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For tips and information about the Hamilton campus and university life, check out the videos and web pages below.

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Video Resources

Uni 101 | Hamilton

Student Spaces | Hamilton

Hamilton Campus Virtual Tour

Student Services l Hamilton Campus

Student Services | International

Library Services

How to use MyWaikato

Choosing Your Papers

Check out these useful links before you get started

Moodle Modules

Moodle is an online platform that allows you to access papers, contact lecturers, find due dates and submit assignments. It is important that you become familiar with how to use Moodle as it will be the main system you use while studying at Waikato. Checking Moodle regularly will mean you don't miss out on important information and updates throughout the trimester. To login to Moodle, go to and use your university username and password to sign in.

Academic Integrity

Consent Matters

Library Resources

Library Virtual Reference Desk - online teaching

Orientation schedule | Hamilton campus

Thursday 8th July 2021

TimeLocation Event Summary
10:00am - 10:30am L.G.01

Uni101: Getting Started

Come along for tips and tricks on surviving your first year at University. Hear first hand from our students and the Wellbeing Coordinator, Suzy, as they discuss topics such as student support services, getting to and from Uni, after hours access and much more.

10:30am - 11:00am L.G.01

Introduction to Moodle

Moodle is our online learning space, all your papers and supporting materials can be found here. Moodle has your paper outlines, activities, resources, and assignment drop boxes. Come along to find out what it is, how to use it, and how to get help.


Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences: L.G.01

Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies: L.G.03

Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science: S.1.04

Division of Education: TC2.35

Waikato Management School: MSB.1.05 & MSB Foyer

University of Waikato College: S.1.05

Academic Divisions Orientation

After the morning's introductory sessions, head to your Academic Division Orientation.

This session will outline everything you need to know to get started in your academic area. Meet staff and fellow students while learning more about your timetable, degree, and where to go if you need help. While you're here, there will also be an opportunity to meet members of the Study Advising team.

12:00pm - 2:00pm Village Green

Lunch with WSU

What should you do when the weather is cold and miserable? If you answered stand outside by a lake you may already be on the path to academic exellence. Come join the WSU as we give out free toasties and corn fritters to anyone walking by.  We may even have music playing, but we make no guarantees.

1:00pm - 1:30pm M.2.25 - Meet by the entrance to the Library in Level 2 of Te Manawa Student Centre for access to this room

Library 101

Find out how to access your Library account, navigate the Library website, find quality academic resources for assignments and much more.

1:30pm - 2:00pm Level 2, Te Manawa Student Centre

Campus tour

Meet us at the entrance of the Student Centre and join one of our Ambassadors for a tour of campus.

2:00pm - 2:30pm Level 2, Te Manawa Student Centre

Campus tour

Meet us at the entrance of the Student Centre and join one of our Ambassadors for a tour of campus.

2:00pm - 3:30pm Te Whare Tāpiri Iti, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

Postgraduate students orientation

In this session we welcome all new post-graduate level students to join us for an orientation uniquely designed to go over what is available to you. Meet staff from across the university, talk to some current students and take the opportunity to hang out with other students starting their post-graduate journey with you. We'll give you some afternoon tea while you're here, families are welcome.

Register here if you'd like to come along.

12th - 16th July WSU Re-O'Week

The second week of orientation will be hosted by the Waikato Students’ Union and will include all current students as well as new. There will be activities, competitions and prizes up for grabs. Check out the WSU Facebook page for more information.

Find out more about specific events below

  • Re-O'Week 2021 - Get in our Basement this Re-O'Week for your chance to win an Xbox, a Nintendo Switch, Coffee Machine, UE Megaboom, a gym membership, TVs, and so much more. Every day you'll have the chance to answer the question 'Wanna Get a Bag?' and win a bunch of prizes.  

    There will also be free kai everyday as the WSU launch our brand new Union Kitchen and start our free War on Sausages!
  • Re-O'Week Kick Ons 2021 - Most of the time the kick ons are better than the actual party. This time however it's just a few nights in the WSU Basement as you come down from a week in town.

    So give your liver and bank balance a break and get to The Basement for a movie night, comedy evening, and the return of the Red Bull quiz night. There will be food from the Union Kitchen and there will be prizes but most importantly, there will be no need to stay out past 10pm.
  • Intro to Adulthood - Who would've thought being an adult could be so hard? We did. So, all week we'll be sharing our endless bounty of knowledge with you from budgeting to tenancy

There are no upcoming events in this series.