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On March 31, 2018 from 4:00pm- 6:00pm Native Hawaiian Student Services (NHSS) hosted out inaugural Admitted Hawaiian Student Reception (AHSR) sponsored by the Native Hawaiian Student Services Eia Mānoa grant. The event was held at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in the Campus Center building to supplement the University of Hawaiʻis Admitted Student Reception, encourage prospective students to attend UH Mānoa and share all of the available NHSS programming to these students.

We had a total of 112 students and their ʻohana join us for the afternoon where they were engaged by faculty, staff and current UHM students.

Some of the highlights of the day were…

-meeting other admitted Hawaiian Students
-getting advice on enrollment, financing your education, campus housing and more
-going through a resource fair of other departments on campus focused on student success
-networking with current Hawaiian professors
-taking a tour of UHM by a current UHM student
-learn about the many programming NHSS has to offer you across disciplines

-ʻono pūpū


In a survey that we sent out to students after the AHSR over 93% of participants said that they felt more informed about opportunities available to them as new students at UH Mānoa that they did prior. Some of the comments from the same survey were…


“Before going to the NHSS AHSR I felt like I only knew the name of the university I was attending, the location, and the cost of attendance. But after being able to hear from people of different departments, I felt more informed about UH and the things I need to do to be a student there. NHSS has really helped me in all the steps I need to do such as finding a job, information on counseling, and more.”

“I was super nervous and anxious but meeting the staff, listening to the presentation as well as seeing others that were close in age and similar to me made me believe that as a Hawaiian I can do this, I am important and there is a place that I fit.”

“The highlight of my day at the NHSS AHSR would be the opportunity that I had to hear about current UH Manoa students and their experiences in the school. Their experiences have helped me to look forward to my years of college, as well as be relieved of some anxieties that I had about attending the big university.”

Invitation to the 2018 Admitted Hawaiian Student Reception
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