High School Counselors Workshop

This event has passed for 2017. The next UH Mānoa High School Counselors Workshop is scheduled for Friday, September 7, 2018. Please stay tuned for more details.

Registration will open in July 2018.

Each fall, the UH Mānoa Office of Admissions hosts the annual High School Counselors Workshop for State of Hawaiʻi high school counselors who work with juniors and seniors. This FREE event includes a resource fair, tours, important updates & information, and breakout sessions showcasing various opportunities at UH Mānoa. The goal of this workshop is to inform our local counselors about the latest at Mānoa so they may guide students to make the most out of their Mānoa Experience as future Rainbow Warriors!

Friday, September 8, 2017
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM (check-in begins at 7:30 AM in the Campus Center Courtyard, ground floor)
UH Mānoa Campus Center (Download location in PDF)

Schedule of Activities (Tentative - subject to change)

7:30 AM to 9:10 AM
Check-In (Campus Center Courtyard)
Continental Breakfast (Campus Center Ballroom )
8:00 AM to 9:10 AM

Academic & Student Services Fair (Campus Center Ballroom)
Warrior Recreation Center (WRC) Tours

  • WRC Tour sign up available at the "Warrior Recreation Center Tours" table in the Academic & Student Services Fair

9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Welcome Address & General Session Admissions Updates (Campus Center Ballroom)
10:00 AM to 10:40 AM
Workshop Session I (Locations Vary - see "Sessions" tab)
10:50 AM to 11:30 AM
Workshop Session II (Locations Vary - see "Sessions" tab)
11:40 AM to 12:20 PM
Workshop Session III (Locations Vary - see "Sessions" tab)
12:30 PM to 1:20 PM
Lunch & Closing Address (Locations Vary - see "Sessions" tab)
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
HACAC Meeting (Campus Center Ballroom)
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene Open House (Optional Workshop Session)

  • Tour the UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center
  • High School Direct Entry in Nursing Presentation
  • High School Direct Entry in Dental Hygiene Presentation (New Program!)
  • Space is limited and registration is required. Please register by September 1, 2017 at:
    *A shuttle from UH Mānoa to the airport will also be provided for neighbor island counselors who register for the Open House.

Athletic Events

In our continued efforts to provide you with a "Mānoa Experience" from a "student's perspective," on the day of the workshop, all counselors in attendance will have a chance to pull an unmarked envelope, at random, for two tickets to one of the events listed below. The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa hopes that you will participate in an opportunity to be the Chancellor's guests.

Warrior Football

Saturday, September 30, 2017
6:00 P.M.
Vs. Colorado State
Aloha Stadium
Saturday, October 28, 2017
4:00 P.M.
Vs. San Diego State
Aloha Stadium
Saturday, November 11, 2017
6:00 P.M.
Vs. Fresno State
Aloha Stadium

Wahine Volleyball

Friday, September 22, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Vs. UC Irvine
Stan Sheriff Center
Saturday, September 23, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Vs. UC Davis
Stan Sheriff Center
Friday, October 6, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Vs. UC Santa Barbara
Stan Sheriff Center
Saturday, October 7, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Vs. Cal Poly
Stan Sheriff Center
Friday, October 20, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Vs. UC Riverside
Stan Sheriff Center
Saturday, October 21, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Vs. Cal State Fullerton
Stan Sheriff Center
Friday, November 3, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Stan Sheriff Center
Saturday, November 4, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Vs. Long Beach State
Stan Sheriff Center

Workshop (Breakout) Sessions

2017's workshop sessions are listed below:


*This session will run through workshop sessions II & III.
Melanie Bonilla, Admissions Counselor
Runs through Sessions II & III – Meet at Campus Center 203A

Learn more about the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus by taking a one-hour walking tour. The tour will showcase main academic points on campus, and visits to a small classroom, lecture hall, libraries, and labs. Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are encouraged for the tour.


Garett Inoue, Admissions Officer
Session I only – Campus Center 203B

This session will help you understand the basics of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s admissions process. Information related to admission requirements, the application process, and important deadlines will be covered. Other topics will include how to complete the Self-Reported Application and what to expect for the next application cycle.


Ryan Yamaguchi, Associate Director of Admissions
Sessions I, II, & III – Campus Center 310

In this session, we will take a deeper look at the initiatives that have been started by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Office of Admissions. This will include updates to our Admissions process.


Dan Emerson, Director of Student-Athlete Services
Sessions I & II – Campus Center 203 E, 2nd Floor in Food Court Dining Room

This session will help high school personnel understand the current NCAA Initial Eligibility requirements, which took effect on August 1, 2016. We will also go over the difference between admissibility and eligibility since NCAA standards are not always the same as an institution’s admissions standards.


Justin Lau, Admissions Counselor & Scholarship Coordinator
Jacob Nakasone, Financial Aid specialist
Sessions I, II, & III – Executive Dining Room, 2nd Floor in Food Court Dining Room

Learn about our many scholarship & financial aid opportunities, including updates on automatic scholarships and the FAFSA, how to make your students’ scholarship applications stand out, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s financial aid process, and more!


Irene Morrow, CTAHR Academic Advisor
CTAHR Student Ambassadors
Sessions I, II, & III – Campus Center 307

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) delivers an exceptional college experience by providing academic diversity, outstanding faculty, research opportunities, and abundant scholarship opportunities. Our diverse academic programs span from food science to fashion design, from community development to natural resource conservation, and from applied engineering to agricultural production. Our advisors and students will share their CTAHR experiences with you.


