First Year Experience

First Year Experience

First Year Experience (FYE) is committed to supporting all of the newest members of our university ʻohana (family). Our mission is to build a foundation for students' full academic and social integration into the campus by developing long lasting connections to other students, faculty, and staff and student support resources; to build a supportive learning environment that promotes Academic Success; and to create a commitment to the understanding of what it means to be a proud member of our UH Hilo 'Ohana!

Orientation is open to all class standings, new, and transfer students. There's a little bit of everything for everyone.

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    Upcoming Events

    Follow us on Instagram@uhhilofye and our facebook page. We'll be posting fun facts about UH Hilo every single day, as well as some important deadline reminders! Please feel free to share your excitement for coming to UH Hilo by positing on Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag - #UHHiloFYE. We'll keep you updated with all the great opportunities for new students on campus. Like the First Year Experience Program’s Facebook page and never feel left out.

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