Auckland at COVID-19 Alert Level 2. More information.

Manawatū campus orientation programme

We recommend all postgraduate and undergraduate students attend 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.

Please note: As New Zealand COVID-19 Alert Levels change, some scheduled events may go ahead on campus (with the necessary precautions in place), move to online, become postponed or cancelled. Make sure you keep checking back here or on the app for the latest updates.


Remember to scan in using the NZ COVID Tracer app, all campus buildings will have QR codes located at entry points, remember to ensure Bluetooth is enabled on the app. Protect yourself and our campus community by tracing your movement, staying home if you’re sick and wash your hands.


Tuesday 16 February


Halls check-in

Check into your hall of residence before being guided around your new home. Residential Assistants (RAs) will be your tour guides, and available to answer any questions you may have.

When: 9am to 3pm | Where: ICC and Residential Services Office (RSO)

Visit the Recreation Centre drop in

Drop-in to get a tour around the facilities, chat with our staff about the recreational options, and find out about student membership to the fitness centre.

This drop in session will continue during COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions with the necessary precautions in place.

When: 9am to 12pm | Where: Rec Centre

Ask an Academic Advisor drop in

Drop-in to meet with an advisor.  Our Advisors can help with; checking to see what you need to complete, admission and enrolment advice, planning your programme of study, course planning, changing your major or minor, workload management, understanding university regulations & future pathways.

Please note Academic Advice drop-in sessions are being held under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions.

When: 9am to 12.30pm | Where: Level 2, Registry

New Māori student pōhiri - Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions the New Māori student pōhiri will be cancelled.

Whānau meet and greet - Postponed

Parents and whānau, learn about the services and support Massey has to offer to ensure a great experience at University, and how you can support them in their university adventure.

Due to the current COVID-19 Alert Levels, this event has been postponed until further notice. We look forward to hosting you when it is safe to do so.

Halls meeting

Meet your fellow residents and Residential Assistant (RAs), plus be given a run down on life in the halls.

When: 7.30pm to 8.30pm | Where: Your hall

Wednesday 17 February


Logging on @ Massey drop in

Drop-in for help on how to login at Massey and connect your devices to our network. Please bring your ID number and password.

This drop in session will continue during COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions with the necessary precautions in place.

When: 8am to 5pm | Where: The Library

Visit the Recreation Centre drop in

Drop-in to get a tour around the facilities, chat with our staff about the recreational options, and find out about student membership to the fitness centre.

This drop in session will continue during COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions with the necessary precautions in place.

When: 9am to 12pm | Where: Rec Centre

Ask an Academic Advisor drop in

Drop-in to meet with an advisor.  Our Advisors can help with; checking to see what you need to complete, admission and enrolment advice, planning your programme of study, course planning, changing your major or minor, workload management, understanding university regulations & future pathways.

Please note Academic Advice drop-in sessions are being held under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions.

When: 9am to 12.30pm | Where: Level 2, Registry

Ask a Massey Guide drop in

Our Massey guides will be stationed at the Registry Building to answer any questions you have. Still unsure where your classes are?  Ask about our campus tours!

This drop in session will continue during COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions with the necessary precautions in place.

When: 9.30 to 2.30pm | Where: Level 2, Registry

Mihi Whakatau - Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions the Mihi Whakatau has been cancelled.

Academic programme orientations

Your programme orientation is a fun, social event with lots of activities, opportunities to make new friends, meet tutors and get familiar with all the support and the opportunities available to you – so it’s very important that you participate.

The academic programmes have been revised to reflect the current COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions. Programme orientations going ahead as scheduled on campus will have the necessary Alert Level 2 precautions in place.

