PHOTOS: UH Hilo Student Orientation Week, campus welcomes the newest Vulcans!

The newest Vulcans are enjoying four days of activities, workshops, fairs, van tours, target shuttles, and various socials to create a connection with the UH Hilo community.

Group of students poses for photo on the plaza.
New Vulcans on the Campus Center Plaza for the start of UH Hilo Student Orientation activities on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo is welcoming new students to campus this week. The newest Vulcans are enjoying four days of activities, workshops, fairs, van tours, target shuttles, and various socials to create a connection with the UH Hilo community.

The activities started on Wednesday when the new students and their families met at the Campus Center Plaza to learn more about campus resources, and then the group walked together to the Library Lanai where each student was welcomed with a ti leaf lei made by members of the campus community over the past few weeks. The group then made their way to the Performing Arts Theater for the official New Student Convocation. Wednesday (and Thursday) also included Parent and ‘Ohana Orientation seminars and other activities. The week concludes with a pool party at the Student Life Center on Saturday, Aug. 24. Click here to see the schedule.

Orientation Week is organized by staff from the First Year Experience Program with the support of the Division of Student Affairs and in collaboration with partners across campus.

Walk to Convocation Begins, New Students Given Ti Leaf Lei

Convocation

Close up of solo male chanting out to audience.

Gaul Makuakane-Lundin

 

Photos by Nyssa Kushi, Director of Institutional Marketing at University Relations, and Maria Andaya, Technology and Education Specialist at Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center.