New Hawaiʻinuiākea Graduate Students

Welcome to the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge

Congratulations on your admission to graduate school. On this site you’ll find important information for graduate school and your program as you begin the journey through graduate school.

Should you have questions about the information on this site please contact the Graduate Programs Support Assistant Ululani Oliva or (808) 956-0638.

New master’s students should contact their Graduate Chair for academic advising. This includes selection of courses, questions about program requirements, and guidance regarding your research interests.

Hawaiian Language Graduate Chair

Kapa Oliveira
Spalding 457
Hawaiian Studies Graduate Chair

Piʻilani Kaʻaloa
Kamakakū 208A, 956-0588

Hawaiʻinuiākea also has a Graduate Programs Support Assistant who is available to answer any questions about forms & paperwork or important dates & deadlines.

Hawaiʻinuiākea Graduate Programs Support Assistant

Ululani Oliva
Kamakakū 211A, 956-0638


Registration for new incoming graduate students begins soon. To register you’ll need to login to STAR GPS Registration. A list of all the courses being offered in the fall can be found online at For more information about registration please consult the support assistant. Program requirements can be found on the respective Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies pages. Please take some time to look them over and familiarize yourself with the program requirements and course offerings.

Hawaiʻinuiākea Graduate Student Orientation

Each Fall Native Hawaiian Student Services hosts an Orientation for graduate students who are new to Hawai’inuiākea. This is an opportunity for you as a new student to meet the Graduate Chair, to get to know other new graduate students from the School of Hawaiian Knowledge, to learn about graduate school and what to expect. Because orientation is so important all new graduate students should attend.

Hawaiʻnuiākea Graduate Programs Welcome Reception

In addition to the Orientation all new students are also invited to attend Hawaiʻinuiākea’s Graduate Programs Welcome Reception. Also held each Fall this event is an opportunity for new students, current students, faculty, & staff members to socialize outside the classroom and celebrate the beginning of a new academic year. The date for this year’s reception has not yet been set. Invitations will be sent out in the coming weeks by email, so please keep your eye out.