High School Counselors Workshop

This event has passed for 2018. The next UH Mānoa High School Counselors Workshop is scheduled for Friday, September 13, 2019. Please stay tuned for more details.

Registration will open in July 2019.

Each fall, the UH Mānoa Office of Admissions hosts the annual High School Counselors Workshop for State of Hawaiʻi high school counselors who work with juniors and seniors. This FREE event includes a resource fair, tours, important updates & information, and breakout sessions showcasing various opportunities at UH Mānoa. The goal of this workshop is to inform our local counselors about the latest at Mānoa so they may guide students to make the most out of their Mānoa Experience as future Rainbow Warriors!

Friday, September 7, 2018
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM (check-in begins at 7:30 AM in the Campus Center Courtyard, ground floor)
UH Mānoa Campus Center (Download location in PDF)

Schedule of Activities (Tentative - subject to change)

7:30 AM to 9:10 AM
Continental Breakfast
Campus Center Courtyard
Campus Center Ballroom
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Academic & Student Services Fair
(List of Resources)
Campus Center Ballroom
9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Welcome Address & General Session Admissions Updates
Campus Center Ballroom
10:00 AM to 10:40 AM
Workshop Session I
(Locations Vary - see "Sessions" tab)
10:50 AM to 11:30 AM
Workshop Session II
(Locations Vary - see "Sessions" tab)
11:40 AM to 12:20 PM
Workshop Session III
(Locations Vary - see "Sessions" tab)
12:30 PM to 1:20 PM
Lunch & Mahalo
Campus Center Ballroom
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Hawai‘i Association for College
Admission Counseling
(HACAC) General Meeting
Campus Center Ballroom
2:30 PM
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene Open House
Webster Hall
*Nursing representative will meet group in ballroom to escort to Webster Hall.

Athletic Events

In our continued efforts to provide you with a "Mānoa Experience" from a "student's perspective," on the day of the workshop, all counselors in attendance will have a chance to pull an unmarked envelope, at random, for two tickets to one of the events listed below. The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa hopes that you will participate in an opportunity to be the Chancellor's guests.

Warrior Football

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Aloha Stadium
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Aloha Stadium
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Aloha Stadium
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Aloha Stadium

Wahine Volleyball

Friday, September 28, 2018
7:00 P.M.
Stan Sheriff Center
Saturday, September 29, 2018
7:00 P.M.
Stan Sheriff Center
Friday, October 12, 2018
7:00 P.M.
Stan Sheriff Center
Saturday, October 13, 2018
7:00 P.M.
Stan Sheriff Center
Friday, October 26, 2018
7:00 P.M.
Stan Sheriff Center
Saturday, October 27, 2018
7:00 P.M.
Stan Sheriff Center
Thursday, November 15, 2018
7:00 P.M.
Stan Sheriff Center
Friday, November 16, 2018
7:00 P.M.
Stan Sheriff Center

Workshop (Breakout) Sessions

2018's workshop sessions are listed below:

For New Counselors: UH Mānoa Admissions 101

Garett Inoue, Admissions Officer
Session I only

This session will help you understand the basics of UH Mānoa’s admissions process. Information related to admission requirements, the application process, & important deadlines will be covered. Other topics will include how to complete the Self-Reported Application & what to expect for the next application cycle.

Admissions Update: EAB Application

Ryan Yamaguchi, Associate Director of Admissions
Sessions I, II, & III

The University of Hawaii at Manoa has partnered with EAB to create a new application for the upcoming Fall 2019 campaign. Learn more about how EAB will assist in the university's recruitment.


Tracyn Nagata, Admissions Counselor
Jose Magno, Admissions Counselor
Sessions I, II, & III

Experience Manoa through the perspective of current students with this interactive student panel. Hear from a number of our students on academics, student life, and the unique college experience that UH Manoa provides as a beneficial option. Students will highlight opportunities they have been provided while on campus and share insight on why UHM was a great investment for their college experience.

Manoa Academy for You

Denise Eby Konan, Executive Director of Manoa Academy and Dean of the College of Social Sciences
Sessions I, II, & III

The invitation is open to Hawaii High Schools to participate in the Manoa Academy. Hawaii juniors and seniors benefit from early admissions to UHM and dual credit courses in high school, online, or at the Manoa campus. Graduating senior may travel to Beijing! Learn how you can be a part of this opportunity.

