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FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - Meet with engaging faculty, staff, and current Rainbow Warriors. Learn about the #UHMazing programs, services, and activities that the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has to offer.

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O‘ahu - University Preview Day

The Mānoa Experience - University Preview Day

Saturday, April 2, 2022
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
UH Mānoa campus
2500 Campus Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96822

About The Mānoa Experience

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - Our FREE campus-wide open house brings thousands of prospective students & families to the beautiful University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus.

Come, discover the Mānoa Experience!

  • Meet with engaging faculty, staff, & students from our Academic Programs & Student Services
  • Experience demonstrations, hands-on activities, & displays
  • Go on various tours highlighting our campus & learning facilities
  • Visit the Office of Admissions - check your application status or pay your tuition deposit
  • Watch performances by student groups
  • Win free prizes & giveaways
  • Get your UH gear at our University Bookstore
  • Have photo booth fun - Rainbow Warrior style
  • & much more!

Registration is required to receive an on-campus parking pass for the day of event (via email), & an exclusive UH Mānoa tote bag at the event check-in.


If you have a documented disability and associated disability access needs, you are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions, (808) 956-7137 or uhmevent@hawaii.edu. Office hours are Mondays through Fridays, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (HST), excluding state holidays. Advanced notice better ensures our capacity to meet your accessibility needs.

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES – Subject to Change

This list of activities & times will be updated as they are confirmed. Please check back regularly for the most updated information.

GENERAL

  • PRE-EVENT TOUR | CAMPUS PLANTS & BIRDS – 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

    Meet at Varney Circle for a 30-minute walking tour before checking-in for the Mānoa Experience - Get up-close & personal with a few of the Campus Arboretum's all-stars & let us share with you their rise to fame. Get your tree on!

  • CHECK-IN – 9:30 AM to 1:45 PM

    Legacy Path - Check-in to receive an exclusive UH Mānoa tote bag, informational materials, coupons to use on the day of the event, a game sheet & more!

  • RESOURCE FAIR - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    McCarthy Mall - Meet with engaging faculty, staff, & students from Academic Programs & Student Services. Discover the vast opportunities at UH Mānoa through demonstrations, hands-on activities, games & displays.

  • PHOTO BOOTH – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Take a photo, rainbow warrior style! Post it to your social media account(s) & #takemetomanoa

  • OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS – 10:00 AM to 2:00PM

    Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services, Room 001 (ground floor) - Check your application status or submit your tuition deposit.

  • UH MĀNOA BOOKSTORE – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Campus Center – Stop by, browse, & purchase your UH Mānoa swag! Receive a 20% off coupon for one UH apparel item at the Manoa Bookstore (on the day of the event,April 2, 2022)

TOURS

  • Campus Tours – (45 min.) Continuous | First tour at 10:15 am, last tour at 1:15 pm

    Take a walking tour of the campus led by a current UH Mānoa student. All tours will be on a first-come, first served basis.
    *Self-Guided Tour - Can't make the tour time or want to explore on your own? Participants are welcomed to take a self-guided tour if they cannot meet the tour times or if they are full. Packets will be available at the Campus Tour tent.

  • Warrior Recreation Center Tours - (20 min.) 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM

    Sign-ups and tours begin at the Campus Center Courtyard. 8 people maximum per group, first come, first served basis. Take a tour of this two-story complex, considered to be one of the best recreational facilities in Hawaiʻi, that promotes overall health & wellness for our students, faculty & staff.

  • Engineering Research Lab Tours - (30 min.) 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM

    Sign up at the College of Engineering Tent. All tours are on a first come, first served basis. Engineering Ambassadors will guide you to tour research labs and student projects, which you may have the opportunity to get involved in as a student in the UH M​ānoa College of Engineering.

  • Digital Studios Tours with the College of Social Sciences - Continuous |(10-min.) 10 AM – 1:30 PM

    Tour the College of Social Sciences’ (CSS) brand-new broadcast studio facility on the first floor of the Sinclair Student Success Center. Learn about programs in Communications and Journalism, and meet CSS students currently enrolled and working at the facility. Or drop by and watch a live-stream broadcast of the Mānoa Experience.

  • Insect Museum Tours - (30 min.) 10:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:15 PM

    Space is limited to 15 guests per tour on a first come, first served basis. Sign-up at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) tent. Join us for a tour of the University of Hawaii Insect Museum. Our collection houses more than 500,000 insect specimens used to help students and researchers study everything from evolution, conservation to the spread of invasive species! The tour will showcase insect diversity, highlighting important endemic Hawaiian insect lineages, as well as a selection of charismatic specimens from around the world!

  • Discovering Food Science and Human Nutrition Tours - (30 min.) 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM

    Space is limited to 12 guests per tour on a first come, first served basis. Sign-up at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) tent. Take a tour of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Certified Kitchen. These facilities are used for the food preparation and food science lab courses taken by our Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) and Dietetics (DTCS) students. The tour will provide information about our programs and some interactive activities/demos. Eat, learn, and have fun!

FOOD & BEVERAGE

  • Mānoa Dining Services Concession Tent - 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

    McCarthy Mall – (Cash only) Featuring fresh campus offerings and Warrior favorites.

SPECIAL EVENT PROMOTIONS

Receive an exclusive UH Mānoa Tote Bag
Go to a Check-In Tent to receive an exclusive UH Mānoa tote bag!
  • 20% off coupon for one UH apparel item at the Manoa Bookstore (on the day of the event April 2, 2022)
  • Receive a “Game Sheet” – Visit with 8 or more UH Mānoa Resources & and enter to win an UHM-azing prize!
Academic Programs & Student Services Tents

Many of the academic programs & student services tents will also have special activities & freebies!

Students Accepted to UH Mānoa

Go to the Admissions Tent at the event to show us proof of acceptance for a free UHM-azing gift!

Entertainment Tent

Prizes will be given away throughout the event.

The Mānoa Experience – University Preview Day is held in the heart of the UH Mānoa Campus. Check-in is at Legacy Pathway

ADDRESS – UH MĀNOA

2500 Campus Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96822

PARKING

Register for the event to receive an on-campus event parking pass in the Lower Campus Zone 20 Parking Structure: (For GPS) 1430 Lower Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822

ADA Parking: Persons with ADA placards are welcome to park on Upper Campus with an on-campus event parking pass. Upper Campus parking without an ADA placard will require a fee. For more visitor parking zones, visit: Visitor Parking Map

Parking in the residential areas around campus may be available – be prepared to pay the meter.

DIRECTIONS TO CAMPUS

The UH Mānoa campus is conveniently located just off the H-1 freeway, in Honolulu's Mānoa Valley.
From H-1 East & Waikiki to the UH Mānoa
  • Take exit 24B for University Avenue
  • Merge onto University Avenue
  • Keep right; Turn right on Dole Street
From H-1 West to the UH Mānoa
  • Take exit 24B for University Avenue
  • Turn right at University Avenue
  • Keep right; Turn right on Dole Street

THE BUS

The Honolulu city bus stops on campus at Sinclair Circle & other nearby locations. Visit TheBus for schedules & fare information.

ACADEMIC & STUDENT SERVICES PARTICIPANTS

List of ACADEMIC & STUDENT SERVICES PARTICIPANTS

Questions?

Email:

uhmevent@hawaii.edu

Phone number:

(808) 956-7137

*The Office of Admissions hours is Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (excluding state holidays).