Communications to Students

Honolulu CC Messages

September 17 - 2021 Annual Security Report Is Available!

Aloha Hon CC Community!

The 2021 Annual Security report is finished. In this comprehensive report you will find information on topics such as how to report emergencies, what straps to take if you would like to report a Title IX or VAWA issue, and even the services provided for your safety by the Security Department.

One of the items in this report are the Clery Act statistics for certain crimes that have occurred on our campus during 2020. Often people are confused by this because this is the 2021 Report. But, although the report is published in 2021, the year is not yet over so we cannot complete our stats for this year.

The link to the 2021 Annual Security Report is https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/security-annual-report.pdf

It can also be found on the Campus Security web page and three hard copies are available at the following locations for viewing: If you wish to request a printed copy please contact the Security Manager (Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM at (880 845-9459) or at schell4@hawaii.edu. A copy will be provided at no cost.

HonCC Library
Security Manager's Office

September 16 - Play FREE Bingo! & Sports at HonCC

The Student Activities Board brings you...

B-I-N-G-O! Play FREE Bingo to win Amazon Gift Cards!

Our US Constitution Day themed event will be hosted by a professional and will have students participants from campuses across America! Check it out!

Friday, Sept. 17th at 9:00AM OR Monday, Sept. 20th at 2PM

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85392968653?pwd=a25nMG1OTmVlZ0RQUVBZckRVVkpQZz09

Meeting ID: 853 9296 8653
Passcode: BINGO

Tag us on Instagram (@HonCC_SLD) in a post or story about you playing Constitution Day Bingo and win a HonCC prize as well. #WeAreHonolulu #ConstitutionDay

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Do you miss playing sports? We have a safe solution.

HonCC is forming a team for the upcoming Football Skills and Agility Competition between colleges!

Activities are Tuesday evenings in October between 6:30 - 9:30PM at Moanalua Community Park

  • Players must be enrolled and paying student fees at HonCC
  • GPA must be 2.0 cumulative or above
  • We will provide a FREE jersey but you need to provide athletic shorts & shoes.
  • Proper attire must be worn on game day
  • Player must have completed waiver forms and a GREEN Lumisight check in is required each event day

DEADLINE to register: Wednesday, September 22nd at 11:59pm

Encourage all your classmates to register. We need a full HonCC to participate.



Link to youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQIWDncHLEU

Link to sign up sheet: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYSbfqcUfdf78QGVsEnCyoNkQyIOHAGbmr48T6oA7ysoo8PQ/viewform

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Student Life & Development is looking for new student leaders to help run our Charted Student Organizations: Student Activities Board, Student Media Board, and Student Government. Get involved in helping plan fun and exciting campus events, running various campus media and publications, and make a difference for Honolulu CC. Volunteer and paid opportunities are available. Learn and improve skills in technology, event planning, budgeting and more. Great for your resume!

**** Apply to be a Student Leader by filling out this google form: http://tinyurl.com/joinhccsld

**** For more information visit our website or email hccsld@hawaii.edu

September 14 - FAFSA Week: Application Assistance for 2022-2023 School Year

Aloha Honolulu CC Student,

The FAFSA application for the 2022-2023 opens on October 1, 2021. If you need assistance with filling out your FAFSA, please do not hesitate to contact any one of the following programs for an appointment. When scheduling an appointment, please include the date and time. We will respond to your inquiry with a zoom link.

TRIO-SSS: hontrio@hawaii.edu

Hulili Ke Kukui: hulilik@hawaii.edu

HonCC Financial Aid Office: honccfao@hawaii.edu

September 13 - Last Ask: HonCC Admissions and Records Student Survey SU/FA21

Aloha Honolulu CC students,

Please assist our Honolulu CC Admissions and Records Department by taking a few minutes to tell us about the service(s) you received from our department for Summer & Fall 2021.

All of your answers and comments are confidential; they will be used to evaluate and improve services in the Admissions and Records Department.

The direct link to the A&R Student Evaluation Summer/Fall 2021 is https://forms.gle/hPg1Wmg2B86MMum49.

Mahalo for your time and support.

Best Regards,
Honolulu CC Admissions and Records Department

September 10 - Positive COVID -19 Case at Honolulu Community College

Aloha Honolulu CC Community,

An individual from our campus community has tested positive today for COVID-19 and is currently in isolation. That individual was vaccinated and was wearing a mask but may have had prolonged contact with others in the same location. We will be notifying the Hawaii Department of Health and the contact tracing process is underway.

The individual was last on campus yesterday, Thursday 9/9/21. Affected areas will be treated as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and UH COVID-19 Guidelines.

No further details can be shared as the privacy of the individual involved must be respected. The campus is following all privacy and confidentiality laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPA A) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is not allowed to return to campus until they are cleared by a medical provider consistent with the standards of the Hawaii Department of Health and the CDC.

Report all positive and suspected cases of COVID-19 to honssvcs@hawaii.edu. The information will be kept confidential. Reported positive cases on UH campuses can be found at http://go.hawaii.edu/xy3.

Please continue to follow campus COVID-19 guidelines including staying home when you are sick and using the d aily health check-in app LumiSight UH before coming to campus. When on campus, wear a face covering, practice safe physical distancing and wash your hands often.

If you are able to get vaccinated and have not yet done so, this may be the perfect time to consider protecting your health and the health of those around you through vaccination. Here is a resource to help with information about the vaccine and how to find a vaccination site near you: https://hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine/

Mahalo for your vigilance,

Honolulu Community College

September 9 - Registration now open: UHCC Virtual Career Fair

Hi Honolulu CC Student,

On behalf of Hawaiʻi Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapiʻolani Community College, Kauaʻi Community College, Leeward Community College, University of Hawaiʻi Maui College, and Windward Community College, you are invited to attend the:

University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges (UHCC) Virtual Career Fair
Thursday, September 30
Open to the public

This virtual career fair is your opportunity to explore career opportunities and resources, develop relationships with professionals, build job-readiness skills, and find part-time and full-time jobs in industries that are hiring now. Featured industries include: Environmental, Healthcare, Non-Profit, Public Service, Tech and more.

Visit the UHCC Virtual Career Fair website <http://go.hawaii.edu/3nE> to:

See list of all participating organizations
Learn about The It Factor Competition exclusively for UHCC students below
Access events and resources to help you prepare for the fair
Discover who this year's Keynote Speaker will be
Register to attend the fair <http://go.hawaii.edu/4wP>

THE IT FACTOR COMPETITION

An event to challenge your job readiness skills and earn the chance to win a prize!

The competition, hosted during this year's UHCC Virtual Career Fair, has two rounds. In the first round, students will submit a LinkedIn profile before September 15. The top 15 student profiles move on to the second (final) round where students have to provide a live elevator speech in front of judges on September 30.

WHY COMPETE?

The Competition will build and strengthen your skills so that you can:

Talk about your value to employers
Prepare yourself for a job search
Achieve self-confidence
Encourage your classmates or friends to improve their own skills

Learn more and meet the judges on <http://go.hawaii.edu/2BP>

If you have any questions about the fair, feel free to read our FAQs <http://go.hawaii.edu/3nq> or contact <uhccjco@hawaii.edu>.

