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Ho'olokahi - students coming together in Unity

By Julia Engelking, Student Life editor

New Student orientation

Ho’olokahi: Coming together in Unity. This is the theme of this fall year’s HPU New student orientation. Start your University experience at HPU’s windward campus, then join us for activities and a luau at Kualoa Ranch.

HPU Aloha Week is five days of activitiesfor new students including house-hunting, campus tours, and this year’s main event: A Day at the Kualoa Ranch give students the opportunity to learn more about HPU and meet some of new and interesting people.

“Orientation highly recommended for all incoming students; it offers you a great chance to meet other students; from allover the world, learn more about other cultures, HPU and its services, student support, academic requirements and the most important: meet lots of new friends, “said Taylor Boyd, Director of student Life and organizer of HPU Aloha Week.

Students start the day with a continental breakfast at the windward campus. After a speech of one of the Nation’s Top Collegiate Public Speakers Joe Martin, students will enjoy a Hawaiian-style lunch with faculty and returning students in their major before departing for Kualoa Ranch.

Group activities at Kualoa Ranch include: outrigger canoe races, tug o’war, volleyball, kayaking, and badminton and “a trip to Secret Island.” The day climaxes with a Luau and Polynesian performances under the Hawaiian night sky. Orientation welcomes freshmen, transfer students and of course international Students to spend some time together, have exciting experiences and meet new friends. Register today or visit the Student Life Office to get your personal information about Orientation camp.

New Student Orientation Day Schedule

Graduate orientation

HPU invites all new graduate students to attend the Orientation activities 2001. This two-day event will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about your graduate program, to meet faculty and students in your field of study, and to become more familiar with the University.

The Orientation events range from a delicious breakfast buffet to Team Building workshops and campus tours. A specialty is the traditional Hawaiian luau; an evening filled with Polynesian music, entertainment, and cuisine at the windwatd campus in the shadow of Oahu’s Ko’olau mountains.

No matter which other excursions you choose, such as a trip to the Polynesian Cultural Center, a visit to the famous Waimea Valley on Oahu’s north shore, or a hike Diamond Head Crater, Orientation offers you unforgettable impressions of HPU and its students and faculty.

Meet new people from all over the world. Get information on your specific program. For a great start sign up today at the HPU Center for Graduate Studies.

Graduate Student Orientation Day Schedule


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