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UH Mānoa Suspends Spring Admission Events

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The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is suspending its spring student admission events in response to the COVID-19 health crisis, including the annual Mānoa Experience scheduled for April 4.

The campus open house event, held each spring, averages more than 2,000 people. The UH 10-campus system announced on Thursday, March 12, that large, university-sponsored public events would be postponed or canceled, one the actions UH has taken in response COVID-19.

The affected events include:

  • Mānoa Experience:  April 4—UH Mānoa campus
  • Admitted Student Receptions:
    • March 22—Merrimanʻs Waimea; Waimea, Hawaiʻi
    • March 29—Kaua’i Marriott Resort; Līhuʻe, Kauaʻi
    • March 29—King Kamehameha Golf Club; Wailuku, Maui
    • April 14— Hawaiʻi Prince Hotel Waikiki
    • April 22—Hawaiʻi Prince Hotel Waikiki
  • Mānoa Scholar-to-Scholar Day: April 17— UH Mānoa campus
  • Scholarship Brunch: April 18— Waikīkī Beach Marriott

“We are disappointed that circumstances have led to this decision,” UH Mānoa Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Roxie Shabazz said in a press release.

“We are incredibly sorry for this inconvenience, as our faculty, staff and community partners were looking forward to connecting with members of the community.”

The UH Mānoa admissions office will begin offering accepted student webinars the week of March 30. The webinars will cover all the topics and information normally presented at the in-person receptions and provide an opportunity for accepted students and their parents to ask questions.


More information will be provided via email to those who registered for one the receptions and can be found on the UH Mānoa Admissions website.

A meet-and-greet event on campus is being planned during the UH Mānoa Week of Welcome before the first day of fall semester. More information will be provided over the summer as the details are finalized.

The UH Mānoa Office of Admissions is still conducting campus tours and informational sessions as scheduled, however cannot accommodate group tour requests. Anyone who is interested in attending UH Mānoa is encouraged to visit the website.

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