Help welcome students to Orientation

UC Orientation Day (O Day) on 17 February is a major event in the UC calendar. For most new students, it is their first true exposure to university and their experience on the day will set the scene for their time here.

UC O Day is the best way for new students to find out what university life has to offer and a few hours of your time can help make a difference.

The Events and Partnerships Team is seeking staff volunteers to assist with O Day. Please click here to view the tasks and times volunteers are required. If you are interested in helping, please email events@canterbury.ac.nz and tell them what task you’d like to volunteer for.

“We all know that a core part of a positive student experience is having positive engagement with staff, and O Day provides the opportunity to get this off to a great start.”

Professor Jonathan Le Cocq, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Arts

“Volunteering at O Day was a fantastic opportunity to get out and meet students arriving at UC from not only our own backyard, but from all around the world. It was inspiring to hear students’ enthusiasm for UC.”

Dr Dean Sutherland, College of Science

If you aren’t able to volunteer, you can still help make UC O Day a positive experience for new students – whether it’s giving a friendly smile to a fresh face on campus or helping people who are looking a bit lost.