Manawatū campus orientation programme

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

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

Compulsory events are marked with an asterisk (*)

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


Sunday, 18 February 2018


Hall check-in

When: Between 9am and 3pm Where: Residential Services Office
   

Parent programme

When: 11am to 12.30pm Where: The Centre
 

BBQ dinner and games with music

When: 5pm to 7pm Where: TBC
 

Hall meetings

Dessert and icebreaker games.

When: 7pm Where: Halls

Monday, 19 February


Get active

Come get familiar with the Rec Centre and enjoy a free taster class.

When: 9.30am to 10.30am Where: Rec Centre
  

International student registration and enrolment - part one*

All international and PaCE students must attend.

When: 9am to 12pm Where: Social Science Lecture Block - SSLB1
   

Library tour

When: 11am to 12pm Where: Library
  

Campus walks

Campus and nature walk.

When: 11am to 12pm Where: TBC
    

Lunch for international students

Mix and mingle with others from around the world.

When: 12.30pm to 1.30pm Where: Dining hall/Concourse
  

Water sports

BBQ lunch and activities, including a waterslide, water guns and volleyball.

When: 12pm to 2pm Where: Oval
   

Registration and enrolment - part two

Find out about New Zealand, and enjoy a quiz and prize giving. International and PaCE students.

When: 2pm to 5pm Where: Social Science Lecture Block - SSLB1
   

Library tour

When: 2pm to 3pm Where: Library
  

Donut panic! Drop in

Timetabling help and online enrolment assistance + Donuts!

When: 3pm to 5pm Where: Library
  

Dinner for international students

When: 4.30pm to 6pm Where: Dining hall
  

Dinner

Time out, relax and have dinner as per your meal plan.

When: 5.30pm to 7.30pm Where: Dining hall
   

Hall crawl activity

So, you've settled into your hall room, but what about the neighbours? Come, hang out, and get to know them by enjoying some fun social activities and the competitive challenges of a crawl around the halls!

When: 7pm to 9pm Where: Start at your Hall

Tuesday, 20 February


Brekkie and sounds

Cooked brekkie and the Radio Control Breakfast Show live, on 99.4FM

When: 8am to 10am Where: Concourse
  

Welcome for international students*

Your formal welcome and induction to the University.

When: 9am to 12.30pm Where: Social Science Lecture Block - SSLB1
    

Campus walks

Campus and nature walk

When: 10am to 11am Where: TBC
   

Library tour

When: 11am to 12pm Where: Library
  

Lunch for international students

Picnic and games as Ashhurst Domain.

When: 12.30pm to 2.30pm Where: Meet at Columbo Rd bus stop
  

Watersports

BBQ lunch and ice-cream. Activities include a waterslide, water guns and volleyball.

When: 12pm to 2pm Where: Oval
    

Library tour

When: 2pm to 2.30pm Where: Library
   

Drop-in session for international students

Staff from the International Student Support office will be available to answer questions.

When: Between 2.30pm to 5pm Where: International Student Support (ISS) - Level 2, Registry Building
  

Student mobility session - student exchange and study abroad

Student exchange and study abroad students only.

When: 2.30pm to 3.30pm Where: Social Science Lecture Block - SSLB1
   

Donut panic! Drop in

Timetabling Help and Questions + Donuts

When: 3pm to 5pm Where: Library
   

Hall dinner

Time-out to relax and have dinner as per your meal plan.

When: 5pm to 7pm Where: Dining hall
   

Social event

A chance to meet and connect with other residents in the halls. Free entry and transport.

Choose your event:

  • Flip City
  • Bowlarama
  • Event Cinema - The Black Panther (Marvel)

Remember, it's first on the bus until full for each event - so don't be late!

When: 7pm pick up Where: Columbo bus stop

Wednesday, 21 February


Welcome tent

Our Massey guides will be at the welcome tent to answer any questions you have as you arrive.

When: From 9am Where: Concourse
    

Mihi

Traditional Māori welcome for students and their families to the campus and city. The mihi brings together hosts (tangata whenua) and visitors (manuhiri) in a welcoming environment of friendship and generosity. Refreshments provided.

When: 9.30am to 10am Where: Concourse
  

Meet and greet for Māori students

Nau mai, haere mai, ngā tauira Māori me whānau.

Welcome to Māori students and their whānau, manaaki by our wonderful Te Rau Tauawhi - Māori Student Centre staff.

When: 10.30am Where: Social Science Lecture Block annex - Māori Student Centre
  

MUSA mega mid-week market

Grab your cheap, cool/crazy outfit for the Opportunity Shop Ball.

