UH West Oahu invites the Leeward Oahu community to join faculty, staff and students at annual UH West Oahu Day

Annual event celebrates the 31st anniversary of UHWO

University of Hawaiʻi
Shirley Ishikawa, (808) 454-4750
Chancellor's Office
Kristen Bonilla, (808) 956-5037
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Apr 5, 2007

PEARL CITY, Oʻahu — The University of Hawaiʻi—West Oʻahu (UHWO) is celebrating its annual UH West Oʻahu Day on Tuesday, April 10, and invites the community to join faculty, staff and students for a day of games, entertainment and celebration. The campus will welcome Governor Linda Lingle, who will address the crowd, as well as state legislators and other community leaders for the festivities, which are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pearl City campus.

"This year‘s UH West Oʻahu Day celebration holds particular significance for the West Oʻahu campus community as we anticipate the arrival of our first freshman class this fall and make great progress towards our new campus in Kapolei," said UHWO Chancellor Gene Awakuni. "We are honored that Governor Lingle, our state legislators and community members will join us in this celebration, and we are grateful for their support as we continue to work towards meeting the higher education needs of Leeward and Central Oʻahu."

The annual event is a commemoration of the campus‘ 31st anniversary and is presented by the Associated Students of the University of Hawaiʻi—West Oʻahu. UHWO clubs will participate, and entertainment will be provided by student groups from Pearl City and Waipahu High Schools.

UH West Oʻahu Day is an opportunity for Leeward Oʻahu communities to visit the campus and learn more about the programs offered and the plans for moving forward as a four-year university and towards a new campus in Kapolei, which is scheduled to open its doors in Fall 2009. UHWO will welcome its first freshman class this fall.

UHWO is located at 96-129 Ala Ike in Pearl City at the Diamond Head end of the Leeward Community College campus. Free parking will be available. For more information, call 454-4750 or visit UHWO‘s website at www.uhwo.hawaii.edu.