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Ke Welina Mai Kākou!

Welcome to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge!

By selecting UH Mānoa as your university and Hawaiʻinuiākea as your school, we at Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language will endeavor to provide each undergraduate candidate with a rich and robust academic preparation program that leads to your successful completion of your Bachelor of Arts in Hawaiian!

At Kawaihuelani, we recognize the challenging needs to educate our students and scholars with the core values of our kūpuna that still guide us in the 21st Century!  We believe that our programs transformatively embrace the over 100-year old tradition of the University of Hawaiʻi’s core mission that is timeless and, therefore, relevant today…

Ma luna aʻe o nā lāhui a pau, ke ola o ke kanaka
Above all nations, is humanity!

I hope that the Welina Kawaihuelani Student Handbook will informatively familiarize you with our Kawaihuelani program offerings and expectations. To help ease your transition to Mānoa, we have provided you with a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) to help you through the process of completing your degree.  Please feel free to contact your Academic Advisor (Ke Kumu Aʻoaʻo) or any of us in the Directory of Contacts, should you have any questions that we may answer promptly. Throughout the Welina Kawaihuelani Student Handbook, please look for some important highlighted messages that are keys to your successful registration, enrollment and progress, signified by this graphic:  Also, use the “Make A Note of It!” sections for important follow-up questions, contacts or further information you might need.

We look forward to working with you at Kawaihuelani and are proud that you are joining our Hawaiʻinuiākea ʻohana!  Please know that our dedicated faculty and staff are here to provide you with the exemplary coursework, exciting learning experiences and the fellowship of our dedicated ʻohana that honors our motto…

I Pono Nā Mamo A Hāloa!

Yours in scholarship,

Kamuela Kaahanui

Kamuela Kaʻahanui, EdD
Ke Kumu Aʻoaʻo o Kawaihuelani
Academic Advisor

Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language
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