Get ready for O.Week 2021: Presented by the UCSA! We’ve put together a jam-packed week with over 20 events to welcome you to UC. If freebies are your thing, there’s plenty to choose from, including lunches, movies and markets. Dive in!
11 February, 5pm to 7pm at Haere-roa
Postgrads, join us for a free bite and a relaxed ‘mix and mingle’ at Haere-roa this O.Week. We’ll be serving all the usual BBQ faves.
16 February, 7pm to 11pm at Haere-roa
Co-hosted with Te Akatoki – Māori Students Association of UC
Tauti mai ki Te Whiringa – join us for a night of cultural festivities! Treat your tastebuds to a selection of free Māori and Pacific kai (food) – a steam-cooked hāngi meal and delicious panikeke lapotopoto (Samoan pancakes). Come connect with the whānau of UC Māori and Pacific on campus, enjoy cultural performances and demonstrations from our Māori and Pacific community, then sit back and relax to watch a home-grown movie at our outdoor cinema.
Everyone is welcome, GF & V options available, and please bring a blanket for the movie. Tēnā, nau mai!
19 February, 8.30am to 2pm at C-Block Lawn
What a way to get into Friday, the Ori Market has an array of treats in store. Learn your way around campus and enjoy a meander through the stalls. There’ll also be some great club entertainment and food trucks to feed your taste buds.
Pepsi Max Movie Night (R16)
21 February, 8pm to 10pm at Haere-roa
Come down from the high of O.Week with a free movie night! Grab your friends and join us for the blockbuster comedy Blockers, with free popcorn provided by The Edge.
Lunch on the Lawn
22 February, 11am to 2pm at Haere-roa
Start the uni year off with an O.Week must-do: Lunch on The Lawn. Grab a free snag or veggie patty hot from the grill, then relax under the sun with some live music. And if you’re keen, try your hand at one of our lawn games.
23–24 February, 11am to 2pm at C-Block Lawn
Dive into the real social scene here at UC: Clubs. There’s something for everyone with around 160 different clubs and societies to choose from, including sports, social, arts and academic.
Joining up is a great way to meet new people, pick up a hobby, gain academic support, or get stuck into life on and off campus.
Want to do a bit of research before you come along? Check out our online database.
Summer Starter Expo
25 February, 10am to 2pm at Haere-roa
Get yourself along to Summer Starter to chill out, focus on your wellbeing and do a little ‘life admin’. There’ll be cute fluffy animals, wellness stalls, freebies and activities to keep you busy.
QCanterbury Welcome BBQ
26 February, 4pm to 7pm at the Haere-roa Ampitheatre
Join UC student Club QCanterbury for a tasty free BBQ. The group’s primary mandate is to be a safe and welcoming social place for the sexuality and gender diverse community to meet.