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More than 1,000 prospective students and their families will visit the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa campus on Saturday, April 2 to attend the Mānoa Experience annual open house.

The free public event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. along McCarthy Mall, will feature more than 180 programs and services, activities, campus tours and entertainment by student groups. New this year is a vendor fair in the Campus Center Courtyard featuring community resources and services available to UH Mānoa students.

“The Mānoa Experience is our signature open house event to introduce incoming freshmen and prospective students to our beautiful campus,” said Roxie Shabazz, assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management and director of admissions. “We hope they will come with friends and family to experience everything that we have to offer.”

Scholarship Awards Weekend

The weekend of April 1–3 has also been designated as the first annual Scholarship Awards Weekend. Recipients of the New Warrior Scholarships—including the Regents’, Chancellor’s, Mānoa Merit and Doctor of Medicine Early Acceptance Program—are invited to participate in:

  • Friday, April 1: Scholar-to-Scholar Day—Current scholarship recipients are paired with new awardees to share their experiences at Mānoa.
  • Sunday, April 3: Mānoa Scholars Awards Brunch—New awardees will be recognized for their scholastic achievement.

The purpose of the Mānoa Scholarship Awards Weekend is to congratulate and recognize awardees and provide opportunities for them to discover the vast academic and research opportunities at UH Mānoa.

According to Shabazz, “We’ve seen a 26 percent increase in applicants from our local student population and are pleased to be able to offer scholarships to more than 200 Hawaiʻi students this year. Our goal is encourage high-achieving students to attend UH Mānoa because of the quality of our degree programs and professional schools.”

For more information about the Mānoa Experience, go to the admissions website.

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  1. Is there a virtual tour of any kind online? I will be attending University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa in fall of 2016, but I currently live in the Washington DC area. Unfortunately, I am not able to attend the open house due to this …geographical complication…! Would like to have an idea of the campus, services, and activities of the university!

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