Orientation for undergraduate students


Orientation is an essential part of your transition to tertiary study. AUT Orientation is a great way to familiarise yourself with the university and the services and facilities available to you, and to develop the study skills to hit the ground running from Day 1.
Orientation includes a campus tour and is full of activities and workshops, designed especially for new students. Workshops include:

We expect all new students to attend Orientation, whether you’re new to the university or new to your programme.

Undergraduate Orientation occurs from mid to late February with dates as follows:

  • International Students: Thursday 18 February - Friday 26 February 2016
  • Domestic Students: Monday 22 February - Friday 26 February 2016

Orientation is held in Week 0 of the Academic Calendar (the week before classes start) and runs across an entire week, with projected dates as follows:

  • International Students: 18 February - 26 February 2016*
  • Domestic Students: 22 February - 26 February 2016*

*Please note that dates are to be confirmed based on release of the AUT Academic Calendar

- See more at: https://www.aut.ac.nz/being-a-student/starting-out/postgraduates/orientation/_edit?SQ_BACKEND_PAGE=main&limbo_assetid=108614&sq_asset_path=123%2C107592%2C108130%2C108260%2C108614&sq_link_path=&asset_ei_screen=details#sthash.nYKh62WB.dpuf

Orientation is held in Week 0 of the Academic Calendar (the week before classes start) and runs across an entire week, with projected dates as follows:

  • International Students: 18 February - 26 February 2016*
  • Domestic Students: 22 February - 26 February 2016*

*Please note that dates are to be confirmed based on release of the AUT Academic Calendar

- See more at: https://www.aut.ac.nz/being-a-student/starting-out/postgraduates/orientation/_edit?SQ_BACKEND_PAGE=main&limbo_assetid=108614&sq_asset_path=123%2C107592%2C108130%2C108260%2C108614&sq_link_path=&asset_ei_screen=details#sthash.nYKh62WB.dpuf

Undergraduate Orientation is for students studying:

  • Certificates
  • Diplomas
  • Graduate diplomas
  • Bachelor's degrees
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • Certificate of Proficiency (undergraduate papers)
  • Study Abroad/Student Exchange students studying undergraduate papers 

AUT 101 - Orientation for all new undergraduate students

All new AUT undergraduate student needs to attend their AUT 101 session.

Students will need to register their attendance at the Orientation Registration Points indicated in the table below, meeting their allocated Student Ambassador, who will welcome you to AUT and guide you around the campus.  

Please refer to the table below for more information: 

Who
When Where
New International students Thursday 18 and Friday 19 February
WG Building, City Campus, 9am

New domestic and international undergraduate students studying on the City Campus for these faculties:

Monday 22 February

Orientation Registration Point: WG Level 3, City Campus, 9am

New domestic and international undergraduate students studying on the City Campus for these Faculties:

Tuesday 23 February

Orientation Registration Point: WG Level 3, City Campus, 9am

New domestic and international undergraduate students studying on the North Campus

  • Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences 
  • Faculty of Cultural and Society
     
Wednesday 24 February

Orientation Registration Point: AF Building Foyer, North Campus, 9am

New domestic and international undergraduate students studying on the South Campus

  • Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Design and creative Technology 
Thursday 25 February

Orientation Registration Point: Marquee, South Campus, 9am

*To find out which faculty you are in visit our Orientation FAQs

Please note: There are also free AUT shuttle buses that operate from all AUT campuses - read more about travelling between our campuses

AUT 102 - Workshops for students

AUT values diversity. We recognise that our students have very different backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, and needs, and that your introduction to university life needs to reflect this. AUT 102 Workshops are designed for:

  • All new mature students (students aged 25 and over) or who have had a gap year between secondary school and university
  • All new Māori students
  • All new Pacific students
  • All new Chinese students (workshop delivered in Mandarin)
  • New Kiwis and students from a refugee background
  • LGBTI students

Undergraduate students in these groups should attend AUT101 (listed above) and the relevant AUT102 Workshop. More info about the AUT 102 sessions

Additional Events at Orientation For Undergraduate Students

AUT offers students a number of events to choose from to support their transition to study. AUT also run events that offer parents and caregivers a chance to understand their child's university journey.

Click here if any of these additional events apply to you: 

  • Parents' Session (Accommodation): Parents/guardians whose son/daughter is in AUT Accommodation.
  • Accommodation Induction: All first-year students in AUT accommodation
  • Parents' Coffee and Conversation: Parents/guardians/supporters session
  • Pōwhiri: All first-time enrolled Māori students and their whānau
  • Scholars Welcome: All first-year students on a Vice-Chancellor, Significant Student, GABA, South Campus or faculty scholarship
  • Certificate and Diploma in Sport and Recreation Pre-Orientation Day: Pre-Degree students from North and South Campus (Compulsory Attendance) 
  • Getting Sorted Day: Opportunity for all students to sort out enrolment issues, IT enquiries etc. as well as to go and see the Student Hub, Tech central and Library. Cafés open will also be open.
  • AuSM O-Week: Open to all students and run by our student Body AuSM
  • NZ Aid Scholarship Orientation: All NZ Aid Scholars (UG and PG) Students


To get ready for Orientation, have a look at the New Student Guide


More information about AUT Orientation

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Last updated: 05-Feb-2016 11.00am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.