High School Counselors Workshop

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED FOR 2019. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE 2020 HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS WORKSHOP.

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!

Date:
Friday, September 13, 2019
Time:
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM (check-in begins at 7:30 AM, Imin International Conference Center lanai)
Location:
Imin International Conference Center - New Location (Download location in PDF)

Schedule of Activities (Tentative - subject to change)

7:30 AM to 9:10 AM
Check-In
Continental Breakfast
Imin Center Main Entrance
Imin Center Lanai
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Academic & Student Services Fair
(List of Resources)
Imin Center Keoni Auditorium
9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Welcome Address & General Session Admissions Updates
Imin Center Banquet Rooms
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
Imin Center Banquet Rooms
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Hawai‘i Association for College
Admission Counseling
(HACAC) General Meeting
Imin Center Banquet Rooms
2:00 PM
OPTIONAL WORKSHOP SESSION
College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources Open House
*CTAHR representative will meet group at Imin
Center main entrance

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 President's guests.

Warrior Football

Saturday, September 21, 2019
TIME TBA
Vs. CENTRAL ARKANSAS
Aloha Stadium
Saturday, October 19, 2019
5:30 P.M.
Vs. AIR FORCE
Aloha Stadium
Saturday, November 2, 2019
TIME TBA
Vs. FRESNO STATE
Aloha Stadium
Saturday, November 9, 2019
TIME TBA
Vs. SAN JOSE STATE
Aloha Stadium
Saturday, November 23, 2019
TIME TBA
Vs. SAN DIEGO STATE
Aloha Stadium
Saturday, November 11, 2019
TIME TBA
Vs. ARMY
Aloha Stadium

Wahine Volleyball

Friday, September 13, 2019
7:00 P.M.
Vs. UTAH VALLEY
Stan Sheriff Center
Saturday, September 14, 2019
7:00 P.M.
Vs. UCLA
Stan Sheriff Center
Thursday, October 3, 2019
7:00 P.M.
Vs. UH IRVINE
Stan Sheriff Center
Saturday, October 5, 2019
7:00 P.M.
Vs. CAL STATE FULLERTON
Stan Sheriff Center
Friday, October 18, 2019
7:00 P.M.
Vs. UC RIVERSIDE
Stan Sheriff Center
Saturday, October 20, 2019
5:00 P.M.
Vs. UC DAVIS
Stan Sheriff Center
Friday, November 1, 2019
7:00 P.M.
Vs. UCSB
Stan Sheriff Center
Sunday, November 3, 2019
5:00 P.M.
Vs. CAL POLY
Stan Sheriff Center
Thursday, November 21, 2019
7:00 P.M.
Vs. CSUN
Stan Sheriff Center
Friday, November 22, 2019
7:00 P.M.
Vs. LONG BEACH STATE
Stan Sheriff Center

Workshop (Breakout) Sessions

2019'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 the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s admissions process. Information related to admission requirements, the application process, and important deadlines will be covered. Other topics will include how to complete the Self-Reported Application and what to expect for the next application cycle.


Transferring to UH Mānoa


Garett Inoue, Admissions Officer
Sessions II & III only

This session will outline the transfer admissions process. Topics include transfer requirements, application process, and transfer credit evaluation. In addition, the three ways to transfer to UH Mānoa: regular admissions, the Kai’ei’e Degree Pathway Program, and Automatic Admissions.


TALK STORY WITH UH MĀNOA ADMISSIONS

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

In this facilitated discussion session, we invite you to share about your experience(s) with the UH Mānoa Office of Admissions. What do you like? What can be improved? How can we better meet the trends you are seeing? How can we continue to grow our relationships with counselors and students in Hawai‘i? Please prepare for honest dialogue, looking towards a positive future.


Mānoa Financial Aid & Scholarships 101

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

Learn about our many scholarship & financial aid opportunities, including updates on automatic scholarships and the FAFSA, how to make your students’ scholarship applications stand out, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s financial aid process, and more!


College Opportunities Program

Gina Maesaka, Counselor
'Ilikea Silva, Retention Coordinator
Norelle Quila, Manawa Kūpono Program Coordinator
Aysia Ferrer, Manawa Kūpono Program Coordinator
Sessions I, II, & III

The College Opportunities Program (COP) provides an alternative pathway for individuals who desire to attend UH Manoa but who lack the minimum requirements for guaranteed admission. COP offers a summer and first-year residential college experience to academically and socially prepare Hawai‘i residents for a successful freshman year at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Participants in this session will get a clearer understanding of the objectives, requirements, admissions procedures, and student outcomes. Counselors will have the opportunity to talk with staff and have any questions about COP answered.


Smoothing Out the Bumps of Transitioning to College

Kyle Van Duser PhD, Director, First Year Programs
Leilani Harjati, Academic Advisor, Summer Advising
Rayna Tagalicod, Director of National Student Exchange & Interim Director of New Student Orientation
Sessions I, II, & III

Making the jump from high school to college can be a nerve-racking experience for new students. However, UH Mānoa offers three different opportunities to conveniently prepare first-year students for college from wherever they are, and at their own pace. Through these experiences students will connect with fellow peers and current students, academic learning communities and the larger campus community. Participants will gain a clear understanding of the benefits of each program, how to apply and the differences between each program.


Go Away or Stay Home...Do Both with Manoa Exchange & STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS!

Pauline Yang, Program Assistant, National Student Exchange
Bliss Ray, Program Assistant, National Student Exchange
Vinnie Burns, Director of Mānoa International Exchange
Kathy Tran, Outbound Specialist, Mānoa International Exchange
Vanessa Chong, Study Abroad Advisor, UH Mānoa Study Abroad Center
Max Lee, Study Abroad Advisor, UH Mānoa Study Abroad Center
Sessions I, II, & III

Many high school students want to experience locations outside of Hawaii. Luckily at UH Manoa, students can participate in domestic and international exchange programs with National Student Exchange and Manoa International Exchange, as well as study abroad programs with the Study Abroad Center. Join us & learn how students may experience academic, career, & life-changing opportunities. A brief overview of the three different programs, their benefits, financing, and more will be discussed.


OPTIONAL POST-EVENT SESSION
College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources (CTAHR) Open House

Offered at 2:00 pm, after HACAC General Session

Discover CTAHR undergraduate programs as you visit their facilities and meet faculty and students on a walking tour of the Pope Green House, Food Science Kitchen, Insect Museum, Sewing Lab, Molecular Biosciences Lab, and CTAHR Lounge.



Space is limited; registration required. Register by Thursday, August 22, 2019, at https://forms.gle/1UZ5cHsQJzZkQSaRA

*A shuttle from UH Mānoa to the airport will also be provided for neighbor island counselors who register for the Open House.
**Note - This session is organized by the College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources.

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 2019’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, 2019. Once you submit the form, our fiscal representative will book your flights and you will receive an email confirmation.

The High School Counselors Workshop will be held at UH Imin International Conference Center (PDF).

Address – Imin International Conference Center (UH Mānoa campus)


1777 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848

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

Office of Admissions Events

Email:uhmevent@hawaii.edu
Phone Number:(808) 956-7137

Deadline: August 22, 2019

*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.