Myhraliza Aala, STEM Marketing & Public Affairs Officer
Engineering Student Ambassadors
Sessions I, II, & III – Campus Center 308

Engineering is the new cool. What is Engineering you say? At this session, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s College of Engineering students will engage participants in a presentation involving hands on Engineering opportunities and relay information on pathways in Engineering studies and career development. They will also share their personal experiences in undergraduate research, leadership and student development opportunities, as well as their reasons for making the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Engineering their school of choice.


Amanda Muramoto, Mānoa Peer Advisor
Sessions I, II, & III – Campus Center 309

STAR GPS is a nationally recognized registration app designed to help students stay on track to graduation, and ultimately, to save time and money. This innovative tool is one of the initiatives credited with a recent 80% increase in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s four-year graduate rate over a 6-year period. Learn about the various features of STAR GPS and how it guides students to timely graduation.

Participating Programs - Academic & Student Services Fair

Many of UHM's academic departments and student services will be represented at the resource fair. Please see below for a list of 2017’s fair participants (subject to change).

Admissions (Undergraduate), Office of
Advising Center for the Colleges of Arts & Humanities & Languages, Linguistics, & Literature
Air Force ROTC, UH Mānoa
Architecture, School of
Army ROTC, UH Mānoa
Arts & Humanities, College of
  • Academy for Creative Media
  • American Studies
  • Art & Art History
  • Communicology
  • History
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Theatre + Dance
Bookstore, UH Mānoa
Business, Shidler College of
Direct Admit Program (DAP)
Commuter Services
Counseling & Student Development Center
Education, College of
Engineering, College of
Financial Aid Services
First Year Programs
Graduate Education, Office of
Hawaiian Knowledge, Hawaiʻinuiākea School of
  • Hawaiian Language & Hawaiian Studies
  • Ka Papa Loʻi o Kanewai
  • Native Hawaiian Student Services
Honors Program
Interdisciplinary Studies
Languages, Linguistics & Literature, College of
  • East Asian Languages & Literatures
    • Chinese
    • Chinese Language Flagship Program
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Korean Language Flagship Program
  • English, Department of
  • Indo-Pacific Languages & Literatures, Department of
  • Languages & Literatures of Europe & the Americas, Department of
    • French & Italian
    • German
    • Greek & Latin (Classic)
    • Russian
    • Spanish & Portuguese
    • Latin American & Iberian Studies
Law, William S. Richardson School of
Learning Assistance Center
Mānoa Advising Center
Exploratory Programs
Mānoa Career Center
Mānoa Dining Services
Mānoa International Exchange (MIX)
National Student Exchange Program
Natural Sciences, School of
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Information & Computer Sciences
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Option Program
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Physics, Astronomy, & Astrophysics
Nursing & Dental Hygiene, School of
Ocean & Earth Science & Technology, School of
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Geology & Geophysics
  • Global Environmental Science
Pacific & Asian Studies, School of
  • Asian Studies Program
  • Pacific Island Studie Program
Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center
Public Safety, UH Mānoa Department of
Social Sciences, College of
  • Advising, Civic & Community Engagement in the Social Sciences (A.C.C.E.S.S.)
  • Anthropology
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Geography
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Political SciencePsychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Sociology
  • Urban & Regional Planning
  • Women's Studies
Social Work, Myron B. Thompson School of
Public Health Studies, Office of
Student Equity, Excellence & Diversity, Office of
  • College Opportunities Program
  • KOKUA Program: Disability Services Office
  • Online Learning Academy
Student Housing Services
Student Recreation Services
Warrior Recreation Center
Student Success Center
Student Support Services
Study Abroad Center
Summer Sessions (Outreach College)
Translation & Interpretation Studies, Center for
Travel Industry Management, School of
Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources, College of
  • Office of Academic & Student Affairs
  • Animal Sciences
  • Biological Engineering
  • Dietetics
  • Fashion Design & Merchandising
  • Food Science & Human Nutrition
  • Human Development & Family Studies
  • Molecular Biosciences & Biotechnology
  • Natural Resources & Environmental Management
  • Tropical Agriculture & the Environment
University Health Services
Health Promotions

Parking Information

Carpooling is highly encouraged.

If you request a UH Mānoa parking pass for this event on your registration, the Office of Admissions will email you a pass to print and to submit to the parking guards upon entering.

This parking pass will indicate a specific parking zone with a map. Please do not forward this pass to others, as our office is allotted a limited number of passes for which we need to keep inventory of.

Flights & Ground Transportation for Neighbor Island Counselors

Please indicate your request for flights and ground transportation via this form - The Office of Admissions will provide complimentary airfare for ONE (1) neighbor island counselor per school. We are also offering ground transportation to and from the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on the day of the workshop.

We recommend that you submit this form ASAP. Once you submit the form, our fiscal representative will book your flights and you will receive an email confirmation.

Directions to Campus

The High School Counselors Workshop will be held at UH Mānoa Campus Center (PDF).

The UH Mānoa campus is conveniently located just off the H-1 freeway, in Honolulu's Mānoa Valley.

From H-1 East & Waikiki to the UH Mānoa
Take exit 24B for University Avenue
Merge onto University Avenue
Keep right; Turn right on Dole Street

From H-1 West to the UH Mānoa
Take exit 24B for University Avenue
Turn right at University Avenue
Keep right; Turn right on Dole Street

The Bus The Honolulu city bus stops on campus at Sinclair Circle and other nearby locations. Visit TheBus for schedules and fare information.

Office of Admissions Events

Nicki Neimy

Deadline: August 23, 2017