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New User Information

Getting Started

If you are a new student with a brand new user account, you need to activate your account first before you can access any computers on the University network.
To activate your account, you need to be enrolled in a course that is starting in the next 40 days (or has already started), and you need to have your printed Student ID Card.

If your card has just been printed today, you should wait until the tomorrow before trying to activate your account.
If your card has previously arrived in the mail, you can register it now.

If you are a current student you can register your newly printed Student ID Card right now, as overnight processing is only required for new student accounts.

For help: Call, email or visit the ITS Service Desk.

ID card registration terminals

The preferred way of activating your account is to use one of the the terminals that are located here:

  • The Student Centre Level 2.
  • Waikato Management School (MSB0, MS6)
  • School of Education and Information Centre (TL2.27 hallway)
  • Tauranga - Information Centre at the Bongard.
  • Tauranga - Kahurangi Learning Worx (A Block) at the Windermere campus.

These will help you setup your computer account and register your ID card with the UniCash system so it can be used with the cash autoloaders and photocopiers.

Funds can also added to your account at See the UniCash ICT self help pages for further information.

Online account activation

If you want to just activate your account and setup other services later, you can use the:

New user web page

You will still need information from your ID card to verify who you are. If you activate your account this way, you can register with UniCash later by selecting Existing Student at one of the ID card registration terminals.

Other new user services

New ID Cards: If you have a new Student ID Card to register, go to one of the ID card registration terminals.

Help with your account

For more information on either setting up your account, or how to use it once it is setup, see the Student Account Information page on the ITS Service Desk site.
For information on how your Student ID Card and UniCash work, see their Student ID Card Information page.

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