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.