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Raftr Online Campus

Join Raftr to connect with campus when you cannot be on campus. Create your own channels, post news and events, chat in groups or direct message your friends.


Raftr Online Campus

Join Raftr to connect with campus when you cannot be on campus. Create your own channels, post news and events, chat in groups or direct message your friends.


Raftr is Lincoln University’s online campus community for students and staff. When we can’t be together in-person, we can still be together.


Get current by joining Raftr now:

Who can access LU’s Raftr Community?
Anyone with an active Lincoln University email address can use Raftr, which means it’s a dedicated platform only for students, recent graduands and staff.


Who can set up rafts and post news and events?
Anyone can create public or private rafts, posts, events, polls and more. This your platform to connect and communicate. We encourage everyone to create, share and discover on Raftr.


Why should I use Raftr instead of other social platforms?

  • Raftr is an advertisement free platform so you have control over the content you see.
  • Raftr is exclusive to universities. Only those who authenticate with their Lincoln University email domain can access our Raftr community. This means you are only connecting with the LU whānau and are safe from external unsolicited messages.
  • Raftr helps you broaden your university network by giving you the chance to meet people you may never have met because they don’t hang in your circles. Use the direct message feature to connect with someone new (you can block people if needed).
  • You have control to set up your own rafts, promote events and post announcements in a place where the entire LU community has a chance to join the conversation.

Why is it called Raftr and what is with the otter?

The Raftr platform was created by a company based in North America. They noticed a similarity between the behaviour of otters and the student experience:


“A group of otters linked together is called a ‘raft’. Sea otters are very social animals that often sleep, rest and eat together while floating in these rafts which can include hundreds of interconnected otters – not unlike the student experience...” See About Raftr for more on this.