Frequently Asked Questions

Participation in the New Student Orientation program (NSO) is highly recommended for freshmen and transfer students new to the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM). The NSO program has been designed to help prepare incoming students for their first year at UHM by providing direction and access to resources.

No, but we have temporarily taken down the link to register for this summerʻs NSO offerings. The link will be back up by the end of July. Email us at to be notified as soon as registration re-opens.

No! This summer, Mānoa administration made the decision to offer NSO at no-cost to incoming students. As such, we, at the NSO program, have been re-designing our current curriculum so that it can be accessible and available to all incoming students.

Yes! Registration for NSO will open in the coming weeks. Email us at to be notified as soon we the link goes live.

Online workshops will go live at the beginning of Week of Welcome and will be available through our website at Welcome receptions for incoming students will take place on Wednesday, August 15th, and on Thursday, August 16th. Details will be sent to incoming students via their uh email address. Email us at to be notified as soon the link goes live.

Parents are still welcome to attend a welcome reception and go on a campus tour. When students are notified with details regarding the new program, they will also be given the opportunity to sign their parents up to attend their own session. Please note that parent and student welcome receptions will take place in separate but adjacent locations at the same time.

Registration for the NSO welcome receptions should be up by no later than July 30th. Please check in with us regularly. You are also encouraged to email us at to be notified as soon we the link goes live.

Move-in dates vary for students before the start of school. For exact dates, we recommend you visit the Student Housing Services website or contact their office via phone (808-956-8177) or email (

If you are living in the residence halls, you are encouraged to reach out to Student Housing Services for details on move-in and arrivals. NSO programming will be offered online and in-person 8/13 through 8/17.

We highly encourage you to reach out to your school or college to find out what they have planned during WoW. You may also visit the website for the week here: Additionally, mark your calendar for the 2nd annual Welina Mānoa event set to take place on Monday, August 20th. Numerous university programs and offices will be on-hand to greet you and introduce you to the services and supports they offer. It is an event you wonʻt want to miss. More information can be found here:

The Office of Admissions offers tours on a daily basis. You must make a reservation to attend and registering in advance is highly encouraged. For more information, please visit:

No. Week of Welcome or WoW refers to the week before the fall semester begins. NSO does not coordinate the WoW calendar. For information about events happening during WoW, visit: