Academic Advising

The Mānoa Advising Center (MAC) provides academic advising for students who are undecided on a major or pre-majors.

Design Your Own Major

If no University major is quite your size or shape, you may find a better fit through the Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

Planning to Succeed

Bachelor Degree Program Sheets and Sample Four Year Academic Plans are intended as advising tools to be used in tandem with academic advising.

Honors Program

The Honors Program provides opportunities for talented, motivated undergraduates to excel in their academic studies.

Featured Program

  • UHM Army ROTC Awarded the Prestigious Gen. Douglas MacArthur Award

    On May 20, 2015, U.S. Army Cadet Command, in conjunction with the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation, announced its winners for the 2014-2015 MacArthur Award. The Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation has given awards each year since 1989 to the best Battalion in each of the eight US Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Brigades across the nation. The award is based on Gen. MacArthur’s ideals of “Duty, Honor, Country,” and is presented to individual battalions that have excelled during the previous school year. Criterion for the award includes performance on the Cadet National Order of Merit list, cadet retention ratio, quality and performance of military training, and newly commissioned second lieutenants. This year, the University of Hawaii at Manoa ROTC Program won the MacArthur award representing itself as the Best Battalion within 8th Brigade. The award recognizes the eight schools (one from each Brigade) selected from among the 275 senior Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs nationwide, as the top programs in the country. This is the fourth time the UH Manoa Army ROTC program has received this prestigious recognition. Previous years of recognition include 2001, 2002, and 2008.

  • Manoa Advising Center (MAC)

    The Manoa Advising Center (MAC) provides advising for exploratory (undeclared / undecided) students and six select pre-majors (pre-Business, pre-Social Work, pre-Dental Hygiene, pre-Law, pre-Medicine and pre-Pharmacy). Advisors and peer advisors assist students in finding the best fit major, based on students’ abilities, interests and goals. Contact information: Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services, Room 101 2600 Campus Road (808) 956-7273 Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Fridays: 8:30 am-4:00 pm Wednesday: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

  • Learning Assistance Center (LAC) Helps Students

    The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa actively partners with programs across campus to respond to the needs of the diverse student population. The LAC is committed to enhancing the quality of student services by providing a structured learning environment and professional development opportunities for both students and the student staff. The LAC professionals, including the professionally trained student staff, address students’ needs and development in relation to achieving academic goals. Our holistic paradigm maintains sensitivity to individual student and faculty needs. We develop independent, effective learners in a collaborative learning environment. Visit their website at

Featured: New Director of Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center

Kiana Shiroma became the Director of the Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center (PAC) this past July. She has recently overseen the move of PAC, which is now located in Sinclair Library, Room 108. Kiana is excited to be working with her peer advisors to provide in-person and group advising, orientation, workshop, and information for pre-health and pre-law students throughout the state.

The Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising Center (PAC) at UHM is excited to announce its new location and contact information:

Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center
Sinclair Library, Room 108
(808) 956-8646
Open: Mondays to Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except state holidays

We provide orientations and workshops for pre-health and pre-law students. For schedule, go to

We welcome walk-in or scheduled advising appointments. To schedule an appointment, go to

Come visit us soon!

  • Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction

    The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) offers free tutoring and workshops to UH Manoa students, faculty, and staff. Tutoring and Supplemental instruction are available August 31-December 17, 2015. What is Supplemental Instruction (SI)?  The goal of Supplemental Instruction (SI) is to help students learn how to succeed in traditionally difficult courses. Contact the LAC at They are located at the Student Success Center in Sinclair Library, reception desk (on the right side upon the entrance of Sinclair); (808) 956-6614; Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:30 pm; Saturday, Sunday, and after hours by appointment.

  • 2015 NACADA Awards

    The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) awards: Rayna Tagalicod with the NACADA Certificate of Merit of the Outstanding Advising Award – Primary Advising Role. This award honors individuals making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. Megumi Makino-Kanehiro with the 2015 NACADA Commission & Interest Group Division Service Award. This award recognizes an individual who has provided outstanding service, leadership, and commitment to a specific commission, interest group, cluster, or the CIG Division.

  • Pre-Law Orientation

    Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center is holding a Pre-Law Orientation on Thursday, September 3, 2015 5:30 pm-7:00 pm in QLCSS, Room 208. RSVPs are appreciated: Questions? Call (808) 956-8646

  • November 2 (M)

    Last day for instructors to submit “I” removal grades for spring and summer to the Office of the Registrar Last day to apply for credit by examination for fall semester

  • October 23 (F)

    *Last day for restricted withdrawals

  • October 1 (Th)

    **Spring admission application final deadline for undergraduate students

  • September 11 (F)

    Last day for undergraduates to file application for graduation for fall

  • September 7 (M)

    Holiday: Labor Day

  • September 2 (W)

    Last day to register/add courses/change grading option (tentative)