Communications to Students

Honolulu CC Messages

November 20 - Covid Coordinator Message

Aloha HonCC Students!

My name is Jeannie Shaw and I am the Covid Coordinator for the College campus. As we move into the holiday season, I just wanted to take a second to remind you about some very important information:

The University of Hawaii has developed an app called LumiSight. LumiSight is an app that is a health check for all of us during this Covid Pandemic. Please be sure you are checking-in via LumiSight UH https://uh.campus.lumisight.com/ and if you are not feeling well, please do not come to campus and check-in with a medical provider.

To report any test results or if you have any COVID related questions, please reach out to me at jeanshaw@hawaii.edu and to honssvcs@hawaii.edu.

Please be safe and follow the CDC guidelines regarding mask wearing and washing your hands often.

Take care and wishing you a healthy and successful remainder of this semester!

Sincerely,

Jeannie

November 16 - Positive COVID-19 Case Reported on Hon CC Campus

Aloha Hon CC community,

A member of the Hon CC community tested positive last night for COVID-19, and is currently in isolation. The individual tested on Saturday 11/14/20 and received the positive results on Sunday 11/15/20.

The individual has not been on campus since Thursday. At that time, the individual was wearing a face mask and only came into contact with others in their class. Those who were in close or prolonged contact to the individual were notified immediately and instructed to contact their healthcare provider to be tested and cleared before returning to campus.

The Hawaii Department of Health has been notified. The cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the University's Interim COVID-19 Guidelines, http://go.hawaii.edu/Vy3 have already been implemented this morning.

Please note: it is imperative that individuals who test and are awaiting COVID-19 results remain isolated until negative results are received! Failing to do so may result in spreading the virus to others.

No further details can be shared as the privacy of the individuals 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).

Report positive or suspected case(s) of Covid-19 on the HONCC campus to: honssvcs@hawaii.edu. Information on reported positive cases on UH campuses can be found at http://go.hawaii.edu/xy3.

If you start to experience symptoms and/or come into "close contact" with someone who tested positive, isolate yourself as soon as possible and contact your healthcare provider. "Close contact" is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more, even when both parties are wearing face masks.

Please remember to follow health and safety protocols, and educate yourself about these protocols. More information can be found at https://honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19.

Use the daily health check-in app LumiSight UH before coming to campus, stay home when you are sick, wear your face covering if you have to come to campus, practice safe physical distancing and wash your hands often.

LumiSight UH: http://go.hawaii.edu/6k3

Please be safe! Mahalo for your vigilance,

Honolulu Community College

November 16 - Show Your Thanks And Win Free Prizes!

Give thanks! It is important to be thankful for the things that are helping us through life's tough times and remember all the good things. HonCC Student Activities Board is hosting a Week of Thanks in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. Starting from (11/16/2020) Ending at the end of November (11/30/2020)

Every current Honolulu CC Student who follows us on Instagram (@honcc_sld) and participates on our kudoboard of thanks will be entered to win a Thankful Treat Bag (estimated worth $30). The Thankful Treat Bag could include a DIY Kit, de-stress items, and much more! HonCC SAB will be randomly choosing current HonCC students to win! HonCC SAB will send you an email if you are the giveaway winner! *While Supplies Last*

LINK TO KUDOBOARD:tinyurl.com/kudoboardthanks

LINK TO GOOGLE FORM: tinyurl.com/weekofthanks

How to enter Week of Thanks giveaway:

- Post on HonCC SAB kudoboard giving thanks to anyone/anything you are thankful for on kudoboard.com (tinyurl.com/kudoboardthanks)

- Follow us on Instagram (@honcc_sld) and post on IG story shoutout @honcc_sld #weekofthanks showing your kudoboard thankful post.

- Fill out the google form signed into your hawaii.edu email. HonCC SAB (hccsld@hawaii.edu) will contact you through your information provided on our google spreadsheet if you are the giveaway winner!

Brought to by Student Activities Board (Jonna, Faith & Karla)

November 16 - HonCC Library's Annual User Survey

Aloha kākou,

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the HonCC Library adapted quickly to a changing environment for its services and resources. In keeping the safety and well-being of all students and campus employees a top priority, we successfully transitioned to support online learning and teaching as well as welcomed back users for walk-in services.

Please take a moment to participate in this short and confidential survey. Your feedback will help assist the library in its decision making as we move forward.

Library Survey: http://go.hawaii.edu/3tS

Mahalo for your support!

November 15 - We Got Your Back!

Aloha!

