Orientation

Whether you are an undergraduate or a postgraduate student, orientation is a vital part of getting started at the University of Auckland. You'll receive important information about your respective courses, meet relevant academic and support staff, and meet the people that will also be part of your programme!

Orientation 2020

We have events happening for first year students, second year students in clincal programmes and postgraduate students. Check out our faculty's orientation timetable and click on links* to find out more!

* If an event does not have a link, the information is still being added to the Guidebook app. Links to orientation event information will be added to this site as soon as possible. Details are subject to change; please refer to the Guidebook for up-to-date details.

Date and time Orientation event Location
Monday 24 February, 8am-5pm MBChB (Part II) orientation 505-101, Grafton Campus
Monday 24 February, 9.30am-12pm International student orientation John Hood Plaza, City Campus
Monday 24 February, 9.30-11.30am MEDSCI 007 re-orientation 505-007, Grafton Campus
Tuesday 25 February, 8am-12pm CertHlthSci orientation 503-019, Grafton Campus
Tuesday 25 February, 8.30-10am Pōwhiri and whakatau: CertHlthSci, BPharm (Part II), BOptom (Part II), BMedImag (Hons), MHSc (Nutrition and Dietetics), MAud Grafton Atrium, Grafton Campus
Tuesday 25 February, 10am-12.30pm FMHS combined orientation: BPharm, BOptom, BMedImag(Hons), MHSc (Nutrition and Dietetics), MAud 505-007, Grafton Campus
Tuesday 25 February, 12-5.30pm BPharm (Part II) orientation 501-B09, Grafton Campus
Tuesday 25 February, 12-3pm BMedImag (Part II) orientation 503-128, Grafton Campus
Wednesday 26 February, 9am-5.30pm
BPharm (Part II) orientation 501-B09, Grafton Campus
Thursday 27 February, 8.45-9.45am Medical and Health Sciences pōwhiri (welcome)
Waipapa Marae, City Campus
Thursday 27 February, 9-10am BPharm (Part II) orientation 503-024, Grafton Campus
Thursday 27 February, 9.45am-12.30pm BHSc and BNurs morning session
John Hood Plaza, City Campus
Thursday 27 February, 12.30-2.30pm BHSc afternoon session
John Hood Plaza, City Campus
Thursday 27 February, 12.30-2.30pm BNurs afternoon session
John Hood Plaza, City Campus
Friday 28 February, 8am-6pm
BPharm (Part IV) orientation
505-007, Grafton Campus
Friday 28 February, 9am-5pm
BOptom (Part II) orientation
505-011, Grafton Campus
Friday 28 February,  10am-12pm BPharm (Part III) orientation
501-B09, Grafton Campus

Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment (DELNA)

All first-year students, regardless of their language background, must have their academic English assessed at the beginning of their studies. You’ll begin with the DELNA Screening and may be directed to the Diagnosis so that DELNA staff can advise you, if necessary, on further developing your academic English language skills. You will have the opportunity to complete your DELNA Screening during your Faculty Orientation Day.

Online orientation

Online Orientation is your one-stop online resource, designed to equip you with helpful information about university life! New students can access all relevant information around Orientation Week, student services and campus life.