Rā Whakawhanaukataka | Orientation Day

17 February 2023 | Events

Rā Whakawhanaukataka | Orientation Day is the start of your journey towards becoming part of our Lincoln University whānau.

On the day, expect a range of sessions that will help you begin studying at Lincoln.

You will receive important academic information, learn about the support services available and have the chance to meet other new students by participating in social activities.

There are also heaps of chances to win prizes and you get free lunch.




Where: Stewart Building 

When:  9am-3pm, Friday 17 February

What to Expect

Morning sessions

All new to Lincoln Students:

  • 8.30am - Check-in commences (with QR code found on your registration confirmation email). 
  • 9am - Welcome to the LU Whānau session. 
  • 10am – Goosechase (an interactive social activity) commences. 
  • 11.30am to 1pm – Free lunch (food truck, music, games and giveaways). 

Recommended afternoon sessions (for specific cohorts/students):

If you haven’t completed important tasks like getting your student ID card, car parking permit or working out where the lecture rooms are for your first day of university, there will be plenty of people around to help you out. We recommend coming along during Preparation Week so Friday is free for orientation activities.

Can't make it?

If you are studying on campus but cannot make it to the Welcome to the LU Whānau session on Friday, you are welcome to attend the online session on Thursday 16 February, 5.15pm-6.15pm. 

Join the orientation here.

Need help?

If you have questions about Orientation Day or certain requirements to meet your personal needs, contact us. We are here to help. 

Studying online?

If you are studying an online programme, your orientation is part of your online study and can be found on your Akoraka | Learn dashboard.

Lincoln University Students' Association (LUSA) O'Week

LUSA holds a series of social activities including Toga Party and Clubs Market. Check out their website here for more information.