Academic Advising

The Mānoa Advising Center (MAC) provides academic advising for students who are undecided on a major or pre-majors.

Design Your Own Major

If no University major is quite your size or shape, you may find a better fit through the Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

Planning to Succeed

Bachelor Degree Program Sheets and Sample Four Year Academic Plans are intended as advising tools to be used in tandem with academic advising.

Honors Program

The Honors Program provides opportunities for talented, motivated undergraduates to excel in their academic studies.

Featured Program

  • Scholarships & Fellowships Office

    The Scholarships and Fellowships Office supports students interested in scholarship and fellowship opportunities for domestic and international study, research, and professional development. These awards are granted to students who demonstrate high achievement, leadership potential, and involvement. We are here to assist students in all stages of the application process, from freshmen looking for opportunities to build their candidacy to seniors seeking guidance on their application. Please read through our website for detailed information about these opportunities. For more information, go to their website, or contact them at ugfellow@hawaii.edu.

  • Undergraduate Showcase of Research and Creative Work

    The Undergraduate Showcase of Research and Creative Work, which highlights the research and creative work of UH Mānoa undergraduates across campus, was held on Friday, May 5, 2017. Sponsored by the Honors Program and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, the showcase featured over 75 presentations and posters by 100 undergraduate students. Attendees commented on the potential, diversity and volume of research being done by students on campus. A faculty member who came to the morning oral presentations commented on the “amazing projects” being undertaken by “very competent young researchers” and the “level or professionalism and confidence” in the presentations. Top presentation Honors were also given to the following students: Oral Presentations: Arts and Humanities – Research First Place: Sydney Blanke (Linguistics, Honors and UROP recipient) Presentation Title: Linguistic Relativity in Action: A Comparison of Motion Perception in English and Russian Speakers Mentor: Dr. Kamil Deen Arts and Humanities – Creative First Place: Angie Anderson (English and Theater, Honors, UROP recipient) Presentation Title: Grand Guignol: The Theatre of Horror, the Efficacy of Horrific Staging, and When My Body Cried Out Mentors: Dr. Todd Sammons, Dr. Markus Wessendorf Engineering and Computer Sciences First Place: Ziad Alexander, Nikolai Herrera, Michael Howard, Gavin Nall, Daryl Patlingrao, Travis Scott, Naftali Tolibas (Mechanical Engineering, UROP recipients) Presentation Title: Design and Fabrication of an OSLS Electric All-Terrain Vehicle Mentor: Dr. Lloyd Hihara Natural Sciences First Place: Eric Welch (Global Environmental Science, UROP recipient) Presentation Title: Groundwater Modeling in Pesticide Fluxes of the Faga‘alu Stream, American Samoa Mentor: Dr. Henrietta Dulai Social Sciences First Place: Karolyn Lam (Public Health, Honors) Presentation Title: Preventing Infant Deaths through Safe Sleep Education Mentors: Lisa Kimura, Dr. Denise Nelson-Hurwitz Poster Presentations: First Place: Madisyn Uekawa (Public Health, English, Honors) Poster Title: What I Chose: Enhancing Suicide Prevention through Young Adult Fiction Mentor: Dr. Susan Schultz, Dr. Jeanelle Sugimoto-Matsuda Visit the event website for information about the Undergraduate Showcase at manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/showcase/ or contact showcase@hawaii.edu.  

  • UH Mānoa Student Named 2017 Udall Scholar

    Cheyenne Siverly, a junior in Kinesiology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, has been selected as one of fifty students nationwide to be a Udall Scholar. This year’s class was chosen from nearly 500 candidates nominated by 224 colleges and universities. Each scholarship provides up to $7000 for the Scholar’s junior or senior year. Since 1996, the Udall Foundation has awarded 1,574 scholarships totaling over $8 million. The scholarships support students of Native American and Native Alaskan descent who are studying for careers in environment, Native health care, or Tribal public policy. Cheyenne is the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa student to receive the Udall scholarship since 2005. Cheyenne is a kinesiology and rehabilitation sciences major at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. She is of Alaskan Native descent from Tlingit and Athabascan tribes. Her father’s family hails from the village of Hoonah. Her career goals include integrating traditional medical approaches into modern medicine and serving as a role model for Alaskan Native youth to empower them to aspire to professional careers. Cheyenne is passionate about Native healing practices and culture, and has served multiple internships at the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium with the Indian Health Services. When Cheyenne has free time, she enjoys volunteering and traveling abroad. For more about the Udall Scholarship, go to http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/MeetScholars.aspx?webid=4646 If you are interested in finding out more about whether the Udall Scholarship is for you, please contact Dr. Vernadette Gonzalez at vvg@hawaii.edu.

Featured: New Director of Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center

Kiana Shiroma became the Director of the Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center (PAC) this past July. She has recently overseen the move of PAC, which is now located in Sinclair Library, Room 108. Kiana is excited to be working with her peer advisors to provide in-person and group advising, orientation, workshop, and information for pre-health and pre-law students throughout the state.

The Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising Center (PAC) at UHM is excited to announce its new location and contact information:

Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center
Sinclair Library, Room 108
(808) 956-8646
Pre-Health: uhpac@hawaii.edu
Pre-Law: prelaw@hawaii.edu
http://manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/pac/
Open: Mondays to Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except state holidays

We provide orientations and workshops for pre-health and pre-law students. For schedule, go to http://manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/pac/orientation-and-workshops/.

We welcome walk-in or scheduled advising appointments. To schedule an appointment, go to http://manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/pac/hours/.

Come visit us soon!

  • Manoa Horizons Volume II Release Reception

    The second volume of Mānoa Horizons, a new peer-reviewed academic journal showcasing the research, creative work, and innovation produced by undergraduate students across campus will be launched on Friday, September 22, 2017. You are invited to the release reception featuring a panel discussion with our student authors. What: Mānoa Horizons Panel Discussion & Release Reception When: Friday, September 22, 2017 Time: 3:30-5:30 pm Where: Center for Korean Studies Auditorium, UHM (1881 East-West Rd) For more information, contact Mānoa Horizons at horizons@hawaii.edu or (808) 956-8361.

  • Exploratory Program

    The mission of the Exploratory Program is to assist students in achieving their educational, personal, and career goals by selecting a major that aligns their interests, abilities, and goals. To help students select a best-fit major, the Exploratory Program works in conjunction with the following offices to offer the indicated services: The Manoa Advising Center who offer academic advising and major exploration assistance, First Year Program who run learning communities and freshman seminars, New Student Orientation who provide orientation for incoming UHM students, and the Manoa Career Center who offer career exploration and guidance.

  • Fraps with Faculty

    Join the Manoa Sophomore Experience (MSE) to Fraps with Faculty Wednesday, April 5, 2017 1:30-2:30 pm  QLCSS Room 411 UHM faculty members will share their experiences in college including challenges they have faced, lessons learned, what to expect in the future in college and beyond, and advice about making the most out of the college experience Enjoy free Starbucks frappuccinos and baked goods Available on a first-come, first-served basis  

  • September 8 (F)

    Last day for undergraduates to file application for graduation for fall

  • September 1 (F)

    Spring admission application priority deadline for undergraduate students; final deadline for second bachelor’s degree students and international undergraduate students

  • August 30 (W)

    Last day to register/add courses/change grading option (tentative)

  • August 28 (M)

    Last day to drop courses (tentative)

  • August 21 (M)

    First day of instruction for the 2017 Fall Semester

  • August 11 (F)

    Summer Session (second session) ends.