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

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):
Monday, July 28
Thursday, July 31
Friday, August 1
Tuesday, August 5
Wednesday, August 6
Friday, August 8
Wednesday, August 13

$55 for the first parent
$25 for any additional parents and family members

Check in for NSO parent program 1-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 and end at 9:00am. All attendees are strongly encouraged to be present for the entire resource fair so they can visit with partners at their leisure. Breakfast is also provided during the resource fair. The freshman and transfer program will begin promptly at 9am. Please be reminded that parents and students are separated immediately following the resource fair. At 9am, parents and students would be guided to their respective venues. The parent program is tentatively scheduled to end at around 5:30 pm each day.

Week of Welcome 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.

Tuesday, August 19th through Friday, August 22nd

$125 for the 1st parent
$90 for additionals parents and family members.

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. We also have optional outdoor activities planned for WoW participants only on 8/23 and 8/24.