Selecting an Orientation Session
Which of the sessions should you choose?
1-day parent program sessions are geared toward parents and family members of O'ahu students since the residence halls do not open until the week before school starts. If you are a parent or family member of a neighbor island, continental U.S. or international student, attending one of the 1-day sessions may require you to make multiple travel arrangements. If you are able to do this, the NSO staff welcomes your participation if you are able join us for a 1-day session. If not, we encourage you to join us for Week of Welcome (WoW).
Week of Welcome, scheduled for 8/20 to 8/23, is our extended orientation program that still provides participants with essential information and an introduction to campus. In addition, a variety of workshops about the University and its surrounding environment are also included. Please remember that residence halls will open for freshmen beginning August 20th, so WoW typically tends to be a bit more convenient for parents of neighbor islands, continental U.S. and international students.
What if I'm not sure whether I can attend an orientation session? Can I just be a walk-in on the day of orientation?
Yes and No. We do not accept walk-ins for the 1-day sessions. We will accept walk-ins for parents and families who want to attend Week of Welcome (WoW) (August 20th - 23rd). More information regarding walk in registration for WoW will be available on the website in early summer.