UH Hilo Fall 2016 Academic Calendar
**Subject to change without notice. Last updated 4/8/2016**
|Holiday: Statehood Day||Aug 19||(F)|
|Orientation, Advising and Registration||Aug 15-19||(M-F)|
|Last Day to Withdraw From Classes Without Owing Tuition & Fees||Aug 21||(Su)|
|Last Day to Register without $30 Late Fee||Aug 21||(Su)|
|First Day of Instruction||Aug 22||(M)|
|Last Day to Register or Add Classes||Aug 26||(F)|
|Late Add with Permission Only||Aug 27-Sep 2||(Sa-F)|
Last Day to Withdraw From Classes Without Owing Tuition. Student fees are still owed. (If you register and decide to not attend, you must officially withdraw by this date. Failure to withdraw will result in a financial obligation to the UH System and may result in an “F” for the class(es) not attended.) *NOTE: Student activity fees are not refunded unless the student is completely withdrawn from all campuses of the University of Hawai'i system on or before the last day of late registration (add period) as established at each institution.
|Holiday: Labor Day||Sep 5||(M)|
|Final Deadline to Apply for Fall 2016 Graduation||Sep 9||(F)|
|Last Day to Exercise Credit/No Credit||Sep 9||(F)|
|Last Day to Submit Auditors Form||Sep 9||(F)|
|Last Day to Drop A Class Online without “W”
(To drop all your UH Hilo classes, visit the Complete Withdrawal instructions http://hilo.hawaii.edu/registrar/makechanges.php)
|Last Day to Receive 50% Refund of Tuition for Complete Withdrawals
(If you have not yet paid for your tuition, your account will be charged for 50% of the tuition and all fees.)
|No refunds will be issued after this date.||Sep 12||(M)|
|Priority Deadline to Apply for Spring 2017 Graduation||Oct 3||(M)|
|Last Day to Drop A Class Online with “W”
(To drop all your UH Hilo classes, visit the Complete Withdrawal instructions http://hilo.hawaii.edu/registrar/makechanges.php)
|“I” Removal Deadline (for grades received in Spring or Summer 2016): Student to Instructor||Nov 1||(T)|
|Last Day to Apply for Credit-by-Exam for Fall||Nov 1||(T)|
|Holiday: Election Day||Nov 8||(T)|
|Holiday: Veterans' Day||Nov 11||(F)|
|Graduate Thesis/Dissertation to Committee Deadline||Nov 11||(F)|
|“I” Removal and Change of Grade Deadline (for grades received in Spring or Summer 2016): Instructor to the Office of the Registrar||Nov 15||(T)|
|Last Day to Submit Credit-by-Exam Results to Office of the Registrar||Nov 15||(T)|
|Holiday: Thanksgiving Day||Nov 24||(R)|
|Non-Instructional Day||Nov 25||(F)|
|Graduate Thesis/Dissertation Defense Deadline||Nov 25||(F)|
|Last Day to Apply for Spring 2017 Classified Admission||Dec 1||(R)|
|Last Day of Instruction||Dec 8||(R)|
|Last Day to Completely Withdraw (from all classes) with a “W”||Dec 8||(R)|
|Final Examinations||Dec 12-16||(M-F)|
|Fall Semester Ends||Dec 16||(F)|
|UH Hilo Commencement||Dec 17||(Sa)|
|Final Grades Due in MyUH at 12 noon||Dec 19||(M)|
|Graduate Form 3: Thesis/Project/Dissertation and Degree Requirements Completion due to Library & Graduate Division||Jan 10, 2017||(T)|
|Graduate Form 3 for Fall Graduates: Thesis/Project/Dissertation and Degree Requirements Completion due to the Office of the Registrar. No extensions.||Jan 13, 2017||(F)|
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University of Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi Graduation Initiative
52 Suggestions For New Students
New to college or UH Hilo? Here are 52 suggestions to survive, succeed and make your transition to UH Hilo a great one (resource from the NACADA-National Academic Advising Association Clearinghouse).
All Continuing SSSP Participants
Please come by and visit us in the new Student Services Center, 2nd floor:
- SSSP Office - Norine: SSC- E213
- SSSP Student Workroom (student computers & printing): SSC-E215
- Janis: SSC - E220
- Jeanne: SSC - E222
Visit the Advising Center website.
The Bookstore is now located at the Campus Center.Textbooks and other educational materials and equipment are sold at the UH Hilo Bookstore, as well as convenience and personal items and clothing. For more info visit the Hilo Bookstore website.
Online Comparison Tool for Competitive Book Prices, finds the best book prices for new, used rental, digital: www.bookstore.hawaii.edu
UH Hilo students now have the option to rent textbooks.
Books may be rented for 30, 45, 60, 90 or 125 days. Since the orders are filled by an outside third party and not by our own store, custom books and packages with online access codes will not be available to rent. However, the traditional bound textbook is available and shipping both directions is free.
