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

Wellington campus orientation programme

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

Select a day from the list below to find out about the activities scheduled for semester one orientation.

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 washing your hands.


Monday 15 February

Toga party - Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions the Toga Party has been cancelled.

Tuesday 16 February

Academic advice drop-in sessions 

Drop-in any time to meet with an adviser. Our Academic Advisers can help with:

·     Checking what you still need to complete
·     Admission and enrolment advice
·     Planning your programme of study
·     Course planning
·     Changing your major or minor
·     Workload issues
·     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: Student Central

Drum and base night - Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions the Drum and Base night has been cancelled.

Wednesday 17 February

Group training at the gym (40min sessions)

Get familiar with our campus gym and start your semester off right! Massey Gym's Group Training Classes are perfect for beginners and those who enjoy a team environment. Our regular classes are free during Orientation and while you are there sign up to a one week free trial at the gym! Group training continues under COVID-19 Alert Level 2, with restrictions on class sizes. Please call 04 801 2545 to reserve your spot.

When: 8am, 12pm, 4pm and 6pm | Where: Massey University Gym

Freshers breakfast - Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions the Fresher Breakfast has been cancelled.

Academic advice drop-in sessions

Drop-in any time to meet with an adviser. Our Academic Advisers can help with:

·     Checking what you still need to complete
·     Admission and enrolment advice
·     Planning your programme of study
·     Course planning
·     Changing your major or minor
·     Workload issues
·     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: Student Central

Campus mihi whakatau - Cancelled

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

College/programme welcomes

A special occasion for all new students where you will be welcomed to the student community by your college/programme. A great opportunity to meet fellow students and academic staff.
The academic programmes have been revised to reflect the current COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions.

School of Nursing 
National Nursing welcome | When: 9.30am to 12pm | Where: Online, join us on Zoom.
Wellington Nursing session | When: 1.00pm to 3.00pm | Where: Online, join us on Zoom.

Communication | When: 10.30am to 12.30pm | Where: Online, join us on Zoom.

College of Creative Arts | When: 10.30am to 12pm | Where: See below
*Please bring face masks ready to wear if needed

  • Fine Arts | 2D02, Block 2, level D
  • Creative Media Production| (Surnames A-K) The Pit, Block 12, Level C | (Surnames L-Z) T21
  • Music | 1D08, Block 1 Level D
  • Masters of Design 10A94, Block 10, Level A
  • Masters of Creative Enterprise 10A94, Block 10, Level A
  • Design (Group allocation will be communicated with you separately)
    Design Group 1 | 10C01, Block 10, level C
    Design Group 2 | 10C05, Block 10, level C
    Design Group 3 | 10C06, Block 10, level C
    Design Group 4 | 10C14, Block 10, level C
    Design Group 5 | 10B12B, Block 10, level B
    Design Group 6 | 10B01, Block 10, level B
    Design Group 7 | 11B03 East, Block 11, level B
    Design Group 8 | 11B03 West, Block 11, level B
    Design Group 9 | 6B04, Block 6, level B
    Design Group 10 | 12E04 South, Block 12, Level E
    Design Group 11 | 12D04 North, Block 12, Level D
    Design Group 12 | 12D04 South, Block 12, Level D
    Design Group 13 | 12B02, Block 12, Level B

BBQ lunch - Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions the BBQ Lunch has been cancelled.

Hāngī @ Whānau Room

A chance for you to connect with new and current tauira Māori, Māori staff and Kōkiri Ngātahi – Māori Students Association Wellington Campus. It will be really informal and can guarantee lots of laughs.

When: 12pm  | Where: T18, Whānau Room

Kōkiri Karaoke

Come and make your presence known in front of your friends or soon-to-be friends. Your talent on the stage will reward you with Whānau Room fame, glamour, and some very cool prizes! If you also just want to come for a watch, nau mai.

When: 1pm - 3pm  | Where: T18, Whānau Room

Fine art and design students - Stream and timetable help

All Design and Fine Arts students must receive their personal timetable for 2021 before semester starts – this is the only way to get this info! Watch this video first, if you can follow along with the video, then you are good to go. If you have any questions or if any part of this process is unclear come along to the session. Make sure you bring your student ID number and password. To help us manage the large volume of participants, please attend at the time based on the first letter of your last name/surname.

