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Hoʻomaikaʻi! Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa!

We are looking forward to your joining our UH Mānoa ʻohana and supporting you in your journey here. We have many opportunities available for you as an incoming student!

If you are still unsure of where to start, how to register, and/or confused about UH Mānoa, please do not hesitate to walk in or schedule an appointment with one of our team members.

Kyle Help, kylehelp@hawaii.edu
Kawaipuna Kalipi, kkalipi@hawaii.edu

Freshman Opportunities

Admitted Hawaiian Student Reception

Learn about opportunites available to you as an incoming student, including a resource fair of on-campus and Hawaiian organizations, presentations by faculty, and an optional campus tour.

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Hawaiian Residential Learning Program

Reserved housing (shared dormitory) for students interested in Hawaiian Culture, Hawaiian Language, or Hawaiian Studies. Available to all UHM students of any class standing.

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Hawaiian New Student Orientation

Date: August 17, 2018 Join us for a free orientation where you will meet other incoming Hawaiian students, and choose from various presentations to prepare you to successfully navigate UH Mānoa. RSVP before August 8, 2018.

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Kekaulike Maui Pre-Bridge Programs

The NHSS Kekaulike Pre-Bridge Cohort is a FREE opportunity for current Maui College students who are considering transferring to UH Mānoa to prepare for the transfer process.  Cohort Members will register in an identified Maui College Hawaiian Studies course & will attend a FREE workshop/ Field Trip once a month. Programming for the Cohort runs throughout Spring 2017. Kekaulike Pre-BRIDGE cohort member are HIGHLY encouraged to also apply and attend the 2017 Kekaulike Summer Bridge Program at UH Mānoa.

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Kekaulike Transfer Summer Bridge

The Kekaulike Summer Bridge Program is a six-week intensive summer program designed to prepare Native Hawaiian community college students for the transition to the University of Hawaii, Mānoa campus. Students will have the option to dorm on campus or commute to UH Mānoa (see Summer Bridge Program Tracks). The Kekaulike Summer Bridge Program has been specifically structured to support Native Hawaiian community college students in successfully completing their baccalaureate degree and beyond.

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Mānoa Access Initiative

The Mānoa Access Initiative (MAI) is a partnership with the Office of Admissions and the Student, Equity, Excellence & Diversity (SEED) Office. Every Fall semester, Dr. Willy Kauai teaches a sheltered section of Ethnic Studies (ES) 101 for an incoming MAI cohort.

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NHSS ACE Cluster

Native Hawaiian Student Services (NHSS) in partnership with UH Mānoa ACE First Year Programs, has 15 seats reserved in 4 classes specifically for incoming freshmen in the Fall 2018 semester!

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Summer Institutes

Heavily discounted for-credit sheltered classes during Summer 2018 taken with fellow Hawaiian students and taught by Hawaiian instructors. Apply by April 15, 2018.

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