Participate in service learning projects

Benefit from small class sizes

Friendships made in and out of the class

Class visits from helpful campus resources

Cheer on your Rainbow Warriors!

Gain interview experience at the career fair.

Attend campus events with your cluster.

Welcome to First Year Programs!

It is with great aloha that we welcome you to the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. We believe we can assist with your transition from high school to college by offering you an opportunity to meet students from all over the world while taking the classes that help you learn about your future major and potential career path. We look forward to having you be part of our ‘ohana, our family.


Ronald E. Cambra

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education

Why Chose ACE?

Joining the ACE program offers so much to our freshman Students! We are a free program open to all incoming UHM freshman. Not only will we help ease your transition into the university, but you will also you'll also engage in the following:
  1. Early Registration - Starts May 15th
  2. Study with a Cohort
  3. Work with an Peer Mentor
  4. Over 20 Majors Offered
  5. Connect with Campus Resources

Click Here to Register!

ACE Events