Dates and Prices

Congratulations on your acceptance! The staff and leaders of the New Student Orientation (NSO) program are excited to meet all of you and welcome you to the UH-Manoa (UHM) campus.

As a freshman, you can attend a one-day session or WoW. If you come to a one- day session, you do not need to attend the Week of Welcome orientation sessions. Similarly, if you plan to attend the Week of Welcome orientation sessions, you do not need to come to a one-day session. The information you will receive will be the same, just the format is different. However, if you do want to attend both a one-day session and Week of Welcome, please contact our office to find out about the registration cost for attending both sessions (one-day session and Week of Welcome as a discount is available).

The Freshmen Orientation Program (one-day program)

This program is designed for students living on O'ahu and includes information about academic advising, campus resources, and transitioning to your new campus environment. However, if you are not currently living on O'ahu and would like to attend the one-day orientation session, please feel free to sign up.

Dates (one-day program):
Monday, July 28
Thursday, July 31
Tuesday, August 5
Wednesday, August 6
Friday, August 8

Cost: $100

Check in for NSO one-day sessions is open between 8:00 am-8:30 am. A resource fair, which includes participation from a number of relevant university partners, will start promptly at 8:00am. New students, as well as their accompanying family members, are strongly encouraged to attend. Breakfast will also be provided during the resource fair through 9:00am.The Freshmen Orientation Program is tentatively scheduled to end at 5:30 pm.

Week of Welcome (WoW)

WoW was initially envisioned for new students and their families coming from the neighbor islands, Continental U.S. and internationally. However, students from Oahu are not only welcome, they are encouraged to attend if they haven't been able to register for a one-day freshman session.

Week of Welcome (WoW) occurs the week before school starts and freshmen participating in WoW who have paid for their housing and submitted a signed housing contract to the UHM Housing office may have the opportunity to move into the residence halls before their peers on the morning of Tuesday, August 19th. All non-WoW freshmen will be able to move in after 12pm on 8/20. Please visit the UHM housing website for more information:

In addition to providing information about academic advising, campus resources and the new campus environment, WoW sessions will also provide information about living in Hawai'i (culture, activities, surrounding campus environment, etc.) and give students with extra time to meet and interact with other new students.

Dates: Tuesday, August 19th through Friday, August 22nd**

Cost: $125

Check in for the WoW orientation program begins Tuesday, August 19th.

**A detailed schedule for the week's activities will be available later this summer. However, informational sessions and conference style programming has been scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, August 20th and 21st with other optional activities occuring on Tuesday 8/19 and Friday 8/22.