Sincerely,
Silvan Chung, Hillary Brown, Rovelyn Hermoso
Career Services, Honolulu CC
Phone: 808-845-9204
Email: honcs@hawaii.edu

September 7 - Positive COVID -19 Case at Honolulu Community College

Aloha Honolulu CC Community,

An individual from our campus community has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in isolation. That individual was wearing a mask but may have had prolonged contact with others in the same location. We have notified the Hawaii Department of Health and have completed the contact tracing process.

The individual was last on campus on Thursday, September 2nd, and affected areas will be treated as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and UH COVID-19 Guidelines.

No further details can be shared as the privacy of the individual involved must be respected. The campus is following all privacy and confidentiality laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Educati onal Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is not allowed to return to campus until they are cleared by a medical provider consistent with the standards of the Hawaii Department of Health and the CDC.

Report all positive and suspected cases of COVID-19 to honssvcs@hawaii.edu. The information will be kept confidential. Reported positive cases on UH campuses can be found at http://go.hawaii.edu/xy3.

Please continue to follow campus COVID-19 guidelines including staying home when you are sick and using the daily health check-in app LumiSight UH before coming to campus. When on campus, wear a face covering, practice safe physical distancing and wash your hands often.

If you are able to get vaccinated and have not yet done so, this may be the perfect time to consider protecting your health and the health of those around you through vaccination. Here is a resource to help with information about the vaccine and how to find a vaccination site near you: https://hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine/

Mahalo for your vigilance,

Honolulu Community College

September 7 - Got a minute? Share your input & enter to win a $50 Amazon GC!

Your opinion matters! The University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges are seeking your input on when and how you prefer to take classes next semester. Please complete the short, 3-question, online UHCC student survey below and automatically be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

UHCC Student Survey: http://go.hawaii.edu/YqP

The UHCC student survey closes on Tuesday, September 14th. Contact uhccdata@hawaii.edu with any questions.

September 7 - C.A.R.E. Aug/Sept Student Newsletter

Aloha everyone!

The C.A.R.E. staff would like to share this informative newsletter with you. We have information on setting up a Google Calendar, important dates, and a fun website for you to check out.

We are here for you so feel free to contact us at 808-845-9290 or honcare@hawaii.edu should you have questions about your college journey.

Have a wonderful semester!

Mahalo,
The C.A.R.E. staff
(Ina, Don, Derick, and Kristi)

September 3 - Get PAID for having fun!

Want to belong to a team that is both fun and productive?

Want to work and plan events and activities? Join SAB (Student Activities Board)

Want your job to include designing, podcasting and creativity? Join SMB (Student Media Board)

Want to get paid to say what the students want? Join SG (Student Government)

Help us spend thousands on making this college better for students!

Student Life and Development oversees these organizations and provides a great experience with something to add on to your resume!

Interviews start next week.

Apply by filling out this google form: http://tinyurl.com/joinhccsld

September 3 - Sept. is National Suicide Prevention Month -Step Two #BeThe1To

Aloha kākou,

Welcome to a new school year. I hope your semester is going well so far. Please know that there are many resources, both on campus and in the community, that can support you in your college journey.

https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/services

https://www.hawaii.edu/student-basic-needs/

Many of you may be aware that September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Throughout this month, I will send a short message and graphic(s) for each of the #BeThe1To steps. #BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's message which helps spread the word about five action steps we can all take to prevent suicide.

  1. Ask
  2. Be There
  3. Keep Them Safe
  4. Help Them Connect
  5. Follow Up

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Step 2: BE THERE

Individuals are more likely to feel less depressed, less suicidal, less overwhelmed, and more hopeful after speaking to someone who listens without judgment. If someone you know is thinking about suicide, take the next step and #BeThe1To be there. Listen to their reasons for feeling hopeless and in pain. Listen without judgment and with compassion and empathy.

Learn more about these five action steps at the #BeThe1To official website: bethe1to.com

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 24/7 1-800-273-8255

Hawaiʻi CARES Crisis Helpline 24/7: 1-808-832-3100 Oʻahu; 1-800-753-6879 toll-free

CRISIS TEXT LINE: text ALOHA to 741741

Community referral services and short-term personal/crisis counseling for registered students @ Honolulu CC Wellness Center: hccwell@hawaii.edu; 808-845-9180

Take care and stay safe!

Malama pono,

Carlene Flores, LMHC, NCC
Mental Health Professional, Wellness Center

September 1 - Positive COVID-19 Case at Hon CC

An individual from our campus community has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in isolation. That individual was vaccinated and was wearing a mask but may have had prolonged contact with others in the same location. We have notified the Hawaii Department of Health and the contact tracing process is underway.

The individual was last on campus on Saturday, August 28th, and affected areas will be treated as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and UH COVID-19 Guidelines.

No further details can be shared as the privacy of the individual involved must be respected. The campus is following all privacy and confidentiality laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is not allowed to return to campus until they are cleared by a medical provider consistent with the standards of the Hawaii Department of Health and the CDC.

Report all positive and suspected cases of COVID-19 to honssvcs@hawaii.edu. The information will be kept confidential. Reported positive cases on UH campuses can be found at http://go.hawaii.edu/xy3.

Please continue to follow campus COVID-19 guidelines including staying home when you are sick and using the daily health check-in app LumiSight UH before coming to campus. When on campus, wear a face covering, practice safe physical distancing and wash your hands of ten.

If you are able to get vaccinated and have not yet done so, this may be the perfect time to consider protecting your health and the health of those around you through vaccination. Here is a resource to help with information about the vaccine and how to find a vaccination site near you: https://hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine/

Mahalo for your vigilance,
Honolulu Community College

August 30 - Emergency Aid Message

Aloha Honolulu CC Students,

We understand that many of you may be experiencing financial distress and may be facing challenges due to unexpected circumstances created by the pandemic.

There have been several different opportunities to request and receive funds via the Urgent Student Relief Fund and for those eligible. At this time, there is funding available for eligible students via our Emergency Aid Portal.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

You are currently enrolled at Honolulu CC and Honolulu CC is your home campus.

You must complete an application and request assistance for non-tuition based expenses.

Preference may be given to students who are enrolled in at least half-time status and have not previously received urgent student relief aid or financial obligation relief.

We do anticipate high volume for emergency aid requests. Every attempt will be made to review and process your application as quickly as possible, and as funding permits.

Visit the Emergency Aid website to learn more and access the application. Please direct all questions to honfund@hawaii.edu.

Wishing you continued academic success. Should you need any assistance connecting with resources, please let us know via honfund@hawaii.edu and we will be happy to refer you as well.

Mahalo,

Emergency Aid Team

August 27 - HonCC Admissions and Records Dept Needs Your Student Feedback

Aloha Honolulu CC students,

Please assist our Honolulu CC Admissions and Records Department by taking a few minutes of your time to tell us about the service(s) you received from our department for Summer & Fall 2021.

All of your answers and comments are confidential; they will be used to evaluate and improve services in the Admissions and Records Department.

The direct link to the A&R Student Evaluation for Summer and Fall 2020 is https://forms.gle/LQPyZyhiRUHuUFoX8.

Mahalo for your time and support.

Best Regards,
Honolulu CC Admissions and Records Department

August 27 - COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Upload Reminder

Aloha Honolulu Community College Students,

Please remember to check-in via LumiSight UH anytime you are on campus. You must check-in to receive clearance to attend in-person classes and access campus services in-person.

To be present on campus you must upload your completed vaccine information or COVID test information into LumiSight. Uploading your information will require you to submit a picture of your vaccination card and enter batch information. If you need assistance, please contact our COVID Coordinator, Jeannie Shaw at (808) 845-9190 or via email at honssvcs@hawaii.edu. If you are unable to upload your documentation, please carry a paper copy of your immunization or test results.

As a reminder, Effective August 23, 2021, the University is requiring that all Students, Employees, and visitors be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain and maintain a current negative COVID-19 test result prior to entering any University campus or any University facility or office". Policy information can be found here: COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Policy. Corresponding COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs can be accessed here.

You may access the site here: https://uh.campus.lumisight.com/home or via the LumiSight mobile app.

If you are reporting a positive COVID-19 test result, please contact honssvcs@hawaii.edu and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

More information about guidelines can be found at the COVID-19 Guidelines website.

Failure to comply with these requirements could lead to disciplinary action. Please familiarize yourself with the University of Hawaiʻi System Wide Student Conduct Code EP 7.208 and related COVID-19 Appendix.

Mahalo!

August 26 - Let TRIO Be Your Support On Your Academic Journey

Aloha Honolulu CC Student,

Hope you are having a wonderful start to your semester. We are currently reaching out to students inviting them to apply for the TRIO-SSS program. All the services we offer are free and we work closely together with many other support programs on campus. If you are already part of TRIO, GREAT! If not, we humbly ask that you please read through this email and if you meet the requirements, we highly encourage you to fill out and submit an application so that we can support you on your academic journey.

Let TRIO Be Your Support On Your Academic Journey

Our goal is to encourage and provide you with the necessary support that you may need to attain your educational goals and degree attainment. Therefore, we encourage you to take advantage of all the free services TRIO has to offer along side all of the other support programs Honolulu CC has to offer.

What is TRIO-SSS: We are federally funded through the department of education to support the educational journey of 160 eligible HCC students. At this time we have openings for new participants.

Eligibility: A student is eligible for the TRIO-SSS program if the student has not earned a 2-year degree or higher AND meets (ONE) of the following criteria: first generation college student (mom or dad do not have a bachelors degree), financial need, or disability. As I mentioned you only need to meet (ONE) of the three eligibility criteria.

Services We Offer: All the services and support we offer are FREE to all accepted TRIO participants.

  • Advising (academic, career, transfer, financial aid)
  • Peer tutoring
  • Peer coaching
  • Early Registration
  • Cultural, educational service learning events. Some of the events we have attended include but not limited to: Malama Aina Days, Iolani Palace, Bishop Museum, Kaniakapupu, Manoa Valley Theater, Kumu Kahua Theater, Hawaii Opera Theater
  • Life and study skills workshops. Some of the workshops we have offered but not limited to: financial aid workshop, common scholarship workshops, how to write a personal statement, growth mindset, goal setting, MBTI (personality), learning style inventory, credit and budgeting, identify theft, lei making, makau making, holiday crafts of a budget, self-defense, subject content related: math, speech, English workshops, time management, test taking, and much much more.
  • Computer use
  • Free printing
  • Use of copy machine
  • Text books
  • Laptop loan out
  • Digital recorders loan out
  • Camera loan out
  • and much more

To apply for the TRIO-SSS program, please click the link below

Email all completed applications with all required forms via the University of Hawaii file drop: https://www.hawaii.edu/filedrop/and address it to hontrio@hawaii.edu

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or call us at 808-844-2366. We will be happy to assist and answer any questions you may have about our program.

TRIO-SSS Application

August 25 - Games & Giveaways! FREE for HonCC Students

Do you need from school already? Did you know your student fees paid for FUN? The Student Activities Board (SAB) hosts FREE events and activities for all fee paying students. Each night this week, at 6PM, the SAB is hosting free, interactive JACK BOX games over Zoom! Not sure if you want to attend? It's OK to just stop in or to just watch.

In this virtual space, everyone can meet new people and have the opportunity to win FREE giveaways!

MAKE SURE TO GO ON ZOOM @6 PM TODAY!

Topic: Games Time with HonCC SAB
Time: Aug 25, 26, 27, 2021 06:00 PM Hawaii

Join GAMES TIME Zoom Event
https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/86768580194?pwd=M2dHNGZnV1N0MmdVemg2YlQxZVYydz09

Meeting ID: 867 6858 0194
Passcode: games

One tap mobile
+12133388477,,86768580194#,,,,*456169# US (Los Angeles)
+12532158782,,86768580194#,,,,*456169# US (Tacoma)

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Daily: https://hawaii.zoom.us/meeting/tZIqceGtpjsrE9DE-vwxrVfoCp5wFA3ICp2R/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGuqT0iH9yVsRCDRpwAB4_oWe_xiGJcj_p5uVLzFDhBVAX5FfIXJZReQ_Hz

**** Apply to be a Student Leader by filling out this google form: http://tinyurl.com/joinhccsld

Mahalo from your Student Leaders,
Faith, Jonna, Rae, Ku & Karla

August 23 - Participation Verification Information

Aloha Honolulu CC Students,

Welcome to the Fall 2021 semester! We are happy that you are taking classes with us.

Your success depends on you participating in your registered courses. As of Fall 2021, students who fail to participate during the participation period will be administratively dropped from the class. Students may also be dropped from co-requisite classes if participation is not established in both courses.

Your active participation in class will be verified by your instructor. Verification of your participation is required for you to remain registered in the class.

You may establish participation in a variety of ways including (but not limited to):

  • Attending a synchronous class, lecture, recitation, or field or laboratory activity, physically or online, where there is opportunity for interaction between the instructor and students;
  • Submitting an academic assignment;
  • Taking an assessment or an exam;
  • Participating in an interactive tutorial, webinar, or other interactive computer-assisted instruction;
  • Participating in a study group, group project, or an online discussion that is assigned by the institution;
  • Interacting with an instructor about academic affairs

Your participation will not be considered "verified" by any of the following:

  • Logging into an online class or tutorial without any further participation;
  • Participating in academic counseling or advisement

If you have not participated in your class by the end of the participation period (see the chart below), you will be administratively dropped from the class.

Term Term Dates Student Must Demonstrate Participation
Full-term classes August 23 â€" December 17
August 23 â€" December 10 (West O'ahu)
August 23 â€" 31
5-week Distance Learning: Module 1 August 23 â€" September 24 August 23 â€" 24
5-week Distance Learning: Module 2 September 27 â€" October 29 September 27 â€" 28
5-week Distance Learning: Module 3 November 1 â€" December 10 November 1 â€" 2
All other terms See Class Availability During the First Week of Class

Any tuition you may have paid will be returned. If you are receiving financial aid, you will likely be required to return funds to the institution, in accordance with federal financial aid laws.

