Before you arrive at uni

Before arriving at your Massey University campus there are some important tasks you can complete to be Massey-ready. To help you with this, we've broken those tasks down into two groups:

Essential tasks

It is essential you complete these tasks before you arrive at uni:

  • accept the Offer of Place
  • sort out your StudyLink
  • register for accommodation
  • apply for your student ID card

Accept the Offer of Place

If you receive an Offer of Place and want to accept, you need to log in to the student portal to complete the online acceptance process, course selection, and acceptance of the Offer of Enrolment to confirm your place at Massey.


StudyLink helps students make informed choices about student finance, and how to apply and manage their finance online.

As a full-time domestic student you may qualify for student finance or a student allowance to meet your living costs as well.

Apply for your student ID card

You can apply for your student ID card online before you arrive on campus.

Register for accommodation  

If you plan to live on campus while you study with Massey, it's important you register for accommodation early.

Use the Student Accommodation Portal to register for accommodation at the campus you will be studying at.

Highly recommended tasks

It is just a matter of days before you arrive! We recommend you:

  • download the Massey App
  • download Pin4alerts!
  • look at the pre-orientation on Stream
  • sort out your timetabling
  • check out the campus you will be studying at
  • read the information on the When you arrive at Massey page.

Massey Uni app

The Massey Uni app brings you essential info where ever you are. The app is designed for students at Massey's three campuses (Auckland, Manawatū and Wellington). 

App features:

  • Timetable - load your personal timetable to check where you need to be and when. Links straight to the campus map. 
  • Campus Maps - find what you need on our three campuses. Search and locate rooms, shops, colleges, schools and more. 
  • Computer labs - see all the computer labs on the map, with live "free/busy" data.
  • Emergency - emergency contact details, plus a map of the campus emergency points.
  • University contact details.

Find out more about the app and how to download

Ping4alerts! Emergency notification system

During an emergency, Massey University will use the ping4alerts! system to send alerts to members of the University community. The system allows the University to send alerts to tablet and smartphone users, within a specific geographic location who have installed the ping4alerts! app on their device.

The app will only be used to send emergency alerts and for testing, which will occur every second month including at that start of each semester.


Timetabling is where you plan your study schedule for the semester. You will find all the information and help in your student portal.

College of Creative Arts students will find their timetable information in Stream

Each campus is running a how-to session on timetabling during orientation. We highly recommend you attend a session.

Pre-orientation in Stream

It is a good idea to read the pre-orientation page in Stream, Massey's online learning centre. The information on this page will help you prepare for your first semester.

Get to know your campus 

Before you arrive, it's a good idea to familiarise yourself with the campus you will be studying at.

If you're going to be studying on the Manawatū campus, watch the campus tour video, created by MUSA, it's a great way to get to know the campus.

When you arrive at Massey

Your first month is an important time to set up your Massey student experience. It will be a busy few weeks, so we've put together some useful information to help you familiarise yourself with the campus and learn about the student services.

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