We hope the semester is treating you well and that you have registered for classes. We wanted to remind you all that Student Services is here to support you. We have express appointments, Zoom-In Office Hours, and events planned for you. We also offer prizes for attendance. You can find more info about our support services at https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/connect

Stay Connected:

Kolekole: Talk Story Sesh
Community Resources During COVID-19
Friday, 11/20/20, 10:00am-10:30am

Need a space to just talk story? Join the Outreach Center and other guests as we'll be talking about how we've all been dealing with COVID-19. You can share any resources that you've been using. You can talk about how you've been handling stress during these times. You could share how you've been staying motivated through all of this, maybe how youʻre anxious about continuing classes online. You can talk about anything; maybe your advice might help someone else, too. E hele mai! Use this as a space to socialize with others and make new friends. If you have questions, contact hccreach@hawaii.edu. If not see you on Friday on Zoom!

Zoom Info
https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/91455493626
Meeting ID: 914 5549 3626
Passcode: aloha

November 13 - Fall 2020 Graduation Application Due On Friday, November 20 2020

Aloha HonCC Students,

This a friendly reminder that Graduation Application for Fall 2020 is due on Friday, November 20, 2020.

Please contact your Academic Counselor for questions regarding program completion.

The Graduation Application can be found at:

https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/r ecords-graduation-application.pdf

Please contact the Records Office for questions regarding the graduation application.

Thank you

November 12 - Registration Reminder Spring 2021

Aloha Honolulu CC Students,

Thank you for choosing our college and continuing with us through these tough times. We hope you have found the support you need to continuously move forward. For assistance, or to connect with any of our Student Services, please visit us here: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/connect Information about COVID-19 related services can be found on our website: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19-services

We remain committed to providing you with the educational foundation to advance toward your future.

Spring registration started on Monday 11/09/2020, and more information can be found here https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/registration.

Need help paying for college? It's not too late to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA. More information can be found on our website: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/768 To review your current financial aid status, please check https://myuh.hawaii.edu/.

The Honolulu Community College Financial Aid Office is committed to serving students in need of financial assistance. We will accept forms online and highly encourage you to utilize the https://www.hawaii.edu/filedrop/ feature that UH provides to keep your transmitted documents secure. (see https://www.hawaii.edu/askus/673). If you need to speak with someone about your financial concerns, appointments can be made through STAR Balance at: https://www.star.hawaii.edu/appointment/login.jsp

If you are using Veterans Education benefits, please contact your Academic Counselor for an appointment to complete your Enrollment Certification Form. Schedule a Counseling appointment at: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/counseling

For questions about any holds on your account, please contact the Records Office at 845-9120 or email at honrec@hawaii.edu.

We look forward to supporting you as you continue your educational journey.

Mahalo,

Lara Sugimoto, Dean of Student Services

November 5 - Cose Presents: Addressing Covid-19 In Our Community

Aloha kakou,

The Committee on Social Equity (COSE) invites you to join a virtual presentation by Kokua Kalihi Valley on Monday, November 9 at 2:00 pm. As COVID-19 began to spread across Hawaii, Kalihi Valley and the Pacific Islander community demonstrated much higher rates than the rest of the state. Kokua Kalihi Valley, also known as "KKV," immediately responded and successfully addressed the challenges in these special communities. Presenters Puni Jackson and Bernice Musrasrik will discuss how KKV jumped into action and what we can do to help our community.

Please register in advance for this meeting: http://go.hawaii.edu/3BV

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Mahalo,
Committee on Social Equity

November 4 - Looking for a Job???

Aloha Honolulu CC Student,

As our economy starts to reopen many of you may be looking for a job. However, not only has Hawaii's job market changed drastically, but the application process itself has been largely transformed by the virtual environment we now live in. Career Services can help you navigate through these new and challenging times. We are here to help you throughout the job search process, including:

Creating or refining a resume
Preparing cover letters and thank you letters
Proper completion of job applications
Preparing for in-person and virtual Interviews
Networking through virtual fairs and other online events

To help you locate job leads, the Career Services website is a great
place to start. From the main page, you can find links to the
resources listed below:

2) Current Job Listings - https://docs.google.com/document/d/16qDZShOjjLOfha7OYPtJ59VR1btCYKrfn_ BTpJHLpbs/edit

Provides direct links to employers with continuing hiring needs throughout the pandemic

Examples:

Target Seasonal Hiring
Ulta Beauty Seasonal Hiring

2) Virtual Job Board - https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/2628

Flyers, posters, announcements, etc. are now posted virtually. Serious job seekers should check frequently as new postings go up almost daily.

Examples:

YMCA A+ Program Leader
Hawaii Is Hiring Virtual Fair

3) UHCC Job Center Online - http://uhcc.hawaii.edu/jobcenter/

Job search system exclusively for students and alumni of the UH Community Colleges. Employers who contact ANY of the seven UHCC campuses are encouraged to post on this site.