If, for any reason, you decide that you will not be attending classes this semester, you should drop yourself from classes prior to the 100% refund deadline. To drop a class, log into STAR GPS Registration and click on the 'Drop' button to the left of the desired class. After clicking the Drop/Add button, click the submit registration button again.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at: honrec@hawaii.edu

We hope you have a great semester!

August 18 - Laptop Loan out Program for HonCC Students

Aloha HonCC Students,

Honolulu Community College is pleased to announce the Laptop Loan out Program for the Fall 2021 semester. Please let us know if you need to borrow a laptop to successfully participate in your courses. We have a limited supply of laptops to loan out to students.

If you are interested in loaning a laptop, contact our Computer Lab at honcclab@hawaii.edu to sign up (will need UH user name and ID number). When reaching out to the Computer Lab, please indicate in your email if you need the laptop to have a camera.

Upon verification of your HonCC student status (established HonCC as your home campus with no financial obligation holds), a HonCC representative will get in touch with you to schedule an appointment for you to pick up the laptop. You will be required to sign an Emergency Electronic Device Lending Agreement (upon expressing your interest, a form will be emailed to you). The laptops will be due back to the Computer Lab no later than Friday, December 17, 2021.

August 18 - Welcome to Fall 2021!

Aloha Students!

On behalf of Honolulu Community College, we wish you a successful Fall semester. We're happy you're a part of the Honolulu Community College ʻOhana, and we look forward to providing you with the opportunity to learn and participate in our programs.

We have been working diligently to ensure that your safety is our priority.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please remember to do your wellness check-in via LumiSight UH daily. https://uh.campus.lumisight.com/home. If you have been vaccinated, don't forget to upload your COVID-19 vaccination records via LumiSight. Should you opt not to vaccinate, please remember that the University of Hawaiʻi will be requiring mandatory testing for unvaccinated students should you attend in-person classes or plan to be on-campus. More information regarding any new developments will be delivered to your inbox shortly. These communications will be routed via your UH email, so please be sure to read through these messages carefully as they will impact you.

Please be sure to review your class schedule in STAR/MyUH, as modifications to class scheduling may have occurred.

We'd like to remind you of some of the changes made to support our campus community. Below, you will find a few pertinent highlights from the University of Hawaiʻi COVID-19 Interim Guidelines:

  1. Stay home if you are not feeling well, came in contact with, or have tested positive for COVID-19. Please refer to the CDC website for additional information about symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html. If you have tested positive, and have been on-campus, please be certain you contact the COVID Coordinator Jeannie Shaw at: honssvcs@hawaii.edu or via phone at (808) 845-9190.
  2. Everyone is asked to practice good hygiene and respiratory etiquette.
  3. Wearing a mask or face covering is required. Please visit and familiarize yourself with the University of Hawaiʻi COVID-19 Interim Guidelines: https://www.hawaii.edu/wp/wp-content/uploads/docs/covid/COVID19-interim-guidelines-7.16.20.pdf.
  4. Be sure to pay special attention to the appendix as it contains critical information regarding mask compliance: https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/docs/temp/COVID-19_&_Student_Conduct_Code_Appendix_2020.08.10.pdf
  5. Please note that non-compliance (without documentation of a medical condition or disability) will lead to disciplinary measures. Honolulu CC specific information can be found here: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/2629
  6. Everyone is expected to follow physical distancing guidelines. When you return to campus you will notice that changes have been made to physical classroom spaces, common areas, and offices. Please observe relevant signage and note that we are doing our best to ensure your safety.
  7. Be sure to consult local and national travel advisories regarding restrictions.
  8. Get a Flu Shot

As information changes, we will be sure to share updates through Honolulu Community College's COVID-19 website: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19

Please remember to pay close attention to important dates, deadlines, and reminders found in the Fall 2021 Registration guide: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/registration. Also be sure to check your STAR/MyUH regularly for any changes.

As a reminder, the deadline for tuition and fee payment is Thursday, August 19, 2021. If you do not plan on attending this semester, you must withdraw from your courses to avoid any significant financial obligations or fees.

Students are expected to be responsible in their relationships with others, and to be respectful of our campus community. Information about the Student Code of Conduct can be found here: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/studentservices

Should you have any concerns and need information about complaint processes, that information can be found here: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/2276

Your safety and well-being is our priority, and Honolulu CC is committed to addressing issues of sex- and gender-based violence. You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with our policies regarding Title IX, a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination and that protects individuals from all forms of sex/gender based harassment, discrimination, and misconduct. If you would like to learn more, campus information and resources can be found here: http://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/title9 or contact the Honolulu CC Title IX Coordinator at david.yamashiro@hawaii.edu or (808) 845-9174.

We also have support services available to assist you, and encourage you to explore our campus resources: http://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/services

Our Wellness Center is also available to assist you. For service information, please check the website at https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/wellnesscenter or contact us via email at hccwell@hawaii.edu for information, or to schedule an appointment.

To review messages sent to our students, please visit our website: Communication to Students

Please don't forget to sign-up for UH Alert Notifications at https://www.hawaii.edu/alert/.

Additionally, we'd like to share a few helpful campus and community-based resources. Student Basic Needs are a priority at Honolulu Community College. Please visit our website for more information: https://www.hawaii.edu/student-basic-needs/resources/honolulu/. You may also use the following link auw211.org for searchable resources Other resources include MHA of Hawaii http://mentalhealthhawaii.org or https://kokualife.org/ which is available as an app.

We are grateful that you chose to be a part of Honolulu Community College, and we encourage you to stay involved as you work toward your academic goals.

Wishing you a successful semester!

August 17 - Fall 2021 Student Success Workshop Calendar

Aloha Honolulu CC Student,

Honolulu Community College's Student Success Center and its collaborators will be offering an array of study and life skills workshops designed to improve your learning skills and help you to achieve your academic goals. All workshops for the Fall 2021 semester will be via Zoom or WebEx (Sallie Mae sponsored workshops).

For a listing of workshops being offered, click here: Fall 2021 IKEA Workshop Calendar

Students can access/register for workshops here: Workshops and Access Links

Wishing you all a great semester!

August 16 - (UH Alert) HON CC Arson

On August 16, 2021 at approximately 3:00 PM, an unknown male began a small fire next to Building 04 on the Dillingham Blvd side of campus. The male was witnessed starting the fire and then heading up Dillingham Blvd toward the canal. The male is described as shirtless and very thin. The fire was put out by Security and HPD is investigating.

Please be attentive and if you see any suspicious activity or the smell of smoke in the area, please contact Security immediately at 284-1270.

August 16 - UHCC VaxUp! Upload to Lumisight for a chance to win!

Aloha Honolulu Community College Students,

We are excited to welcome you back to HonCC next week! We are keeping our HonCC community safe with students being vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 for in person classes and services.

COVID-vaccinated students may come to campus (with masks!) without regular COVID-19 testing. So get vaccinated and turn in vaccination information to be ready for school.