·    Surnames A to C: 1pm to 1.20pm
·    Surnames D to G: 1.20pm to 1.40pm
·    Surnames H to K: 1.40pm to 2pm
·    Surnames L to O: 2pm to 2.20pm
·    Surnames P to S: 2.20pm to 2.40pm
·    Surnames T to Z: 2.40pm to 3pm
·    Surnames A to G: 3pm to 3.20pm
·    Surnames H to O: 3.20pm to 3.40pm
·    Surnames P to Z: 3.40pm to 4pm

When: 1pm to 4pm | Where: 5E17 and 5E19

Creative Media Production (CMP) - Stream and timetable help

These workshops cover details about your timetable, Stream, SiSO (equipment booking) and campus facilities - essential information you need for your first week at university.
Four sessions will be held during Orientation. You only need to attend one session. Make sure you bring your student ID number and password. Please sign up to your preferred time by CLICKING HERE.

When: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm | Where: 1D12

Creative Media Production (CMP) - starter consultation

This session is one hour long and includes a 15-minute consultation to make sure you're all set for the start of semester. During the rest of the session, you are invited to screen-print a CMP logo on your own t-shirt. Please bring your own t-shirt (or item of clothing) for screen printing. You only need to go to one of six sessions. Please sign up to your preferred time by CLICKING HERE.

When: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm | Where: 1D08

Band night - Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions Band Night has been cancelled.

Thursday 18 February

Group training at the gym (40min sessions)

Get familiar with our campus gym and start your semester off right! Massey Gym's Group Training Classes are perfect for beginners and those who enjoy a team environment. Our regular classes are free during Orientation and while you are there sign up to a one week free trial at the gym! Group training continues under COVID-19 Alert Level 2, with restrictions on class sizes. Please call 04 801 2545 to reserve your spot.

When: 8am, 12pm, 4pm and 6pm | Where: Massey University Gym

Academic advice drop-in sessions

Drop-in any time to meet with an adviser. Our Academic Advisers can help with:

·     Checking what you still need to complete
·     Admission and enrolment advice
·     Planning your programme of study
·     Course planning
·     Changing your major or minor
·     Workload issues
·     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: Student Central

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, and ask any questions you may have.

When: 9.30am to 10.30am | Where: Online, Join is on Zoom.

Creative Media Production (CMP) hui

This session brings you together with staff and third year CMP students to establish connections and initiate the process of working as a group. During this session, you will break-out into the CMP pathways, alongside staff, for more information and discussion. All first year CMP students should attend this session.

When: 9.30am to 12pm | Where: T21

Fine arts orientation

Session 2, tour of local galleries. See great art, meet the gallerists.

When: 9.30am to 12pm | Where: 2D02

Pre-degree pathway students (CFS, CUP and EAP)

Compulsory for all new students studying Certificate in Foundation Studies (CFS) & Certificate of
University Preparation (CUP) courses. 

When: 10am to 11.30am | Where: 7C09
When: 2pm | Where: Online, Join us on Zoom.

Library tour and wifi set up

Drop-in at anytime for a guided library tour or stop in and set up your devices to our Massey network. Make sure you bring your student ID.

When: 10am to 12pm | Where: The Library

Design orientation

Following on the introductory session that focuses on introducing ourselves and our interests, Day 2 – looks how we might become us.

When: 10am to 11.30am | Where: Your studio room

Personalised timetable tours with Massey Guides

Need some help navigating campus before classes start on Monday. Where do you go? How do you get there? WHAT DOES 5C17 MEAN?! Well your Massey Guides are here to help out and give you your very own personalised timetable tour. Book a time slot HERE. (log in with your Student ID)

When: 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm | Where: Leaving from the Pyramid

Introduction to academic writing and time management

What does it take to write a great assignment? Find out about the tools and techniques to let your assignments shine with the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Find out more about the service and how they can help you with your studies.

When: 10am to 11am | Where: Online, Join us on Zoom.

Massey 101

Come and hear from senior 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 Wellington and answer any questions you may have.

When: 10am to 10.45am | Where: LT200

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.

When: 11am to 11.45am | Where: 5C11

Summerfest - Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions Summerfest has been cancelled.

Fry-up & snacks @ Whānau room

Come have a kai and a kōrero with your new whānau, the whare will be buzzing with all our new students.

When: 12pm  | Where: T18, Whānau Room 

Kōkiri Karaoke

Come and make your presence known in front of your friends or soon-to-be friends. Your talent on the stage will reward you with Whānau Room fame, glamour, and some very cool prizes! If you also just want to come for a watch, nau mai.

