NAVIGATING THROUGH COVID-19

Updated: 5/22/20

From the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Office of Admissions

Our world is facing an issue of immense scale and global impact with the evolving uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation. Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Students are the core of our university, and we remain committed to their safety, well-being, and success. We are closely partnering with our campus, state, and government officials in making sound decisions to protect the public and help prevent a spread of COVID-19.

At this time, for the safety of our students and community, our campus doors are shuttered through May 31, 2020. Although we are unable to offer in-person services, weʻve gone virtual! We are operating in a virtual landscape and available during normal business hours. Please do not hesitate to connect with us if you have any questions or concerns by emailing manoa.admissions@hawaii.edu

Please stay safe and to admitted students and ʻohana (family), we can’t wait to see you in the Fall!

Mahalo,
The Office of Admissions

Below are important announcements, which we will keep updated as new information becomes available:

CURRENT APPLICANTS

We are still accepting applications as our admissions deadline has extended to August 1, 2020. To apply, visit manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions. If you are having difficulty providing required application materials due to COVID-19 interruptions, please contact manoa.admissions@hawaii.edu. We will handle these concerns on a case-by-case basis and are committed to being as flexible as possible with our applicants. In addition, financial aid offers are currently being emailed to your “hawaii.edu” email address. If you have any concerns or questions regarding financial aid, please email finaid@hawaii.edu.

TEST-OPTIONAL FOR 2021-2022 APPLICATION

For prospective freshmen students applying for the 2021-2022 academic year, test scores will be optional. Freshman applicants will have the option of submitting test scores as part of their admissions application. A full list of freshman admissions requirements can be found here: manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions/freshman.

ADMISSION NOTIFICATIONS

We are excited to welcome our newest Rainbow Warriors, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be notifying applicants of their admission decision online. Admission decisions will not be sent via postal mail and sent via email only.

READY TO COMMIT? TUITION DEPOSIT DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline to pay the tuition deposit has extended to June 1, 2020. Visit manoa.hawaii.edu/deposit.

ADMITTED STUDENT RECEPTIONS

Campus officials have placed a ban on all travel and any social gatherings of 100+ attendees. Therefore, all Admitted Student Receptions (ASRs) have been canceled. We apologize for this inconvenience as we were looking forward to connecting with our admitted students locally and domestically. In lieu of our receptions, we are putting together live webinars we hope are helpful and insightful for our newly admitted Rainbow Warriors. Information will be emailed to both admitted students and parents. If you are ready to commit to the university and please pay your tuition deposit online at manoa.hawaii.edu/deposit.

CAMPUS TOURS AND INFORMATION SESSIONS

All our campus visits and admissions information sessions are unfortunately canceled. We apologize as we were looking forward to connecting with you. If you were still hoping to learn more about the campus, check out our campus tour highlight video.

THE MĀNOA EXPERIENCE AND OTHER CANCELLED EVENTS

The Mānoa Experience, scheduled for Saturday, April 4 has been canceled.

Scholarship Awards Weekend, comprised of both Scholar-to-Scholar Day and the Scholarship Awards Brunch, scheduled for April 17, 2020 and April 18, 2020 has been canceled.

Information will be sent to all registered guests for these and any other events, but should you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to connect with us via manoa.admissions@hawaii.edu.

FALL 2020

At this time, we do not foresee any impact on the upcoming Fall 2020 semester. The New Rainbow Warrior Orientation during the summer is still as scheduled and more information can be found by visiting, manoa.hawaii.edu/welinamanoa. In addition, for our new students traveling from domestic U.S., our Summer Send-Offs are currently as scheduled. More information on these events will be forthcoming.