Students who upload their COVID 19 vaccination information to UH's LumiSight app could win a FREE prize such as Airpods, Apple Watch, or even Beats! 5 prizes each day for HonCC students from August 18-27.

HOW can you win? Take 3 minutes to upload your vaccination information and card to your UH LumiSight on the web or phone app.

UH Lumisight via Web Browser:

  1. Click https://uh.campus.lumisight.com/.
  2. Click "Sign In with Your UH Account."
  3. Enter your UH username and password.
  4. Click "Vaccine" on the left hand side.
  5. Click "Submit Vaccination Card."
  6. Enter vaccination information that is located on your card.
  7. Using your phone camera, snap a picture of your vaccine card and upload it.

UH Lumisight via app:

  1. Download "Lumisight UH" on IOS App Store or Android Google Play.
  2. Click "Sign in with Your UH Account."
  3. Enter your UH username and password.
  4. Click "Health" on the bottom of your screen.
  5. Click "Vaccination History" on the top right hand side.
  6. Click "Submit Vaccination Card."
  7. Select the vaccine that you received from a dropdown menu.
  8. Enter vaccination information on your card.
  9. Using your phone camera, snap a picture of your vaccine card and upload it.
  10. Click "Submit."

Want to get vaccinated? Find a vaccine provider near you.

Read the University of Hawaiʻi Coronavirus Guidelines.

Vax Up! Get more informat ion about this campaign.

Got questions or need help? Please contact us at (808) 845-9190 or via email at honssvcs@hawaii.edu.

Mahalo for keeping yourself, your family and our Honolulu Community College community safe and protected during this time.

Have a wonderful Fall 2021 Semester,

Karen C. Lee, Interim Chancellor
Honolulu Community College

August 9 - LumiSight UH and COVID-19 Vaccination Upload Reminders

Aloha Honolulu Community College Students,

As we move into Fall, please remember to check-in via LumiSight UH daily. You must check-in to receive clearance to attend in-person classes and access campus services in-person.

You may access the site here: https://uh.campus.lumisight.com/home or via the LumiSight mobile app. Information about LumiSight and a quick start guide, can be accessed here: https://www.hawaii.edu/its/covid-19-resources/about-lumisight-uh/. More information about specific vaccine requirements can be found in the UH system message you received from AVPSA Okimoto on August 6, 2021 regarding COVID Vaccination and Testing.

Please upload your vaccine information into LumiSight. Uploading your information will require you to submit a picture of your vaccination card and enter batch information. If you need assistance, please contact our COVID Coordinator, Jeannie Shaw at (808) 845-9190 or via email at honssvcs@hawaii.edu.

As a reminder, we are taking your health and well-being very seriously. Per the University of Hawaiʻi COVID-19 Guidelines (Interim): "All students, along with employees and visitors, must wear masks indoors while on campus. This includes classrooms, laboratories, offices, shops and common spaces such as hallways and elevators. Masks are required while outdoors on campus and while in large groups." More information about guidelines can be found at the COVID-19 Guidelines website.

Please familiarize yourself with the University of Hawaiʻi System Wide Student Conduct Code EP 7.208 and related COVID-19 Appendix.

We look forward to welcoming you to our campus in the Fall!

Mahalo!

System Messages

UH News

  • September 21 - COVID-19 Vaccination Status Required for Spring 2022 Registration
  • September 17 - UH Student Health Insurance Deadline to Enroll is September 24

    Dear UH Students,

    September 24th is the last day to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan for the fall semester (coverage for the fall semester is August 20 – December 31, 2021).

    For information or to enroll go to: hmsa.com/student

    We wish you good health and much success during this school year!

    September 16 - President's Report: COVID-19, Enrollment, Maunakea and More

    UH President David Lassner provided an update on the university's continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, fall enrollment, the latest Maunakea stewardship efforts and the Ching Athletic Complex retrofit to accommodate football games in his monthly report to the Board of Regents on September 16. Lassner also covered the numerous legislative inquiries UH has received on a variety of topics including procurement, the Ching Athletic Complex project and the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai?i.

    President Lassner's report, September 16, 2021

    Mahalo for your time and consideration,

    UH News

    September 14 - 2021 Official Notice to Students Regarding Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Workplace Policies

    Aloha,

    The University remains committed to a workplace free from the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. The 2021 Official Notice to Employees and Students Regarding Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Workplace Policies contains important information regarding University of Hawaii policies for preserving a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace and student environment, and counseling services.

    Please read carefully the 2021 Official Notice to Employees and Students Regarding Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Workplace Policies at the System Office of Human Resources website.

    This message is being sent to students. A separate message to staff has been sent by the Interim Director of Human Resources from the System Office of Human Resources.

    Sincerely,
    Hae Okimoto, PhD
    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
    University of Hawai'i System

    September 10 - Testing Policy and Cleaning Guidelines Updated

    Aloha UH ʻohana,

    The COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Policy and Interim COVID-19 Guidelines for the University of Hawai?i's 10 campuses have been updated to include a second COVID-19 testing option and additional guidance for reopening spaces impacted by a positive case as explained below.

    Rapid Antigen Testing

    A Rapid Antigen Test result report provided by a Department of Health or health care facility will now be accepted for unvaccinated students and employees who require regular testing to be on campus. The results are valid for three calendar days following the test date. The PCR test is the preferred option and is valid for seven calendar days following the test date. UH provides free PCR testing at 24 locations across the state and will also accept test results from a state approved lab facility.

    The testing option for unvaccinated students is only available for the fall 2021 semester. Effective January 3, 2022, students must be fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus or receive a university approved medical or religious exemption, as part of the UH Student Health Clearance Requirements. Those receiving exemptions will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result weekly.

    The update is in section D of the Vaccination and Testing Policy.

    Reopening impacted spaces

    If more than 24 hours have passed since a positive COVID-19 case was last in a space (classroom, office, etc.), campuses may reopen a space after routine cleaning. This update is consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance and is based on clear evidence that surfaces are not a major mode of transmission. The option was added to the UH Interim COVID-19 Guidelines in the "Institutional Safety Practices" section under "Campus Responsibilities to Clean and Disinfect …"

    Student resident surveillance testing

    Students living on campus may be required to submit to additional surveillance testing when COVID-19 cases arise. The update is in section A of the Vaccination and Testing Policy.

    Guidelines and policy updates

    The interim guidelines and vaccination and testing policy will continue to be revised based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and latest county, state and federal guidance. The updates reflect the current pandemic conditions and were made in consultation with the UH President COVID-19 Team and the UH Health and Well-Being working group, made up of UH medical and public health experts.

    Mahalo for following the COVID-19 guidelines and policies. They are intended to make our campus environments as safe as possible as learning, teaching and campus operations continue.

    Sincerely,

    The Office of the Vice President for Administration
    The Office of the Vice President for Technology

    September 10 - Join us on September 17th for our virtual UH Transfer Day!

    Aloha,

    The University of Hawaiʻi System will be hosting a virtual UH Transfer Day event on Friday, September 17, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. via Zoom for UHCC students. Students interested in transferring are encouraged to attend!

