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.

The Deadline to Register for Spring Orientation is coming soon. Don't wait, sign up today!

Spring Orientation is designed with Transfer students in mind. Orientation will be filled with fun activities, events, and workshops all to Create Connections with other new students, with our amazing UH Hilo faculty, and with numerous campus resources and the awesome staff that run them. We'll also have workshops which will help to set you up to be Academically Successful here a UH Hilo, and of course there will be lots and lots of Vulcan spirit as we welcome you into our university  ĽOhana.

Sign up for Spring 2015 New Student Orientation!

Deadline to register for Orientation is Thursday, December 18th

Upcoming Events:

Registration Station
December 2nd & 3rd
Hale Kehau Lounge
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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.

Ho Ľokahi 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.


Fall 2014 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:

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.

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