Mānawa Mai Open Day FAQs

What is Mānawa Mai Open Day?

Mānawa Mai Open Day takes place on Saturday 27 August 8.30am-3.30pm and is a chance for our future students to experience what it’s like to be part of our whānau before starting University. See our programme and map for more information.

You’ll be able to explore our vibrant campus in the heart of Auckland, check out our faculties, chat to our staff and students and get a feel for what Waipapa Taumata Rau is all about. Expect an action-packed day with live performances, DJs, food trucks and activities as you discover the social side of University.

How do I register for Mānawa Mai Open Day?

It’s easy! Simply fill out this registration form and we’ll be in touch with more information.

Can I bring friends and family with me?

Absolutely. We welcome friends, parents and whānau to join us on the day.  

What time does it start and end?

The day kicks off at 8.30am with a tīmatatanga. Our activities will be on from 9am until 3.30pm.  

Is there car parking available?

Paid parking is available at the Owen G Glenn Building. You can access the car park via Grafton Road, opposite Stanley Street.

Where can I eat on campus?

All the food and drink options at the City and Grafton Campus will be open. We will also have additional food trucks on Alfred Street for you to choose from.

Are their halal options on campus?

Yes, there are halal food options available at the following retailers:

  • Superfino Grafton and Owen G Glenn Building
  • Greenhouse Epsom Café
  • Uni The Bowl
  • Uni Sushi
  • Hello Chinese
  • Tart
  • Jewel of India
  • Nick’s Kitchen
  • ChiChop
  • Strata Café
  • Shaky Isles

Can you accommodate my accessibility needs?

Yes. Please let us know what your accessibility needs are when you register.

Our friendly staff will be on-hand at Open Day to help provide you with any assistance you need.

If you’re planning on exploring our wider campus, the Grafton-City bus is wheelchair accessible. You can also see the accessible entrances on campus by viewing our Open Day map.

You can also talk to our Student Disability Services team located at number 4 on the Open Day map to find out more about how we can support you during your studies.

How can I prepare for Mānawa Mai Open Day?

Bring an open mind and a fun attitude. This is a day for you to envision yourself at university. 

Start planning your day by checking out our programme and map. We have an action-packed line-up to help you discover what your future could look like in 2023.

Are there any campus tours I can go on?

Open Day is all about exploring our City and Grafton Campuses. We will have a shuttle going to and from our Grafton Campus. Tours of our sport and recreation facilities and accommodation residences will also be available.

What if I don’t know what I want to study yet?

Come to Open Day anyway! It’s a great way to see what your first year at uni will look like and check out all we have to offer. We have a diverse range of programmes that you can choose from – and our team are available to help you find the one that’s right for you. Why not start by trying out our Future Student Quiz?

Do I have to wear a face mask?

Face masks continue to provide a simple, proven and effective way for us to protect ourselves and others, particularly those who are vulnerable to Covid-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

All visitors are expected to wear face masks on campus wherever physical distancing is difficult to maintain, including lectures and other teaching spaces, bathrooms and lifts. Face masks are still required by Government mandate in some locations on campus, such as pharmacies, health and disability services, and retail outlets. Learn more about mask use on campus.

Will I be able to refill my water bottle and access kitchen facilities?

We encourage you to bring your own water bottle as we will have a refill station available for you. Need to heat up your lunch or grab some hot water? Then head over to our Te Kāuta Student Kitchen and Lounge in Kate Edger Information Commons, Level 2, where you can also wash your containers before you go home.