Orientation

To welcome new and returning students to our WITT whānau we run a little something called O-Week! Orientation gives you an opportunity to get your study journey with us sorted and off to a good start. It's also a great way to meet other students, your friendly tutors and welcoming support staff - all before you begin your journey with us. 

New Plymouth Campus

Download your welcome pack

On the first day, you will be welcomed to Te Kura Matatini o Taranaki (WITT) by a powhiri, you will get to explore the campus and you will get to know your tutors, support staff and classmates. We'll be waiting for you outside Te Piere (map here

The O-Week fun, free food, activities, games and giveaways continues for the entire week, so keep your eyes peeled for more information coming soon..


South Taranaki Campus - Hāwera

Download your welcome pack

On the first day, you will be welcomed to Te Kura Matatini o Taranaki (WITT) by a pōwhiri, you will get to explore the campus, and you will get to know your tutors, support staff and classmates. We'll be waiting for you outside WITT on Union Street.

The O-Week fun, free food, activities, games and giveaways continues for the entire week, so keep your eyes peeled for more information coming soon..


Campus Tours

Learn to navigate your way around campus, discover all the key places and step into our first day with confidence. Campus tours generally take around 20-30 minutes.  

APRIL
Tuesday 27th - 4pm
Wednesday 28th - 2pm

MAY
TBC

JUNE
TBC

Where:
Meet us outside the main Reception at 20 Bell Street, five minutes prior to the tour starting.


What to bring on your first day

You don't need to bring much on the first day, just make sure you have pen and paper with you. The tutors will let you know any other stationery requirements when you get to class on the first day. There will be some light refreshments available after the pōwhiri and Te Kāuta cafe will be open all day if you want to purchase any food. 

Do you know your timetable?

Make sure you know where and when your classes are, click here to find out your class timetable, or you can use one of the timetable screens around campus - locations are in the FAQ's below. Even if there are no classes scheduled on Tuesday it is still important that you come to Orientation if you are a new student.


Frequently Asked Questions

What happens during the first week?

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

How many students are at WITT?

WITT has around 4000 students in total with around 1000 on campus at any one time.

Is there a cost for parking?

No.

How long is a trimester?

15 weeks.

What do I need on my first day?

Pen and paper. We have free food on Monday (New Plymouth) and Tuesday (Hāwera) but otherwise also bring your lunch or money to buy some.  Water stations are located in multiple places around both campuses, so bring a water bottle to refill as well.

I have ordered textbooks 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 for 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 talk to about Studylink?

Studylink will only respond to online requests, so contact them via their website.

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?

An electronic version of the student handbook can be found here and will also be available on the intranet (iWITT).

Where do we get our books from?

Student textbook lists are included in your enrolment packs. If you didn’t receive one contact your department or tutor.

What about stationery lists?

Most classes require only a pen and paper. Course equipment, if 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 our student counsellor, located at Te Puna Manaaki health and wellness centre in B Block.

Who do we ask if we get lost on campus?

Any staff member or fellow student. We are all here 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 the Taranaki Regional Council.

What times does WITT open?

8am.

What times does the library open?

8am.

How long is the library open?

Mon-Thu 8am - 5:30pm.
Fri 8am - 4pm.
Sat 9.30am - 12.30pm.

When will I know which classroom I am in?

Check your class timetable, available online.

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, available online, or in many locations around campus like; reception, Te Kāuta cafe, ground level of A Block, Te Whare Matauranga (The Library), Trades.