    This "one-stop-shop" virtual event is designed to assist community college students – who are on track to graduate with an associate's degree – transition to a 4-year university to complete their bachelor's degrees. Eligible "Automatic Admission" students are also able to apply to UH Manoa, UH Hilo, UH Maui College, or UH West Oʻahu with no application fee.

    Representatives from UH Manoa, UH Hilo, UH Maui College, and UH West Oʻahu admissions offices, as well as individual programs/schools at the 4-year campuses will provide assistance with the "Automatic Admission" application process, answer questions about college offerings, requirements, tuition, and financial aid, and provide information about specific programs.

    Students are welcome to "Zoom-in" anytime between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. during the event.

    For more information and to join the virtual events, visit the UH Transfer Days website hawaii.edu/transferday.

  • September 2 - Please Stay Safe and Act Responsibly Through Labor Day
  • September 1 - COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for UH Students and Employees

    A free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be available for UH students and employees on September 7.

    NO appointment is needed.

    Pfizer (2 dose) vaccine for 12 years & older (will be administering 1st & 2nd doses)

    Date: Tuesday, September 7

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Location: UH Manoa Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Executive Dining Room

    Participants must do the following:

    • Complete the Pre-Vaccination Assessment & Consent form. A parent/guardian is required to sign for anyone under 18 years of age.
    • Bring your vaccination card (if you already received your first dose).
    • Bring a valid government issued photo ID.
    • Bring your insurance card (uninsured participants are also welcome).
    • Be cleared to come on campus by the LumiSight UH app.
    • Wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

    Participants will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their final vaccination shot.

    If you have any questions, email covid19@hawaii.edu.

    Mahalo,
    UH Vaccination Team

    September 1 - Notifications on FERPA and GDPR

    Dear Students:

    The University of Hawaiʻi ("UH") is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your information. You are receiving this message as part of an annual notice requirement.

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA") is a federal law that protects the privacy of students' education records. The term "education records" means those records that are: (1) directly related to a student; and (2) maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a party acting for the agency or institution.

    YOUR RIGHTS UNDER FERPA

    As a student, FERPA affords you four primary rights with respect to your education records. You have the right to:

    1. Inspect and review your education records;

    2. Have some control over the disclosure of information from your education records;

    3. Seek to amend incorrect education records;

    4. File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Family Policy Compliance Office.

    PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING INSPECTION AND REVIEW OF EDUCATION RECORDS

    The procedures for requesting inspection and review of your education records are set forth in UH Administrative Policy AP7.022, section III-H. (https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/ap7.022).

    PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING AMENDMENT OF EDUCATION RECORDS

    The procedures for requesting amendment of your education records that you believe are incorrect or inaccurate are set forth in UH Administrative UH Administrative Policy AP7.022, section III-L. (https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/ap7.022)

    DIRECTORY INFORMATION

    FERPA permits UH to publish or release, without consent, a student's directory information, which is generally not considered to be harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. UH reserves the right to publish or release the following directory information of its students:

    1. Name of student;
    2. Major field of study;
    3. Class (i.e., freshman, sophomore, etc.);
    4. Past and present participation in officially recognized activities (including positions held and official statistics related to such participation and performance);
    5. Past and present participation in officially recognized sports (including positions held and official statistics related to such participation and performance);
    6. Weight and height of members of athletic teams;
    7. Dates of attendance;
    8. Previous institution(s) attended;
    9. Full or part-time status;
    10. Degree(s) conferred (including dates);
    11. Honors and awards (including dean's list).

    In general, UH will not release lists or compilations of directory information to third parties solely upon third party requests to UH. An exception is to UH Foundation, which may be given directory information as well as other student data, such as student contact information and individual identifiers, for UH development and alumni relations purposes. For more information, please see UH Administrative Policy AP7.022, section III-F-3 (https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/ap7.022).

    If you would like UH to withhold releasing your directory information or disclosure to the UH Foundation, you may do so by submitting a request to the campus registrar. The procedures for a student to "opt" out of disclosure are set forth in UH Administrative Policy AP7.022, section III-F-4. (https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/ap7.022). The decision to withhold directory information should be carefully considered. For example, it may affect UH's ability to respond on your behalf, such as for requests for verification of enrollment or degree by prospective employers or it may result in the exclusion of your name from a graduation commencement program.

    A request to opt out of directory information does not remove your information from the UH Online Directory of email addresses, which is accessible to those with valid UH email addresses. To remove yourself from the UH Online Directory: (1) Login to MyUH; (2) Select the My Profile tab; (3) Look for UH Online Directory, Options for Students, select Opt-out.

    EXCEPTIONS TO WRITTEN CONSENT

    Under limited circumstances, FERPA permits the disclosure of personally identifiable information ("PII") from your education records, without consent, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in Section 99.31 of the FERPA regulations. They include disclosure:

    To other school officials whom UH has determined to have legitimate educational interests and require this information in order to fulfill their professional responsibilities. They may include members of the UH community serving in an official capacity, such as faculty, registrars, advisors, campus administrators, IT specialists, and others. They may also include external parties such as contractors, consultants, auditors, attorneys, collection agents, volunteers, or other parties to whom UH has outsourced institutional services or functions.

    To officials of another school where the student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes related to the student's enrollment or transfer.

    To authorized representatives of the U.S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as a State postsecondary authority that is responsible for supervising UH's State-supported education programs. Disclosures under this provision may be made in connection with an audit or evaluation of Federal- or State-supported education programs, or for the enforcement of, or compliance with, Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs.

    In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the amount of the aid, determine the conditions of the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid.

    To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the school, in order to: (a) develop, validate, or administer predictive tests; (b) administer student aid programs; or (c) improve instruction.

    To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions.

    To parents of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes.

    To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena.

    To appropriate individuals in connection with a health or safety emergency.

    Regarding information the school has designated as "directory information."

    To a victim of an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, subject to the requirements of §99.39. The disclosure may only include the final results of the disciplinary proceeding with respect to that alleged crime or offense, regardless of the finding.

    To the general public, the final results of a disciplinary proceeding , if the school determines the student is an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense and the student has committed a violation of the school's rules or policies with respect to the allegation made against him or her.

    To parents of a student regarding the student's violation of any Federal, State, or local law, or of any rule or policy of the school, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance if the school determines the student committed a disciplinary violation and the student is under the age of 21.

    For sex offenders and other individuals required to register under section 17010 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.

    Except for disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the student requires the institution to record the disclosure. Eligible students have a right to inspect and review the record of disclosures.

    To access a more detailed version of FERPA regulations that pertain to you, including Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) references, refer to http://go.hawaii.edu/eUA

    GDPR

    A small portion of the student population is expected to be affected by a 2018 privacy law from the European Union (EU) called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We have included a brief description should this law apply to you.

    GDPR is a data protection law passed by the EU that imposes strict new rules on maintaining and processing personally identifiable information. The law pertains to data collected while an individual was physically present in the EU.

    For individuals whose data may be subject to GDPR, refer to the University of Hawaiʻi GDPR Privacy Notice at http://go.hawaii.edu/AUz

    Questions?

