Orientation

Orientation is our welcome to new and returning students. It gives you an opportunity to get your study year sorted and off to a good start. It’s also a great way to meet other students, your tutors and support staff - all before you begin your journey with WITT. 

New Plymouth Orientation - Monday 27 February 2017

Orientation provides the opportunity for new students to meet others, have fun and get to know the WITT campus.

8.45am - Assemble between A & B Blocks for Powhiri.
9.00-9.45am - Powhiri, F Block.
9.45-10am - Make your way to your first class. For those who are unsure, information and help is available in the cafeteria.
10am - First class starts. Know your room number. Refer to timetable on this site or contact us on 0800 WITTWORKS.
12-1pm - Free food, fun activities and info stalls to get you in 'the know', Cafeteria & F Block.
1pm onwards - As per your class timetable.

If you have any questions regarding Orientation, please call 0800 WITT WORKS or email info@witt.ac.nz.

Lunch time activities include:
The Edge  / Ice Cream / Mini Doughnuts / Flashmob Photo booth / Games / Giveaways / Info stalls and heaps more!

Hawera Orientation - Tuesday 28 February 2017

Orientation provides the opportunity for new students to meet others, have fun and get to know the WITT tutors.

8.45am - Assemble inside the campus
9.00am - Powhiri
10.00am - Meet tutors
12-1pm - Free food and fun activities
1pm onwards - home time 

If you have any questions regarding Orientation, please call 0800 WITT WORKS or email info@witt.ac.nz.

Lunch time activities include:
 Ice Cream  / Games / Giveaways / and heaps more!

 

 

Frequently asked questions

What happens during the first week
Students will be formally welcomed on the Monday by a powhiri and then go to class where you will do
a number of induction activities including a campus tour, getting a student ID card and logon,
meet your class mates and start formal classes. 

How many students are at WITT
WITT has around 4000 students in total but maybe only ever around 1000 on campus at any one time.

Is there a cost for parking
No

How long is one semester
17 weeks

What do I need for my first day
Pen, paper, your lunch or some money to buy lunch on site.

I have ordered text books and haven't got them yet, what do I do

Talk to your tutor or ask another student to share with you until your textbook arrives

How do I get an ID
ID cards are issued by library staff, to enrolled students.

When do we get our ID
Your tutor would have booked you into a session during your first week in class. ID cards can be
issued to one week prior to course start, for those students who need to catch the bus

Am I going to be disadvantaged not having course books week one
No. The library course reserve section has a copy of all student textbooks.

What happens if we have appointments booked on course day
Inform your tutor

Who do I talked to about Studylink
Studylink will only respond to on line requests. www.studylink.co.nz

When are course fees due
Usually within two weeks of course start but if you are paying by Studylink then there may be a delay.

Do we get a student handbook?
Yes, you will get an electronic copy of the student handbook on a USB when you get your student ID card.

Where do we get our books from
Student text book lists are included in your enrolment packs. If you didn’t receive one contact your department or tutor.

Stationery Lists?
Most classes require only a pen and paper. Course equipment, it any, is issued to students in their first week in class.

If we have a personal problem, who can we go to?
Make a booking with Margaret, the student counsellor

Who do we ask if we get lost on campus?
Any staff member or fellow student. We are all only too willing to help. But if you want a contact person call into the
staff at the Learning Resource Centre or Te Puna Manaaki health and wellness centre.

Bus timetables?
Paper copies are available in the cafeteria, or are online at www.taranakibus.info.

What times does WITT open
8am

What times does the library open
8am

How long is the library open
Mon-Thu 8-6pm
Fri 8-4pm
Sat 9.30-12.30pm

When will I know which classroom I am in
Check your class timetable

Where do we get timetables from
You can access the information here for your timetable
If you have any queries contact your department or email timetable@witt.ac.nz

What are the hours of my course
Check your class timetable