When: 1pm - 3pm  | Where: T18, Whānau Room

Information technology for design students

Important things to know about networks, software, printing and using computers at the School of Design. An overflow session will be arranged for Week 1 if this session is popular.

When: 1pm to 2pm | Where: The Pit 

Gym drop-in

Interested in your campus gym? Come and meet the friendly staff who can show you around the facilities, answer questions about Group Training, and talk to you about our ‘How to Gym’ program (12 free sessions with a trainer). www.masseygym.co.nz

When: 1pm to 5pm | Where: Massey University Gym

Library tour and wifi set up

Drop-in at anytime for a guided library tour or stop in and set up your devices to our Massey network. Make sure you bring your student ID.

When: 1pm to 3pm | Where: Library

Fine arts and design students - Stream and timetable help

All Design and Fine Arts students must receive their personal timetable for 2021 before semester starts – this is the only way to get this info! Watch this video first, if you can follow along with the video, then you are good to go. If you have any questions or if any part of this process is unclear come along to the session. Make sure you bring your student ID number and password. To help us manage the large volume of participants, please attend at the time based on the first letter of your last name/surname.

·   Surnames A to C: 2pm to 2.20pm
·   Surnames D to G: 2.20pm to 2.40pm
·   Surnames H to K: 2.40pm to 3pm
·   Surnames L to O: 3pm to 3.20pm
·   Surnames P to S: 3.20pm to 3.40pm
·   Surnames T to Z: 3.40pm to 4pm
·   Surnames A to G: 4pm to 4.20pm
·   Surnames H to O: 4.20pm to 4.40pm
·   Surnames P to Z: 4.40pm to 5pm

When: 2pm to 5pm | Where: 5E17 and 5E19

Introduction to academic writing and time management

What does it take to write a great assignment? Find out about the tools and techniques to let your assignments shine with the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Find out more about the service and how they can help you with your studies.

When: 1pm to 2pm | Where: Online, join us on Zoom.

Massey 101

Come and hear from senior 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 Wellington and answer any questions you may have.

When: 1pm to 1.45pm | Where: LT200

Creative Media Production (CMP) tours

CMP staff will take you on a tour of your facilities and show you where your first classes will be.

When: 1pm to 2pm | Where: Leaving from outside Block 1 main entrance, Level C concourse

Music workshops - Stream and timetable help

These workshops cover details about your timetable, Stream, SiSO (equipment booking) and campus facilities - essential information you need for your first week at university.
Please attend one workshop related to your major by signing up below. Make sure you bring your student ID number and password.

·     Music Technology: 1pm to 2pm, please sign up by clicking here
·     Music Industry: 2pm to 3pm, please sign up by clicking here
·     Music Practice: 3pm to 4pm, please sign up by clicking here

When: As listed above | Where: 1D12

MAWSA 101

What is MAWSA? We’re like your friendly big sister. We’re here to stand up for you, give you a hand when you need it, and connect you up with other great people. Come along to hear how you can make the most of your time at Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa!

When: 2.00pm to 2.45pm | Where: LT200

Creative Media Production (CMP) - starter consultation

This session is one hour long and includes a 15-minute consultation to make sure you're all set for the start of semester. During the rest of the session, you are invited to screen-print a CMP logo on your own t-shirt. Please bring your own t-shirt (or item of clothing) for screen printing. You only need to go to one of six sessions. 
Please sign up to your preferred time by CLICKING HERE.

When: 2pm to 3pm or 3pm to 4pm | Where: 1D08

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.

When: 2pm to 2.45pm | Where: 5C11

Earn as you learn; Learn as you earn

Develop your employability skills and map your career with Massey Career Centre (MCC). Career development is more than finding a job(s). It’s about developing confidence, knowledge, and skills that allows you to do what feels right to you and what’s right for the world. Join us to learn about ways you could develop such knowledge and confidence whilst studying at Massey.

When: 2.30pm to 3.30pm | Where: Online, join us on Zoom.

Comedy night

Presenting Melanie Bracewell, Justine Smith and Lana Walters. Get your TICKETS HERE.

When: Doors open 7.30pm | Where: The Hub, Victoria University Wellington

Friday 19 February

Group training at the gym (40min sessions)

Get familiar with our campus gym and start your semester off right! Massey Gym's Group Training Classes are perfect for beginners and those who enjoy a team environment.  Our regular classes are free during Orientation and while you are there sign up to a one week free trial at the gym!

