Kīpuka: Native Hawaiian Student Center

Ferns grow in front of the Kīpuka entrance / lanaiA kīpuka is a place surrounded by lava, protected, and able to flourish. The Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center promotes a designated place of learning, at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, which allows students to thrive.

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Kīpuka Event Calendar

Kīpuka Spaces

Lehua blossom closeup Learn more about Kīpuka! For quick questions about our services, visit our STAR Kiosk to speak to us virtually, from Monday -- Friday (8:00am - 4:00pm)

We encourage you to enjoy the fresh air by utilizing the Kīpuka lānai or outdoor covered courtyard area while practicing proper social distancing. The courtyard tables have been positioned at least 6 feet apart and at this time, we are asking for your cooperation in restricting the space to one student per table. Kīpuka staff will sanitize tables after each use.

Kīpuka's office hours
Monday -- Friday (8:00am - 4:00pm)


Wailuku RiverWailuku River

Hanakahi HaleHanakahi Hale

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How Can Kīpuka Help Me?

Get answers to your questions and find out how Kīpuka will help you succeed.

Learn about our Services

Academic Advising

Email Hualani (loorache [at] hawaii.edu) or Hoʻoleina (jaynal [at] hawaii.edu) to set up an advising appointment. You may also use the request form to email us directly.

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