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Aloha Students,

We look forward to welcoming students back to our campuses on Monday, Aug 23 for the fall semester. Beginning in the fall 2021 semester, all classes at the University of Hawaiʻi are required to complete a process called “Participation Verification.” This means that your instructors must verify your participation in order for you to remain registered in the class.

If you do not participate (e.g. physically attended class, engaged in an online activity) by the deadline listed below, you will be administratively dropped from the class. You may also be dropped from other classes that are dependent on the class. These include co-requisites and future classes where the dropped class meets the prerequisite requirement.

Term Dates Student must Demonstrate Participation
Full-term classes Aug 23 – Dec 17
Aug 23 – Dec 10 (West O’ahu)
Aug 23 – 31
5-week Distance Learning: Module 1 Aug 23 – Sep 24 Aug 23 – 24
5-week Distance Learning: Module 2 Sep 27 – October 29 Sep 27 – 28
5-week Distance Learning: Module 3 Nov 1 – Dec 10 Nov 1 – 2
All other terms See Class Availability During the First Week of Class

If your instructor marks you as a non-participating student, you will be notified by email. Additionally some campuses may send you a text message. Please review that notification carefully to ensure that the information is correct. If you believe that you were marked as non-participating in error, contact your instructor immediately and refer to the information for your campus on the Participation Verification website.

If you have registered but do not plan on attending, please log into STAR and withdraw from your courses so you will not incur any financial obligations to the university.

Additional information and detailed tutorials can be accessed on the Participation Verification website.

Please reach out to your campus student affairs leadership (Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Vice Provost for Student Success, or Dean of Students) should you have any questions.

Have a wonderful semester!

Hae Okimoto
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

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