On August 18, 2017 Native Hawaiian Student Services hosted itsʻ annual Hawaiian New Student Orientation. Over 200 students and ‘ohana join came for a full day of getting to know UH Mānoa, each other, some awesome professors, resources and so much more!
For the morning portion of the day there were so many amazing speakers that shared their manaʻo with us. The keynote speaker Dr. Kiana Frank (@labhuiofrank) introduced us to the magic of microbes and how she uses moʻolelo to inform her research. Dr. Kamana Beamer and Haunani Kāne both spoke of how their kūleana has shaped their educational goals and research here at UH Mānoa and beyond.
During lunch over 15 departments from UH Mānoa joined us to share their resources at the resource fair! Everything from Financial Aid to scholarships to student services and student housing.
Later in the day everyone got to choose break out sessions held by professors and instructors here at Mānoa. These breakout sessions were smaller and more intimate so students could get to know the professors and instructors and ask them any lingering questions.
We ended the day with a great campus tour by current undergraduate students who gave the ins and outs of campus life from the best bang for your buck when finding food on campus(L&L) to awesome places to study.
Mahalo piha to everyone who joined us!