Auckland campus orientation programme

We recommend all postgraduate and undergraduate students attend semester two orientation. There will be lots of events and workshops at our Auckland campus.

Select a day from the list below to find out about the activities scheduled.

Please note: Some events are still being finalised so make sure you check back closer to orientation.


Monday 8 July


International students registration and welcome programme

This is a compulsory one day session for international students only. Following the welcome, the day will cover registration and workshops for international students.

When: 8.30am to 4.00pm  Where: Sir Neil Waters Lecture Theatre

CFS / CUP  academic session

For Cert Uni Prep (CUP) and Cert Foundation Studies (CFS) students only. Meet your teachers, learn more about your programme

When: 9:30am to 3:30pm  Where: OR4 (Oteha Rohe Campus)

Accommodation residents seminar

Compulsory for all new students living in campus accommodation. Find out what it is like to live in New Zealand and on campus.

When: 4.00pm to 5.30pm  Where: SNW100

Tuesday 9 July


Academic advice drop-in

Academic Advisers can help with: Checking to see what you still need to complete; Summer school course offerings; Course planning; Changing your major or minor; Workload issues; Understanding; University regulations; Future Pathways. It is recommended to register before 12pm to allow enough time to meet the adviser.

When: 9.00am to 12:30pm  Where: Campus Information Services, Quad A building

Adjusting to life in New Zealand

Moving to a new country to study is a big life change that involves a lot of adjustments. It's very likely that things will be done differently and people will have different perspectives, and you will find your new way of living very different from what you are familiar with. In this interactive session, you will learn more about the New Zealand lifestyle, Kiwi culture and practical ways to settle into life in New Zealand.

When: 10.00am to 12.00pm  Where: AT1

Lunch for new Master of Management students

Another chance to mingle with other new Master of Management students.

When: 12.00pm to 1.00pm  Where: AT1

Wednesday 10 July


Academic advice drop-in

Academic Advisers can help with: Checking to see what you still need to complete; Summer school course offerings; Course planning; Changing your major or minor; Workload issues; Understanding; University regulations; Future Pathways. It is recommended to register before 12pm to allow enough time to meet the adviser.

When: 9.00am to 12:30pm  Where: Campus Information Services, Quad A building

DEEP / Advanced DEEP Academic session

For Foundation Cert in Academic English & Foundation Cert in Advanced Academic English. Meet your teachers, learn more about your programme

When: 9:30am to 3:15pm   Where: OR4 (Oteha Rohe Campus)

Thursday 11 July


Success in a New Zealand University

An essential workshop for International students only, focusing on the difference between studying in New Zealand and your own country. Brought to you by Centre for Teaching and Learning.

When: 10.00am to 12:00pm  Where: SNW300

Academic advice drop-in

Academic Advisers can help with: Checking to see what you still need to complete; Summer school course offerings; Course planning; Changing your major or minor; Workload issues; Understanding; University regulations; Future Pathways. It is recommended to register before 12pm to allow enough time to meet the adviser.

When: 9.00am to 12.30pm  Where:Campus Information Services, Quad A building

Pizza lunch for new Master of Management students

Come and enjoy a slice of pizza and a mingle between sessions.

When: 12.00pm to 1.00pm  Where: SNW Foyer

MBS/Master of Management students Induction

Come and meet the Master of Management teaching staff. Students can have some treats with peers and staff. Find out about critical thinking, cheating and plagiarism.

When:1.00pm to 3.30pm  Where:SNW300

Friday, 12 July


Campus Welcome

A formal welcome to Massey University followed by your College presentation (which a Massey
Guide will take you to).

When: 10.00am to 10:20am  Where: SNW Foyer

College Presentations

It’s a great opportunity to meet staff and fellow students and find out college–specific information.

College | Venue
College of Health | SNW300
College of Humanities and Social Sciences | AT1
College of Sciences | Dry Sciences - SNW300 | Wet Sciences - QB1

When: 10.30am to 11.15am

Massey Business School ignite

It’s a great opportunity to meet staff and fellow students and find out college–specific information.

When: 10.30am to 12.00pm  Where: Recreation Centre

Postgraduate presentation

Its a great opportunity to meet staff and fellow students and find out postgrads-specific information. 

When: 10.30am to 11.15am  Where: SNW200

Uni 101

Hear from our current students about what it’s like to study at Massey, find out what’s on the following week, get all your questions answered and meet your new peers.

