Pacific Islander Student Center (PISC)

News and Events

News

Scholarships

AANAPISI Scholarship:  Apply by November 6, 2019.  Scholarships of $2,500 for Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans for the Spring 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

Maunakea Presentation by Dr. Taupouri Tangaro

Mauna Kea

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
6:00-7:00 pm
Kipuka Native Hawaiian Student Center, PB 10-1

Lunch & Learn

Lunch and learn - eat, meet, discover

Friday, September 6, 2019
12:00-1:00 pm
Student Services Center Room W-201

Buddy Reception

smiling students

Friday, September 6, 2019
4:00-6:00 pm
Student Services Center Room W-201

FSM Delegation Visit to Hilo

Federated States of Micronesia flag

Saturday, September 7, 2019
8:00 am-12:00 pm
Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi Street in Hilo

Mixed Plate Dinner

mixed plate

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
5:30-7:30 pm
Campus Center Room 301

Lunch & Learn

Lunch and learn - meet, eat, discover

Friday, September 13, 2019
12:00-1:00 pm
Student Services Center Room W-201

Health Insurance Sign up for New Pacific Islander Students

health insurance

Monday, September 16, 2019
2:30-5:00 pm
Pacific Islander Student Center

Host Family Reception

students with host families

Friday, September 20, 2019
5:30-7:00 pm
Student Services Center Room W-201

Volunteer Service at Ironman Triathlon World Championship

crowds at the finish line

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: To Be Announced
Location: Kailua-Kona

Back in the Water House Film Showing

two women making tapa

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
7:00-9:00 pm
Campus Center Plaza

United Nations Day

three women dressed in traditional clothes

Friday, October 18, 2019
10:00 am-1:00 pm
Library Lanai

PacYES - Pacific Islander Youth Empowerment Day

group of students

Saturday, October 26, 2019
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Campus Center Plaza

Hawai'i: The Untold Story

Queen Lili'uokalani

Date, Time & Location: To Be Announced

Health Insurance Enrollment

health insurance

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

Zip Line Adventure Trip

two people zip lining

Tentative Date: Monday, November 11, 2019:
9:00 am-2:00 pm

Health Insurance Enrollment

health insurance

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

International Nights

Samoan performers

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

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International Women's Day

international women's day

Tentative Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Time & Location: To Be Announced

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