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.

Deadline Extended! We're Still Hiring!

The Deadline to apply for the Campus Tour Guide position as well as the
Program Coordinator for Campus Information & Visitor Services position has been extended until Wednesday, April 22.

Program Coordinator for Campus Information and Visitor Services:

Have you ever wanted a single place to go on campus where all of your questions could be answered? Where you could get phone numbers, information about upcoming events, and answers to those "I'm not sure who to ask" kinds of questions? Welcome to the Campus Concierge Desk. These 2 Program Coordinators will work to build such a place. Additionally, you’ll coordinate the Campus Tour program, scheduling campus visits and the Tour Guides who'll welcome these visitors.

Learn more about the Program Coordinator position

Campus Tour Guides:

Campus Tour Guides are instrumental in creating a welcoming and exciting atmosphere as prospective students and their families visit campus. You’ll take them on a walking tour of campus, sharing your stories and giving them an outstanding memorable experience.

Learn more about the Campus Tour Guide position

Haumana Hou Lounge Series

Join us on Monday nights from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM in the Hale Kehau Lounge for the Haumana Hou (New Student) Lounge series. The Haumana Hou Lounge will be a relaxing space for you to study and get some academic support as you get ready for the final stretch of the year. Every Monday night until the end of the semester at 8:00 PM, come join us for free snacks and coffee, as well as tutoring in Astronomy, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Marine Science*.

* Marine Science tutor only available 4/6 and 4/13

Earn Good Grades and Get Rewarded:

If you haven’t already done so be sure to pick up your Academic Achievement Awards Card. This card is your exclusive ticket to rewards and recognition for all the hard work you put into your education. Simply bring any assignment, quiz or exam that you get an A or B on to the New Student Programs office in SSC E-102 and get your card stamped. Fill your card and receive a prize*. Additionally, every completed card will be entered for a special grand prize. Come pick up your card at the NSP office (SSC E-102).

* limit 2 completed cards per person

Join a Living Learning Community for Fall 2015

A living learning community is where first year students with a shared interest live together in one of our residence halls. They take a shared class together and have an amazing outside-of-the-classroom experience focused around that particular theme or interest. These communities are all designed to support the academic success of our students, help students make friends, and ultimately graduate and become a successful member of the global community. The Living Learning Community program is an outstanding way in which the University of Hawai'i at Hilo is supporting the success of our newest students.

Learn more about the 6 communities and how to sign up

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.


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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