Welcome to the Pacific Islander Student Center (PISC), the “home away from home” for students at UH Hilo from the Pacific Island regions Samoa, RMI, FSM, Palau, Guam, CNMI, as well as students of Pacific islander ethnicities who are US citizens, US nationals, or permanent residents who grew up outside of the islands. We have a team that oversees the services, programs, and resources to facilitate your success. We hope to see you at any of our upcoming events.
News & Events
Summer Bridge 2016 - NEW STUDENTS
August 3 - 13, 2016 (Free). The PISB is the first step of a year-long college preparation program to introduce first-year students to college-level expectations. Specifically designed for Pacific islanders, the program includes a variety of learning activities, workshops, lectures, tours, and fun social events all designed to help a high school graduate or community college transfer student make the appropriate transition to college life at UH Hilo. Participants will stay at the dorms for the duration of 10-day program. More information and application: >>Read more
Need a Job?
The Highly Engaged Learning Positions (HELP) program provides “high impact” jobs for Pacific Islander students at UH Hilo. HELP placements are for students of Pacific island ethncity with high financial need and academic qualifications. Students can apply for existing positions on or off campus. >> Read more
Check out the latest blogs from our Pacific Students Media Team.>>Read more