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.

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.  

How do I get there?

Free return bus transport is available on the day from Auckland Airport, Auckland schools, and the regions of Northland, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty.

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.

Can you accommodate my accessibility needs?

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

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. To help you get started, you can also check out our On Demand webinars and resources to find out more about studying with us next year.

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 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.