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Faculty and staff are invited to virtual university forum, Jan. 27

Faculty and staff at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo are invited to a University Forum on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, from noon to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. The topic of discussion will be the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) Accreditation.

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 954 4572 6595
Passcode: 539432

Questions may be submitted in advance to

Event information is available in an alternate format upon request. Contact (808) 932-7339 (V), (808) 932-7002 (TTY), or email Deneen Louie for assistance or for any other questions related to this forum.

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Spring Reminders from the Chancellor on travel, campus restrictions, and office service hours

Aloha Kākou,

Bonnie Irwin
Bonnie D. Irwin

Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou! These are a few reminders as everyone starts the new year and spring semester.


All University of Hawai‘i at Hilo employees must report off-island travel (personal or work-related) for tracking of possible self-quarantine period reporting and receive clearance prior to returning to campus. (Details can be found in my email sent out earlier today to the university ‘ohana.)

As a reminder, if you feel that you have been exposed to COVID-19, you should contact your doctor immediately and report this to your supervisor and the UH Hilo Campus Security.

The State of Hawai‘i Safe Travels Hawai‘i program is a multilayered process designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community from trans-Pacific visitors and resident passengers arriving at airports/ports across the Islands. A 10-day mandatory quarantine is required for trans-Pacific travelers arriving WITHOUT a confirmed negative COVID-19 test taken within the 72 hours before departure of the final leg of their trip to Hawai‘i. Travelers will not be able to obtain a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) upon arrival at any Hawai‘i airport.

Inter-county travelers to Hawai‘i County are also subject to a 10-day quarantine, and may bypass this quarantine if they take an FDA-authorized Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) up to 72 hours prior to departure, and the traveler receives a negative result. Inter-county travelers to Hawai‘i County may also break quarantine and elect to get a post-arrival test from a trusted partner. This would require the traveler to remain in quarantine until the negative test is reported and verified.

Travel guidelines: 10-day quarantine, exemption, pre testing, post testing.

Campus Restrictions and Office Service Hours

Please continue to check-in on LumiSight UH prior to arrival on campus.

Due to the ongoing measures we are taking related to COVID-19, the UH Hilo campus and off-campus sites will remain closed to the general public and will continue to maintain normal business hours, 7:45 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday.

All service offices will be open from 7:45 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday (excluding holidays), starting this Friday, January 8, through Friday, January 29, with sufficient coverage. This includes college offices. The Cashier’s Office window hours will be Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Student support services and enrollment services continue to be available for those on campus and are additionally being offered by phone and online. We will have many students physically present on the campus, and even though their classes may be online, they are still in need of other services we offer. Supervisors will work with staff on rotation schedules where possible. Offices will resume adjusted open hours of 9:00 am – 2:00 pm on February 1 while maintaining normal business hours.

UH Hilo is a proud #OurKuleana Pledge Partner, joining other Hawai‘i Island organizations in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. As a member of our UH Hilo ‘ohana, please continue to do your part by adhering to campus social distancing guidelines. Please watch for more UH updates on COVID-19 and stay informed through our UH Hilo COVID-19 web page and the UH System COVID-19 web page.


Bonnie D. Irwin

Information on Safe Gatherings

State of Hawai‘i Travel Information

County of Hawai‘i Travel Information

 UH links

Employee FAQ

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Faculty and staff are invited to virtual university budget forum, Dec. 11, 2020

Faculty and staff at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo are invited to a University Forum on the Budget, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom.

If you have trouble with this link, go to the UH Zoom website, click on “Join a Meeting,” type in meeting ID, then passcode.

If you’re dialing in, dial by your location:
+1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Questions may be submitted in advance to

Contact Deneen Louie with any questions.

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UH Hilo ‘Ohana is invited to next University Forum, via Zoom, Nov. 12

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo ‘Ohana is invited to attend the next University Forum, a live Q & A for faculty and staff, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 996 3181 8817
Passcode: 366644

Questions may be submitted in advance to

For more information, contact the Office of University Relations or Deneen Louie.

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Message to Faculty and Staff: Annual UH Foundation calling campaign underway

Screenshot of online meeting with student fundraisers.
I had so much fun talking story with the student fundraisers for the UH Foundation annual calling campaign (Oct 14). Lots of good stories to tell about our campus and the educational experiences we provide students! -Chancellor Irwin

Aloha UH Hilo Faculty and Staff,

Bonnie Irwin
Bonnie Irwin

In addition to the Aloha United Way appeal, the annual UH Foundation Fall Calling Campaign has begun. I personally visited via Zoom with the student fundraisers to share information about our various programs and activities here all over Hawai‘i Island.

I would like to take this opportunity to let you know you may receive a call from our UHF students who will begin the call by confirming or asking to update your contact information and then transition to a message of support for our campus initiatives. If you have the capacity, I encourage you to please donate and support. Should you have any questions, please call Dale Hagadone, Director of Annual Giving at the UH Foundation, (808) 956-7357.

Mahalo nui for all you do in support of our students,

Bonnie D. Irwin


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