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UCOL Manawatū Pōwhiri & Orientation

UCOL Manawatū Palmerston North Campus. Opens Mon 17 Feb, 12pm

UCOL campuses are organising pōwhiri and orientation activities to welcome new students and staffs. Here are the orientation week events at the Manawatū campus.

Monday 17 February - Meet and Greet Monday
Location: The Atrium
Time: 12pm-1pm

Don’t worry if you’re feeling a tad lost on the first day of classes; we’ve got you sorted. Members of UCOL’s Student Success team will be around the campus from 8.30am and happy to point you in the right direction. Look out for the folks in the black and orange UCOL t-shirts, and they’ll help you out.

After you’ve settled in, join us for a BBQ lunch at midday.

Tuesday 18 February – Pōwhiri
Location: The Atrium
Time:  Meet at 9.00am, pōwhiri starts at 9.30am

The pōwhiri is how we welcome new students and staff to campus. New students and staff are to assemble on the grass at the Princess Street entrance at 9am to practice the waiata Te Aroha. Returning students and staff meet on the café side of the Atrium at 9.15am, ready for the pōwhiri to start at 9.30am.

Wednesday 19 February - Community Connect!
Location: The Atrium
Time: 12pm-1pm

There are so many great organisations and groups in the Manawatū that can assist you with life as a student. Community Connect! is your chance to get to know organisations that can provide wellness, social, and cultural support. You can also join clubs, which are great for meeting new people. 

Have a chat to the different service providers and join us for free kai. Grab some free candyfloss and get some snaps in the photo booth.


Thursday 20 February - Student Success Day
Location: The Atrium
Time: 12pm-1pm

UCOL’s Student Success team offers a range of services to help you get the most out of your time at UCOL. Whether it’s counselling, study workshops, or The Panty food exchange, Student Success is here to help you have the best UCOL experience in and out of the classroom.

Come along to meet the Student Success team and learn how their services can help you. Don’t forget to pick up an information bag and enjoy a free lunch.


Friday 21 February - Picnic on the Green
Location: King Street Green (grass area)
Time: 12pm-1pm

Wind down at the end of the week with some music on the King Street Green. We’ll be firing up the BBQ, so stop by and grab a free sausage and enjoy some live tunes.

17 - 21 Feb

UCOL Manawatū Palmerston North Campus

Monday 17 February, 12pm-1pm
Tuesday 18 February, 9.00am
Wednesday 19 February, 12pm-1pm
Thursday 20 February, 12pm-1pm
Friday 21 February, 12pm-1pm

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