  • Bachelor of Agribusiness | Online information
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science | Online information
  • Bachelor of Animal Science | Online information
  • Bachelor of Arts | SGP 3.42 | 11.00am – 3.00pm - Please note this is to go ahead as scheduled on campus with the necessary precautions in place. Meet at location.
  • Bachelor of Engineering | Cancelled
  • Bachelor of Food Technology | Cancelled
  • Bachelor of Horticultural Science | Online information
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences | 11am - 12pm | Online
  • Bachelor of Nursing National Welcome | 10am - 12pm | Online
  • Bachelor of Nursing Session | 1pm - 3pm | Online
  • Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning | SSLB 6 | 11.00am – 3.00pm - Please note this is to go ahead as scheduled on campus with the necessary precautions in place. Meet at location.
  • Bachelor of Science | 11am - 12pm | Online
  • Bachelor of Social Work | 11am - 12pm | Online
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise | Online link TBC
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science | 9.30am | Online
  • PaCE/Foundation | 11am - 1pm | Online - this session is for domestic & returning international students
  • Postgraduates | Postponed - we will be in touch and look forward to hosting you when it is safe to do so.

Ignite online academic programme welcome includes the following programmes:

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Applied Economics
  • Bachelor of Aviation Management
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Communication

When: 10.30am – 12.30pm | Where: Online

Library tour - Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions the Library tour has been cancelled.

Postgraduate student forum

What will post-graduate study Massey be like? Recommended for all new post graduate students.

When: 3pm to 4.30pm | Where: Online session here.

Pacific student distance orientation talanoa

Connect with Pacific Student Support Staff, meet other Distance students, meet your Pacific Distance Advisor, Learn how to navigate Stream, Learn about Library services.

When: 7pm to 8pm | Where: Online session here.

A night to remember - Postponed

A Night to Remember is an entertaining evening focused on the themes of sex, consent and keeping yourself safe in town. It is run by Massey with the support of local partners such as the Police and Mid-Central DHB. Also there are Hall Gumboot Points up for grabs! Halls residents only)

Due to COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions A night to remember has been postponed. We look forward to hosting you when it is safe to do so.

Thursday 18 February


Logging on @ Massey drop in

Drop-in for help on how to login at Massey and connect your devices to our network. Please bring your ID number and password.

This drop in session will continue during COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions with the necessary precautions in place.

When: 8am to 5pm | Where: The Library

Beats and brekky - Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions Beats and Brekky has been cancelled.

Visit the Recreation Centre drop in

Drop-in to get a tour around the facilities, chat with our staff about the recreational options, and find out about student membership to the fitness centre.

When: 9am to 12pm | Where: Rec Centre

Ask an Academic Advisor drop in

Drop-in to meet with an advisor.  Our Advisors can help with; checking to see what you need to complete, admission and enrolment advice, planning your programme of study, course planning, changing your major or minor, workload management, understanding university regulations & future pathways.

When: 9am to 12.30pm | Where: Level 2, Registry

Ask a Massey Guide drop in

Our Massey guides will be stationed at the Registry Building to answer any questions you have. Still unsure where your classes are?  Ask about our campus tours!

When: 9.30am to 2.30pm | Where: Level 2, Registry

Nursing contact workshop for 168.161

This contact course is designed to give you a head start in 168.161: Research and Scholarly Writing in Nursing, and set you up for success in your Bachelor of Nursing degree. If you are new to university this contact course will provide you will essential tools to make the most out of your research and writing. If you are an experienced tertiary learner, then this is an opportunity for you to hone your skills and add some nursing specific resources into your kete of knowledge to help you thrive in your nursing degree. Specifically, we will introduce you to the wide-range of support available to you as a first year student - from the Student Success, Library, Centre for Teaching and Learning and Nursing faculty staff; we will make a head start of the first assessments in the course; and you will be introduced to a variety of tools to support your learning in the online environment. Please bring your computer.

Please note that due to COVID-19 Alert Levels, this session is now online.

When: 9.30am to 12pm | Where: Online session here.

International student code of practice

This session is compulsory for onshore international students enrolled in Bachelor, Master or PhD qualifications and your attendance will be recorded. A chance to receive important information in person, meet the International Wellbeing Advisors interact with Massey Guides, and ask any questions you may have.

Please note that due to COVID-19 Alert Levels, this session is now online.

When: 9.30am to 10.30am | Where: Online session here.

Campus tours

Take a tour around campus with our Massey Guides and discover where the essential places and services are that you need to know about. Find out where the different lecture theatres are on campus – bring your timetable to personalise the tour for you. Leaving hourly (or on demand) between 9.30am – 12.30pm.

