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Advising Center - Division of Student Affairs

Kainoa Ariola, Director
Phone: 932-7776, Fax 932-7775

Student Services Center (SSC), Room E-203


The mission of the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo Advising Center is to promote student learning by assisting students in the development of educational plans and that are compatible with their career/life goals. Students are empowered to take responsibility for their own decisions. The Advising Center delivers high quality advising in a caring, personalized atmosphere and also provides timely and accurate academic resources, materials and information to the campus community.

Services Provided

  • Serve as the primary advisor for "General" or undecided students.
  • Update the following publications: Bachelor's Degree Planbook; A Guide for Students on Advising and Registration; UH Hilo web sites on Academic Advising, and Degree Requirements.
  • Communicate advising matters with the UH Hilo community on a regular basis via the ohana listserv.
  • Meet with students who have been re-admitted after being dismissed to help them succeed, and conduct "Strategies for Success" workshops.
  • Work with the New Student Orientation Office to plan and carry out orientation, advising, and registration each semester and collaborate with faculty to facilitate placement testing.
  • Plan and conduct development sessions for new and continuing faculty and peer advisors and serve as a resource to faculty advisors.
  • Refer students to campus resources related to their needs.