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Welcome to Unitec

To help you familiarise and navigate Unitec as a new or returning student, we’ve put together useful information to help you get the best start to studying with us. 


Your Orientation is a good way to connect with your classmates and lecturers. It's designed to make you more familiar with where you will be studying, who you will be studying with, and what to expect from your course. We look forward to welcoming you into the Unitec whānau.

Find your programme orientation schedule

Part of your Orientation includes an official welcome, pōwhiri, and a campus tour which will start at our beautiful Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae. To help you understand the protocols of our pōwhiri, and enjoy this very special experience, watch our step-by-step guide.

Pre-arrival checklist (click to expand) 

Here are a few things to tick off before or during orientation. Take the stress out of your first week on campus with us.


There are a few key systems that you'll use during your studies including Student Portal and Moodle. To access these systems, you'll need your Unitec usernameUnitec email address, and temporary password which you'll receive via email once you're enrolled.  

Systems (click to expand)

Familiarise yourself with the systems you'll be using.

We've also made a series of how to guides to help you get started, you can check these out before you get on campus. 


There are a number of people and services on campus which offer academic and wellness support for your first year. From study rooms to clubs and sports, check out our Student Services directory for all of the services and facilities available to you.

Go to Student Services

You can also check out our Student Life, Study Support, and On Campus sections to see what is available to you. 


Connecting with others who are like-minded will help you through study and building networks beyond graduation.

There is a range of social and academic services, groups, and clubs available on campus that you can connect with.  And remember to like our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep up to date on what’s happening around campus.

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Your Campus

Whether you are on Mt Albert or Waitākere campus, there is food, drink, plus study supplies and more in and around your campus. Both campuses are smoke-free, this includes the use of e-cigarettes or vaping, Unitec is committed to providing a healthy learning environment for all students. 

Listed below are a few pages that will help you navigate and familiarise yourself with your campus:

O-Week Schedule (click to expand)

O-week is a week-long event with a range of fun activities to ease you into student life at the start of the semester. Check out the full activity schedule below to see what's happening on campus.