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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 for graduate students and learn ways to prepare for a successful 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 questions, please email us at

Event Schedule

Dates: August 7, 2023 to August 11, 2023

Virtual Topic Sessions

NGSO topics sessions will be held virtually between August 7 – 11, 2023. Participants have the flexibility to select which synchronous topic sessions they would like to attend and have the option to view session recordings if unable to participate in real-time. 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
  • Funding Your Graduate Studies
  • What to Expect in Graduate School
  • UH Library: Basic Library Resources (this workshop will be offered hybrid)

Resource Fair

An in-person graduate student only resource fair will be scheduled on campus for Friday, August 11, 2023, 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.


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.

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.

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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