The Center for Student Life and First-Year
Programs is thrilled to welcome new students, parents, and
family members to Passport Week 2007: Fall New Student Orientation,
which begins August 26 and continues through Sept. 2.
For many new students, the start of college and move to a new
place are both exciting and challenging. To ease the transition
and help students connect with their peers, professors, and staff
members, the University created fall new student orientation.
As part of the week’s activities, students can create their
own schedules and select from a variety of information sessions
and optional activities.
To assist family members during the first year of college, HPU
also created an orientation program that provides essential information
on academic and student support services. We believe the guidance
and support these programs offer students are invaluable to their
academic, professional, and personal success.
By the end of the fall orientation, students, and family members
will have learned about degree requirements, academic expectations,
how to have a successful first year, ways to get involved, tips
on living in Hawai‘i, and much more. In addition, participants
will discover the island of O‘ahu through fun optional
activities such as a trip to the Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor,
a waterfall hike, a walking tour of Chinatown, an opportunity
for community service at the Ulupo Heiau (an ancient Hawaiian
temple) in Kailua, and a sunset cruise on the Ali‘i Kai
Throughout the week orientation leaders, Spirit Club members,
and Student Activities staff will be available to answer questions
to help make the transition to HPU and Hawai‘i a smooth
one. If you have not yet registered, stop by the Center for Student
Life and First-Year Programs in the MP building, Suite 105 (1188
Fort Street Mall), check out www.hpu.edu/readysetgo, or call