At HPU, we know that leaving home to attend the University is a considerable transition for both students and family members. This is true whether you are coming from across the island or across the world. We encourage you to take advantage of the activities, events, and dialogues that take place when you arrive on campus. The right level of involvement at Orientation and during your first year on campus can help you to make lasting friends, perform well academically, and build strong relationships with HPU's faculty and staff members.
First-Year Programs (FYP) develops and implements comprehensive programs and services that promote, support and enhance the academic and co-curricular experiences of first-year students at HPU. In partnership with the Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, FYP works collaboratively with various departments to provide academic and student support services, foster learning communities, develop students' leadership skills, acclimate first-years to University life, and connect new students to returning students, faculty, and staff.