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Orientation & Advising for Incoming Students

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

Welcome Students!

We are so excited to have you as a member of our College Kauhale!

New Student Orientation

New Students are required to attend an orientation session, which will introduce you to college life, student resources, and course registration.  You will also meet with an Academic Counselor/Advisor for advising.

New Student Orientation Checklist:

  • Prior to attending: Setup your UH Username
  • Prior to attending: Submit your Course Placement Worksheet to Counseling/Student Services
  • If you have an active health hold: Submit your health clearance documents to Admissions and Records
  • All Orientations are currently being conducted virtually, which requires reliable internet, a webcam, and a tablet or computer.

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


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.

Returning and Transfer Student Advising Checklist:

  • Prior to attending: Reactivate/Setup your UH Username 
  • If you attended a non-UH school: Submit your official transcripts to Admissions and Records
  • If you have an active health hold: Submit your health clearance documents to Admissions and Records
  • Bring an unofficial copy of your non-UH transcripts with you


Ready to schedule your advising appointment? Schedule an appointment with your Counselor using

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

Financial Aid Advisors

Career Information (Hawai‘i Industry Sectors)