It's all about putting U into UCOL.

We want to make sure your first week at UCOL is a great experience. Join us for official welcomes, academic and career sessions, food and fun, and cool night events. Attending Orientation Week (O-Week) will help you meet other students in your course, find your way around campus and prepare you for study.

Dates: February - March

UCOL ready
Take a look at our handy UCOL Student Guidebook that will ensure you've got everything sorted before you study. It's things like getting your ID card, picking up a car parking sticker, and essential information about your campus.

Palmerston North events

UCOL Palmerston North

A warm welcome
- Pōwhiri Preparation for International Students
- Welcome Pōwhiri

Student experience
- Student Success Drop In Sessions 
- Market Day
- Clubs Day
- Resiliency Workshops

- Library Tours 
- Campus Tour
- Palmerston North Walking Tour
- Amazing Race

Academic support
- Moodle Workshops 
- Study Starter Workshops 
- Back to Study Workshop
- Academic Writing Workshops
- APA Referencing Workshops 
- Using the Library to your Advantage Workshops
- Researching and Using Databases Workshops
- Essay Writing Workshop
- What are Assignment and Exam Markers looking for?

New Zealand life
- Banking in New Zealand Workshops 
- Renting in New Zealand
- New to New Zealand
- International Student Workshops 
- Introduction to Māori Culture Workshops
- Stay Safe in New Zealand Workshop

Whanganui events

UCOL Whanganui

A warm welcome
Welcome Pōwhiri

- Campus Tour
- Library Tours

Student experience
- Student Success Drop In Sessions
- Student Rep Meeting
- Staff vs Students
- Pakaitore Day
- AS@U Market Day
- Student Night Out

Wairarapa events

UCOL Wairarapa

A warm welcome
- Welcome Pōwhiri

Sharing is caring
Tag UCOL into your orientation photos on social. We're @UCOLNZ on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you have an event to add to O-Week or are a local business that would like to get involved, contact us.