4) Employment Recruitment Sites - https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/705

Contains a list of major recruiting websites for job-seekers (including local ones such as HireNet Hawaii, Hawaii Jobs on Demand, Star Advertiser Hawaii Jobs, etc.)

5) Hawaii Is Hiring - https://www.hawaiiishiring.com/

Developed by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and numerous community partners, this website was created specifically as a Covid-19 Workforce Recovery effort.

If you could use some assistance, please know that Career Services is here to help! To schedule a phone or virtual appointment, please contact me at carolmk@hawaii.edu or 845-9207.

Mahalo!

November 2 - CARE November Newsletter

Aloha everyone,

The November newsletter has great information such as general tutoring, chunking study strategy, and fun corner to get you through the rest of the semester.

https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/car…

Contact any of the CARE staff. We are here to support you.

Mahalo

November 2 - Last Day to Withdraw from Fall 202 with "W" Grade

Aloha HonCC Students,

This is a friendly reminder that today is the last day to withdraw from Fall 2020 classes with a "W" grade.

Please email the Records Office at honrec@hawaii.edu, if you have any questions.

Thank you,

October 29 - No Tricks, All Treats - FREE From Your Student Leaders

No Tricks, Just Treats! Every current Honolulu CC Student who follows us on Instagram (@honcc_sld) or completes the Hope Survey #RealCollege Survey - http://go.hawaii.edu/jd3 will receive a treat bag from HonCC Student Life! One spooky prize winner will get an extra special $50 DaKine tote bag!

How to win:

1. Complete the Hope Survey at http://go.hawaii.edu/jd3

2. Email us (hccsld@hawaii.edu) a SCREENSHOT of the, "Thank you for your time spent taking this survey" page which appears when you have completed the survey. Email us from your official school email (hawaii.edu). In your email, be sure to include your mailing address if you want it mailed. Otherwise, your name will be on the list for pick up at the HonCC SLD office (Building 2, Room 113).

OR

1. On Instagram: Follow us and then DM (direct message) us with "No Tricks, just Treats!" to (@honcc_SLD) and include your hawaii.edu email address. In your DM, be sure to include your mailing address if you want it mailed. Otherwise, your name will be on the list for pick up at the HonCC SLD office (Building 2, Room 113).

All entries will be entered for a chance to WIN the tote bag! Winner will be announced Nov 4th

Happy Spooky Season,

Your HonCC student leaders: Faith, Jonna, Allan, Bryson, Karla, Valerie, Kris

Email us your feedback anytime at: HCCSLD@hawaii.edu

October 28 - Servicing Special Student Population at HonCC

Aloha HonCC Students,

Servicing Special Student Population at HonCC which will take place on Friday, November 6, at 9:00 AM. The event features Jolene Suda, TRIO -SSS Director and Wayne Sunahara, ACCESS Coordinator.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Nov 6, 2020 09:00 AM Hawaii

Register in advance for this meeting. You can also register the day of at: https://hawaii.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lcuGorDIuHNTXGXlQKXH3IWNFF iP9v7F-

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

October 28 - Timely Warning/Crime Alert

Students/Faculty/Staff:

At approximately 4:30am, a male was discovered in Building 11 laundry room. Individual fled the scene. HPD is currently investigating. Please use some caution when arriving on campus and report any suspicious activity to Campus Security immediately.

October 27 - November 2 Last Day To Withdraw From Fall 2020 Semester

Aloha HonCC Students,

This is a friendly reminder that November 2nd is the last day to drop classes for the Fall 2020 semester.

If you are experiencing challenges in dropping your classes due to holds or other circumstances with your account, please contact the Records Office below, before November 2nd.

Records Office
(808) 845-9120
honrec@hawaii.edu

Thank you,

Records Office

October 26 - Campus Podcast & Magazine Now Available from Student Media Board

The Student Media Board has started a brand new podcast called Ka La Podcast. The podcast covers campus news, information, and events, as well as provides entertainment by talking about topics we find interesting and interviewing HonCC students, faculty, and staff, and other UH students. As students stay home and try to adapt to a new learning environment, we hope that our podcast can keep students entertained and informed about campus updates and the community. New episodes are released every Monday.

Listen to Ka La Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Youtube, and Anchor

The Student Media Board is finished with creating the student arts magazine, Art & Soul. The long overdue creative arts and literary magazine was due to be published in April of last semester, however COVID-19 forced us to delay the publication and release party.

Unfortunately, we are unable to print hardcopies of the magazine. Until hard copies become available, students can view the online version of the magazine by clicking this link. Students can also visit the brand new Art & Soul website: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/artandsoul/ which includes all the student submissions that Student Media Board has received over the years.

Students who want to showcase their artwork on the website or in future issues of Art & Soul should submit them to hccartandsoul@gmail.com All types of creative art - photography, drawing, painting, digital art, poetry, short stories, song lyrics, woodworking, sculptures, and more are welcome.

