The International Welcome Day, also known as International Orientation, is compulsory for international students to attend.

Your family or host family are also invited and encouraged to attend.

International Welcome Day is made up of a number of compulsory activities. These activities help new international students familiarise themselves with life in New Zealand/Aotearoa and studying at Unitec.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Unitec whānau (family). 

Welcome Day dates and workshop

Semester two dates

Welcome Day – Wednesday 20 July

What to expect

You will experience a mihi whakatau, a Māori welcome by a kaumātua (elder), then you'll move into information sessions covering life in New Zealand, studying with us, and the student support services available to you.

Following these sessions there will be breakout rooms to help with your visa, insurance, get your student ID card request, login details, timetable and more.


As a new student to Unitec, you are also required to attend an Orientation for your programme.

Helpful information

Need help? Contact us

Phone +64 9 815 4321