When: 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm | Where: Meet outside the Library - look for the Massey Guide with the Campus Tour sign

Academic skills to achieve success

The National Centre for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) provides a wide range of support services and learning resources to help enhance your academic skills and success whatever your level of study. How will you succeed academically at Massey? Come and hear some tips from our Centre for Teaching and Learning staff to help you begin your academic journey. 

When: 9.30am to 10.30am | Where: Online session here.

Massey 101

Hear from your Massey Guides (current students) about the things they wish they knew and advice you need to thrive in your first semester at University. They’ll give you all the insider tips about being a student in Palmy and answer any questions you may have.  Learn how to access services and support. 

When: 10.30am to 11am | Where: Online session here.

Health @ Massey - Postponed

Want to find out how to get the most out of the Massey Health Centre?   Come along and find out all about PHO enrolling, and how you can benefit from this.

Due to the current Covid Alert Levels, this event has been postponed until further notice. We look forward to seeing you when it is safe to do so.

Library tour

Come along and discover our library’s services and spaces. Get inside knowledge on how best to utilise the library during your time at Massey University.

When: 11am to 11.30am | Where: The Library

StudyLink and fees

StudyLink will be here to give you advice as well as information about the application process for student loans and allowances. Chat to Massey staff about fees and payment options.

When: 11.30am to 12.30pm | Where: SSLB2

Rec centre group fitness taster session

A chance to have a taster of our different group fitness classes, all in the one class.  Finish the session with a tour around the facilities, chat with our staff about the recreational options, and find out about student membership to the fitness centre.

When: 12pm to 1pm | Where: Rec Centre

Lunchtime activities - Postponed

Come along to our pizza eating challenge sponsored by Dominos pizza and be in to win some awesome prizes!  Even if you are not competing, there will be plenty of laughs and plenty of free pizza going around, don’t miss out! Head over to the MUSA tent on Concourse to register. Comp starts at 12.30, don’t be late!  We will have a free BBQ, along with the NZ Police out on Concourse today with some handy info on keeping yourself safe, giveaways and free lollies!  Come on down!

Due to COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions Lunchtime activities has been postponed. We look forward to hosting you when it is safe to do so.

Pacific student welcome

A welcome for Pacific students and their families hosted by our wonderful Pacific support staff and Student Leaders. 

When: 12pm to 2pm | Where: ICC Lounge – YFC Building

Māori student welcome

A welcome for Māori students and their families hosted by our wonderful Māori support staff and Student Leaders. 

When: 12pm to 2pm | Where: Te Rau Tauawhi 

Academic skills to achieve success

The National Centre for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) provides a wide range of support services and learning resources to help enhance your academic skills and success whatever your level of study. How will you succeed academically at Massey? Come and hear some tips from our Centre for Teaching and Learning staff to help you begin your academic journey. 

When: 1pm to 2pm | Where: Session online here.

Massey 101

Hear from your Massey Guides (current students) about the things they wish they knew and advice you need to thrive in your first semester at University. They’ll give you all the insider tips about being a student in Palmy and answer any questions you may have.  Learn how to access services and support. 

When: 2pm to 2.30pm | Where: Online session here.

Health @ Massey - Postponed

Want to find out how to get the most out of the Massey Health Centre?   Come along and find out all about PHO enrolling, and how you can benefit from this.

Due to the current Covid Alert Levels, this event has been postponed until further notice. We look forward to seeing you when it is safe to do so.

Library tour

Come along and discover our library’s services and spaces. Get inside knowledge on how best to utilise the library during your time at Massey University.

When: 2.30pm to 3pm | Where: The Library

StudyLink and fees

StudyLink will be here to give you advice as well as information about the application process for student loans and allowances.  Chat to Massey staff about fees and payment options.

When: 3.30pm to 4.30pm | Where: SSLB2

FutureFest Make Up

MUSA, The Halls of Residence and Massey University want to welcome you to your university career with a great time! While COVID uncertainty means we had to postpone our major events for now, we've got some great new stuff just for all you freshers! From 7pm Thu to Sat, in a range of spaces across the campus, we've got music cranking! If you need more details check in with your Hall RA or have a look at our Facebook Page. If you are a first-year but not in hall, feel free to come out to campus and introduce yourself at these events!

When: 7pm to 10pm | Where: Monroe

Friday 19 February


Logging on @ Massey drop in

Drop-in for help on how to login at Massey and connect your devices to our network. Please bring your ID number and password.

When: 8am to 5pm | Where: The Library

Morning meditation

Morning meditation is a great way to start your day.  Clear your mind and set your focus forward.

When: 8.45am to 9.30am | Where: The Centre

Visit the Recreation Centre drop in

Drop-in to get a tour around the facilities, chat with our staff about the recreational options, and find out about student membership to the fitness centre.

When: 9am to 12pm | Where: Rec Centre

Ask an Academic Advisor drop in

Drop-in to meet with an advisor.  Our Advisors can help with; checking to see what you need to complete, admission and enrolment advice, planning your programme of study, course planning, changing your major or minor, workload management, understanding university regulations & future pathways.

When: 9am to 12.30pm | Where: Level 2, Registry

Ask a Massey Guide drop in

Our Massey guides will be stationed at the Registry Building to answer any questions you have. Still unsure where your classes are?  Ask about our campus tours!

When: 9.30 to 2.30pm | Where: Level 2, Registry

Campus tours

Take a tour around campus with our Massey Guides and discover where the essential places and services are that you need to know about.  Find out where the different lecture theatres are on campus – bring your timetable to personalise the tour for you. Leaving hourly (or on demand) between 9.30am – 12.30pm.

When: 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm | Where: Meet outside the Library - look for the Massey Guide with the Campus Tour sign

Campus walk

Take a relaxing walk around our beautiful campus.

When: 10am to 11am | Where: Meet on concourse outside the Library

Summerfest

Palmy is back in level 1 and we are bringing the summer fun vibes on Concourse today!  Test your rodeo skills with our mechanical bull on Concourse today and be in to win some awesome prizes!  We will have sounds cranking with Palmy’s HOTTEST DJ – Dfresh.  Play games, get your face painted, listen to music, connect with other students or have a nap in a bean bag…..whatever you do, make sure you are on Concourse today!

When: 10am to 1pm | Where: Concourse

Keeping well while studying

You want to achieve well at university? You want a great job at the end of it? To do that you need to be well in all ways so as to cope with the newness, the pressures and demands, and the people, all of which can have an impact on your wellbeing. Learn how to stay well amidst the new and busy life. This session will introduce you to a range of strategies and services that can keep you well – or help you to regain the wellness when things pile up!

When: 10am to 11am | Where: SSLB2

Yoga on the Oval

Stretch it out with a yoga session on the Oval run by our wonderful Rec Centre team. Bring your own mat, or we will have a limited number available. 

When: 11am to 12pm | Where: The Oval

Halls crawl

Let the famous Massey Halls Crawl begin! Mix and mingle with people from your hall and meet residents from other halls. Explore the campus doing fun activities along the way. (Halls residents only).

When: 1.30pm to 5pm | Where: Start at your hall

Library tour

Come along and discover our library’s services and spaces. Get inside knowledge on how best to utilise the library during your time at Massey University.

When: 2pm to 2.30pm | Where: The Library

Non school leavers/distance student forum

What can you expect in the first few weeks of study? Recommended for all non-school leavers, and Distance students.

When: 3pm to 4.30pm | Where: SSLB7

Halls hang out

Come hang out with friends, play some games and meet new people. Live music and free snacks.

When: 5pm to 7pm | Where: Dining Hall/The Oval 

FutureFest Make Up

MUSA, The Halls of Residence and Massey University want to welcome you to your university career with a great time! While COVID uncertainty means we had to postpone our major events for now, we've got some great new stuff just for all you freshers! From 7pm Thu to Sat, in a range of spaces across the campus, we've got music cranking! If you need more details check in with your Hall RA or have a look at our Facebook Page. If you are a first-year but not in hall, feel free to come out to campus and introduce yourself at these events!

When: 7pm to 10pm | Where: Concourse

Saturday 20 February


Halls volleyball competition

Challenge other halls in some volleyball. The Massey Volleyball club will be supporting this event, and you can even register your interest on the day with them to join the student club. Be sure to head along with your Hall friends for an afternoon of fun.  Please note: Participants for this event must be a Hall resident. Spectators are welcome from all over the University.

