New Student Orientation

Parent & Family Orientation

Drums are played for incoming students at the Fall 2018 Kipaepae ceremony

Congratulations! You are now the proud parent of a Vulcan! We are honored that your student has chosen to spend the next four years with us at UH Hilo. Rest assured that they have made a great decision. The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is a wonderful place to get a degree. We have amazing faculty members and numerous campus resources that are available to your student to support them in becoming the successful graduates we know they can be.

There will be an in-person family orientation on August 21st! Your student will need to register for orientation first, and then invite you to sign up via a special link emailed.

Cost per ʻohana member to attend orientation is $30 per person and can be paid in advance or on August 21st at orientation check in. This fee is to cover the cost of your meals at the orientation and other materials that you will receive as part of orientation.

  • 8:00am Check-In at the Campus Center Plaza
    • Campus Resources Mini Fair
  • 10:00am 'Ohana Mix & Mingle Library Lanai
  • 11:00pm Kipaepae & Convocation Performing Arts Center
  • 12:30pm Lunch and 'Ohana Session
    • Campus Administration
    • Department Panel: Financial Aid, Counseling Services, Title IX, Dining, Student Employment, Campus Security
    • Alumni Panel: 'Ohana of Alumni & Alumni
  • 2:30pm End of Day