May 1 (W): Last Day of Instruction
May 6 - 10 (M - F): Final Exams. View the Spring 2013 Semester Final Exam schedule: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/registrar/Spring2013AcademicCalendar.php#Sp2013Finals
May 11 (Sat): UH Hilo Commencement - Edith Kanaka`ole Stadium, 9am. Congratulations UH Hilo graduates!
May 27 (M): Holiday - Memorial Day
Other Helpful Academic Info, Etc.
52 Suggestions For New Students
New to college or UH Hilo? Here are 52 suggestions to survive, succeed and make your transition to UH Hilo a great one (resource from the NACADA-National Academic Advising Association Clearinghouse):http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Clearinghouse/View-Articles/suggestions.aspx
All Continuing SSSP Participants
Please come by the SSSP office asap to update your current mailing address, phone number(s) and sign a Photo Waiver / Student Contact Agreement Form.
Business Office (Bursar's Office)
To submit payment online via credit card or eCheck, or through the UH
Installment Payment Plan, log on to your MyUH Portal at
http://myuh.hawaii.edu. You may submit cash or check payments in person at
any campus business or cashier's office. To see a listing of business
offices, please visit http://www.fmo.hawaii.edu/bursar/cashieroffice.html.
The Bookstore is now located at the Campus Center.Textbooks and other educational materials and equipment are sold at the UH Hilo Bookstore, as well as convenience and personal items and clothing. For more info visit their web site: http://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/HILO/Home.aspx
UH Hilo students now have the option to RENT TEXTBOOKS. The website is:http://hilo.bookrenter.com/
Books may be rented for 30, 45, 60, 90 or 125 days. Since the orders are filled by an outside third party and not by our own store, custom books and packages with online access codes will not be available to rent. However, the traditional bound textbook is available and shipping both directions is free.
Depending on funding the campus bookstore be able to launch their own textbook rental program in the future but in the meantime they hope this service helps keep costs down for students . Of course, textbooks are also available in campus bookstore or can be purchased online at: http://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/
Other available textbook rental websites:
- http://www.half.ebay.com/textbooks (this is a used book website)
Maximize your time in between classes or while you're on campus hanging out. Need a locker? Something to eat or drink or just a light snack? Parking? Know where to mail out letters, packages, boxes? Tutoring? Getting involved on campus? View the Commuter Advocacy website: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/nsp/CommuterAdvocacy.php
Parking permits/passes are required during the Fall and Spring semesters from 6am thru 4pm class days, starting the first day of class. Parking permits/passes are available at the Parking/Security Office, Auxiliary Services Building 300, Room 101. View website for more info, visitor parking, disability parking, car pooling parking passes, citation appeals, etc.: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/auxsvc/parking/
Campus Security & Crime Awareness
The University of Hawaii at Hilo is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff, and guests. Because of this committment, we have been making many improvements to campus safety and security. One of our priorities has been to provide more communication and transparency. We are pleased to announce that a new feature has been added recently to our UH Hilo Campus Security web page, the UH Hilo Daily Public Crime Log. Please see the link: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/auxsvc/security/index.php and look to the right of the page and click onto "Daily Public Crime Log". The UH Hilo Daily Public Crime Log is updated every business day and is posted electronically to the web page. We encourage you to explore the campus security web page for other important information on campus safety and security.
Chemistry Placement Exam - Online Registration Required
Students who wish to enroll in CHEM 124 (General Chemistry I) and have not passed CHEM 114 (or the equivalent) with a C or better are required to take the chemistry placement exam, which includes 20 algebra-based problems; 20 general chemistry concept questions, and 20 specific chemistry items. Advance registration is required for this exam: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/depts/chemistry/exam/
Classes at UH
UH Hilo Fall 2013: https://www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/avail.classes?i=HIL
Other UH System Campuses: http://www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/avail.classes
Concerns/Questions Quick Reference List - Division of Student Affairs
Reference and contact list for questions that regards student affairs:
Congratulations! The following, current SSSP participants were listed on the Dean's List for their UHH Colleges, (students must earn 12 or more semester credits for a letter grade and achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above).
JoAnn Abiley, Kahili Anderson, Gayle Bovee, Elaine Chugen, Alika Cristobal, David Ida, Randy Dellinger, Xietan Dutro, Joshua Fuentes, Kaitlyn Fujii, Nicole Jardine, Ashlen Kinilau, Koa Kubera, Sophia Laderman, Samelda Leon, Sarah Lips, Ashley Martin-Kalamau, Sarah Marzan, Margaux Mellot, Mary Metchnek, Koran Munafo, Lauren Nakashima, Kristin Pedersen, Laurel Rain, Laura Sherwood, Wanes Wallace Simina, Akuila Smau, Tiare Speetjens, Ashley Suh, Dylan Tanaka, Shelby Tanaka, Nicholas Yamauchi and Jacqueline Yuw.
