Working around University hours

The University is in use at all times, day and night. Find out when it’s best to carry out your work.

Most sites are accessible to the University community at all times—work with your University liaison to coordinate your work so that it has minimal impact.

Your work cannot interrupt classes, lectures or the use of laboratories, performance studios or other research or learning spaces. Many buildings are also used outside of normal business hours—for lectures and classes, public events, or study and research.

Because the University is in constant use all work requires the same controls and risk mitigations as if the work was undertaken during the day, and long-term or large-scale disruptive work must be planned for periods outside the teaching and learning calendar.

Working out of usual business hours

Usual business hours for most of the University are 8.30am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Libraries are open until midnight on weekdays and 10pm on weekend days, and Rutherford House on Pipitea campus is heavily booked for evening courses.

If you are considering work out of usual business hours:

  • cordons and normal risk mitigations must remain in place
  • Campus Security must be advised
  • you must coordinate with Campus Security for access (authorised by your University liaison)
  • you must arrange with your University liaison to advise building occupants and nearby residences, if they are likely to be affected
  • you must check that your work complies with Wellington City Council bylaws
  • all noisy work must comply with Wellington City Council noise restrictions.