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.

Ho'okahi 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.

This may take a few seconds to load. If you can't wait, check it out on the Lava Shoot YouTube page.

Upcoming Events:

Homecoming - November 8th

Come cheer on the Men's & Women's UH Hilo Soccer Teams as they take on Hawaii Pacific University. There will be a Rally before the game and events all week leading up to it.

Makahiki Games - November 17th

Join us and participate in the Makahiki Games, think traditional Hawaiian Olympics. In collaboration with University Housing and Kipuka, come learn about Hawaiian culture and make some new friends.

Registration Station - Late November / Early December

Stop by and chat with an advisor from the Advising Center about what classes you should take next semester to ensure you're on the right track.


Fall 2014 New Student Orientation

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:

Class photo

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We'll keep you updated with all the great opportunities for new students on campus. Like the New Student Program's Facebook page and never feel left out.

NSP Updates

  • Spring 2015 New Student Orientation is January 8-10. Look for details to come soon.
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