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New Student Programs

New Student Programs (NSP) 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!

#UHHiloin100Days from New Student Programs!!

Need a ride from the Hilo International Airport (ITO) on Tuesday August 16th ONLY? Sign up for our FREE airport shuttle! More information is on our Airport Shuttle page. We'll see you in August!

Wanna get caught up on the past 70 days of #UHHiloin100Days... check out our

June Newsletter!


Aloha from New Student Programs, and welcome to our Vulcan ʻOhana! We are excited to meet you this fall, with Vulcan Orientation beginning on August 17, 2016! We'd like to invite you to join us in our 100 day countdown to your arrival at UH Hilo!

Join us in our countdown by following us on Instagram @uhilonsp and liking 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 - #UHHiloIn100Days. We can't wait to see you in the fall semester! If you have any questions feel free to contact us

The University Concierge!

The University Concierge, is the newest resource for current Students, Faculty, and Staff as well as visitors to UH Hilo. The University Concierge is UH Hilo's Gateway for campus information & visitor services. Located on the first floor of the Student Services Center, the University Concierge is available to answer all of your questions and more. Check them out!

Fall 2015 New Student Class Photo

Mahalo to everyone who participated in Orientation this year! We had a blast putting the event together and we hope you had a good time and gained knowledge and experiences that will prepare you for your year here.

Check out this year's class photo:

2015 Class Photo
2015 Entering Class at UH Hilo

Here's a larger image... Can you find yourself?

Hoʻokahi ka Umauma - "One Heart" video

Check out the video that New Student Programs and the Lava Shoot created highlighting some of the outstanding programs and people at UH Hilo.

Like us on Facebook

We'll keep you updated with all the great opportunities for new students on campus.
Like the New Student Program's Facebook page and never feel left out.

NSP Updates