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When you arrive at your campus

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:

Getting ready for orientation

Orientation is highly recommended for all new Massey students, and compulsory for new international 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.

Online learning communities

Our online learning communities, Stream and the student portal, are designed to enhance your learning experience.

Student portal

Student portal is Massey's online learning hub where you can:

  • access Stream, Office 365 and Library services
  • accept your Offer of Place
  • view your class timetable and course overview
  • view exam results and grades
  • view your qualifications
  • update your personal and contact details
  • view your financial statement
  • pay your fees
  • top up your printing account
  • upload a master's thesis
  • apply to graduate
  • and more!


Stream is Massey's online learning tool where you:

  • find your enrolled papers
  • engage with your paper coordinators/lecturers/tutors, and
  • share and exchange ideas with other students
  • listen to podcasts and online presentations
  • sit tests and quizzes.

Your first week of classes

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, some courses do not offer tutorials and labs until week two. Log into your student homepage to view your timetable.

Download the Massey Uni app to know where the important campus facilities are located.

Your first day

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.

What to bring

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 stationery 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.

Room/class numbering

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.

  • Auckland room numbering: QA6 - QA is Quadrangle Building A, 6 is room number.
  • Manawatū room numbering: SST3.14 – SST stands for Social Sciences Tower, 3 – floor number, 14 – room number on that floor.
  • Wellington room numbering: 5C18 – 5 stands for Block number, C- level, 18 – Room number

Transport and parking

Buses are free for Manawatū campus students. Find out more about parking and transport at:

Support services

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 Massey guide at orientation

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 them in their Massey Guides t-shirts.

Student associations

Massey has seven 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.

Find out more about each student association

Student services

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.

Find out more about student life services

Getting involved at Massey

There are lots of clubs you can get involved in while studying at Massey University. From sports and recreation to student associations, there's something for everyone.

Joining clubs Getting involved

Massey is proud to offer a diverse and vibrant network of clubs at its campuses. The clubs cover a wide range of categories including:

  • sports
  • recreation
  • cultural and religious interests.

The clubs are supported by the clubs development officers at the Auckland, Manawatū and Wellington campuses.

Find out more about clubs on your campus

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