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Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UH Mānoa)!  Your journey to an advanced degree begins now!  Graduate Division is excited to welcome you and invites you to attend our New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO).  Attending NGSO is a great opportunity to gain an understanding of our expectations of graduate students and learn ways to prepare for a successful graduate student experience.  Session topics include learning about graduate-level writing, developing good relationships with faculty mentors, finding funding opportunities, and much more.

Please continue to check our NGSO webpage for updates throughout the summer.  Registration information will be posted as soon as it is available.  For any updates or questions, please email us at

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Event Schedule

Dates: August 8, 2022 to August 15, 2022

Virtual Topic Sessions

NGSO topics sessions will be held virtually between August 8 – 13, 2022. Participants have the flexibility to select which synchronous virtual topic sessions they would like to attend and have the option to view session recordings from previous years if unable to participate in real-time.  Sessions will be offered on various topics to support your success as a graduate student.  Details on session dates and times will be posted once available. Topics include:

  • Academic Writing (Humanities & Social Sciences)
  • Academic Writing (Sciences)
  • Building An Effective Relationship With Your Mentor
  • Reality Check! What to Expect in Graduate School
  • Funding Your Graduate Studies
  • UH Library: Basic Library Resources

Resource Fair

An in-person graduate student only resource fair will be scheduled on campus for Monday, August 15, 2022, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Connect with key offices, programs, and services who support you during your graduate career. Also be sure to stop by the Campus Center to pick up your UH Student ID Card and make any last purchases at the UH Bookstore to prepare for school.

***Masking is required for this event per the recent update on the UH Masking Policy. For further information on UH Mānoa Covid-19 guidelines, please visit***


To ask questions about accessibility or request accommodations, please contact Graduate Division at or 808-956-7542.  At least two weeks’ advance notice will help us to provide seamless access.

NGSO Frequently Asked Questions & Tips

Prepare for NGSO and create your best experience by reviewing tips and frequently asked questions. If you still have questions, please email us at

Frequently Asked Questions & Tips

Additional Graduate Student Events

Teacher Assistant Training 

Dates: August 15-17, 2022

If you will be a new Teaching Assistant (TA), you are required to participate in the free Teacher Assistant Training (TAT). Sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), Graduate Division, and the English Language Institute, this program includes sessions to help TAs prepare for their teaching responsibilities. For details and to register for TAT, please visit the CTE website.

WoW! Week of Welcome Events

Dates: August 15-22, 2022

UH Mānoa coordinates a multitude of events to welcome students to our campus community. To view a listing of new student and welcome events, please check the WoW! Week of Welcome webpage published by the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success.

Admitted Student Steps to Enrollment

Visit our admitted students webpage to help you prepare for your enrollment at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Campus Resources for Graduate Students

Start browsing through a list of Selected Campus Resources for Graduate Students to make connections before the semester begins.

Campus Map

Need to find a classroom, office, or water refill station?  Our virtual campus map will help you navigate UH Mānoa and provides a general campus map as well as specified resource maps.


All incoming UH Mānoa students may receive a UH ID card known as the Mānoa One Card.  Cardholders are eligible for certain university privileges and benefits.  For details on how to obtain your card in person, please visit the Mānoa One Card website. If you wish to submit your card request online, you may do so via the Mānoa One Card Upload site. Please note, however, that all UH ID cards must be picked up in-person at the Campus Center ID Office and will not be mailed. Summer ID Office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

UH Bookstore

The UH Bookstore is the authorized on-campus retailer for books, UH spirit merchandise, school supplies, and commencement regalia.  They also provide copying and printing services, office supplies, snacks, and sundries.  Educational pricing is also available for Apple computers with proof of UH ID.

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