FAQs - Orientation 2018
I bought a combo ticket, but I haven’t got my tickets yet?
You should receive a confirmation of your purchase via email from Eventbrite. Please note that you
will receive an individual ticket for EACH event and these will be sent at least 3 days before the
Please make sure that you have entered the correct email address when completing your order or
you will not receive your tickets.
I bought my ticket and now I can’t go. Can I re-sell the ticket?
If you do have to pull the pin, list your ticket on ucsa.twickets.co.nz - this is the only way we recommend selling and buying second hand tickets!
When will online sales cut off?
All online sales end 1 hour before the event starts, if the event has not sold out prior. As always,
don’t be the one who left it too late. All our orientation events are predicted to sell out.
Will there be door sales?
Door sales will only be available if the event doesn’t sell out beforehand. If this is the case, both cash
and eftpos will be available. As it is often unlikely there will be door sales, we recommend
purchasing tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Can I attend if I’m under 18?
Since folks like to enjoy a few quiet drinks here and there during the festivities, we will be restricting
entry to 18+ year olds. Everyone must have a valid proof-of- age ID on you: you will be checked. (NZ
driver’s license, current Passport, HANZ R18 card).
Can’t you just provide wristband that identify me as a 17 year old?
Unfortunately our liquor licence does not allow anyone under the age of 18 into our venues without
a parent or guardian, full stop!
I managed to lose my Canterbury Card. Can I still attend?
Head to security and get another Canterbury Card. (It will cost you $35 if you lost one, but you’re
going to have to do it anyway…) If you’re still stuck, print your confirmation of enrolment with your
name and student ID number on it and bring it with you to the gig. You will still need to bring your
R18 photo ID.
I may have lost my R18 ID. Help.
Check with us at UCSA reception and UC security for lost property. If it’s well and truly lost then you
won’t be able to attend. This is out of our control, soz! The UCSA is located in the Undercroft or UC
Security (114 Ilam Road)
I’m getting my full license so don’t have my ID right now. What happens now detective?
The best option is to plan ahead and order a HANZ18+ card for $20. Alternatively if you have a
passport you can use that. If you don’t have photo ID, we won’t let you into the R18 event, sorry …
that one’s out of our hands too!
I’m still not 18 yet.
That’s ok because next year you’re gunna have a ball of a time. Until then, sorry this event is R18. If
your birthday is on the day you're all set! Make sure you’ve got your photo ID and your student ID
I’m not a current UC student, can I still come?
You can purchase a non-student individual ticket, however you must be in attendance with a UC
Student. You are their plus one! If you don’t have a mate there to vouch for you then you won’t get
in! Note: Combo tickets are only available to UC Students.
Info of a general nature...
WHAT TIME DO DOORS OPEN?
Check out each events Facebook page to see door opening and closing times. If you get in early
you’ll get more bang for your buck! Tickets will be valid for just 2 hours from the time on the ticket.
After that, it’s at the UCSA’s discrepancy.
WILL THERE BE ANYWHERE TO STORE MY STUFF?
There won’t be coat check, phone check or any other form of storage of gear. There will be security
checks and you may be frisked. Make sure you have a good place to store your ID as heaps go
missing. Don’t put it down your pants... the bar staff really doesn’t want to touch that shit.
DON’T SMUGGLE IN HEROIN
… or cocaine, or marijuana, or ecstasy, or speed, or crack, or – okay, so, cut a long story short: no
drugs. Or party pills. No alcohol, either; though you needn’t worry, it’ll be on offer once you’re inside
the gates. And leave the weapons at home
THERE IS A LIQUOR BAN IN PLACE
Consuming Alcohol on the street will result in a $250 on the spot fine. Police will enforce this! - You
will be refused entry if you are intoxicated! No pass outs! Once you are in you are in.
YOUR STUFF MIGHT GET CHECKED
As much as we’d like to take you all on your word that you’ll follow the above directives, the
conditions of your ticket mean you consent to a reasonable search of your person and any items you
have with you.
NO PASS OUTS
This one was a little confusing, but turns out it doesn’t refer to fainting. It means that once you leave
the event, you can’t get back in.
GET INTO IT, NOT OUT OF IT
Have fun, be safe, enjoy yourself. This event is to be remembered, so make sure you can remember
at least a part of it. And if you’re smashed beforehand you won’t get in.
DON’T BE A DICK!!!
Seriously, dude. We’re all tired of that shit. It’s not going to be a repeat of your mate Gazza’s flat
warming. You’ll be escorted out of the venue and you won’t be allowed back.
GETTING TO & FROM THE EVENT
Have a plan of how you will get to and from the event.