With so much going on for students at the University of Waikato, it pays to know your campus.
There are a number of services and facilities housed and available on-site. Check out the A-Z of services that are available to you.
Aquatic and fitness centre
Located at Windermere campus, the Aquatic & Fitness Centre facilities include a full gym, thermally heated 25-metre swimming pool and fitness room for regular fitness classes. Discounted monthly or annual membership includes fitness assessments, individually designed programmes and fitness classes.
Atrium Beauty Salon
The Atrium Beauty Salon offers a range of beauty services, including facials, waxing, lash and eyebrow tinting and shaping, and all treatments are supervised by qualified beauty therapists and tutors.
Bay Auto Service Centre, located at the Windermere campus offers a full range of automotive servicing and repair work to current students and staff.
Students have the choice of four cafés at the Windermere Campus, including Rex's Café in the Rex Williams Centre, Café X on the ground floor of Ako Atea and the Library Café upstairs in Ako Atea. There's also the Lunch Box next to the Aquatic & Fitness Centre for a quick snack or lunchtime treat.
The Bongard Centre offers a great student café on Level 5. This roof-top café offers fabulous views of Tauranga's CBD and harbour. The cafés serve hot and cold food and drinks and there are also vending machines on both campuses.
Career Development Services
Our Career Development Advisers can help current students and alumni. They can assist you to plan your career path, provide CV advice, interview tips and more. Workshops and appointments are available in Tauranga throughout the year.
Register for an appointment through MyCareer, click on Tauranga and the applicable date.
For current updates check out the Careers Services Facebook page.
The licensed Childcare centre at the Windermere campus provides quality education from trained teachers for children aged 6 months to 5 years.
The Copy centre team at the Windermere campus provide black & white and coloured photocopying, printing, binding and laminating services for students as well as lots of helpful presentation advice.
Counselling services are available to Tauranga based students through Toi Ohomai health centre.
A Health Centre is located in L2 and L3 at the Windermere campus and on Level 1 at the Bongard Centre. The registered nurse is located in L3, and Family Planning, Counselling and Physiotherapy are in L2. The Health Centre offers free care and advice. Services include treatment of injuries and minor health problems, smear tests and spirometry (lung function tests), monitoring and preventing chronic conditions e.g. blood pressure, blood sugar levels, counselling and smoking cessation support and more.
The Information Centres are located on Level 1 of the Bongard Centre and in B Block at the Windermere Campus. Information Centre staff are the first point of contact for all prospective students and new students to the University. Information Centre advisors at both campuses can provide assistance with courses, enrolment and payment of fees.
Te Kohanga Reo o Poike is a language nest of Te Reo Māori located at the Windermere campus for tamariki of students and the local community.
Learning support facilitators are located in the Te Aongahoro building (A Block) at the Windermere campus and on Level one at the Bongard Centre, staff can assist students with a wide range of study-related concerns. The main focus is to help students acquire the skills to become independent, self-directed learners.
Library services and computer labs
As a student of the University of Waikato you have access to Toi Ohomai Library collections at the Bongard and Windermere campuses. Library and computer lab operating hours may vary during semester breaks and holidays.
Te Toka Student Support offers Māori students assistance in settling into their University experience at the Tauranga campus. Te Toka offers the service of successful students trained in providing information on student procedures, pastoral services and academic help. Te Toka offer a wealth of university-related knowledge and tips to help you navigate your academic journey. You will find Te Toka on the upper level of Ako Atea (library) A Block, on the Windermere campus. Check out the Te Toka facebook page.
Parking and transportation
Free parking is available at the Windermere campus for students and staff. Parking for people with disabilities (with display of a mobility card) is available in designated areas. There are paid parking options for the Bongard Centre.
Photocopying (Toi Ohomai Uniflow account)
To photocopy simply swipe your UoW student Id card through the photocopier and enter your pin number. When your student ID card is issued, an email is sent to your student email address with a PIN number.
You can top up your Toi Ohomai Uniflow account at the Cashiers in the Information Centres or through staff in the Ako Atea.
Each student has a UniCash account. To print your work you need to have money in your UniCash account.
The way students add money to their UniCash accounts has changed. It is now an online process using a web browser.
To do this you must have a valid credit card or a bank account capable of Internet banking (we suggest one of the major banks).
Top up your Unicash account online.
For more information visit our ICT Self Help page.
Security provides a safe environment for all users of the Windermere and Bongard Campuses. They operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure your personal safety and the protection of your property.
Sport and Wellbeing
Getting involved in sport or activity is a great way to enhance your University experience and meet new friends. Whether you haven't played sport for years, or are a sports fanatic, social exerciser or a high performance athlete there is a sporting option for you. Find out about gym memberships, drop in sport, social sport, yoga classes, sports clubs, inter-tertiary sport and more on our website or Facebook.
Located in the Marketing Office L1 (opposite Ako Awe and along from the Health Centre), at the Windermere campus and on Level 5 of the Bongard Centre, the team is there to enhance the student experience by coordinating sports, cultural and social activities for students.