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UH offers admission to Hawaii resident students displaced from mainland universities by Hurricane Katrina

University of Hawaiʻi
Carolyn Tanaka, (808) 956-9803
External Affairs & University Relations
Jim Manke, (808) 956-6099
Chancellor's Office
Posted: Sep 1, 2005

HONOLULU — Hawaiʻi-resident college students displaced from their universities and colleges in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina will be considered for admission at all ten campuses within the University of Hawaiʻi System for the fall semester under procedures announced today. The UH campuses are also prepared to grant tuition waivers for the semester to these students.

"We want our local students attending schools on the mainland affected by this devastating event to know that the University of Hawaiʻi will do whatever it can to assist them in continuing their higher education," said UH President, David McClain.

UH Mānoa has already been contacted by four students from Tulane University and one from Loyola University of New Orleans about enrolling at the Mānoa campus.

"We are dealing with these requests on a case-by-case basis, but do anticipate that we will be able to accommodate additional students under these emergency circumstances," he added.

The UH initiative is similar to that of dozens of colleges and universities across the country as a response to the devastation wrought by the storm.

Hawaiʻi families who have students on the mainland who may wish to take advantage of this enrollment offer are advised to call the campus of their choice at the following numbers:

UH Mānoa

(808) 956-8975 or contact UH Mānoa admissions by email at as soon as possible.

UH Hilo


UH - West Oʻahu


Kapiʻolani Community College

(808) 734-9000

Honolulu Community College

(808) 845-9211

Leeward Community College

(808) 455-0642

Windward Community College

(808) 235-7400

Maui Community College

(808) 984-3500

Hawaiʻi Community College

(808) 974-7611

Kauai Community College

(808) 245-8225

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Established in 1907 and fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the University of Hawaiʻi is the state‘s sole public system of higher education. The UH System provides an array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees and community programs on 10 campuses and through educational, training, and research centers across the state. UH enrolls more than 50,000 students from Hawaiʻi, the U.S. mainland, and around the world. For more information, visit

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