Pacific Islander Student Center (PISC)

News and Events

News

Scholarships

APIA Scholarship:  Apply by January 22, 2020.  Scholarship of $2,500 for Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans for the Fall 2020 semester.  Apply online at www.apiascholars.org/scholarship

"Real ID's"

Starting October 1, 2020, everyone will need to present a Real ID-compliant license/ID or another acceptable form of identification (like a passport) to board a domestic flight and to access U.S. federal facilities. How do you know if your driver's license or state ID card is Real ID-complaint? If it is Real-ID compliant, there will be a star in the top right corner like those pictured below:

Gold Star Drivers license and state identification cards with stars on them

You do not need a Real ID-complaint ID unless you want to board an airplane using a driver's license or state ID card. If you have a valid (unexpired) passport, you can use a passport to board a plane. But if you want or need to get a REAL ID-complaint ID such as a driver's license or state ID card, Compact of Free Association (COFA) citizens need to have a valid, unexpired passport and an I-94. An I-94 is a record of your arrival date into the United States. To access and print a copy of your I-94, click here. Please be aware that I-94 records are only available online for 5 years. If you cannot access your I-94 form online because your most recent arrival date into the U.S. was longer than 5 years ago, you have to file Form I-102 with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services to obtain a duplicate copy. The fee for the Form I-102 is currently $455 and may be subject to change.

Upcoming Events

Health Insurance Enrollment

health insurance

Saturday, November 9, 2019
9:00 am-3:00 pm
UCB 2nd floor

Health Insurance Enrollment

health insurance

Saturday, December 7, 2019
9:00 am-3:00 pm
UCB 2nd floor

Orientation for New International Students

Welcome international students

Thursday, January 9, 2020
8:00 am
Student Services Center Room W-201

Lunch and Learn

Lunch and learn

Friday, January 17, 2020
12:00-1:00 pm at the Student Services Center Room W-201

Health Insurance Sign Up for New Pacific Islander Students

health insurance

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
2:00-5:00 pm at PISC

Spring Semester Welcome Lunch

Welcome in Pacific Islander languages

Monday, January 27, 2020
1:00-3:00 pm at PISC

Health Insurance Sign Up for New Pacific Islander Students

health insurance

Thursday, January 30, 2020
2:00-5:00 pm at PISC

Mixed Plate Dinner

Two girls working in a taro patch

Thursday, January 30, 2020
5:30-8:00 pm at the Campus Center Room 301

Discussion Group for International Women

Group of women from different cultures

Friday, January 31, 2020
1:00 pm at Kanaka'ole Hall Room 110

International Nights

Samoan performers

Friday & Saturday, February 21 & 22, 2020
7:30 pm at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center

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Census 2020 Outreach to Empower Pacific Islander Communities

Count us in the 2020 census

Monday, March 2, 2020
5:00-6:30 pm at the Campus Center 301

"Daughters of Mau" Film Screening - International Women's Day

international women's day

Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: To Be Announced

Talk Story with Tom Raffipiy

Thursday, March 12, 2020
2:00 pm

Zip Line Adventure Trip

two people zip lining

Date To Be Announced
9:00 am-2:00 pm

Waipi'o Valley Trip During Spring Break

students at the top of Waipi'o valley

Tentative Date: Monday, March 16, 2020
Time & Location: To Be Announced

Merrie Monarch Festival Ho'ike Night

men dancing hula

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Time: 4:00-11:00 pm
Location: Edith Kanaka'ole Tennis Stadium

Hawai'i: The Untold Story

Queen Liliu'okalani

Date: Monday, April 27, 2020
Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
Location: UCB Room 115