New Student Orientation

Orientation Schedule – Freshman

Passport Week provides opportunities for new students to meet others, ease your transition to HPU, prepare you for the academic year, and help you become more familiar with the University community. Below is the Fall 2013 orientation schedule for new freshmen.  

New Student Orientation Schedule

Tuesday, August 27 – Hawaii Loa Campus

5:00 p.m.       Transportation to Hawaii Loa Campus from Downtown & Waikiki

5:30 p.m.       Orientation Registration Check-In

6:00 p.m.       New Student Orientation Kick-Off & Family Reception

8:00 p.m.       Return Transportation to Downtown & Waikiki

Wednesday, August 28 – Aloha Tower & Downtown Campus

8:15 a.m.       Transportation to Downtown Campus from Hawaii Loa & Waikiki

9:00 a.m.       Welcome & Checklist for a New HPU Student

9:30 a.m.       Planning Ahead: Business Office

9:45 a.m.       University Life: Expectations

10:15 a.m.     Ways to Get Involved: Student Life

10:45 a.m.     Mapping your Academic Journey: Academic Advising

11:30 a.m.     Campus Resources Rotation, includes Lunch &Campus Tour

3:30 p.m.       Planning Ahead: Financial Aid

3:30 p.m.       Insider's Tips for International Students

5:00 p.m.       Commuter Student Social

5:00 p.m.       Discover the University Scholars (Honors) Program

5:00 p.m.       STRIVE Welcome

7:00 p.m.       A Shot of Reality Comedy Show

8:45 p.m.       Return Transportation to Hawai'i Loa & Waikiki

Thursday, August 29 – Aloha Tower & Downtown Campus

8:15 a.m.       Transportation from Ohana Student Housing and Hawaii Loa Campus

9:00 a.m.       University Convocation

10:15 a.m.     Breakout Session I

11:15 a.m.     Breakout Session II

12:00 p.m.     Lunch

1:00 p.m.       Academic Expectations

1:30 p.m.       Study Abroad Opportunities

2:00 p.m.       HPU Reads Program Kick-Off

2:30 p.m.       Dean's Welcome Session

5:00 p.m.       Transportation to Waikiki

Passport Week Events

A variety of optional events are available. Students may register separately for these events after registering for New Student Orientation.

  • Shot of Reality - Wednesday, August 28, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Cosmic Bowling - Thursday, August 29, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Sea Warrior Service Day - Friday, August 30, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Ali‘i Kai Catamaran Sunset Cruise - Friday, August 30, 5:00 – 8:15 p.m. (Additional cost)
  • Manoa Falls Scenic Hike - Saturday, August 31, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. SOLD OUT
  • Circle Island Tour - Saturday, August 31, 7:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Additional cost)

* Schedule still subject to change.