Semester 1 Orientation 2023

February 8-20
Nau mai haere mai! Come and join us at your orientation event where you'll be welcomed to MIT and get all the information you need to be ready for study.

Your Orientation prepares you to begin your studies. We do this through a  range of awesome events from your pōwhiri, (official welcome), followed by some morning tea, then straight into your study and tech-ready sessions, then heading back to your campus for your programme session and campus tour, all while meeting other new students and staff who will be supporting you while you study with us.

Click the button below to register for your Orientation for Semester 1, 2023:
Please note: Orientation events are subject to change to align with the current New Zealand Covid-19 restrictions.

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Freebies and prizes

  • Register and attend your orientation - get an orientation welcome bag full of freebies. Plus go in the draw to WIN orientation prizes such as:
    - wireless keyboard
    - wireless mouse
    - multi port charging cable 
    - Prezzy gift card worth $250
  • Join the study and tech-ready session and get  a USB hub

Second Chance Pōwhiri
(Open to all students who missed their orientation date)

Date: Tuesday, March 7
Time: 9.30am
Location: Ngā Kete Wānanga Marae (Ōtara campus)


Tech-Park campus | Plumbing | Gas fitting | Drain laying | Refrigeration & Air Conditioning | Professional Engineering | Automotive | Building and Construction | Horticulture | Electrical trades

Date: Wednesday, February 8
Time: 9.30am
Location: Ngā Kete Wānanga Marae (Ōtara campus)


Ōtara campus | Hospitality | Baking, & Culinary | Floristry | Hairdressing | Education | Social work | Languages | Sports and Police

Date: Thursday, February 16
Time: 9.30am
Location: Ngā Kete Wānanga Marae (Ōtara campus)


Business | Digital Technology | Maritime

Date: Friday, February 17
Time: 9.30am
Location: Ngā Kete Wānanga Marae (Ōtara campus)


Nursing | Health and Counselling

Date: Monday, February 20
Time: 9.30am
Location: Ngā Kete Wānanga Marae (Ōtara campus)


Previous Orientations

It was exciting to welcome all our new students last Semester 2, 2022 but if you want to revisit what happened on those days watch our orientation videos by clicking the button below:

Watch the orientation videos

Upcoming events

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What do I need to bring to orientation?

  • The confirmation of your registration from Eventbrite
    Please bring a printed copy or save it on your smartphone so that the QR code can be scanned.
  • Your student ID number and your user name
    These are both found on the top of your Statement of Fees. This is sent to you as a PDF attachment with your enrolment email confirmation.

    your id and user name is on your statement of fees

  • The laptop or other device that you'll use for study
    The Tech Ready session will help get you set up and connected to the WiFi, printers, the student portal and other important apps for your study.

    Depending on your programme, you may find that you need your own laptop and you might already own or have access to a laptop that is suitable.

    Check the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) guidelines here.

theres lots of free food

What do I need to have sorted before my orientation?

If you’re worried that you don’t quite have everything sorted, we have a getting study ready page that includes some helpful information for planning ahead before your first day.

When’s the fun stuff and how do I stay up to date?

Ori-Fest is full of fun, free, activities that students can participate/attend across our three main campuses and happens in the first few week to celebrate the new semester. See what's happening on campus and join in the celebrations.

You can also like and follow the Student Life Facebook page, and Student Life Instagram or keep an eye on your email as you will receive a Student Life Newsletter to stay up to date with the latest student news, activities and events happening on campus.

important support and preparation information

Are there other events I need to be aware of?

You may receive an invitation to other inductions or trainings that are different to the two above and that is perfectly fine. Depending on what you’re studying, you might be invited to some course-specific trainings. If this is you, the relevant teams will be in touch. But we also list them here as they are confirmed.