English Proficiency Test (EPT) - Online Registration Required
Required for all students whose first language is not English. Students who are non-native speakers of English entering UH Hilo for the first time must take both parts of this exam. Part A is a listening section made up of a multiple-choice test in response to audio-taped questions and an 18-minute lecture followed by a series of questions. Part B is a 75-minute, multiple choice test of grammar, vocabulary and reading skills. Please bring photo I.D. Students may be eligible for a waiver if they meet certain requirements. A detailed description of waiver eligibility can be found at: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/eli/english_proficiency.php. SSSP requires the EPT for incoming, eligible SSSP participants who are non-native speakers of English.
eRefunds for Students
Why wait for your refund check in the mail? Sign up on-line to have your refund deposited directly into YOUR bank account. Do it now: http://hawaii.edu/news/docs/eRefunds.pdf
You can obtain verification of your current and past enrollment status for semesters you are or have been officially registered at UH Hilo for health insurance, loan deferments, scholarships, services for students, or other benefits. For more information view the Office of the Registrar's - Enrollment Verification website: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/registrar/EnrollmentVerification.php
Apply online for various types of financial aid, many have early priority deadlines. Visit SSSP's Financial Aid & Scholarships links to the FAFSA, and other scholarship and financial aid information. http://hilo.hawaii.edu/studentaffairs/sssp/assistanceAid.php
Need to raise your gpa? Use this gpa calcultor: http://www.back2college.com/raisegpa.htm
Congratulations to our SSSP Graduates!
Delta Lei Bernard - BA Political Science; Ben Chosmal - BA Economics;Myleen Etse - BA Political Science; Jonathan Gaan - BA Economics; Kehlen Halbert - BA Political Science; Cathrine Jonas - BA Economics; Moearii-Ku`uipo Keeling - BA Linguistics; Jennifer McDonald - BA Psychology; Lauren Nakashima - BBA Business Administration; Adam Nava - BA Kinesiology; Junior Peter - BA Economics; Evailaufaumalu Sala - BA Economics / Business Minor; Derek Toloumu - BA Marine Science; and Eliander Yatilman - BA Political Science.
Visit the Student Voices link for photos of recent and past graduates: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/studentaffairs/sssp/DirectorsMessage.php
Graduate & Professional School Testing Services
The UH Hilo Career Center Administers selected graduate and professional admissions and professional certification examinations such as the LSAT, GRE, PRAXIS, PCAT and ASE examinations. Visit the UH Hilo Career Center website for testing dates, registration and more information. For more information view the UH Hilo Career Center: http://career.uhh.hawaii.edu/
UHH Graduation Information:
Click the Graduation Information link for more information.
Hawaiian Language Placement Exam
Students who have previous taken Hawaiian language and believe they may be prepared for coursework beyond introductory Hawaiian 101 should take this exam. Be prepared to spend between 1.5 and 2 hours to complete the written and oral components.
Hele-On Bus Schedule For Routes Stopping at UH Hilo
Got transportation? Did you know there are 46 buses stopping at UH Hilo each weekday? There are 34 buses that stop at UH Hilo on Saturdays as well. View the bus schedule and routes: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/uhh/about/bussched.php
Kilohana, The Academic Success Center - Tutoring
Kilohana offers free walk-in tutoring for students. For more information: www.hilo.hawaii.edu/kilohana
Math Lab Tutoring
Math Lab Spring 2013 Tutoring Schedule(pending): http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu/kilohana/schedule.php
Math Placement Exam
NOT required for students who intend on enrolling in MATH 100, 107, 108, 121. Enrolling in courses other than those listed requires the math placement exam.
For students taking the math placement exam: You must bring an ID card and a print card to print out result sheets. After taking the test, you must meet with math faculty. Math faculty will discuss your results, advise you to take appropriate math class, and enter placement exam results into the student information system, allowing you to register. You will not be able to register for a a math class without talking to an advisor about your placement exam scores. For more info visit the Kilohana Placement Exam Web Site.
Marshallese-English Online Dictionary
The Marshallese-English Online Dictionary (MOD) is a revised and expanded electronic edition of the Marshallese-English Dictionary, developed in 2009. http://www.trussel2.com/MOD/
Online Readiness Check for an Online Course
The Online Readiness Check is designed to accomplish three major goals for the prospective and current student: (1)System Check to ensure that you have the necessary resources to take an online course; (2) Skills Check to help you determine whether you have the skills necessary to successfully complete an online course and (3) Online Orientation in Laulima, the University of Hawaii system's online course software, that demonstrates tools commonly used in most online courses at the UHH. For more information go to the following website: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/dl/onlinereadiness.php For additional information contact::
- General Information: Call or email Dr. Candace Wheeler, email@example.com, cell phone 808-443-8946
- Technical Assistance with Readiness Check process: Email Cindy Yamaguchi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Online UH Hilo Catalog
The University of Hawai'i at Hilo 2012/2013 Catalog is now available online. Important information such as the Academic Calendar; Major, Minor & Certificate requirements; course descriptions; academic policies and much more are only a click away.