Mānoa Financial Aid & Scholarships 101

Justin Lau, Admissions Counselor & Scholarship Coordinator
Jacob Nakasone, Financial Aid Specialist
Sessions I, II, & III

Learn about our many scholarships & financial aid opportunities, including updates on automatic scholarships & the FAFSA, how to make your students’ scholarship applications stand out, the UH Mānoa’s financial aid process, & more!

Eia Mānoa: Opportunities & Tools for Kanaka Maoli Student Success

Allyson Franco, Outreach Coordinator, Native Hawaiian Student Services
Sessions I, II, & III

Navigating college can be challenging. For Native Hawaiian students, finding the balance between family kuleana, the search for financial aid & the right resources for their success at UH Mānoa may be stressful. Join Native Hawaiian Student Services to learn more about the resources & scholarships available for Native Hawaiian student success here at UH Mānoa.

Go Mainland or Stay Home?... Do Both With National Student Exchange!

Rayna Tagalicod, Director of National Student Exchange
Sessions I, II, & III

Many high school students grapple with the decision to attend a mainland college or stay home & attend UH Mānoa. With the National Student Exchange (NSE) Program, students are able to do both at an affordable cost (paying either UH Mānoa tuition or host campus RESIDENT tuition on exchange). Through NSE, students may exchange for 1-2 semesters at one of the 160+ member campuses in the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, & the Virgin Islands. Join us & learn how students may experience academic, career, & life-changing opportunities through NSE, while attending UH Mānoa!


Sessions I, II, & III

Learn how academic departments at UH Manoa provide unique opportunities for their students to engage in valuable internships & to build networks through clubs, career fairs, & special events. Learn how these experiences contribute to the success of students & how they translate into finding employment &/or pursuing graduate school post-graduation. The presenters will also share the value of local networking & its advantages for students who want to live and work in Hawai'i.

School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene Open House

Offered at 2:45 pm, after HACAC General Session

Learn more about:

High School Direct Entry in Nursing Presentation
High School Direct Entry in Dental Hygiene Presentation
Tour the UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center

Space is limited and registration is required through School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene.
Please register by August 22, 2018 at: https://nursing.hawaii.edu/events/sondhopenhouse2018/
*A shuttle from UH Mānoa to the airport will also be provided for neighbor island counselors who register for the School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene Open House.
**Note - This session is organized by the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene.

Participating Programs - Academic & Student Services Fair

Many of UHM's academic departments and student services will be represented at the resource fair.

Click here below for a list of 2018’s fair participants (subject to change).

Parking Information

Carpooling is highly encouraged.

If you request a UH Mānoa parking pass for this event on your registration, the Office of Admissions will email you a pass to print and to submit to the parking guards upon entering. NO ELECTRONIC PASSES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

This parking pass will indicate a specific parking zone with a map. Please do not forward this pass to others, as our office is allotted a limited number of passes for which we need to keep inventory of.

ADA Parking: Persons with ADA placards are welcome to park on Upper Campus with the complimentary on-campus event parking pass. Upper Campus parking without an ADA placard will require a fee. For more visitor parking zones, visit: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/resources/MapFiles/visitorparkingmap.pdf

Flights & Ground Transportation for Neighbor Island Counselors

Please indicate your request for flights and ground transportation via this form - The Office of Admissions will provide complimentary airfare for ONE (1) neighbor island counselor per school. We are also offering ground transportation to and from the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on the day of the workshop.

We recommend that you submit this form as soon as possible, or by August 22, 2018. Once you submit the form, our fiscal representative will book your flights and you will receive an email confirmation.

Directions to Campus

The High School Counselors Workshop will be held at UH Mānoa Campus Center (PDF).

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 and other nearby locations. Visit TheBus for schedules and fare information.

Office of Admissions Events

Phone Number:(808) 956-7137

Deadline: August 22, 2018

*If you will NOT be attending the workshop, but would like to request a packet, please email uhmevent@hawaii.edu with your first/last name, position title, school, & mailing address.