Frequently Asked Questions Transfers Sessions


Am I required to attend an orientation session?

UHM's orientation program is not mandatory, but new students and their families are strongly encouraged to attend. We absolutely recognize the fact that transfer students are always familiar with the basics of college life. However, we strongly encourage transfer students to attend NSO at UHM because the program is designed to provide information on the in's and out's of the Manoa campus in particular.

If attendance is not mandatory, then why should I attend?

NSO sessions for transfers offer essential information via a fun, interactive and informational format. At transfer orientation, you will be actively engaged in learning about UHM and be provided with tools that will enable you to become an engaged member of the campus community throughout your time here at UHM. Participating in an NSO program offers you an opportunity to learn the in's and out's of campus life and to meet new people.

I am transferring from another college, but I will still be a freshman (24 or fewer credits), should I go to a freshman orientation?

You are more than welcome to attend either freshman or transfer orientation. For Spring, NSO is offered in a transfer format. If you would like to talk to a staff member about selecting a program, please call us at 808-956-3667 or email us at nso@hawaii.edu.