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Mandatory New Student Orientation

Students standing at the front of the Hawaii Community College Manono Campus

Welcome Students!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Hawaiʻi CC!
We are so excited to have you as a member of our Kauhale!

New Student Orientation (NSO) is mandatory for all new students. It provides a smooth transition to college to help you succeed on your academic journey. Orientation will introduce you to college life, student resources, and class registration.During Orientation,you will also meet with an Academic Counselor/Advisor for advising and to register for classes.

New Student Orientation (NSO) Checklist:

Prior to attending NSO:

Scheduling NSO

All NSO are currently being conducted virtually using Zoom video conferencing, which requires reliable internet, a webcam, and a tablet or computer.

Questions? Call us at (808) 934-2720 (Hilo) or (808) 969-8816 (Kona)

Ready to sign up? Email (Hilo) or (Kona)

Orientation Exemptions

Students who have attended a New Student Orientation within the last 2 years may request an exemption from orientation and will be required to meet with an Academic Counselor/Advisor instead. If this applies to you, please email using your email account.

Returning Students and Transfer Students 

Returning students who previously attended Hawai'i CC and Transfer students who previously attended a college/university other than Hawai'i CC are required to meet with an Academic Counselor/Advisor to discuss plans and register for classes. Use STAR Balance to schedule your appointment.



Here are links to some of the resources shared during orientation:

Financial Aid Advisors

Career Information (Hawai‘i Industry Sectors)