Pacific Islander Student Center Website
For more information about the newest facility at the Campus Center, view the Pacific Islander Student Center website: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/studentaffairs/pisc/
Depending on your major and the courses you are planning to enroll in, Placement Exams may be required. Placement exams in Chemistry, the Computer Competency, the English Proficiency Test (required for all students whose first language is not English) and Math are offered at different times throughout the year. Click here for more info at Kilohana's Placement Exams website.
The Pre-pharmacy Program is a comprehensive preparatory program of study toward admittance into the College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Completion of the Pre-pharmacy course curriculum or equivalent is required for admission into the professional curriculum leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.). For more information visit their website:http://pharmacy.uhh.hawaii.edu/academics/prepharm/
Returning Student Application
Students who have stopped-out of UH Hilo for 1 semester and have not attended any other school during their absence,
enrolled students graduating this term and intending to re-enter next term, students on National Student Exchange wishing to continue at UH Hilo (Please note that these NSE students must submit original transcripts from their previous schools) may fill out the Returning Student Application Form: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/studentaffairs/admissions/returning_student.php
For more information contact the Admissions office at (808) 974-7414 or (800) 897-4456 or email: uhhadm@ hawaii.edu
Semester At A Glance
SSSP Semester at a Glance Spring 2013 Calendar (pdf,printable)
Social Networking For Students With Disabilities
"We Connect Now" is the newest generation of social networking for college students with disabilities. Log on to the UH Disabilities Services home page or enter www.weconnectnow.wordpress.com. ...
SSSP STUDENT VOICES: Website featuring SSSP Students who have graduated, have participated in Internships, NSE, and Study Abroad or achieved special recognitions.
Have you applied to our SSS program but haven't heard from our staff yet? Please call us at (808) 974-7616 or stop by our office in the Student Services Building - room 211. Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 7:45am - 4:30pm. Applications are accepted and reviewed on continually. Interested students are welcomed to apply. Download an application now: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/studentaffairs/sssp/howApply.php
SSSP Mandatory Orientation Sessions - Spring 2013 (TBA)
All new SSSP participants must attend a mandatory SSSP Orientation session. SSSP New Participant Orientation sessions for Spring 2013 are pending and in the process of being scheduled. Contact the SSSP staff to register for a session to maintain your program eligibility: email@example.com , 974-7616.
Student Conduct Code
The UH Hilo Student Conduct Code describes behavior that conflicts with the fundamental purposes of the university, including academic dishonesty (cheating and plagiarism) as well as the procedures for reporting incidents of misconduct and how such reports are handled. For more information including the full text of the Code, visit: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/studentaffairs/conduct/student_conduct.php
All members of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo community have the right to pursue educational endeavors as part of the institution's fundamental purposes of teaching, learning, and research. Students have the responsibility to maintain standards of personal integrity that are in harmony with the educational mission of the University; to respect the rights, privileges, and property of others; and to observe University policies as well as national, state, and local laws.
Student Health Services
The UH Hilo's Student Health Services is staffed by part time physicians and a nurse practitioner. Services include medical care, prescriptions, first aid, health education, tuberculin test and immunizations.
For information about requesting UH Hilo transcripts go to the the Office of the Registrar's website: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/registrar/transcripts.php
Tuition & Fees Payment Information
Tuition & Fee Refunds
Tuition and fee refund deadlines and dates: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/uhh/bo/TuitionandFeeRefunds.php
UH Hilo Tuition & Fees Payment
For information about tuition and fees payments: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/uhh/bo/TuitionandFeePayments.php
UH Hilo Performing Arts Center
SSSP participants have opportunities for FREE tickets to attend selected events at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center. Click on the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center to discover what's happening this year.
View UH Hilo's campus and various places in the Hilo community with the webcams:
Writing Placement Exam
The Writing Placement Exam (WPE) is a timed essay exam that determines what level writing course you will be assigned to if you do not possess SAT scores.You do not have to take this exam if you meet at least one of these criteria:
- you possess SAT scores* which will determine what English course you are placed into
- you are a Regents' or Chancellor's Scholar
- you scored a "4" or "5" on the Language and Composition Advanced Placement Exam.
- you have transferred a course from another college that is officially equivalent to ENG 100. You must have verification of acceptance of this transfer course from UH-Hilo Admissions Office.
*SAT Score Table
- English 100T = SAT-W 474 and below
- English 100 = SAT-W 475 and above
- English 100H = SAT-W 625 and above
You have to take the exam if you meet one or more of the following criteria:
- you do not possess SAT scores
- you have been accepted to and intend to enroll at UH-Hilo
- you are an entering non-native speaker of English
- you have not transferred a course from another college that is officially equivalent to ENG 100 at UH-Hilo
For detailed information who is required to take the exam view the Writing Placement Exam Website:http://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/wpe/
You may call Karla Hayashi, Writing Placement Exam Coordinator, at (808) 974-7545 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the exam.