Our Student Media Board student leaders are Kris Arbella, Allen Jeffrey Salvador & Bryson Manuel. They are advised by Emily Kukulies (Mike Leidemann retired). You can reach them through their email at HCCSMB@hawaii.edu and follow them on Instagram hcckalanews & HonCC_SLD

October 23 - Health Clearance and HW Holds

Aloha HonCC Students,

Students must clear their health requirements in order to attend classes. Registration for the Spring 2021 semester will begin on November 9, 2020, based on the number of credits that you have earned at HonCC.

Due to the pandemic, if you have not submitted your health clearance documents (TB, MMR, Tdap, VC) a Health Clearance Waiver hold (HW), has been placed on your account. The HW hold allows you to view and register for only online classes.

Should you wish to register for classes that may meet in person, you will need to fulfill all necessary immunization requirements before you may attend.

Please contact the Admissions or Records Office, if you have any questions.

Admissions Office
(808) 845-9129
honcc@hawaii.edu

Records Office
(808) 845-9120
honrec@hawaii.edu

October 21 - HART: Dillingham Boulevard Update

Aloha HonCC Students,

HART will be removing controlled access, that is currently in place along Dillingham Boulevard between Laumaka Street and Mokauea Street, in early November. The controlled access is being temporarily removed while HART further develops its utility relocation design plans over the next several months. Please see link below for more details:

For further details, please visit http://go.hawaii.edu/3MB

Thank you,

Derek Inafuku,
Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services

October 15 - We Want to Hear From You!

Honolulu Community College truly cares about your opinions and we want to communicate in ways that work for you. Let us know what we've been doing well...and what you wish we would STOP doing so we can build a stronger college community.

We hope you'll share your feedback. The survey is only open for a few weeks, and currently enrolled Hon CC students can win gift cards or an iPad for completing it (random drawings will be completed at the end of November).

URL: www.mediaprefs.com/100
Password: 100920

We're working with Interact Communications to research the likes and dislikes of our students to learn more about how we can communicate more efficiently as an institution. Not to worry, all of your responses will be kept confidential and non-identifiable. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!

October 15 - Assault and Robbery near HonCC Campus

Aloha Faculty, Staff and Students,

It has come to our attention that on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at approximately 1:00 PM, an elderly woman was beaten and robbed near our campus. The assault took place in the large parking lot near Costco across from Parking Lot #3. The suspect was a Polynesian male, wearing a red tank top and riding a bicycle. The suspect fled the scene.

If anyone witnessed this incident or has information please notify HPD.

John Schell,
Safety and Security Manager

October 14 - Need Money for Books, Supplies, and More?

Aloha Honolulu CC Students,

Mission Statement:
HINET Hoʻola Ike's mission is to help students overcome employment barriers and learn the skills and expertise needed to get a good job and become self-sufficient.

Participants of the HINET Program may be eligible to receive:

1. Tuition Assistance

2. BOOK Reimbursement

3. Support Services
- FREE Bus Pass monthly
- Gas Mileage up to $100 per month
- Supplies such as UNIFORMS and required TOOLS

Please use the following methods to find out more about how the HINET Program can help you through your education:

1. Fill out a HINET Inquiry Form or
2. Call or email Rovelyn Hermoso at 844-2395 or hinethon@hawaii.edu

Thank you,

Rovelyn Hermoso
HINET Program Coordinator

October 12 - Last Ask: HonCC Admissions and Records Student Survey SU/FA20

Aloha HonCC students,

Please assist our HonCC 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 2020.

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

The direct link to the A&R Student Evaluation for Summer and Fall 2020 is https://forms.gle/VvB3YUMzkYGRDYGe8.

Mahalo for your time and support.

Sincerely,
HonCC Admissions and Records Department

October 8 - Study Areas and Learning Resources

Hello HonCC Students,

Hope all is well. On behalf of HonCC's various student support programs, just some friendly information as we come up on midterms. HonCC has a variety of study areas and diverse programs that can help support your learning. Please see below for a list of areas and programs. Take care and be safe.

