Pasifika orientation

The Pasifika orientation helps Pasifika students prepare for a successful journey. Find out about the events and how we can help you in your time at Victoria.

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kam nau mauri, Gud de tru, Kaselehlie, Halo olgeta, la orana, Aloha mai e, Kia ora and warm Pasifika greetings.

The Pasifika orientation welcomes all Pasifika students and their families to Victoria University. We provide a week-long programme to transition new students into university studies. We believe Victoria will be your home away from home.

Programme

Monday 26 February

Welcome evening
5–8pm, MC LT 103, Maclaurin building

Tuesday 27 February

Get sorted
8.30am–3.30pm, AM 102 and 104, Alan MacDiarmid building
Breakfast and Student Services talks
8.30–9.30am, AM 102 and 104, Alan MacDiarmid building
Library tour
9.30–10.30am, departing from AM 102 and 104, Alan MacDiarmid building
Pasifika students' IT session
10.30–11.30am, KK LT 301, Kirk building
Lunch
12 noon–1pm, AM 102 and 104, Alan MacDiarmid building
Uni 101 session 
1–2pm, AM 102 and 104, Alan MacDiarmid building
Sports competition
2–4pm, Main Gym, Recreation Centre

Wednesday 28 February

Get sorted
8.30am–3.30pm, AM 102 and 104, Alan MacDiarmid building
Breakfast and student services talks
8.30–9.30am, AM 102 and 104, Alan MacDiarmid building
Meet the Faculty staff sessions
10am–12 noon
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Education and New Zealand School of Music
AM 102 and 104, Alan MacDiarmid building
Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering
AM 101, Alan MacDiarmid building
Faculty of Commerce
AM 103, Alan MacDiarmid building
Faculty of Law
AM 105, Alan MacDiarmid building
Faculty of Health
CO 119, Cotton building

Wednesday 28 February cont.

Lunch
12.30–1.30pm, AM 102 and 104, Alan MacDiarmid building
VUWSA event
3–4pm, AM 102 and 104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Thursday 1 March

Get sorted
8.30am–3.30pm, AM 102 and 104, Alan MacDiarmid building
Breakfast and Student Services talks
8.30–9.30am, AM 102 and 104, Alan MacDiarmid building
Lunch
12.30–1.30pm, AM 102 and 104, Alan MacDiarmid building
Te Papa tour
4–5.30pm, Bus leaving from the bus stop, Kelburn Parade

Friday 2 March

Breakfast—Cultural groups talks
8.30–9.30am, AM 102 and 104, Alan MacDiarmid building
Wrap up Pasifika Orientation 2018
9.30–10.30am, AM 102 and 104, Alan MacDiarmid building
Welcome Festival
11am–3pm, Kelburn Park, Salamanca Road
Te Papa tour
2–3.30pm, leaving from Gate 2, Kelburn Parade

Academic and social support

For more information about academic and social support contact our Pasifika Liaison officer.