Palmy's best Op shops will be on the concourse, along with a bunch of stalls and shops from around Palmy. Expect all kinds of essential student stuff - fresh fruit and veges, UniChem pharmacy, student travel and more!

The Student Services team will also be out in full force – you’ll be amazed at all the support you can access as a Massey student.

When: 10am to 2pm Where: Concourse
   

Programme welcomes

A special occasion where you will be welcomed to your programme by the academic staff. It’s a great opportunity to meet fellow students and find out essential programme specific information.

Massey Guides will lead you to where the welcomes are being held from concourse at 1.50pm

When: 1.45pm to 3.30pm Where: Meet on the concourse
 

Parents' meet and greet

Parents and whanau, come along and meet the Student Life Services staff. Refreshments will be provided.

When: 2pm to 3.30pm Where: The Centre
 

Networking for postgraduate, mature and distance students

Meet others in a similar stage of study/life. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

When: 6.30pm to 8pm Where: The Centre
   

MUSA Future Fest | Pool party

Cool off and chill out at Palmy’s aquatic centre – Lido!

Meet new people and relax. Free entry and transport. Buses will leave from the main bus stop on campus at 6.45pm, returning at 9pm.

When: 7pm to 9pm Where: Lido

Thursday, 22 February


Introduction to the online student environment

The student portal is where you access all the important information for your study. This session will introduce the portal and the various functions within it.

When: 9am to 10am Where: Social Science Lecture Block - SSLB 1 and 2
   

Drop-in sessions

These drop-in sessions are an opportunity to get help you with your timetable, find your way around the online learning site (Stream), and get course or career advice. Tours of the library leave on the hour from 10am until 2pm.

When: Between 10am and 4pm Where: Library
   

Budgeting and StudyLink

StudyLink and University staff will give you budgeting tips and advice as well as information about the application process for student loans and allowances.

When: 10am to 10.45am Where: Social Science Lecture Block - SSLB 1
    

Discover Massey

Discover the places and services offered at Massey University that will contribute to your success in this fun interactive session - prizes to be won!

When: 10am to 11.30am Where: Social Science Lecture Block - SSLB1 and 2, Marsden, and Agriculture and Horticulture - AH1
    

Fresh start

A session for mature students.

When: 11am to 12.30pm Where: Social Science Lecture Block - SSLB3
    

Next level

A session for postgraduate students.

When: 11.30am to 12.30pm Where: Social Science Lecture Block - SSLB4
   

Fresh music lunch box

Grab a bean bag from the MUSA Lounge and find a comfy spot on concourse! MUSA and Massey University bring you a tasty free concert featuring some prime new New Zealand music talent fresh off the grill and served just right for you.

When: 12.30pm to 1.30pm Where: Concourse
    

Academic skills to achieve success

When: 12.30pm to 1.30pm Where: Social Science Lecture Block - SSLB1, 2, 3 and 4, and Marsden
    

Mass participation event

Details to be announced closer to orientation.

When: 3pm to 5pm Where: Concourse or Oval
  

MUSA Future Fest | Comedy gala

Enjoy the MUSA Future Fest orientation 2018 comedy gala. The line up of New Zealand's finest and funniest comedians to remind you that life's a laugh are:

This is an all ages event, alcohol will be served, so ID is required.

You will need a Future Fest pass to attend this event. Purchase your pass online now!

When: 7.30pm to 11pm Where: Activity Centre
   

Movie night

Two big screens and a great sound system, movie nights in the Marsden Lecture theatre are a great experience. Movie TBA.

When: 7.30pm to 11pm Where: Marsden Lecture Theatre (MLT)

Friday, 23 February


Programme orientation

Meet staff and fellow students and find out about college specific information. Although optional, it is very important you attend this session.

When: 9am to 2pm Where: Various locations on campus
   

Programme lunches

Lunch is on us! Meet academic staff and students studying the same degree as you over a bite to eat.

When: 12pm to 1pm Where: Various locations on campus
  

Keep calm and study on

Study Skills. The Centre for Teaching and Learning team will introduce handy study skills, like effective note taking, assessment planning and preparation, practical time-management, plus much more.

When: 2pm to 3pm and 3pm to 4pm (earlier session repeated)
Where: Social Science Lecture Block - SSLB 1 and 2
   

Pasifika meet and greet

A welcome for new Pasifika students and their families. This event is hosted by our wonderful Pasifika support staff and student leaders.

When: 4pm to 5pm Where: Fale Pasifika - Young Farmers Club (YFC)

Connections

Connect with our wonderful Campus Chaplains and meet staff and students from local churches over some pizza and live music. All welcome.

