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Community Sponsors

Make Your Mark and Build Your Brand

Mahalo for your support. Your generosity is greatly appreciated as we work together to build a foundation for successful graduates of our university and proud new members of our Hilo community.

Sponsorship Levels Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Your organization name listed in the Orientation Booklet Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Flyer, coupon or other promotional material displayed at the Hospitality Lounge Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Your banner placed in a high traffic area during Orientation Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Opportunity to set up a table at Check-in and Involvement & Resource Fair Level 4 Level 5
A dedicated page in our 'Top Recommendations' website Level 4 Level 5
Company advertised at a specific Program or Event Level 5

Level 1: Donation of Door Prizes and Giveaways

Lvl 1 Creating energy and enthusiasm at events during Orientation is an important way in which we can build an atmosphere of excitement and welcome for our students and parents. Giving out prizes during sessions and at key events is a great way in which we can accomplish this. With your help we can provide many opportunities to for our students to win fabulous prizes and feel like a winner.

As a sponsor at this level, we will include your name in the Orientation publication which is given to all the participants. This is a great opportunity to get your name out to an expected 700 participants.

Level 2: Something for Everyone

Level 2 Connecting the new students and their parents to our community is a great benefit for everyone. Each student and parent will receive a "Welcome to UH Hilo Bag". In that bag we would like to provide items such as pens, calendars, free tickets, etc. which will connect them to you as members of our community.

We'll put one of your donated items in each of these bag that will be given out to every participant. We're expecting about 700 people in total, this includes both students and parents, so we would need 700 items. Items with your logo on them are absolutely fine.

We'll be staffing an information table throughout Orientation where students and parents can come to find directions or information about campus services. As a sponsor at this level you are welcome to provide us a stack of flyers or coupon that we'll display and have available for people to take at the Hospitality Lounge throughout Orientation.

Please note that flyers or other marketing material are not quite what we're looking to include in the Welcome Bag, but are happy to have available at the Hospitality Lounge.

Level 3: $500 Contribution

lvl 4 As a level 3 sponsor, you will also be able to set up a table at the Campus Involvement and Resource fair on Thursday August 17. Here you're welcome to introduce yourself to the participants, talk about your products and/or services, and inform them of any promotional opportunities which you may have available.

Level 4: $1000 Contribution

lvl 3 As a level 4 sponsor, you can set up a table at the Vulcan Orientation Check in - Wednesday August 16 and the Campus Involvement & Resource Fair on Thursday, August 17. You’re welcome to introduce yourself to the participants, talk about your products and/or services, and inform them of any promotional opportunities which you may have available. We will also advertise your company and company logo on our website.

Level 5: Sponsor A Program/Event

As a level 5 sponsor, you will receive every perk listed as well as your logo featured on the First Year Experience website, your name listed alongside the program you are sponsoring inside the Orientation Booklet and the opportunity to speak at the event. The amount of money required for each program varies and could be less than, equal to, or more than $2,000. Some programs that need sponsorship include:

  • Hospitality Lounge
  • Evening of Aloha
  • Community Service Project
  • Closing Event - Pool Party
  • Socials
  • Student Mixer
  • Vulcan Pride T-Shirts

Do you have a unique idea in which you can support the Vulcan Orientation program and our students? If so, we're open to exploring it with you. Give us a call at (808) 932-7384 or email us at

Mahalo for your support! We appreciate your generosity to help us welcome our new, returning, and transfer students.

A Note about Checks: If you are planning to write a check, please make payable to “University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo” with a note in the memo section referring to “Orientation” or “First Year Experience”.