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Your first weeks at Waikato

This is your time to find your way around, make new friends, learn about the support services available to you and make a start on your studies.

Access your timetable, enrolment information and assignment results

Check your timetable, assignment results, academic record or make changes to your enrolment using MyWaikato.


Need to change your enrolment?

If you need to make a change to your programme or paper selections you can easily do this on MyWaikato.


Key university dates

Our key university dates for the academic year include semester dates, public and university holidays. You can also find information for application and enrolment dates.

Campus tours

If you haven't already been on a campus tour, we highly recommend you join one of the regular tours, it's a perfect opportunity for you to discover your campus.


Library tours

Library tours are a great way to get to know your Library from day one. Library orientation tours are available during the first week of A and B Semester and can also be requested throughout the year.


Campus facilities

Student support services

We have a number of support services available to our students, including study and learning support, career development services and health and wellbeing services.


Waikato Students Union (WSU)

The WSU is your clubs association, providing student support, advocacy, encouragement and of course making sure your Waikato experience is one to remember. Throughout the year WSU organises a range of events and runs multiple student clubs. If you're on our Hamilton Campus, check out Level Zero of the Student Centre - your very own student hang-out space.


Support for Māori and Pacific students

Supporting Māori and Pacific students throughout their studies is a priority at Waikato. Our services include a diverse network of specialist support staff, with mentoring units being based in each faculty/school.


Postgraduate students

The Postgraduate Students' Association (PGSA) runs free events and workshops to help you make the most of postgraduate study as well as network with other students.


Mature students

If you're over 25 years old and interested in meeting other mature students, we have a space available on the Hamilton campus for you to use for study and group gatherings. Email admin@wsu.org.nz for more info.


International students

If you're new to studying in New Zealand, we have lots of services available to help you make this transition easy, including a buddy programme and networking events.

Student clubs and groups

With over 60 clubs on the Hamilton campus, there is literally something for everyone. We've got a club for almost every sport, political group, cultural pursuit, academic area and special interest you could want to be part of. And if we don't we're open to helping you start a new one! Make sure you check out Clubs Day during A Semester Orientation.

Waikato Students Union (WSU)

The WSU is your clubs association, providing student support, advocacy, encouragement and of course making sure your Waikato experience is one to remember. Throughout the year WSU organises a range of events and runs multiple student clubs.


Sports and fitness at Waikato


Volunteer

  • Apply to join our Employability Plus Programme.
  • Volunteer to be a class representative. Your lecturers will be calling for nominations for class reps in the first few weeks of lectures.

Orientation Week

Orientation Week is an exciting time to get familiar with your campus, make new friends, and get yourself set up for the start of a busy year. With a programme full of activities, introductions and free giveaways, it's a university experience not to be missed!


Don't miss out!

There are many great opportunities to get involved in campus activities and events, so make sure you stay up-to-date:

  • 'Student News' - arriving in your email inbox each week is our very own student newsletter.
  • Check out our events calendar for official University events
  • Nexus Magazine - your student magazine. Find copies of Nexus located at stands around the uni, or check them out online.
  • Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat!
  • Tauranga students can join up to the University of Waikato - Tauranga Facebook page, plus we will add you to our Tauranga students Hub Moodle page where we'll post relevant news just for our students based in the Bay.