New Graduate Student Orientation 2019

Campus Center, site of NGSO 2019

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM)!  We at Graduate Division are excited for you as you begin your journey to an advanced degree.  To welcome our new graduate students, Graduate Division hosts this annual fall event.  Attending New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) is a great opportunity for you to meet peers from different fields, understand UHM graduate student expectations, and learn about campus resources.  Topics include finding funding opportunities, learning about graduate-level writing, developing good relationships with faculty mentors, and much more.

Please continue to check our NGSO webpage for updates throughout the summer.  If you have any questions or encounter any NGSO registration issues, please email

RSVP: Confirm your attendance by August 12, 2019


August 19, 2019 from 8:15 AM - 12:45 PM HST


University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Campus Center
3rd Floor Ballroom

Campus Map
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Admitted Student Steps to Enrollment

Visit our admitted students website to help you prepare for your enrollment at University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

Event Schedule

Please find a tentative schedule below. 

8:15 AM Check-in & Light Refreshments
9:00 AM Welcome Session
10:15 AM Concurrent Sessions #1
11:00 AM Concurrent Sessions #2
11:45 AM Resource Fair

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Group sessions will be offered on various topics to support your success as a graduate student.  Workshops listed below will be offered during both Sessions 1 and 2 unless otherwise noted.  Campus Center room locations are also indicated below.

  • Academic Writing (Humanities Focus) - CC 308
  • Academic Writing (Science Focus) - CC 307
  • Building An Effective Relationship With Your Mentor - CC 309/310
  • Reality Check! What to Expect in Graduate School - CC 203BC
  • Where Can I Find Money?  Funding Your Graduate Studies - CC 203E
  • Aloha ‘Āina and the Graduate School Experience (Session 1 ONLY) - CC 203A
  • International Students: Your Questions Are Welcomed Here! (Session 2 ONLY) -  CC 203A


We encourage ride-sharing, taking TheBus or the Rainbow Shuttle to get to our event (find different ways to Manoa here). All day parking is available in the Lower Campus Parking Structure or in the Upper Campus green Visitors Stalls. Visit the Commuter Service website for updated parking fees, maps, and the Rainbow Shuttle schedule.