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.

Featured Program

  • Student Success Center

    The Student Success Center (SSC) is located at the front desk of Sinclair Library. The Student Success Center is the hub of learning support for all students across campus. SSC is a collaboration of student service offices across campus to connect students to resources that involve campus life, academics, books, printing, room reservations, exam proctoring and on and off campus directions. Within SSC, you can find a table to study alone or with a group, use a computer, get tutoring, attend supplemental instruction, and much more. The hours for Sinclair Library is: December 6: midnight-5 pm December 7: 9 am-5 pm December 8: noon-midnight December 9-19: 24 hours December 20: midnight-5 pm For more information: manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/ssc/.

  • Advising Center Guides Future Medical, Law Professionals

    University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa student Joshua Villaro wanted to become a doctor but needed serious, specific academic advising on how to get into medical school. So, in 2017, he turned to the UH Pre-Health Advising Center (PAC), which offers informational events and workshops like one on the ʻImi Hoʻōla Post-Baccalaureate Program at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). Go to manoa-pac-workshops/ for the full article.

  • Ronald Cambra Awarded State Manager of the Year

    UH Manoa Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education Ron Cambra was named state manager of the year on Friday, May 17 at the Governor’s Awards Ceremony at the State Capitol. “Public employees have consistently made important contributions to our continuing efforts to improve the efficiency and quality of government services,” said Gov. Ige. “We are honored to work with such dedicated individuals and we appreciate all that they do each and every day.” Having dedicated over 40 years of service to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Dr. Cambra championed four campus-wide initiatives that guide students toward completing their degrees within four years. He manages the overall operations and resources for undergraduate programs, and was an early champion for a number of highly successful initiatives—the STAR degree tracking program, 15 to Finish, and mandatory advising. Cambra has helped with streamlining processes and worked to increase the four-year graduation rate from 16 percent to 32 percent. UH Manoa has been nationally recognized for its success in degree completion projects.  

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!

  • UROP Reception and Student Panel

    Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) helps undergraduate students engage in faculty-mentored research and creative works. Each year, UROP awards approximately $500,000 in funding to students working on faculty-mentored creative work or research projects or presenting at conferences. Students have used funding to conduct field research abroad, purchase critical supplies, earn stipends and more. The Honors Program will be hosting a reception and student panel on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 11:45 am in the Sinclair Library Heritage Reading Room for the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. For more information on UROP, go to manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/urop/.

  • 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. Contact them at ugfellow@hawaii.edu or (808) 956-8361.

  • Creation of Naval ROTC at UH Manoa

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Will Dempster, (202) 224-9813 Michael Inacay, (202) 224-3934 Dan Meisenzahl, (808) 348-4936   Following Hirono & Schatz Advocacy, Secretary of the Navy Approves Creation of Naval ROTC at UH Manoa HONOLULU – Today, Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower, and Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, announced that Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer approved the creation of a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The announcement followed years of advocacy from Hawaii’s Congressional delegation to establish such a program.   “The long-awaited establishment of a Naval ROTC program at UH Manoa underscores the Navy’s commitment to the Indo-Pacific region and represents a tangible step toward increasing the diversity of its officer corps,” Senator Hirono said.“I want to thank Secretary Spencer for his support in approving this request, and will continue to work with leaders like him to deepen the Navy’s commitment to Hawaii and the Indo-Pacific region.”   “This new ROTC program at UH will give more Hawaii students a chance at earning scholarships and gaining an education, while helping the Navy strengthen its diversity to make sure its sailors and Marines better reflect the American public and our values in Hawaii,”Senator Schatz said. “I thank Secretary Spencer for his partnership and his recommitment to the Navy’s longstanding relationship with Hawaii.”   “We are grateful and proud that the Navy has selected UH Manoa to host a new NROTC unit,” University of Hawaii President David Lassner said. “We are already the home of exceptionally successful Army and Air Force ROTC units, and the establishment of a Navy ROTC unit will provide scholarship opportunities that enable more Hawaii students to attend college affordably and serve their country. Our thanks to Senator Hirono, Senator Schatz and our entire Congressional delegation for their sustained support.” Senators Hirono and Schatz consistently encouraged the establishment of a Naval ROTC program at UH. Senator Hirono first formally raised the prospect of establishment of a Naval ROTC program at UH in 2015 letters to then-Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and then-Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson. The Senators continued their advocacy following the change in administrations, and consistently raised the issue with Secretary Spencer throughout his tenure and with other senior Navy leaders. See also the Newsweek story.