Faculty of Science Orientation Day is filled with information to help you be prepared for the start of your new degree.

Orientation is our way of formally welcoming you to our faculty. You’ll also discover all the facilities and support services at the University, and have the opportunity to meet other new students.

Remember to download the University's New Student app so you know what to expect from your Orientation Day. Get the app.

Science Orientation Day for undergraduate students

Semester One

Friday 28 February | 8.45am-3pm

Join us to familiarise yourself with the faculty and its support structures, meet fellow students and prepare for your first week of lectures.

During Orientation we have a number of activities and information sessions that will help prepare you for the challenges ahead, including tips and strategies for staying on top of your studies.

The day starts at 8.45am with a pōwhiri and welcome by key faculty staff and current students. You are invited to assemble at the John Hood Plaza, Business School located on Grafton Road. You will get the opportunity to meet the Faculty of Science staff, your fellow students and ask any questions you have about your programme.

Orientation Day activities

  • Pōwhiri and welcome
    Assemble at the John Hood Plaza, Business School on Grafton Road to be led to the official University welcome pōwhiri by key faculty staff and students.
  • Campus Tour
    Be introduced to the City Campus and the Science buildings you will be studying in.
  • Information session
    Learn about the structure and academic requirements of your new degree and what to expect in your first few weeks, and hear from academics across the faculty about the transition to University.
  • Lunch
    A light lunch will be provided.
  • DELNA Screening
    A chance for new students to take the Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment.
  • AUSA Science welcome party
    Auckland University Students' Association (AUSA) invite you to attend the Science welcome party! This exciting free event for first year students will be held at the Quad and includes pop up stalls, give aways, music and a pop up arcade containing the latest games. The newly relocated Shadows Bar will also be open with food and drinks specials.

Science Orientation Day for postgraduate students

Postgraduate orientation is a recommended event, covering important information about your degree and the support services available to you. Sessions will be useful for new and returning students.

Semester One

Monday 24 February | 12pm - 6pm

The day’s programme includes a number of specialised information sessions, welcome activities and workshops designed to get you thinking.

Throughout the day, students can expect to:

  • Attain an overview of the services, opportunities and support available to postgraduate students across the University
  • Have the opportunity to engage with fellow postgraduate students in an interactive faculty workshop and afternoon tea
  • Hear from current students who have advice and ideas to share
  • Find out how to get involved in your Postgraduate Students’ Association and attend social events, skills workshops, research showcases, programmes outside your department, and more.

International Orientation

Orientation for our international students takes place on Monday 24 February, 9am-12pm. For more information please see International Orientation.