When: 11.20am to 11:40am Where: Various locations

Campus tours

A guided campus walk with Massey Guides. Check out teaching spaces, Rec Centre and the services available

When: 11.40am to 12.00pm  Where: East Precinct Campus

Uni 101 for foundation students

It’s a great opportunity to meet staff and fellow students and find out Foundation-specific information. This session includes Uni 101 & Campus Tour  For CFS/CUP/DEEP/ Advanced DEEP students.

When: 10.20am to 12.00pm  Where: SNW100

Lunch break

Lunch is on us! Grab a bite, make yourself comfortable and enjoy some tunes with your new friends. The Plaza is where it all happens. 

When: 12.00pm to 2.00pm  Where: Student Central Plaza

Oteha Rohe campus tours

If you want to find out more about Oteha Rohe campus, please talk to your Massey Guide.

When: 12.50pm to 1.20pm  Where: East Precinct bus stop

Library Skills for Master of Management students

Library staff will instruct on library resources, study up, and online workshops across semester 2. 

When:12.45pm to 1.30pm  Where: SNW200

Massey Business School Undergraduate Students –  Uni 101 & campus tour

Catch-up session for those of you who attended Massey Business School Ignite in the morning. Hear from our current students about what it’s like to study at Massey, find out what’s on the following week, get all your questions answered and meet your new peers.
A guided campus walk with Massey Guides. Check out teaching spaces and the services available.

When: 12.45pm to 1.20pm   Where: SNW100

Logging on @ Massey and wifi set-up & timetable assistance session

Drop-in session. Find out how to login at Massey and set up your devices to our network. Find how to access and read your timetable, and learn how to book labs and tutorials Please bring your ID and PIN.

When: 12.30pm to 2.00pm   Where: Computer Lab, CL-QB4

CUP & CFS timetable session

For Cert Uni Prep (CUP) and Cert Foundation Studies (CFS) students only.

When: 1.30pm to 3.30pm  Where: AT1

Set-up for academic success

Session for new domestic students.The Centre for Teaching and Learning are your go-to team for academic writing and learning success.  Come along to find out about this vital service and to pick up some handy tips for uni study.

When: 2.00pm to 4.00pm   Where: SNW300

Academic advice drop-in

Academic Advisers can help with: Checking to see what you still need to complete; Summer school course offerings; Course planning; Changing your major or minor; Workload issues; Understanding; University regulations; Future Pathways. It is recommended to register before 12pm to allow enough time to meet the adviser.

When: 9.00am to 12.30pm   Where: Campus Information Services, Quad A building

Monday 15 July


Logging on @ Massey and wifi set-up

Drop-in session. Find out how to login at Massey and set up your devices to our network. Please bring your ID and PIN.

When: 8.00am to 4.00pm Where: Library, Level 2, Service Desk

Social lunchtime

For more information on Social O-week, visit Albany Students’ Association website - www.asa.ac.nz/

When: 11.00m to 2.00pm Where: Student Central Plaza

Academic advice drop-in

Academic Advisers can help with: Checking to see what you still need to complete; Summer school course offerings; Course planning; Changing your major or minor; Workload issues; Understanding; University regulations; Future Pathways. It is recommended to register before 12pm to allow enough time to meet the adviser.

When: 9.00am to 12.30pm  Where:Campus Information Services, Quad A building

Campus Tour

A guided campus walk for those who missed out the Welcome Day. Check out teaching spaces, Rec Centre and the services available

When: 12.00pm   Where: Starts at Student Central Plaza

Library tours

Discover the awesome study spaces and resources available.

When: 12.00pm to 12.45pm | 2.00pm to 2.45pm Where: Library, Level 2, Service Desk

Getting started with finding information from the library

An introduction to the Library home page and services, and finding a specific journal article and book (e.g. from a reading list).
12.00pm-12.45pm https://massey.libcal.com/event/5208349
7.00pm-7.45pm https://massey.libcal.com/event/5208350

Where: Online

Tuesday 16 July


Logging on @ Massey and wifi set-up

Drop-in session. Find out how to login at Massey and set up your devices to our network. Make sure you bring your student ID and PIN.

When: 8.00am to 4.00pm Where: Library, Level 2, Service Desk

Cuppa with the chaplains

Meet our friendly chaplaincy team and enjoy some home baking.

When: 10.00am to 11.00am Where: Massey Business School, Lower level Foyer

Campus Tour

A guided campus walk for those who missed out the Welcome Day. Check out teaching spaces, Rec Centre and the services available

When: 12.00pm   Where: Starts at Student Central Plaza

Library tour

Discover the awesome study spaces and resources available.

