Before you arrive at uni

Before arriving at your Massey University campus, or starting your study online, 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 (Domestic students)
  • register for accommodation
  • apply for your student ID card
  • activate single sign-on

If you are an international student, it is also essential that you:

  • provide your student visa details to the international support office
  • ensure you have medical and travel insurance arranged
  • booked your arrival in time to participate in the compulsory international student welcome. For more information on your arrival, please visit the International Student Support pages

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 (domestic students)

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.

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.

Find out more about student accommodation at Massey

Apply for your student ID card

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

Activate single sign-on

Activating single sign-on is a very quick way to make your life at Massey a lot easier.

It means that you can use your network password to log into all Massey's online systems: the student portal, Stream and MyHub.

It also means that if you forget your network password, you can reset it yourself. If you don't activate single sign-on and your forget your password, you'll have to call the help centre.

How to activate single sign on

  1. Go to the student portal login page
  2. Open the link that says "Click here for single sign-on".
  3. When prompted, enter your university email address and your network password.

Highly recommended tasks

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

  • download the Massey App
  • look at the Getting Started section on Stream
  • read the information on the When you arrive at Massey page.
  • check out the campus you will be studying at
  • sort out your timetabling
  • prepare for distance study

Massey Uni app

The Massey Uni app brings you essential info while you are on the move. Its designed for both distance and on-campus students at Massey University. 

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. 
  • Assessment Help – find information about the assessment help available for Massey students.
  • Student Services - find information about the (mostly free) services that are available for Massey students.
  • And much more…

Find out more about the app and how to download

Getting started in Stream

It is a good idea to read the Getting Started section in Stream, Massey's online learning centre. The information on Getting Started is available approximately four weeks before lectures start and will help you prepare for your first semester. 

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.

Find out what you can do when you arrive at Massey

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.


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.

Prepare for distance study

Being organised and prepared will help you succeed with distance study. If there’s printed distance learning material, it will normally be sent to you the week preceding the semester start (in February for semester one, July for semester two and November for summer school). International dispatch will be by airmail. Find out more about preparing for distance study on the OWLL website.

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