    Email the UH Data Governance Office at datagov@hawaii.edu.

    Best wishes for a great semester!

    Sincerely,

    Hae Okimoto, PhD
    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
    University of Hawaiʻi System

    August 31 - Welcome to Fall 2021 from UH Information Technology Services

    Welcome to Fall '21 to our entire University of Hawaii community at all 10 of our campuses including the many students, faculty, researchers and staff participating from home, wherever home may be!

    We're all anxiously watching the COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts ramping up, and look forward to the time when COVID-19 is not top of mind for everyone. To help us get there, please remember to do your daily LumiSight UH check-in, and upload either your vaccination information (only need to do this once) or your weekly COVID test results as required by UH policy. And for those that are interested in further helping our community beat COVID-19, please also use the AlohaSafe Alert app (www.alohasafealert.org) published by Hawaii DOH; this is Hawaii's version of the Google Apple Exposure Notification (GAEN) app, and is connected with the other 20 or so states that have launched their GAEN apps. Both LumiSight UH and AlohaSafe Alert are available for free at the Apple App Store and the Google Play store.

    As a reminder, please keep your mobile device handy when you're at a UH campus or facility; a number of buildings and offices are actively verifying LumiSight UH check-in "green" status upon entry. More COVID-19 information and resources are available at the UH System site, links to campus resources, and the ITS COVID-19 technology resource page.

    The impact of COVID-19 also extends into the world of cyber-threats, multiplying the number of ways that our systems may be attacked. Be vigilant and alert to possible phishing attacks, and make sure your security practices are up to date. Visit the information security site for our minimum security standards, and useful resources and tips to help keep our UH community cyber-safe.

    STAR is the University's award-winning online service that helps to amplify student success, and simplify access to UH systems and student services. The STAR office is actively working on the implementation of new apps to support our faculty and student support staff as they help students successfully navigate their academic journey. For more information on STAR, please visit star.hawaii.edu.

    Please take full advantage of the range of services that we offer the UH community, including 24/7 phone and online access to our ITS Help Desk, and our Duo multi-factor authentication service to protect your UH credentials.

    If you have any questions or suggestions regarding UH's information technology services, please feel free to drop me a note at gyoshimi@hawaii.edu. You can also contact the ITS Help Desk, available 24/7 at help@hawaii.edu, or (808) 956-8883.

    Best wishes for a great semester!

    Take care & be safe!

    Garret T. Yoshimi, VPIT & CIO
    University of Hawaii
    gyoshimi@hawaii.edu

    August 25 - LumiSight UH App Features Test Upload

    Aloha,

    The Apple App Store and Google Play Store now feature updated versions of the LumiSight UH App that will allow users to upload COVID-19 test results from a mobile device. Test results can also be uploaded via the LumiSight UH website.

    Please plan accordingly as it may take up to 24 hours to verify a test result after uploading. Tests must also be scheduled within seven days of the date you plan to be on campus, and it can take 24 to 48 hours to receive the results. You need a "clear to come to campus" status on the app to be on a UH campus or property.

    Reminders:

    • UH is providing free PCR-type COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated UH students and employees at 24 Clinical Labs of Hawaiʻi locations across the state.
    • The free testing is by online appointment only, walk-ins will not be accepted.
    • The free testing is only for asymptomatic students and employees. If you feel ill, contact a medical provider.
    • If you do not utilize the free UH testing program, you must receive your test from a State of Hawai?i approved facility.
    • At-home tests will not be accepted.

    If you have been vaccinated, please remember to upload your card to the app.

    Find more information about UH COVID-19 topics at the website. Email COVID19@hawaii.edu if you have any questions.

    Mahalo for your time and attention,
    The University of Hawaiʻi

    August 24 - Enrollment is Open for UH Student Health Insurance Fall 2021

    Dear UH Student,

    Welcome to Fall 2021! As you get settled into the semester, health care may be the last thing on your mind. But many times the unexpected happens and if you get sick or get hurt, you'll feel better knowing you have a health plan to take care of you.

    The University of Hawaiʻi encourages you to think about your health insurance needs. Lack of adequate insurance coverage may be financially devastating in the event of a major illness or accident. Medical costs can be a burden even in the case of a minor illness. If you do not already have health insurance coverage, the University has an option for you.

    Our Student Plan Includes:

    -Medical (includes office visits, labs, radiology, hospitalization, mental health, medical evacuation, overseas travel benefits, etc.) and prescription drug coverage.

    -Additional options to purchase coverage for dental, and repatriation with life insurance

    -Low deductible

    -No Age Rating

    NEW ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2021

    Enrollment Period: NOW â€" September 24, 2021
    Coverage Period: August 20 â€" December 31, 2021

    Eligibility:

    Students must be enrolled at least half time in the UH System. This means a minimum of six credits (undergraduates) or four credits (graduate students) is required throughout the fall semester. See website for exceptions.

    Student Plan Website:

    For information or to enroll go to: hmsa.com/student
    Student Plan Brochure (click on view plan documents, scroll down to Plan Brochure): https://hmsa.com/student/get-covered/#plans

    We wish you good health and much success during this school year!

    August 23 - LumiSight UH Update Test, Vaccination Card Upload

    Aloha UH students, faculty and staff,

    A reminder as we start the fall 2021 semester please remember to upload your vaccination information and COVID-19 test results to the LumiSight UH daily health check app, if you have not already, as soon as possible.

    Individuals who got tested at the UH Manoa test event on Saturday will also need to upload your test results. (Our apologies as the automated upload of test results was not ready over the weekend.)

    Right now, the Apple App Store and Google Play store are set to provide the newest update on Tuesday. For now, upload COVID-19 test results and display your "green" report to campus status through the web version at https://uh.campus.lumisight.com

    It may take up to 24 hours for the uploaded vaccination and negative information to be verified.

    You need a green "You may report to campus" status with the current date on the LumiSight UH daily health check-in app to be on a UH campus. The app also screens for possible COVID-19 symptoms and exposure and is where unvaccinated students and employees can upload their negative COVID-19 test result weekly. The feature is currently available on the web version.

    For those who are not vaccinated, you may take your weekly COVID-19 test through the UH-sponsored Clinical Labs of Hawaii program (https://www.clinicallabs.com/appt/uhtest/) for free. If you choose to go elsewhere, make sure to get the test from a health care provider or participating pharmacy. It must be a PCR test.

    Email COVID19@hawaii.edu if you have any questions.

    Mahalo for your time and attention, and best wishes this semester,

    The University of Hawaiʻi

  • August 22 - REMINDER: You Must Be Cleared By Lumisight UH To Come To Campus
  • August 21 - Negative COVID-19 Test Upload Now Available On Lumisight UH App
  • August 19 - August 21 Free COVID-19 Testing On Manoa Campus

    Aloha UH students, faculty and staff,

    FREE COVID-19 testing for University of Hawaiʻi students and employees will be available on the UH Manoa campus on Saturday, August 21, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The PCR test is by appointment only (you must use a Chrome browser to access the portal) and students and employees from all UH campuses can participate. Select Sakamaki Hall as the testing site and fill out the online form. You must print and bring that form and government issued photo ID (i.e., state driver?s license, state ID, etc.) to your appointment.