CAFETERIA QUIET STUDY ZONE
Monday through Friday
7:00AM – 5:00PM

COMPUTER LAB
Monday 12:00PM-4:00PM
Tuesday 8:00AM-12:00PM
Wednesday 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Thursday 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Friday - By Appointments Only

*Computing help for students is also available remotely by:

Telephone: 808 845-9293

By Zoom - Monday to Thursday 9:00AM – 12:00PM and 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 787 888 8788
Password : HONLAB

LIBRARY
Monday 8:00AM -1200PM
Tuesday 12:00PM-400PM
Wednesday 12:00PM-4:00PM
Thursday 8:00AM-12:00PM
Friday - By Appointment Only

*Online Service Hours available Monday through Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM Chat, email, phone & appointment - see webpage for contact information https://library.honolulu.hawaii.edu/home/

TUTORING CENTER

Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Website: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/testingandtutoring
E-Mail: chmiller@hawaii.edu, for scheduled individual and or online appointments
Phone:808-845-9454
Virtual drop in service available via zoom (ID: 975 6527 2771)
You can also connect to tutor.com which is available 24/7 (for most subjects)
Online drop in tutoring services can be located at the tutoring website listed above

STEM Center
Online tutoring for calculus, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, physics
Contact:
Katherine Bronston, kb420@hawaii.edu
Shidong Kan, shidong@hawaii.edu

MATH Lab
Online tutoring
Contact:
Glen Tengan, gtengan@hawaii.edu.
Please use in subject line, Subject: Math Tutor Appt. Request

WRITING Lab
Online tutoring
Contacts:
April Ching, hollyc@hawaii.edu
Derek Otsuji, dotsuji@hawaii.edu

TRIO-SSS
Online services hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm or by appointment
Virtual appointments available upon request via Zoom or Google Meets
website: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/trio
For appointments:
E-Mail: hontrio@hawaii.edu
Phone: 808-844-2366

Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center
Contacts:
- hulilik@hawaii.edu
- Kaleialoha Lum-Ho, 808-845-9176, lumho@hawaii.edu

October 2 - You Can Make A Difference On Campus - Be A Student Leader!

Aloha HonCC Students,

This is an important time to be choosing local and national leaders. (Be sure to register to vote by the Monday, October 5th deadline.)

It is also a time to select HonCC Student leaders. We have started our interview process and will be accepting new applicants through
October 9th.

STUDENT LEADERS WANTED

Do you want to make a difference for our campus community? We are recruiting new student leaders to help lead our Student Government, Student Activities Board & Student Media Board. Do you want to help be the voice of students to the campus Administration or improve student communications? Do you want to help host events and activities that make going to college even more fun and friendly? One of the major roles of Chartered Student Organizations is to manage the mandatory student fees that students pay to achieve the missions for their organizations - advocacy, engagement & communications.

Complete this application https://tinyurl.com/LeaderAppFall20 and Email it to hccsld@hawaii.edu TODAY!

The most important Honolulu CC Student Leader Qualifications are to be a HonCC student who wants to give 4-10 hours a week of commitment to better the student experience for the entire student body.

******STAY INFORMED*****

Follow us on Instagram @HonCC_SLD to find out all the the latest informations, events, challenges, and more. Please be sure to follow us and turn on your notifications so that you can WIN PRIZES. You can DM us there with any questions about Student Life & Development.

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RED, WHITE & TEAL

This week is "Red, White & Teal" in honor of the US Constitution Day and the upcoming deadline for Voter Registration on Oct 5th. It's a school spirit and patriotic mash up. EVERYONE who is a current Honolulu Community College student and completes the challenge below by the end of the week will win a prize that will be mailed to your home.

1. Post on your IG story of you wearing Teal & White/Teal & Red
OR
2. Repost on your story & Tag @HonCC_SLD plus 2 friends.

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JOIN THE UH SYSTEMWIDE FITNESS & GAMING EVENTS

IM Lee Fit presents: Get-N2-Fitness. Check out the video: https://tinyurl.com/getn2fitvid Check the website for full details! NOTE: Students do not have to be from the same school to compete in the team event! Students and Faculty can mix in the team events only! Does not apply to individual events. Anyone with disabilities will be able to choose the event they wish to compete in.

IM LeeGaming

Battle students in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare or League of Legends from Leeward CC, UH West O`ahu, Windward CC, Honolulu CC, and Kaua`i CC in our one day tournament or season long tournament that comes complete with a regular season and playoffs!

Sign up: https://forms.gle/KmNjtNCWxU5jed8a7

More information:
https://imlee7.wixsite.com/imleesports/tournament-information

Thanks for reading & stay safe,

The Student Life & Development Team
hccsld@hawaii.edu

September 29 - What makes Tuesday Special? Prizes on SLD Instagram

Aloha HonCC Students,

TEAL TUESDAY

Every Tuesday we celebrate our school spirit with Teal Tuesdays on Instagram @HonCC_SLD. (Teal is the Honolulu Community College school color!) Please be sure to follow us and turn on your notifications so that you can WIN PRIZES.

RED, WHITE & TEAL

This week is "Red, White & Teal" in honor of the US Constitution Day and the upcoming deadline for Voter Registration on Oct 3. It's a school spirit and patriotic mash up. EVERYONE who is a current Honolulu Community College student and completes the challenge below by the end of the week will win a prize that will be mailed to your home.

1. Post on your IG story of you wearing Teal & White/Teal & Red

OR

2. Repost on your story & Tag @HonCC_Student Life & Development plus 2 friends.

STUDENT LEADERS WANTED

Do you want to make a difference for our campus community? We are also recruiting new student leaders to help leader our Student Government, Activities Board & Media Board.

Become a student leader at Honolulu CC

Student Leader Qualifications

Must be a Honolulu CC student

4-10 hour a week commitment

Complete an application

Applicants will be chosen through an interview process which starts October 1st - Apply ASAP

Student Activities Board, Student Media Board, & Student Government's Mission is to provide students accessible educational opportunities through an engaging learning environment that values academic excellence and personal growth, and then link to the current application.

Apply Today at https://tinyurl.com/LeaderAppFall20

Please email completed form applications to hccsld@hawaii.edu

Thanks for reading & stay safe,

HonCC Student Activities Board
& the Student Life & Development Team

September 29 - HonCC Admissions and Records Need Your Feedback On Our Services!

Aloha HonCC students,

Please assist our HonCC 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 2020.

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

The direct link to the A&R Student Evaluation for Summer and Fall 2020 is https://forms.gle/VvB3YUMzkYGRDYGe8.

Mahalo for your time and support.

Sincerely,
HonCC Admissions and Records Department

September 29 - CARE Student Newsletter for October

Aloha Students,

Congratulations, you survived your first full month of the semester! Here is another informative newsletter to get you motivated this month. Learn about our fantastic Financial Aid Office, the benefits of the Google Calendar, and a fun app called Sleepyti.me.

To access the newsletter, please go to the link below:

http://go.hawaii.edu/fc3

Feel free to contact us at honcare@hawaii.edu for assistance. Have a wonderful semester!

Mahalo,
CARE Team

September 28 - COVID-19 Reminders for Honolulu Community College Students

Aloha Students,

Just a reminder, please do not come to campus if you are feeling sick, experience ANY symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or are awaiting COVID-19 test results. If you start to experience symptoms and/or come into "close contact" with someone who tested positive, isolate yourself as soon as possible and contact your healthcare provider.

"Close contact" is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more, even when both parties are wearing face masks. If you are being tested for COVID-19, or have been exposed to COVID-19, please let us know at honssvcs@hawaii.edu. Do not report to campus until you have provided us with a negative COVID-19 test result.

As a reminder all health and safety protocols will only work if you adhere to them! Our collective actions will ensure that our campus community is safe.

Important resources to note:

• The University of Hawai'i has established guidelines for COVID-19: https://www.hawaii.edu/covid19-guidelines/

• Remember to follow health and safety protocols, and educate yourself about these protocols. More information about our campus protocols can be found at https://honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19.

• Use and follow the daily health check-in app LumiSight UH before coming to campus, stay home when you are sick, wear your face covering if you have to come to campus, practice safe physical distancing and wash your hands often.

LumiSight UH: http://go.hawaii.edu/6k3

• Please also take note of changes to the Systemwide Student Conduct Code that specifically addresses COVID-19 Response: https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/docs/temp/COVID-19_&_Student_Conduct_Code_Appendix_2020.08.10.pdf

Please be safe! Mahalo for your vigilance,

Honolulu Community College

September 23 - Positive COVID Case on Campus

Aloha Hon CC community,

A member of the Hon CC community has tested positive today for COVID-19, and is currently in isolation. The individual was last on campus on Monday morning, September 21, 2020. At that time, the individual was wearing a face mask and was physically distanced from others. The college was notified as soon as the individual received the positive result today.

The Hawaii Department of Health will be notified today, and those who were in close or prolonged contact have been notified as well. They will be tested and cleared before being allowed to return to campus. The cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the University's Interim COVID-19 Guidelines, http://go.hawaii.edu/Vy3 are being implemented this afternoon.

No further details can be shared as the privacy of the individuals 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).

Information on reported positive cases on UH campuses can be found at http://go.hawaii.edu/xy3.

If you start to experience symptoms and/or come into "close contact" with someone who tested positive, isolate yourself as soon as possible and contact your healthcare provider. "Close contact" is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more, even when both parties are wearing face masks.

Please remember to follow health and safety protocols, and educate yourself about these protocols. More information can be found at https://honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19.

Use the daily health check-in app LumiSight UH before coming to campus, stay home when you are sick, wear your face covering if you have to come to campus, practice safe physical distancing and wash your hands often.

LumiSight UH: http://go.hawaii.edu/6k3

Please be safe! Mahalo for your vigilance,

Honolulu Community College

September 14 - Are you ready for the UHCC Virtual Career Fair?

Monday, September 14, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

"Virtual Career Fair Success Strategies"

UHCC career and job prep advisors share their tips to navigate the virtual career fair. Panel presentation, moderated by a Leeward CC student.

