International Welcome day dates 2019

The International Welcome, also known as International Orientation, is made up of a number of compulsory activities. These activities are to help new International students familiarise themselves with life in New Zealand (Aotearoa) and studying at Unitec.

Below you will find the dates for the International Welcome Day:

Semester One Wednesday, 20 February, 8.45am - 3pm
Semester Two Wednesday, 17 July, 8.45am - 3pm 

The International Welcome Day is compulsory for International Students and a requirement to attend.

What to expect on the day?

The day will go as follows:

  • You will begin your day at the Unitec Marae to be welcomed not only to Unitec, but to this land, Aotearoa as our special visitors.
  • You will then be taken to the Red Lecture Theatre, located in Building 180 (Te Puna), Level 0, Mt Albert campus. To find your way around, visit our Campus Maps page.
  • They'll be presentations on the day, covering life in New Zealand, studying with us, and student support services available to you.
  • At the end of the presentations, light refreshments will be provided.
  • Following that you’ll head up to Level 1 (Building 180 (Te Puna), Mt Albert campus) to sort your visa and insurance, get your student ID card, login details, timetable, and more.

Don't forget to bring your passport and a pen with you, and make sure to dress for New Zealand weather on the day. 

Students under 18

Those students that are under the age of under 18, in addition to the above, are required to attend an additional presentation on the International Welcome Day

Semester One, 2019
Where Building 180 (Te Puna), Level 2, Room 2044
Time 1pm

Study Abroad 

Study Abroad students, in additions to the above, are required to attend an additional presentation on the International Welcome day

Semester One, 2019
Where Building 180 (Te Puna), Level 2, Room 2044
Time 11.30am

All International students will receive an email with information on the International Welcome from the International Team, if you have not received this please let us know. Email us on international@unitec.ac.nz or call us on +64 9 892 7402.

International Orientation workshops

We’ve prepared nine workshops to help you get the best start. These compulsory workshops are run across two days, you choose a date that suits you. 

Semester One, 2019
Date Thursday, 21 February and Friday, 22 February
Where Building 180 (Te Puna), Level 2, Room 2044
Time 9am - 4pm

See the list below for the workshop schedule.

International orientation workshop schedule

  Workshop Date Time
1. Career Centre Thursday, 21 February
Friday, 22 February
9am - 9.45am
2. Medical Centre - Te Puna Waiora Thursday, 21 February
Friday, 22 February
10am - 10.15am
3. Southern Cross Health Insurance Thursday, 21 February
Friday, 22 February
10.30am - 11am
4. Auckland and Waitamate District Health Board Thursday, 21 February
Friday, 22 February
11.15am - 11.35am
5. Academic Writing Expectations Thursday, 21 February
Friday, 22 February
11.45am - 12.45pm
6. New to New Zealand Thursday, 21 February
Friday, 22 February
1.45pm - 2.30pm
7. Safety in New Zealand Thursday, 21 February
Friday, 22 February
2.45pm - 3.15pm
8. Library Thursday, 21 February
Friday, 22 February
3.30pm - 3.45pm
9. Visa Thursday, 21 February
Friday, 22 February
3.45 - 4pm

How to register?

You need to register online for these workshops. Don't forget to choose a day that suits you for each workshop.

Register here for International Orientation workshops

If you have any questions feel free to email us on international@unitec.ac.nz

Programme Orientation

During the week of 18 February 2019, you're also required to attend your Programme Orientation. Please check the Orientation page for this information.

Go to the Welcome page

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

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