    The testing will take place in the Sakamaki Hall courtyard located on Dole Street between Krauss Hall and Holmes Hall. The testing entrance is on the ?Ewa (West) mauka (mountain) end of Sakamaki via the roadway between Kuykendall Hall and Krauss at the end of Legacy Path (see map below). Follow all signage and directions, maintain safe physical distancing, and wear face masks, including while waiting in line.

    Parking is available in the upper campus area and in the lower campus parking lot.

    Testing is for asymptomatic, non-exposed individuals only. Do not come to campus if you are experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to the virus in the last 14 days.

    Map of testing location

    Beginning on Monday, August 23, unvaccinated UH students and employees, along with those who are not fully vaccinated (two weeks after final dose), are required to provide weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test from a UH-recognized testing facility to be on a UH campus or property.

    Clinical Labs of Hawaiʻi will also provide free PCR tests at 24 locations across the state for the fall semester.

    Test results will be emailed within 24 to 48 hours and must be uploaded to the LumiSight UH daily health check app. Students, employees and visitors must have a green "You may report to campus" status with the current date on the LumiSight UH app, to be on campus.

    Email COVID19@hawaii.edu if you have questions.

    Mahalo for your time and patience,

    The University of Hawaiʻi

    August 19 - UH President On Fall Semester, Vaccine and Testing Requirements

    Aloha UH ʻohana,

    UH President David Lassner provided an update on UH's continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements, in his monthly report to the Board of Regents on August 19. Other topics included updates on fall 2021 enrollment and recent legislative briefings and lawmaker concerns.

    View the president's report.

    Mahalo for your time and consideration,

    UH News

    August 19 - Free COVID-19 Testing For Unvaccinated UH Students, Employees

    Aloha UH students, faculty and staff,

    The University of Hawaiʻi has launched the first phase of its free COVID-19 testing program for the fall 2021 semester. Beginning Monday, August 23, unvaccinated students and employees, and those not fully vaccinated (two weeks after final dose), are required to provide weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test from a UH-recognized testing facility to be on a UH campus or property.

    Clinical Labs of Hawaiʻi (CLH) has been contracted to provide PCR tests at 24 locations across the state. Planning is underway for the next phase of the program to add more testing options, which may include on-campus testing sites.

    Testing locations

    CLH has set up a UH portal (you must use a Chrome browser to access the portal) to schedule appointments where you will be asked to fill out a form. You must print and bring that form and government issued photo ID (i.e., state driver?s license, state ID, etc.) to your appointment.

    Testing is for asymptomatic, non-exposed individuals only. Do not come to a testing site if you are experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to the virus in the previous 14 days.

    Test results will be emailed within 24 to 48 hours and must be uploaded to the LumiSight UH daily health check app to be on campus. Negative test results can be loaded beginning Friday, August 20. Students, employees and visitors must have a green "You may report to campus" status on the LumiSight UH app with the current date to be on campus.

    Students may be asked to present the green status when entering classrooms and teaching laboratories for in-person instruction. Students and employees may also be asked to show it upon entry at bookstores, libraries and on-campus in-person activities including sporting events.

    Email COVID19@hawaii.edu if you have questions.

    Mahalo for your time and patience,

    The University of Hawaiʻi

  • August 19 - Updated COVID-19 Guidelines For Fall 2021 Semester
  • August 19 - Don't forget to load vaccination information to LumiSight UH

    Aloha UH students, faculty and staff,

    A reminder as we prepare for the start of the fall 2021 semester on Monday. Please load your vaccination information to the LumiSight UH daily health check app, if you have not already, as soon as possible. It may take a couple of days for the vaccination information to be verified.

    You need a green "You may report to campus" status with the current date on the LumiSight UH daily health check-in app to be on a UH campus. The app also screens for possible COVID-19 symptoms and exposure and is where unvaccinated students and employees can upload their negative COVID-19 test result weekly. The feature is anticipated to be available beginning tomorrow, Friday, August 20.

    Email COVID19@hawaii.edu if you have any questions.

    Mahalo for your time and attention, and best wishes this semester,

    The University of Hawaiʻi

    August 11 - REMINDER: Students, Please Complete Short Vaccination Survey

    Aloha UH students:

    A friendly reminder to please take this short, confidential survey on COVID-19 vaccination, which should take less than a minute to complete. Survey results will help your campus plan for the fall 2021 semester. Please submit your answers by 5 p.m. Friday, August 13. You need to use your hawaii.edu email account to sign in, but email addresses will not be collected, and answers will be anonymous. The results will be announced the week of August 16. Please email COVID19@hawaii.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

    Mahalo nui loa for your contribution to a safe UH community!

    UH Vaccination Team

  • August 9 - Fall 2021 Participation Verification Information
  • August 9 - STUDENTS: Important Short Vaccination Survey For Fall Planning
  • August 6 - IMPORTANT: Student COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

    Aloha UH students,

    We look forward to welcoming students back to our campuses on Monday, August 23, for the fall semester. This is a reminder that a COVID-19 vaccination has been added to the student health clearance requirements for the fall 2021 semester. To be on any UH campus, students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.

    This includes, but is not limited to, students who live on-campus, participate in in-person or hybrid courses, need in-person services, hold an on-campus job, participate in UH Athletics, or engage in any other on-campus activities.

    Acceptable COVID-19 vaccines include those produced by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson along with World Health Organization approved vaccines.

    (Find a vaccination location in Hawaiʻi or on the continental U.S.)

    The COVID-19 vaccination is not required of students who are enrolled in only online courses and programs or in Early College courses taking place on high school campuses.

    Weekly testing for unvaccinated students

    Unvaccinated students are required to be tested weekly for the COVID-19 virus and to upload their negative test result into the LumiSight UH app prior to coming to campus. This includes unvaccinated students who received a Medical and/or Religious Exemption for the COVID-19 vaccination. UH is currently developing a student COVID-19 testing program. Details of the testing program are being finalized and will be announced as soon as possible. Please monitor your @ hawaii.edu email for updates.

    Upload vaccination information to Lumisight UH

    Students who receive their vaccination are required to upload their COVID-19 documentation into the LumiSight UH app. For those who use the app on their smartphone/device, click on "Health" and then "Vaccination History." Those using the app online, click on "Vaccine" in the upper left hand corner.

    Student residents living on the Hilo and Manoa campuses are required to submit documentation to the respective campus health services office.

    What is fully vaccinated?

    A student is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their last vaccination shot. Students who are in the process of becoming fully vaccinated (i.e. 1 dose of a 2-dose regimen, or within two weeks period after their last dose) will need to have a negative COVID-19 test result uploaded to LumiSight UH app prior to coming to campus.

    All students, faculty and staff are required to be cleared by the Lumisight UH daily health check before coming to campus and must wear face masks when indoors while on campus, regardless of vaccination status.

    Mahalo nui loa,
    Hae Okimoto
    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs