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Your first month is an important time to set up your Massey University student experience. It will be a busy few weeks, so use this time to familiarise yourself with the campus, learn about the student support services, make new friends, and a strong start to your studies.
If you're living on campus, settle into your accommodation first before you start finding your way around campus.
On this page you will find out about:
Orientation is highly recommended for all new Massey students because it's your opportunity to learn about Massey before the semester starts. It's a great time to meet new people and make long lasting friendships.
If you're an international student, the enrolment and welcome programme is compulsory. We will contact you closer to the time with details about the two days.
Our online learning communities, Stream and the Student portal, are designed to enhance your learning experience.
Student portal is Massey's online learning hub where you can:
Stream is Massey's online learning tool where you:
The first week of classes is always the most hectic, especially the first day. Every course is different, and while all lectures are on during week one, tutorials and labs are not offered by courses until week two. There may be some exceptions, in which case, you would be notified.
Download the Massey Uni app to know where the important campus facilities are located.
With your timetabling completed in Stream, you will know what your first class is, the time it is scheduled to start and the room it is in.
There is no assembly to attend before class.
Unless your Course Coordinator has said otherwise, bring either a laptop/tablet or a notepad and pen. You do not need to bring any text books or other equipment. The first lecture is usually introductory in nature.
There is no stationary list for university. Some courses, such as design and sciences will have specific items you need to purchase. This information will be given to you by your course co-ordinator.
When you look at your timetable, you will see the room number or code. It will begin with a building name or number, followed by the level in the building and then the room number.
Buses are free for Manawatū campus students. Find out more about parking and transport at:
We have lots of services to help you get the most out of your study at Massey University. The people are great and always ready to help you, so don't be shy.
Massey Guides are senior students who volunteer throughout orientation and the first few weeks of uni to help you settle in. They're very active throughout orientation to make sure you have all the information and support you need. Look out for their bright green t-shirts.
Massey has six student associations. The student associations provide leadership to the student body and are student advocates to the university and wider community. They also aim to make the student experience the best it can be. You can find out more about each association.
When you study with Massey, you become part of our community. Like any community, there is a large network of information and support services available to students.
There are lots of clubs and associations you can get involved in while studying at Massey University. From sports and recreation to student associations, there's something for everyone.
Massey is proud to offer a diverse and vibrant network of clubs at its campuses. The clubs cover a wide range of categories including:
The clubs are supported by the clubs development officers at the Auckland, Manawatū and Wellington campuses.
Massey has seven student associations. Massey student associations aim to make sure that university students enjoy the best university experience possible. They provide leadership to the student body and are also student advocates to the university and wider community.
Massey Guides are senior students who volunteer throughout orientation and the first few weeks of uni to help you settle in.
To become a Massey Guide, you can apply to join the team. Once you're selected, you'll be trained to provide support to new students as they undertake their first year of study at Massey University.
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Last updated on Friday 12 January 2018