New Student Programs

New Student Programs (NSP) is committed to supporting all of the newest members of our university ʻohana (family). Our mission is to build a foundation for student’s full academic and social integration into the campus through the development of long lasting connections to other students, faculty, staff and student support resources; to build a supportive learning environment that promotes academic success; and to create a commitment to and understanding of what it means to be a proud member of our UH Hilo ʻohana.

Happy Spring 2016 from New Student Programs!!

New Student Programs (NSP) wants to plan events and services that YOU want to see, so we designed a survey to help us collect this data. NSP will be giving away free Vulcan Prize Packs (which includes a special free-student admission to Imiloa Astronomy Center) to anyone who participates in our NEW! Student Survey. Participants will also be entered into a grand prize drawing! Taking the survey by 4:30 PM on February 12, 2016 will guarantee you a Vulcan Prize Pack and entry into the grand prize raffle. This offer is available to ALL students! So, thank you for helping New Student Programs to better serve you and we look forward to your responses. The survey can be taken at the following link: .


Haumana Hou Lounge


Academic Achievement Awards Card


The University Concierge!

The University Concierge, is the newest resource for current Students, Faculty, and Staff as well as visitors to UH Hilo. The University Concierge is UH Hilo's Gateway for campus information & visitor services. Located on the first floor of the Student Services Center, the University Concierge is available to answer all of your questions and more. Check them out!

Fall 2015 New Student Class Photo

Mahalo to everyone who participated in Orientation this year! We had a blast putting the event together and we hope you had a good time and gained knowledge and experiences that will prepare you for your year here.

Check out this year's class photo:

2015 Class Photo

Here's a larger image... Can you find yourself?

Hoʻokahi ka Umauma - "One Heart" video

Check out the video that New Student Programs and the Lava Shoot created highlighting some of the outstanding programs and people at UH Hilo.


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We'll keep you updated with all the great opportunities for new students on campus.
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