When: 8am, 12pm, 4pm and 6pm | Where: Massey University Gym

Academic advice drop-in sessions

Drop-in and meet with an advisor. Our Academic Advisors can help with:

·     Checking what you still need to complete
·     Admission and enrolment advice
·     Planning your programme of study
·     Course planning
·     Changing your major or minor
·     Workload issues
·     Understanding University regulations
·     Future Pathways

When: 9am to 12.30pm | Where: Student Central

Research and Scholarly writing for Nursing - Contact Course for 168.161

This contact course is designed to give you a head start in 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. Make sure you add this to your calendar now, to set you up for a great start in your Bachelor of Nursing.

When: 9.30am to 12.00pm | Where: Online, Join us on Zoom.

Personalised timetable tours with Massey Guides

Need some help navigating campus before classes start on Monday. Where do you go? How do you get there? WHAT DOES 5C17 MEAN?! Well your Massey Guides are here to help out and give you your very own personalised timetable tour. Book a time slot HERE. (log in with your student ID)

When: 10am and 11am | Where: Leaving from the Pyramid

Creative Media Production (CMP) quick pitch competition

Work alongside CMP staff and third year students to craft 'rapid-fire' ideas for creative media concept pitches (e.g. film, TV show, game or app). Groups will pitch their ideas to the crowd and compete for spot prizes with one winning a very special grand prize and being crowned the quick pitch winner.

When: 9am to 11am | Where: T21

Fine arts orientation

Session 3, group animation workshop

When: 9am to 11am | Where: 2D02

Music cohort orientation

In this session you will get to know your lecturers better, and do activities with fellow students from your major.

When: 9.30am to 11am | Where: 1D08

Design orientation

On day 3, we will come together as student designers to mark the third day of orientation to highlight possible paths and signal the potential of the new artefacts, phenomena and experiences that will become our contributions to our new community at Ngā Pae Māhutonga, the Wellington School of Design.

When: 9.30am to 11am | Where: Start at your studio

College of Creative Arts (CoCA) welcome

Now you've gotten to know a bit about your school and your programme, come and meet your College, hear from the Pro-Vice Chancellor and CoCA student reps, get a College photo, followed by a CoCA lunch.

When: 11am to 1pm | Where: The Great Hall

College of Creative Arts Māori and Pacific students welcome

Straight after the CoCA Welcome pop upstairs to 10BMess08 (Kohekohe ruma) for a cuppa tea/inu and we will head down to the various lunches with you.  You can either join the CoCA general lunch, the Māori students BBQ in the Whānau room or Pacific students lunch in Tussock cafe.  Meet Belinda Weepu and other key Māori and Pacific staff, get to know other new Māori and Pacific students. 

When: 12pm to 12.30pm | Where: 10BMezz08 (upstairs at the entrance of the Old Museum Building)

Friday chill-out

Grab some snacks and chill out with your Massey Guides. They'll have lots of freebies to give away, keep an eye out on their Instagram. join in, play games, listen to music, connect with other students or have a nap in a bean bag on the deck, it’s been a long week!

When: 12pm to 2pm  | Where: Campus Co-Lab, 9C

BBQ @ Whānau Room

Come have a kai and a kōrero with your new whānau, the whare will be buzzing with all our new students.

When: 12pm  | Where: T18, Whānau Room 

New pacific students welcome

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

When: 12pm to 2pm | Where: Fale Bilong lumi, T33

Kōkiri Karaoke

Come and make your presence known in front of your friends or soon-to-be friends. Your talent on the stage will reward you with Whānau Room fame, glamour, and some very cool prizes! If you also just want to come for a watch, nau mai.

When: 1pm - 3pm  | Where: T18, Whānau Room

Creative Media Production (CMP) orientation wrap-up

In this session, programme leader Dr Scott Wilson wraps up the week and looks ahead to what happens next in in first semester of your Creative Media Production degree.

When: 2.30pm to 3.30pm | Where: The Pit

Electronic night

Presenting Netsky, Sweet Mix Kids, Foley and Prank Sinatra. Get your TICKETS HERE.

