Category Archives: Announcements

COVID-19: UC information on returning to Alert Level 1

The Prime Minister has confirmed that all regions outside of Auckland will move to Alert Level 1 from 6am on Sunday 7 March.

A move to Alert Level 1 means there are no restrictions on our daily routines, but our borders remain closed.

Lectures, classes, tutorials/workshops, labs
Under Alert Level 1, face-to-face lectures, tutorials and labs will resume without restriction. 

Events and gatherings can resume without restriction. 

Important advice and guidelines:
While Alert Level 1 means we can return to business as usual, it’s important we remain prepared and ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community.

  • Stay at home if you’re feeling unwell. This is the best thing you can do to prevent any future spread of COVID-19. If you feel sick, you can protect the rest of the UC community by staying at home. If you have cold or flu symptoms, please call your GP or Healthline for advice.
  • Location tracking is still important in Alert Level 1, so when you are on campus, please keep note of where you have been by using the COVID Tracer appto scan into every building and lecture theatre and where possible, activate the Bluetooth tracing functionality.
  • Good habits with face coverings are encouraged, even at Alert Level 1 when they’re no longer compulsory, as they help stop droplets from spreading when someone speaks, laughs, coughs or sneezes. Find more information on face coverings here>
  • Focus on your hygiene. UC has a robust cleaning schedule in place in all areas on campus, however it’s important that our staff and students continue frequent hand washing, sneezing and coughing into your elbow, and remain vigilant with cleaning.

Looking after your wellbeing
It’s normal to feel anxious or stressed during uncertain times. Looking after yourself is really important, and we’ve got heaps of services available to support you. Read more>

More information
See UC’s COVID-19 Information page for additional information. If you have any questions, email

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

Introducing your UCSA Student Exec Team 2021

The UCSA is thrilled to introduce your 2021 Student Exec! The Team are here to help represent your voice on campus, so drop them a line if you have any questions or feedback.

For more information about their work, head on over to the Students’ Association website!

Second Campus Power Outage 6 February 2021

We are conducting a second power outage test this Saturday 6 February from 8 – 9.30am.

This will affect most of the Ilam campus. During this period buildings will be closed to staff and students. If you are in one of these buildings during the outage you will need to use an emergency exit to leave.

If you have any concerns please email

Power will be shut down to the following buildings during this period:

  • Te Ao Mārama
  • Macmillan Brown Pacific Studies
  • Macmillan Brown Library
  • Puaka-James Hight Library (closed for Waitangi Day)
  • Forestry
  • Forestry Workshop
  • Biology 1 and 2
  • Central lecture theatres
  • Rehua
  • Geography
  • Psychology/Sociology
  • Meremere
  • Karl Popper
  • Elsie Locke
  • James Logie
  • South Arts lecture theatres
  • Music (Ilam)
  • Fine Arts Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Beatrice Tinsley
  • North Arts Lecture Theatres
  • Psychology Staff
  • Pūtaiao Koiora
  • Julius Von Haast
  • ICT
  • Angus Tait
  • Matariki
  • Julius von Haast
  • Okeover
  • Alice Candy
  • Ernest Rutherford
  • Library warehouse
  • Glasshouses
  • University Bookshop (closed for Waitangi Day)
  • Café 101 (may be affected)