When: 12.00pm to 12.45pm  Where: Library, Level 2, Service Desk

Social lunchtime

For more information on Social O-week, visit Albany Students’ Association website - www.asa.ac.nz/

When: 11.00am to 2.00pm Where: Student Central Plaza

Te Rau Tauawhi – Māori Student Centre

Nau mai haere mai ki ngā tauira hou, welcome to our new students.  Please come in and meet Api, our Māori Student Support Coordinator on the Albany Campus.  We’ll have kai available and can kōrero about all of your study needs.

When: 12.00pm to 1.00pm  Where: QA Board Room, Quad A building

Academic advice drop-in

Academic Advisers can help with: Checking to see what you still need to complete; Summer school course offerings; Course planning; Changing your major or minor; Workload issues; Understanding; University regulations; Future Pathways. It is recommended to register before 12pm to allow enough time to meet the adviser.

When: 9.00am to 12.30pm  Where: Campus Information Services, Quad A building

Finding information on my topic

Finding journal articles and books on a topic, using Discover.
12.00pm-12.45pm https://massey.libcal.com/event/5208351
7.00pm-7.45pm https://massey.libcal.com/event/5208352

Where: Online

Academic knowledge and learning for postgraduate assignments

Issues informing postgraduate assignments, including the relationship between theory and research, and the application and critique of theory and research in assignments
Connect here https://connect.massey.ac.nz/studyuppostgraduate
More Study up during semester http://owll.massey.ac.nz/about-OWLL/studyup.php

When: 12.00pm to 1.30pm  Where: Online

Postgraduate students pizza evening

Using your CV to develop your personal brand. In this relaxed, informal presentation we’ll offer tips and advice on how to present an effective CV. We will also discuss:

  • What NZ employers typically look for in a graduate
  • How to showcase your skills and strengths
  • -How to create an overall good impression throughout the selection process

Our speaker is Trish Fleetwood.  Trish is an experienced career professional and has worked for over 18 years as a tertiary level Careers Consultant.  Trish works with a wide variety of stakeholders including faculty staff, industry, and students at all levels of study and offers training on all aspects of career skill development and on personal branding.

Regsiter here for catering purposes.

When: 5.00pm to 6:30pm   Where: AT Round Room

Sex Quiz!

The ASA - Albany Students' Association and Family Planning New Zealand are proud to bring you Sex Quiz! For more information on Social O-week, visit Albany Students’ Association website - https://asa.ac.nz/    

When: 7.00pm to 9.00pm   Where: The Ferguson

Online orientation for new pasifika students

Here is an opportunity for new students to meet the Pasifika Learning Consultants. Find out more information on Pasifika students support, how to navigate your way through Massey online and face to face. This is for all Pasifika students both on campus and studying via distance learning. Join the meeting by clicking on the link; https://massey.zoom.us/j/205687206

When: 7.30pm to 8.30pm  Where: Online

Wednesday 17 July


Logging on @ Massey and wifi set-up

Drop-in session. Find out how to login at Massey and set up your devices to our network. Make sure you bring your ID and PIN.

When: 8.00am to 4.00pm Where: Library, Level 2, Service Desk

Library tour

Discover the awesome study spaces and resources available.

When: 12.00pm to 12.45pm  Where: Library, Level 2, Service Desk

Social lunchtimes/Clubs day

Today is Clubs Day and your chance to check out 40+ clubs on campus. Free food and prizes! 

When: 11.00am to 2.00pm Where: Recreation Centre

Academic knowledge and learning at postgraduate level

This workshop provides a broad overview of issues informing postgraduate assignments, including the relationship between theory and research and the application and critique of theory and research in assignments. Registration is essential: Email: ctlalb@massey.ac.nz

When: 12.00pm to 1.30pm  Where: QB5

How to manage your time 

Learn time management skills to get on top of your studies.
Connect here https://connect.massey.ac.nz/studyupktg
More Study up during semester http://owll.massey.ac.nz/about-OWLL/studyup.php

When: 12.00pm to 1.30pm  Where: Library Training Room

Academic advice drop-in

Academic Advisers can help with: Checking to see what you still need to complete; Summer school course offerings; Course planning; Changing your major or minor; Workload issues; Understanding; University regulations; Future Pathways. It is recommended to register before 12pm to allow enough time to meet the adviser.

