Dates and Prices
Congratulations on your student's acceptance to the University of Hawai'i at Manoa! The staff and leaders of the New Student Orientation (NSO) program are excited to meet you and welcome you and your student to the UH-Manoa (UHM) campus.
The New Student Orientation Parent Program, which runs concurrent of the student sessions but is a separate program, provides academic, co-curricular, and campus resource information for parents. The program was designed to help parents and families of new students understand what their newly admitted UHM student might be experiencing as they transition from another institution of learning.
Parents and family members of an incoming students need only to attend one of the orientation sessions. For example, a parent attending Week of Welcome orientation sessions would not need to consider also signing up for a 1-day session. The reason being is that the information provided during the 1-day sessions and during WoW is the same- it is the format and delivery of the information that is different. However, those who want to attend both a one-day session and Week of Welcome orientation sessions are more than welcome to. If this is something of interest to you, 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 Parent Program (one-day program)
This program includes information about academic expectations, health and wellness, campus resources, and a question and answer session with a faculty - student panel.
Dates (one-day program): Dates have yet to be finalized.
Sessions typically run from late-July through mid-August
$55 for the first parent
$25 for any additional parents and family members
Week of Welcome (WoW) for Parents
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 1-day freshman session.
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 parents and family members extra time to meet and interact with other families.
Date(s): Dates have yet to be finalized.
WoW typically typically occur the week before school starts.
$125 for the 1st parent
$90 for additionals parents and family members.