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

"The Future of Hawaiʻi Jobs", Keynote Panel Webinar

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1GRM3Q6lGG6oJ6s67-gIcgvv-0cxLDWV7d46gyx3VJWU/edit?usp=sharing

Join us as we hear from a panel of workforce development leaders from Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island as they discuss the impact of the pandemic on their communities and share valuable insights for educators and students to navigate the future of jobs in Hawaiʻi. Moderated by Keala Peters, Chamber of Commerce Hawaiʻi

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Virtual Career Fair Employer "Booths"

Visit the UHCC Virtual Job Fair website to:

Register for the VCF Success Strategies webinar, keynote panel webinar, and the career fair (must use your hawaii.edu email)

See list of participating organizations at the career fair

If you have any questions about any career fair events, please contact uhccjco@hawaii.edu.

September 10 - Prepare for the Fair?

The UHCC Virtual Career Fair is in ONE week!

Don't forget to register with your UH email by September 15: http://go.hawaii.edu/EF3

See who is coming to meet you: http://go.hawaii.edu/3FB

To help you prepare, UHCC career and job prep advisors share their tips to navigate the virtual career fair:

UHCC Virtual Career Fair Success Strategies Panel Discussion
Monday, September 14
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online via Zoom

Open to all University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges (UHCC) students, faculty, and staff.

To access the Zoom information for this event, please register here.

If you have any questions about the virtual job fair, feel free to read our FAQs or contact uhccjco@hawaii.edu.

September 8 - Navigate your future at the UHCC Virtual Career Fair

Aloha Everyone!

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 and your students are invited to attend the:

University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges (UHCC) Virtual Career Fair
Thursday, September 17
9:00 am - 12:00pm
Open to all students, faculty, staff from all seven campuses

This first-ever systemwide Virtual Career Fair will provide the opportunity to explore career opportunities and resources, build relationships with professionals, and find part-time and full-time jobs in a wide variety of industries that are hiring now. Featured industries include: Agriculture, Creative Arts, Engineering, Environmental, Financial, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Human Services, Retail, Tech, Trades, and Transportation.

Visit the UHCC Virtual Career Fair website to:

  • See list of all participating organizations
  • Access exclusive webinars and resources to help students prepare for the fair
  • Learn about our Keynote Webinar: "The Future of Hawai'i Jobs", featuring a panel of workforce development leaders from Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the
    Big Island, and moderated by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.
  • Register using your hawaii.edu email to attend the fair by Tuesday, September 15

Please note - this Virtual Career Fair is NOT limited to organizations with immediate hiring needs; thus it also provides a great opportunity for students to explore future opportunities, especially in these challenging times. Please encourage your students to participate (offering extra credit is a great incentive!) If you have any questions about the virtual career fair, feel free to read our FAQs, contact me directly, or email uhccjco@hawaii.edu.

Mahalo!

September 4 - Please Kokua: Hawaiian Center Survey

Aloha kakou,

I hope that you had a good start to the Fall 2020 semester. I am emailing to ask for your help. We created two surveys to help us determine what services are used the most at the Hawaiian Center, evaluate our programs, and determine how we can better support the campus.

If you were a student in the 2019-20 school year, please complete our End of Year Survey (https://forms.gle/6PnboEMR9fD9ki2v6). The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.

If you are a student currently enrolled for Fall 2020, please complete our Remote Services Survey (https://forms.gle/uyjXJtjFS9tUTkhM9). It takes about 5 minutes to complete.

Your time and assistance are greatly appreciated.

Mahalo nui,
Kaleialoha Lum-Ho

September 3, 2020 - Mental Health Resources

Aloha kakou...

Welcome to the new school year. We have to admit that this is a particularly stressful time in our lives. Please know that there are numerous campus resources ready to assist. You don't have to navigate your college journey alone.

The Wellness Center will continue to provide counseling and support services to registered students primarily via phone and Zoom. To contact the Wellness Center for confidential support and/or to schedule a Zoom or phone meeting, please:

Email (preferred method): hccwell@hawaii.edu

Phone (808) 845-9180 - (Please stay on the line as calls are being forwarded and may take a little longer than usual to connect. Please speak clearly when providing your name or when leaving a message. Mahalo for your patience).

In addition, some of the many community resources are listed below.

Wishing you a great semester.

Be well,
Carlene F. Flores, LMHC, NCC (she/her/hers)
Mental Health Professional, Wellness Center
Phone: (808) 845-9180
https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/wellnesscenter

August 29, 2020 - COVID-19 Campus Services Update

Aloha Hon CC Students:

For Honolulu CC, the clear majority of classes that can be taught online/remotely are being taught in that modality. We still have some classes that need to be taught on-campus, however. Unless you are notified otherwise, for those of you enrolled in-person, your courses will be conducted as scheduled.

