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Rā Whakawhanaukataka | Orientation

Be sure to take part in Rā Whakawhanaukataka | Orientation, an important beginning to your Lincoln University experience.

2022 Semester 1 Rā Whakawhanaukataka-Orientation Day

9.00am– 3.00pm, Friday 18 February

Orientation Day brings together our new students to celebrate the start of their Lincoln University journey. You’ll meet other students, learn what it means to belong to the Lincoln whānau and find out what to expect in your first lectures.

The 2022 Semester 1 Orientation Day will take place from 9.00am – 3.00pm, Friday 18 February in Stewart Building. All students new to Lincoln are encouraged to attend and will be provided with a free lunch plus the opportunity to win lots of great prizes, including UE Boom 3’s and Prezzy Cards.

Registrations open mid-January.

  • In line with the Government’s Covid Protection Framework, a current Vaccine Pass is required to attend this event.

Semester 1 Pōwhiri

8.00am, Monday 21 February

A Pōwhiri for all our new students and staff will be held on Monday, 21 February. The Pōwhiri will take place on Forbes Lawn from 8.00am with a briefing at 7.45am outside the Main Reception (Forbes Building). We encourage all staff and students to attend.

 2022 Orientation Days

  • Semester One, Friday 18 February 
  • Semester Two, Friday 15 July 
  • November Summer School, Wednesday 16 November

 Information for online students

If you are studying the following online programmes, orientation activities will be included. Even off-campus, there are plenty of ways for you to connect with our whānau. See the Get Connected information in the New Student Checklist.

Information for students studying outside New Zealand

If you are currently unable to study in New Zealand due to COVID-19 border restrictions, we understand how frustrated you must be feeling. However, we’re still here to help you in any way we can. You can attend orientation via Zoom and the event will also be recorded. We’ll be in touch via email with details closer to your start date. 

In the meantime, there are still ways for you to connect with us. See the Get Connected information in the New Student Checklist. 

If you require support, our dedicated team are here to help you. Please contact Dee Hannam who coordinates the needs of our offshore students.

Other Orientation Activities and Information

Orientation is an important beginning to the LU experience. Meet other students, explore campus, prepare for lectures.