When: Door open 7.30pm | Where: The Hub, Victoria University Wellington

Monday 22 February

Academic advice drop-in sessions

Drop-in and meet with an advisor. Our Academic Advisors can help with:

·     Checking what you still need to complete
·     Admission and enrolment advice
·     Planning your programme of study
·     Course planning
·     Changing your major or minor
·     Workload issues
·     Understanding University regulations
·     Future Pathways

When:  9am to 12.30pm | Where: Student Central

Live lounge

MAWSA here with BBQ, live music, spray painting, and O’Week bag giveaway.

When: 12pm to 1pm  | Where: CoCA Concourse, Block 1

Outdoor movie night

Princess diaries and popcorn

When: 8.30pm to 10pm | Where: Southern Cross Garden Bar

Tuesday 23 February

Academic advice drop-in session

Drop-in and meet with an adviser. Our Academic Advisers can help with:

·      Checking what you still need to complete
·      Admission and enrolment advice
·      Planning your programme of study
·      Course planning
·      Changing your major or minor
·      Workload issues
·      Understanding University regulations
·      Future Pathways

When: 9am to 12.30pm | Where: Student Central

Slice of summer

Live music from Will Pegg and free Mr Whippy thanks to MAWSA.

When: 12pm to 2pm  | Where: CoCA Concourse, Block 1

Wednesday 24 February

Chapel with our chaplains

Nab this chance to meet with our wonderful campus chaplains. Connect with other students to find a church that suits your needs.

When: 8.30am to 9.30am | Where: Wellbeing Hub

Academic advice drop-in session

Drop-in and meet with an adviser. Our Academic Advisers can help with:

·     Checking what you still need to complete
·     Admission and enrolment advice
·     Planning your programme of study
·     Course planning
·     Changing your major or minor
·     Workload issues
·     Understanding University regulations
·     Future Pathways

When: 9am to 12.30pm | Where: Student Central

Freshers Brunch 

We had to cancel the breakfast last week due to covid so, how about brunch!?
An opportunity for non-halls students to get together and connect over kai, drop in at anytime between 10.00am and 12.00pm.

When: 10am to 12pm | Where: Campus Co-Lab, 9C

Build your development journey (LEGO Serious Play)

Do you want to get involved and start developing yourself alongside your study? But not sure where to start and want to explore the right opportunities for you? Start planning your journey by taking part in this interactive fun workshop using LEGO!

When: 11am to 12pm | Where: Campus Co-Lab, 9C

Rainbow tea

Get together to connect with the LGBTIQ+ community, with representatives from staff, community groups and current students. Please RSVP HERE.

When: 12pm to 2pm | Where: Flax and Fern, 9B

Canine friends and chill

Feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the new things happening? Come and destress with some pups. MAWSA also has you sorted with some sweet tunes and free food.

When: 12pm to 1pm  | Where: CoCA Concourse, Block 1

Thursday 25 February

Academic advice drop-in sessions

Drop-in and meet with an adviser. Our Academic Advisers can help with:

·      Checking what you still need to complete
·      Admission and enrolment advice
·      Planning your programme of study
·      Course planning
·      Changing your major or minor
·      Workload issues
·      Understanding University regulations
·      Future Pathways

When: 9am to 12.30pm | Where: Student Central

Club and giveaway day

Our annual Clubs day is your chance to meet new people, get a bunch of freebies, and join new clubs you’re passionate about!

When: 11am to 2pm  | Where: CoCA Concourse, Block 1 (pyramid in wet weather)

International students catch-up

We hope you have settled in your new dorm/flat and found where everything is by now. Let’s get together and find out from each other how things are going. If you missed the international online session on the 18th, it is very important that you come to meet Cherie your wellbeing advisor today. Afternoon tea will be provided.

When: 3.30pm  | Where: Campus Co-Lab, 9C

Friday 26 February

Academic advice drop-in sessions

Drop-in and meet with an adviser. Our Academic Advisers can help with:

·      Checking what you still need to complete
·      Admission and enrolment advice
·      Planning your programme of study
·      Course planning
·      Changing your major or minor
·      Workload issues
·      Understanding University regulations
·      Future Pathways

When: 9am to 12.30pm | Where: Student Central

 

Room numbering at the Wellington campus

Each venue on the Wellington campus is given a unique room number. For example, the location of room 5D14 is:

  • Block 5 (building number)
  • floor level D, and
  • room number 14.

Getting around our Wellington campus

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

Campus Map

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 Wellington? Your Massey Guides are here to help! Follow them on Instagram or chat to them at Orientation during Massey101  

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