Orientation Welcome

We hold an Orientation Welcome at the beginning of Semesters One and Two to welcome you to the University of Auckland.

About Orientation

UG Orientation Programme 2015 Front Cover

The Orientation Welcome for Semester One 2015 runs from Monday 23 February - Friday 27 February.

Orientation gives you a chance to get to know the campus, make new friends, learn some academic preparation skills and have some fun!


Faculty Orientation sessions

During the Orientation Welcome, there are a number of faculty sessions to help ease you into university life. Each faculty holds their own Orientation Day. There you will receive information on your programme of study. You will also have a chance to complete your DELNA Screening (Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment) which is compulsory for all first-year students. You will be introduced to your UniGuide and be taken on a tour of your campus.

Faculty Orientations' run on the following days:

Tuesday 24 February Wednesday 25 February Thursday 26 February Friday 27 February
Faculty of Arts Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Faculty of Science Business School
Faculty of Engineering National Institute of Creative Arts Industries (NICAI)    
Faculty of Education runs all week

First-year LLB Part 1 students are encouraged to join the Orientation activities in the faculties in which they are taking their non-Law area courses.

UniGuides and campus tour

As a new student at the University of Auckland, it can be challenging to meet new friends, learn about campus resources and services, or find out where classes are located!

The UniGuide Programme is a free service designed to help make your first semester easier by connecting you with a student mentor who can show you the ropes.

You will meet your UniGuide at your faculty Orientation Day and they will take you on a tour of your campus.

International Students' Orientation

International students are invited to attend an Orientation welcome for them on Monday 23 February. The day begins at 10am at the Fisher and Paykel Appliances Austitorium at the Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road.


Māori and Pacific Welcome

Māori and Pacific students are invited to attend an Orientation welcome for them on Monday 23 February. Students are to assemble outside the Waipapa Marae, 16 Wynyard Street, at 9.15am. Early bird registration starts at 8am at the Fale Pasifika.

Download the Orientation Welcome Programmes

UG Orientation Programme 2015 Front Cover


Download the 2015 Undergraduate Welcome Programme.

Click the link below.

PG Cover 2015


Download the 2015 Postgraduate Welcome Programme. 

Click the link below.

Enrolment Help

Each semester, we hold enrolment clinics to help you enrol in courses.

Find out more about enrolment clinics

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First-year student guide

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What you'll learn at Orientation

Study skills


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