Photos: UH Hilo welcomes new and returning students with informational events, food giveaways, and ice cream!

Spring 2020 semester starts! At an ongoing event called Vulcan ‘Ohana Week, a wide range of welcoming committees have set up fun activities and informational tables at the Campus Center Plaza.

Photos by Raiatea Arcuri.

Group of students pose for photo. One student holds up a flyer promoting Ke Kalahea student newspaper.
Students gather on the Campus Center Plaza for Vulcan ‘Ohana Week activities, Jan. 13, 2020. Photos by Raiatea Arcuri, click to enlarge.

Spring 2020 semester started on Monday at the Univeristy of Hawai‘i at Hilo. New and returning students are being welcomed back through a variety of activities on and off campus: last week, students attended Orientation sessions, and on Saturday new international students ventured out into the rain to visit some of Hilo’s landmark sites.

This week during the first three days of instruction, at an ongoing event called Vulcan ‘Ohana Week, a wide range of welcoming committees have set up fun activities and informational tables at the Campus Center Plaza.

Above, the UH Hilo Student Activities Council holds a “Welcome Back Ice Cream Snack” giveaway on the Campus Center Plaza, Jan. 13, 2020.

Ke Kalahea staff sit at a table with information leaflets and some food giveaways. The table is covered in a black cloth with Ke Kalahea logo in red.

Above, staff from the Ke Kalahea student newspaper share information and food at welcoming event Jan. 13, 2020. The staff holds a monthly “News & Brews” open house in their offices (Campus Center room 202-A) for students to come talk story.

A table with large paper scroll and sharpie pens. People have written their New Year Sustainability Resolutions, such as Composting! Recycling! Picking Up Trash!

The UH Hilo Student Association (UHHSA) hosts its first Sustainability Challenge event Jan. 13-17 with various social media photo prompts, activities, and giveaways highlighting the concept of sustainability. “Munchie Resolutions Monday” featured a bento giveaway and (above) a coloring station to decorate and write down sustainability New Year Resolutions on UHHSA’s Sustainability Banner.

 

Photos by Raiatea Arcuri, a professional photographer majoring in business administration with a concentration in finance at UH Hilo. 

 

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