When: 9.00am to 12.30pm  Where: Campus Information Services, Quad A building

Endnote workshop

Learn how to use Endnote, software that stores and manages all your references in one place. It also integrates with Microsoft Word so that you can use Endnote to insert your citations and create bibliographies in any style you need, including APA6th. The software is free to download for any currently enrolled Massey student. Come along and learn some new skills!
Bookings essential: https://massey.libcal.com/event/4979057
Find out about more sessions on the library's event calendar: https://massey.libcal.com/calendar/library-events/?cid=2383&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=2383

When: 12.00pm to 1.30pm  Where: Library Training Room

Rainbow friendly afternoon tea

Get together to connect with the LGBTIQ+ community and representatives from relevant student and community groups. Everybody welcome.

When: 2:30pm to 4.00pm   Where: QA Board Room 

Thursday 18 July


Logging on @ Massey and wifi set-up

Drop-in session. Find out how to login at Massey and set up your devices to our network. Make sure you bring your student ID and PIN.

When: 8.00am to 4.00pm Where: Library, Level 2, Service Desk

How to read effectively for study

Learn strategies to make your reading more efficient and productive as a learning tool.
Connect here https://connect.massey.ac.nz/studyupktg
More Study up during semester http://owll.massey.ac.nz/about-OWLL/studyup.php

When: 12.00pm  Where: Online

Academic advice drop-in

Academic Advisers can help with: Checking to see what you still need to complete; Summer school course offerings; Course planning; Changing your major or minor; Workload issues; Understanding; University regulations; Future Pathways. It is recommended to register before 12pm to allow enough time to meet the adviser.

When: 9.00am to 12:30pm  Where: Campus Information Services, Quad A building

Social lunchtime

For more information on Social O-week, visit Albany Students’ Association website - www.asa.ac.nz/

When: 12.00pm to 2.00pm Where: OR (Oteha Rohe) Campus

Endnote for Mac workshop

This Endnote workshop is for students using Macs. Learn how to use Endnote, software that stores and manages all your references in one place. It also integrates with Microsoft Word so that you can use Endnote to insert your citations and create bibliographies in any style you need, including APA6th. The software is free to download for any currently enrolled Massey student. Come along and learn some new skills!
Bookings essential https://massey.libcal.com/event/4979069
Find out about more sessions on the library's event calendar: https://massey.libcal.com/calendar/library-events/?cid=2383&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=2383

When: 12.00pm to 1.30pm  Where: Library Training Room 

International Orientation for late arrivals

If you are an International students and you missed out the International Registration and Welcome, this session will help you to catch-up with essential information.

When: 12:15pm to 1:15pm   Where: QB5

Meet and greet for our new pasifika students

A chance for new Pasifika students and their family to be welcomed and introduced to Academic & Support Staff and other Pasifika Students. RSVP via email to Selu on S.T.V.Paea@massey.ac.nz

When: 6.30pm to 1.30pm  Where: AT Round Room

Friday 19 July


Logging on @ Massey and wifi set-up

Drop-in session. Find out how to login at Massey and set up your devices to our network. Make sure you bring your student ID and PIN.

When: 8.00am to 4.00pm Where: Library, Level 2, Service Desk

Academic advice drop-in

Academic Advisers can help with: Checking to see what you still need to complete; Summer school course offerings; Course planning; Changing your major or minor; Workload issues; Understanding; University regulations; Future Pathways. It is recommended to register before 12pm to allow enough time to meet the adviser.

When: 9.00am to 12.30pm  Where: Campus Information Services, Quad A building

Saturday 20 July


Academic writing for postgraduate assignments

This workshop follows on from the Academic Knowledge and Learning workshop and covers basic skills for writing assignments at postgraduate level. The workshop covers: (1) analysing assignment questions; (2) finding sources; (3) using and acknowledging sources; and (4) constructing paragraphs and essays. Registration is essential: Email: ctlalb@massey.ac.nz

When: 9.00am to 1.00pm Where: SNW200

Room numbering at the Auckland campus

Each venue on the Auckland campus is given a unique room number. For example, the location of room QA6 is Quadrangle Building A.

Getting around our Auckland campus

Find out about car parking at the Auckland campus or use one of our maps below to find out where to go.

Auckland campus maps (617 KB)

Interactive Campus Map  

Orientation videos 

Check out these videos to help you getting started in Semester 2

Massey Uni app

Download the Massey Uni App to access campus maps and create your own personalised orientation schedule.

Massey Guides

Massey Guides assist and support students with their transition into university life. Look out for their blue t-shirt!

Download a copy of the orientation programme

S2 2019 Orientation Auckland Programme (632 KB)

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