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Manoa Campus Resources

There are many unique services available to veteran members on the Manoa campus. The following offices are listed with a description of their services, as well as their contact information.

1. The Office of Veteran Student Services (OVSS)

We are dedicated to providing you with the tools and services you need to succeed at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and help you attain your educational goals.

Office of Veteran Student Services (OVSS)
Address 2600 Campus Road, QLC 310
Phone (808) 956-2192
General email ovss@hawaii.edu
Email for student inquiries veteran@hawaii.edu

2. VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC)

Services offered:

  • Assisting with access to VA benefits, such as providing information on submitting a claim for Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VRE) as well as locating community and campus resources
  • Assisting with providing Veteran-specific career and employment services
  • Providing supportive guidance to ensure Veterans’ health, education, and VA benefit needs are met, while utilizing their VA educational benefits
VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC)
Address 2600 Campus Road, QLC 310
Point of Contact Claire Kusakabe, VSOC Counselor
Phone (808) 956-2192
Email claire.kusakabe@va.gov
Office Hours Tuesday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

3. Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Programs

Services offered:

  • On campus clinical counseling for student veterans
  • Assisting veterans with understanding health care benefits
  • Assisting with access to VA medical care and services
Veterans in Transition to Academic Leadership (VITAL)
Address 2600 Campus Road, QLC 310
Phone (808) 594-8039
Point of Contact Dr. Nadine Shigezawa, Clinical Psychologist
Email Nadine.Shigezawa@va.gov
Office Hours by appointment

4. Office of the Registrar – Veterans Affairs (VA)

UHM offers Veteran Affairs (VA) educational benefits for active duty, dependents, guard, reservist, and veteran members. Please visit http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/records/veterans/ for the most current policies and program information. Learn about VA educational benefits, certifying and monitoring veterans’ enrollment, academic progress, and other academic information.

Office of the Registrar – Veterans Affairs (VA)
Address 2600 Campus Road, QLC 010
Phone (808) 956-8010
Email uhmva@hawaii.edu
Website http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/records/veterans/

5. General Campus Resources

To further enhance your experience at UH Manoa we have provided links and contact information for numerous campus resources that may be of benefit to you.

A. Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC)

Confidential counseling and support services to assist in transitioning into an academic career and managing personal responsibilities.

Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC)
Address 2600 Campus Road, Room 312
Phone (808) 956-7927
Point of Contact Allyson Tanouye, Ph.D (Director/ Psychologist/ Specialist)
Website http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/counseling/

B. Financial Aid Services (FAS)

Money/resources to help bridge the gap between your own resources and the amount needed to pay for the cost of attending college.

Financial Aid Services
Address 2600 Campus Road, Room 112
Phone (808) 956-7251
Point of Contact Jacob Nakasone (Counselor)
Email finaid@hawaii.edu
Website http://www.hawaii.edu/fas

C. KOKUA (Disability Access Services)

Services to students with disabilities / disability services (registration, faculty and college liaison, classroom exam accommodations, etc.)

KOKUA (Disability Access Services)
Address 2600 Campus Road, Room 013
Phone (808) 956-7511
Fax (808) 956-8093
Point of Contact Jodi A.-K. Asato (Counselor)
Email kokua@hawaii.edu
Website http://www.hawaii.edu/kokua

D. Pacific Alliance / Center on Disability Studies

Resources for students with disabilities who are majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM).

Pacific Alliance / Center on Disability Studies
Address 1776 University Avenue, UA 4-6
Phone (808) 956-4457
Point of Contact Steve Brown, Pacific Alliance Program Coordinator
Email kiriko@hawaii.edu
Website http://www.cds.hawaii.edu/pacificalliance/

E. Learning Assistance Center

Developing effective study strategies and workshops on managing time, reading more effectively, note taking, and exam preparation.

Learning Assistance Center
Address 2425 Campus Road, Mezzanine 1
Phone (808) 956-3456
Point of Contact Rosemarie V. Woodruff, Ph.D. (Director)
Email learning@hawaii.edu
Website http://manoa.hawaii.edu/learning/

F. University Health Services Manoa (UHSM)

Medical services and programs (these include general medical care on a walk-in basis; pharmacy and clinical laboratory, etc.)

University Health Services Manoa (UHSM)
Address 1710 East West Road
Phone (808) 956-8965
Point of Contact Kristen Scholly, Ph.D. (Health Promotions Coordinator)
Email  uhsm@hawaii.edu
Website  http://www.hawaii.edu/shs/

G. University of Hawaii at Manoa Children’s Center (UHMCC)

Campus child care for children ages 2-5 at the UHMCC. Up to 50% direct child care subsides is available for student parents with our CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents In School) Program. Priority given to military families. (Learn more…)

University of Hawaii at Manoa Children’s Center (UHMCC)
Phone (808) 956-7963
Point of Contact Kara Nishijima (CCAMPIS Student Services Coordinator / Resource Teacher)
Email uhmcc@hawaii.edu
Website http://www.hawaii.edu/childrenscenter

Saunders Hall 222 Veteran & Military Connected Lounge:

A place to study for veterans, military connected, and friends. Open Monday through Friday 0800-2030. (lounge Photos)

Campus Employment Opportunities:

Student Employment at UH

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Contact Information

Office of Veteran Student Services
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2600 Campus Road
Queen Liliuokalani Center 310
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (appointments preferred)
Phone: (808) 956-2192
Email: ovss@hawaii.edu
Appointment: ovss.youcanbook.me

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The purpose of this fund is to support veteran and military connected students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, books, fees, etc.) The Office of Veteran Student Services understands and recognizes the unique needs of veterans and their families and has created this account to provide continued support for veteran and military connected student success.

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