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New Student Orientation


Congratulations on your acceptance and welcome to Hawai'i Community College. Orientation is mandatory for all new students. Orientation provides a smooth transition to college and will help you succeed at Hawai'i Community College. Orientation is available at the Manono Campus, in Hilo, and at the Pālamanui Campus, in Kona. To schedule orientation, please contact the Counseling Office nearest you! Students who will be off-island before and during the semester, should contact the Orientation Coordinator at, to discuss orientation.

  • Manono Campus: Counseling Center (Hilo) - (808) 934-2720
  • Pālamanui Campus: Student Support Services Building (Kona) - (808) 969-8816


*Unclassified student (non-degree-seeking) may qualify for an orientation exemption.

If you think you may fit the criteria above, please email the Orientation Coordinator at