campus or the Information Centre at either the Windermere Campus or Bongard Centre in Tauranga. Alternatively, you can email with a photo and your Student ID number to get your Student ID card sent out to you.
Plan your Orientation timetable
Orientation is an important part of the new student experience, so make sure you’re on campus from Monday 19 February to make the most of it.
Organise your transport to campus
As a Waikato student with a valid Student ID card, you’re entitled to a subsidised BUSIT! card which will give you 30% off all bus routes in Hamilton, plus many regional routes. Buy your BUSIT! card for just $10 (includes $10 credit so technically it’s free!) at the Gate 1 bus stop from 20 February – 3 March. The University of Waikato also offers a heavily subsidised bus service between our Hamilton Campus and many outer-regions through the Te Ara ki Angitū: Pathways to Excellence programme.
On-campus parking
Parking charges apply on the Hamilton Campus Monday–Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm (except public holidays). Find out more on charges and how to pay.

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