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.

Spring 2016 New Student Orientation is now open!

Registration for Spring 2016 New Student Orientation is now open! Spring Orientation will take place Thursday, January 7th - Saturday, January 9th. Spring Orientation is specifically designed for new and new Transfer Students including international students as well as students participating in NSE (National Student Exchange). Spring Orientation will be filled with fun workshops, social activities, and excursions around the Big Island.

Check out the Orientation page for more information and to sign up!

Marvel Movie Week: November 18-21

Get ready! Marvel Movie Week is here!

Marvel Movie Week Small FlyerNovember 18 – 21 New Student Programs will be hosting Marvel Movie Week!

Join us for four days of activities, fun, food, and of course Marvel Movies.

On Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00pm in the Hale `Ikena Lounge we will be hosting Superhero Identity where we will be watching the first Avengers movie and creating our own superhero masks. Following the movie we’ll be talking about personal strengths and talents and how understanding ourselves can boost self-confidence and our ability to work at our best.

On Thursday, November 19 at 6:00pm in the Hale `Ikena Lounge we will be hosting Superhero Psychology. Co-facilitated by staff from UH Hilo's Counseling Services, we will be exploring the different mental illnesses faced by each superhero and how it relates to issues students may be facing. Learn how to recognize some of the warning signs, how to help your friends, and how to keep your own mind happy and healthy!

and more....

Learn more about Marvel Move week!

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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