Depending on funding the campus bookstore be able to launch their own textbook rental program in the future but in the meantime they hope this service helps keep costs down for students. Of course, textbooks are also available in campus bookstore or can be purchased online at the Bookstore website.
Other available textbook rental websites:
- Textbook Rentals
- Textbook Rush
- Half.com (this is a used book website)
Maximize your time in between classes or while you're on campus hanging out. Need a locker? Something to eat or drink or just a light snack? Parking? Know where to mail out letters, packages, boxes? Tutoring? Getting involved on campus? View the Commuter Advocacy website.
Chemistry Placement Assessment
Students who wish to enroll in CHEM 151 & 161 (General Chemistry I) and have not passed college CHEM 151 (or the equivalent) with a C or better are required to take the chemistry placement assessment. For detailed information and sample questions for the chemistry placement assessment.
Congratulations! The following, current SSSP participants were listed on the Dean's List for their UH Hilo Colleges, (students must earn 12 or more semester credits for a letter grade and achieve a semester GPA of 3.5 or above).
- John Alokoa
- Paul Ang Sheng
- Crystal-lynn Baysa
- Victoria Birrenbach
- Francine Andrei Gallego
- Summer Ilac-Wong
- Alana Kanahele
- Kamrie Koi
- Da Hai Lee
- Risa Myazoe
- Michael Pamatat
- Marleah Renti Cruz
- Taumie Richie
- Ashley Romero
- Ishael Shaw De Mello
- Tiffany Stranahan
- Peniamina Tai'i
- Lixie Ann Villanueva
- Ashley Vongsy
- Kaipolemanu Wahinepio
- Tahiya Zaman
- Turfa Zaman
- Zhiling Huang
- Lara Hughes
- Kiana Kamala
- Alexandria Agdeppa
- Melinda Alles
- Heidi Featherstone
- Jacqueline Yuw
English Language Placement Assessment - Online Registration Required
Required for all students whose first language is not English. Students who are non-native speakers of English entering UH Hilo for the first time must take both parts of this exam. Part A is a listening section made up of a multiple-choice test in response to audio-taped questions and an 18-minute lecture followed by a series of questions. Part B is a 75-minute, multiple choice test of grammar, vocabulary and reading skills. Please bring photo I.D. Students may be eligible for a waiver if they meet certain requirements. A detailed description of waiver eligibility can be found at the Placement Assessments website.
SSSP requires the EPT for incoming, eligible SSSP participants who are non-native speakers of English.
eRefunds for Students
Why wait for your refund check in the mail? Sign up on-line to have your refund deposited directly into your bank account. See the eRefunds flyer to sign up now.
You can obtain verification of your current and past enrollment status for semesters you are or have been officially registered at UH Hilo for health insurance, loan deferments, scholarships, services for students, or other benefits. For more information view the Office of the Registrar's Enrollment Verification website.
Calculate you GPA with this fancy GPA Calculator!
Need to raise your GPA? Use this GPA Calculator!
- Kahili Anderson, BA Marine Science
- Elaine Chugen, BBA Business Administration
- Renee David, BA Psychology
- Sale Fatu, BA Administration of Justice
- Mary Jane Garcia, BA Kinesiology & Exercise Science; Educational Studies subject certificate
- Marlene Kufrovich, BA Sociology
- Anna Miller, BA Biology
- Claire-Ann Niibu-Akau, BBA Accounting
- Geraldine Padilla, BBA Business Administration & Accounting
Congratulations to our SSSP Graduates! View photos of past graduates at the Student Voices webpage
Graduate & Professional School Testing Services
The UH Hilo Career Center Administers selected graduate and professional admissions and professional certification examinations such as the LSAT, GRE, PRAXIS, PCAT and ASE examinations. Visit the UH Hilo Testing Center website for testing dates, registration and more information.
Visit the Registrar’s Graduation and Diploma Information.
Hawaiian Language Placement Exam
Students who have previous taken Hawaiian language and believe they may be prepared for coursework beyond introductory Hawaiian 101 should take this exam. Be prepared to spend between 1.5 and 2 hours to complete the written and oral components.
Hele-On Bus Schedule For Routes Stopping at UH Hilo
Got transportation? Did you know there are 46 buses stopping at UH Hilo each weekday? There are 34 buses that stop at UH Hilo on Saturdays as well. View the bus schedule and routes.
Kilohana: The Academic Success Center - Tutoring
Kilohana offers free walk-in tutoring for students.
Math Lab Tutoring
Visit the Math Lab website for the tutoring schedule.
Math Placement Assessment
NOT required for students who intend on enrolling in MATH 100, 103, & 121. Enrolling in courses other than those listed requires the math assessment.
For detailed information about the Math Placement Assessment and practice problems/questions, go to the Kilohana Math Placement Assessment Website.