When: 5pm to 7pm Where: The Centre
  

The Big Quest!

Do you have the ultimate solution, item, or smarts to win … win … win?

Join our Massey Guides for craziness and laughs. Compete against each other for prizes and make great friendships.

When: 7.30pm to 9.30pm Where: The Centre
  

MUSA Future Fest | Op-shop Ball

Grab those cheap threads you scored at the mega market, throw some glitter in your hair, and you are ready to shake it.

Headlining the Ball will be pop-punk saviours Openside, and DJ Dfresh will be serving up the bassline.

Enjoy the free BBQ, chill out space and photo booth.

You will need a Future Fest pass to attend this event. Purchase your pass online now!

When: 7.30pm to late Where: Activity Centre

Saturday, 24 February


Palmy bus tour

The Massey Guides will show you the ‘ins and outs’ of Palmy, including local markets and the Esplanade.

Please note: This is a first on the bus until it is full tour.

When: 10am to 12pm Where: Colombo Road bus stop
   

Volleyball competition - Halls

Come and thrash the other Halls on the volleyball court. We’ll have some awesome prizes to give out to the victors. If you're not a Hall resident, put a team together and enter the competition.

Register your interest with your Residential Assistant (RA), and be sure to head along with your Hall friends for an afternoon of fun.

Please note: Participants for this is event must be a Hall resident. Spectators are welcome from all over the University.

When: 2pm to 5pm Where: TBC
  

MUSA Future Fest | Toga party

There's no party like a TOGA PARTY!!

Practically a right of passage for any student, the Toga Party gives you the chance to grab a sheet, get dressed like ancient times and shake it like there's no tomorrow!

The night kicks off with a stellar selection of bass 'n' booty tunes from DJ Dfresh. Fast rising talent Cymbol will be joined by guest vocalist Sally, and to get the party into full swing... it's SAVAGE!

This is an all ages event, alcohol will be served, so ID is required.

You will need a Future Fest pass to attend this event. Purchase your pass online now!

Pro tip: Find out how to tie a toga

When: 7.30pm to late Where: Activity Centre
 

Quiz night

Six categories, good laughs, sweet prizes. Bring friends to make a team of six or join a team who needs an extra member or two when you get there. Refreshments provided.

When: 7.30pm to late Where: The Centre

Sunday, 25 February


Halls meetings

A 45-minute meeting for all Halls residents. Please attend the session time for your Hall.

  • 2pm to 2.45pm - City, Egmont, Totara and Matai
  • 2.45pm to 3.30pm - Walter Dyer, McHardy and Colombo
  • 3.30 to 4.15pm - Miro, Tawa, Craig Lockhart and Bindaloe
  • 4.15 to 5pm - Rotary, Kairanga, Tararua/Ruahine Atawhai and Kiwitea

When: 2pm to 5pm Where: Social Science Lecture Block - SSLB1

MUSA Future Fest | Come down picnic

The grand finale to MUSA's Future Fest is the summer social come down picnic.

It’s been a big few days! Time to wind down a little before uni starts. Come relax with us and enjoy some chill music on the beautiful Massey Oval.

Featuring:

When: 3pm to 6pm Where: The Oval

Week one | Friday, 2 March


Rainbow tea

This is a great opportunity to meet members of, and learn more about, the LGBTIQ+ community at the University.

Open to all Massey staff and students, including members and supporters of Massey's LGBTIQ+ community, this relaxed and welcoming event is also an opportunity to meet with representatives from relevant student and community groups.

When: 4pm Where: ICC Lounge
     

A night to remember

Be sure to have a Night you Remember. Head along to hear members of our community in this entertaining, yet informative event around Alcohol Safety, Safe Sex Choices, Sexual Health and Consent.

Loads of prizes and giveaways and ice-cream!!! Gumboot Points also up for grabs for hall students.

When: 7pm (doors open at 6.45pm) Where: Activity Centre

Register for orientation

Room numbering at the Manawatū campus 

Each venue on the Manawatū campus is given a unique building code and room number. For example, the location of room SST2.14 is:

  • SST – building code (Social Sciences Tower)
  • level 2,
  • room number 14.

Getting around our Manawatū campus

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

Manawatū campus maps (2,109 KB)

Orientation programme for download or print

Orientation schedule - Manawatū campus (426 KB)

Massey smokefree

Massey Contact Centre Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm 0800 MASSEY (+64 6 350 5701) TXT 5222 contact@massey.ac.nz Web chat Staff Alumni News Māori @ Massey