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Have you registered for Vulcan Orientation yet?

Vulcan Orientation is all about welcoming YOU to our campus and providing you with the resources and knowledge you need to get a successful start to your UH Hilo experience! Vulcan Orientation runs August 17, 2016 to August 20, 2016 and it is filled with great events, activities, and workshops! Some great examples of what you can expect include:

  • Your official welcome to UH Hilo the first day of Orientation where you will take a class photo with your fellow new Vulcans, and participate in the Vulcan Convocation welcoming ceremony hosted by administrators and the Deans of each college. You will proceed to Vulcan Convocation after the class photo and as you walk to the location, you will be welcomed with cheers and smiling faces by UH Hilo campus faculty, staff, and fellow students! 
  • The Evening of Aloha, where you will enjoy a delicious Hawaiian dinner catered by Sodexo - UH Hilo's main dining partner - in the Campus Center Dining Hall. You will be seated with a faculty member from your academic department, as well as fellow students within your academic division in order for you to create connections with faculty and other students in a more casual setting. You will also enjoy live music, performances, and speeches from keynote speakers such as the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs.
  • Student and Parent Panels, where current Vulcans and their `ohana will share their experiences with you and offer words of wisdom. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions!
  • Your first step at making your mark on campus by participating in A Morning of Service alongside current UH Hilo students who are part of the many community service organizations on our campus such as: Circle K International, and Rotaract - the collegiate version of Rotary. 
  • Opportunities to explore Hilo on van tours and excursions, where you can become immersed in the rich culture and fun that the Big Island has to offer! 
  • Develop `ohana and create connections with new, and current, UH Hilo students during various events and activities such as: Campus Involvement Fairs, and even a Pool Day& Barbecue.
  • And many other fun and educational workshops and events throughout the week that will help acquaint you with the campus and the many resources and opportunities available to you at UH Hilo, as well as teach you all you need to know to get started at UH Hilo! 

Register for orientation online. (On-site registration during check-in is also available).

  • Vulcan OrientationWednesday, August 17, 2016 – Saturday, August 20, 2016 for only $75* 
  • 2 Day Parent/Family Orientation: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 – Friday, August 18, 2016 for only $35*
  • *There is an additional cost for the dinner program – Evening of Aloha

**Tentative schedules for Vulcan Orientation will be released online throughout the summer as it becomes available. You will be notified when it is available. 

Why the fee?

Your Vulcan Orientation fee funds the fun! With your payment for Vulcan Orientation you will receive: 
  • welcome bag packed with awesome items for you to take such as - t-shirts, water bottles, school supplies, coupons, and more!
  • Your meals provided throughout Vulcan Orientation - during scheduled meal times. 
  • Even more Vulcan Swag-items throughout the various events and activities!

Your fee funds:

  • Facility usage, usage of vehicles for tours and excursions, purchase of food for meals and snacks, purchase of items given to you throughout Vulcan Orientation, and most importantly helps fund  New Student Programs - thank you!
  • Additionally, the funds collected from Vulcan Orientation directly fund essential programs such as: the University Concierge, the Academic Achievement Awards Cards, the UH Hilo Bike Share Program, the Hāumana Hou Lounge, Week of Welcome events and activities, and other special events and services planned for YOU throughout your time at UH Hilo by New Student Programs. 

The money you invest in Vulcan Orientation will always be paid back to you everyday through the programs and services available to you through New Student Programs, thank you for helping us develop them for you! 

We hope to see you at Vulcan Orientation and throughout the summer on social media for the #UHHiloIn100Days countdown! We hope you look forward to the next 30 day newsletter, and we certainly look forward to seeing you this Fall semester!

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at, or call us at (808) 932-7384, and our student staff will be more than happy to help you!