Marshallese-English Online Dictionary
The Marshallese-English Online Dictionary (MOD) is a revised and expanded electronic edition of the Marshallese-English Dictionary, developed in 2009.
Online Readiness Check for an Online Course
The Online Readiness Check is designed to accomplish three major goals for the prospective and current student: (1) System Check to ensure that you have the necessary resources to take an online course; (2) Skills Check to help you determine whether you have the skills necessary to successfully complete an online course and (3) Online Orientation in Laulima, the University of Hawaii system's online course software, that demonstrates tools commonly used in most online courses at the UH Hilo.
- Technical Assistance with Readiness Check process: Email Cindy Yamaguchi.
Depending on your major and the courses you are planning to enroll in, Placement Assessments may be required. Placement Assessments in Chemistry, the English Proficiency Test (required for all students whose first language is not English), Hawaiian Language and Math are offered at different times throughout the year. Click here for more info at Kilohana's Placement Assessments website.
Students who have stopped-out of UH Hilo for 1 semester and have not attended any other school during their absence, enrolled students graduating this term and intending to re-enter next term, students on National Student Exchange wishing to continue at UH Hilo (Please note that these NSE students must submit original transcripts from their previous schools) may fill out the Returning Student Application Form.
For more information contact the Admissions office at (808) 932-7446 or (800) 897-4456.
Social Networking For Students With Disabilities
SSSP Student Voices: Website featuring SSSP Students who have graduated, have participated in Internships, NSE, and Study Abroad or achieved special recognition.
SSSP Mandatory Orientation Sessions - Spring 2016
All new SSSP applicants must attend a mandatory SSSP Orientation session as one of the participant requirements to become eligible for program services. SSSP New Participant Orientation sessions for Spring 2015 will be announced by the start of the spring semester. Contact the SSSP staff to register for an upcoming orientation: firstname.lastname@example.org , 932-7475. If you are unable to make any of the sessions listed, please contact our staff so that we can schedule an alternative orientation for you.
Student Conduct Code
The UH Hilo Student Conduct Code describes behavior that conflicts with the fundamental purposes of the university, including academic dishonesty (cheating and plagiarism) as well as the procedures for reporting incidents of misconduct and how such reports are handled. For more information including the full text of the Code, visit: hilo.hawaii.edu/studentaffairs/conduct/student_conduct.php
All members of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo community have the right to pursue educational endeavors as part of the institution's fundamental purposes of teaching, learning, and research. Students have the responsibility to maintain standards of personal integrity that are in harmony with the educational mission of the University; to respect the rights, privileges, and property of others; and to observe University policies as well as national, state, and local laws.
Student Health Services
The UH Hilo's Student Health Services is staffed by part time physicians and a nurse practitioner. Services include family planning, medical care, prescriptions, first aid, health education, tuberculin test and immunizations.
For information about requesting UH Hilo transcripts go to the the Office of the Registrar's transcript information.
Tuition & Fees Payment Information
Registrar's Tuition & Fees Payment Information.
Tuition & Fee Refunds
Tuition and fee refund deadlines and dates.
UH Hilo Tuition & Fees Payment
For information about tuition and fees payments.
UH Hilo Performing Arts Center
Discover what's happening this year at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center!
ULUKAU: The Hawaiian Electronic Library
Ulukau, or the Hawaiian Electronic Library, and its companion site, the Hawaiian Digital Library is a comprehensive website that is a repository of Hawaiian language source material, not recycled translations, crucial for Hawaiian studies. Search and access material in Hawaiian or English.
View UH Hilo's campus and various places in the Hilo community with the webcams.
Writing Placement Assessment
The Writing Placement Assessment is a timed essay exam that determines what level writing course you will be assigned to if you do not possess SAT or ACT scores. You do not have to take this exam if you meet at least one of these criteria:
- you possess SAT scores* or ACT scores** which will determine what English course you are placed into
- you are a UH Regents' or UH Hilo Chancellor's Scholar
- you scored a "4" or "5" on the Language and Composition Advanced Placement Exam.
- you have transferred a course from another college that is officially equivalent to ENG 100. You must have verification of acceptance of this transfer course from UH Hilo Admissions Office.
* SAT Score Table
- English 100T = SAT-W 474 and below
- English 100 = SAT-W 475 and above
- English 100H = SAT-W 625 and above
** ACT Score Table
- English 100T = ACT 17 and below
- English 100 = ACT 18 and above
- English 100H = ACT 28 and above
You have to take the exam if you meet one or more of the following criteria:
- you do not possess SAT-W or ACT scores
- you have been accepted to and intend to enroll at UH Hilo
- you are an entering non-native speaker of English
- you have not transferred a course from another college that is officially equivalent to ENG 100 at UH Hilo
For detailed information who is required to take the exam view the Writing Placement Assessment website or contact the Writing Assessment Coordinator - Karla Hayashi, (808) 932-7287, email@example.com.