When: 1pm to 4pm | Where: The Rec Centre (Teaching Gym)

FutureFest Make Up

MUSA, The Halls of Residence and Massey University want to welcome you to your university career with a great time! While COVID uncertainty means we had to postpone our major events for now, we've got some great new stuff just for all you freshers! From 7pm Thu to Sat, in a range of spaces across the campus, we've got music cranking! If you need more details check in with your Hall RA or have a look at our Facebook Page. If you are a first-year but not in hall, feel free to come out to campus and introduce yourself at these events!

When: 7pm to 10pm | Where: The Oval

Sunday 21 February

Halls meetings

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

2:00pm-2:45pm: City, Totara, Matai
2:45pm-3:30pm: Walter Dyer, McHardy, Colombo
3:30pm-4:15pm: Miro, Tawa, Craiglockhart, Bindaloe, Kiwitea
4:15pm-5:00pm: Kairanga, Tararua/Ruahine Atawhai

When: 2pm to 5pm | Where: SSLB1

Wednesday 24 February

MUSA clubs day

New to the Manawatū campus? Feeling lost in the masses? Don't be. Come to Clubs Day and check out the many different groups that would love to have you as a member and who will help you find friends quickly. 

When: 11am to 2pm | Where: Concourse

Get involved

This session will let you know all the ways you can get involved in our community and make the most of your time at University. There will be a chance to sign up for a range of volunteer and leadership opportunities. Find out more about career development and planning and how to keep yourself well while at University.

When: 1pm to 1.50pm | Where: SGP3.24 | Sir Geoffrey Peren Building/Seminar Room

Thursday 25 February


MUSAS mega market day

It’s the MUSA Mega Market Day, once again MUSA makes campus a sweet time! Come see what the folks of fair PN City have for you, their favourite people and customers...students. Check out local handmade products, electric bikes, University services, free stuff from MUSA...all the things!

When: 11am to 2pm | Where: Concourse

Get involved

This session will let you know all the ways you can get involved in our community and make the most of your time at University. There will be a chance to sign up for a range of volunteer and leadership opportunities. Find out more about career development and planning and how to keep yourself well while at university.

When: 11.30am to 12.20pm | Where: SGP3.24 | Sir Geoffrey Peren Building/Seminar Room

International student catch-up orientation

This catch-up session is for onshore international students enrolled in Bachelor, Master or PhD qualifications who have missed the International Student Code of Practice session during Orientation week. Please come along to our catch-up Orientation to meet the International Wellbeing Advisor, receive important information about study, compliance, wellbeing support, and ask any questions you may have.

When: 2pm to 3pm | Where: Whānau Room 2.24, Level 2, Registry Building

Rainbow tea

All of Massey's LBGTQ+ community welcome - students and staff - plus friends, allies and supporters.  Have fun, eat snacks and connect with Rainbow-friendly people.

When: 4pm to 5.30pm | Where: ICC Lounge - YFC Building

Connections

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

When: 5.30pm to 7pm | Where: The Centre

Friday 26 February


The Post Grad Social

Get together to chill with your post-grad peers from different colleges and know about all the cool things happening with some music, drinks, nibbles and interesting conversations! More details of the event can be found here.

When: 5.30pm to 8pm | Where: MUSA Lounge

Saturday 27 February


Pacific student orientation

All new Pacific students should attend.  Hear about academic and study tips, the ways we can support you at University, and get to know your peers.

When: 12pm to 4pm Where: ICC Lounge - YFC Building

Halls crazy sports

Challenge other halls in some awesome activities.  We’ll have a free BBQ, awesome prizes to give out to the victors and will be joined by the Red Frogs plus Fire & Emergency NZ. Be sure to head along with your Hall friends for an afternoon of fun, and don’t forget to dress up.  Please note: Participants for this event must be a Hall resident. Spectators are welcome from all over the University.

When: 12pm to 4pm | Where: The Oval

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 (2,095 KB)

Massey Uni app

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

Online resources

To assist with your transition into university life, be sure to check out the Online Library Workshops

Download a copy of the orientation programme

A downloadable copy of the orientation programme will be available shortly.

Massey Guides

Want to get all the insider tips on how to navigate your first year? Have someone to help you find answers to your questions about being a student in Manawatū? Your Massey Guides are here to help! Follow them on Instagram or chat to them at Orientation during Massey101

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