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Rā Whakawhanaukataka | Orientation

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

It's a great way to discover how things work, meet fellow students, prepare for first lectures and find out about the support available to help you achieve your goals.

There are a range of academic, social and cultural activities to meet the diverse needs of all our students. Some orientations are 
voluntary, while others may be compulsory.

 Whakawhanaukataka-Orientation Day

Orientation Day brings together all our other 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.

2022 Orientation Day schedule

  • 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