The majority of our student support services will move to online services. On Mon 8/31 and Tue 9/1, Financial Aid, Counseling, Admissions/Records and Student Life & Development will be open on campus from 11 am - 2 pm for walk-ins and document drop-off. Other services may be booked through UH STAR Balance, https://star.hawaii.edu/appointment/ or for Zoom-in, non-appointment services:

Zoom- In Student Services
https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/91455493626
Meeting ID: 914 5549 3626
Passcode: aloha
One tap mobile +14086380968 US (San Jose)

Also, the Academic Support functions will be available for Zoom-in sessions via DIRECT CONNECT, Monday through Thursday, 9am - 12 noon, and 1 -3 pm. https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/ikea

The Library will be available remotely at honcclib@hawaii.edu or phone, 808-845-9199. Case by case, in-person appointments can be made, if necessary, as well.

The Hawaiian Center services will be done remotely via hulilik@hawaii.edu or phone 808-845-9176. Zoom services available too.

Our Childcare Center will be open beginning on Monday 8/31, as scheduled.

The Bookstore will be open on-campus, Mon 8/31 - Thu 9/3, 10 am - 2 pm, or via email at hccbooks@hawaii.edu or 808-845-9105.
Order books online: https://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/hcc/
In-store shopping appointment: www.uhbooks.hawaii.edu/appts

Wi-fi access, will be available via extended access points throughout campus (near Building 14, Faculty/Staff parking lot, new Lot 1C student parking).

The Business Office will be available remotely at 808-845-9102 or via email (to individual employees). You are encouraged to pay bills via MyUH or online.

The very popular Cafeteria lunch and dinner grab-n-go bentos will be suspended for two weeks.

The new Cafeteria study area will be suspended as well.

As always, more information will be posted (as they change) at https://honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19.

Take care and be safe,
Karen Lee, Chancellor

August 27, 2020 - Positive COVID-19 Case on Campus

Aloha Honolulu CC community,

A member of the Honolulu CC community has tested positive for COVID-19, and is currently in isolation. The individual was reported to be asymptomatic when they were last on campus on Saturday, August 22, 2020. Prior to their attendance on Saturday, the individual was on campus only one other day the previous Saturday. On both days, the individual reported wearing a face mask and keeping physical distance from others.

The Hawaii Department of Health will be notified, and those who were in close or prolonged contact are being tested and/or are being monitored in self-quarantine. The cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the University's Interim COVID-19 Guidelines, http://go.hawaii.edu/Vy3 have been followed.

No further details can be shared as the privacy of the individuals 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).

Information on reported positive cases on UH campuses can be found at http://go.hawaii.edu/xy3.

If you start to experience symptoms and/or come into "close contact" with someone who tested positive, isolate yourself as soon as possible and contact your healthcare provider. "Close contact" is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more, even when both parties are wearing face masks.

Please remember to follow health and safety protocols, and educate yourself about these protocols. More information can be found at https://honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19.

Use the daily health check-in app LumiSight UH before coming to campus, stay home when you are sick, wear your face covering if you have to come to campus, practice safe physical distancing and wash your hands often.

LumiSight UH: http://go.hawaii.edu/6k3

Please be safe! Mahalo for your vigilance,

Honolulu Community College

August 26, 2020 - Mayor's Latest Order

Dear Hon CC Students,

Oahu's latest "Stay at Home" orders, effective at 12:01 am on Thursday 8/27/2020, should not affect your current classes or teaching methods, as UH/Hon CC is an exempt institution from the "Stay-at-Home/Work-from-Home" order.

Your classes will continue as scheduled. Any on-campus classes will be taught with adequate safety measures (physical distancing, face masks, plexiglass barriers, etc.).

Most support services will remain available on-campus, Mon to Thu, 8 am - 3 pm and Fri 8 am - 12 noon, unless otherwise noted, as well as available remotely Mon to Fri, 7:45 am - 4:30 pm. More information on how to access these services can be found at https://honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19.

If you are being tested for COVID-19, or have been exposed to COVID-19, please let us know at honssvcs@hawaii.edu.

Finally, if you do come to campus, please don't forget to complete the UH health screening site/app, LumiSight before you arrive.

Mahalo,

Karen Lee
Interim Chancellor

August 26, 2020 - Welcome Back from Hulili Ke Kukui

Welina mai kakou!

The staff at Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center welcome all our new and returning students to the ʻili of Niuhelewai in the ahupuaʻa of Kapalama. Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center is committed to actively preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian culture and values. Through an array of comprehensive services, we strengthen the college's educational programs and enable students of Hawaiian ancestry to succeed in their academic, career and individual endeavors.

The Center will be open during the Fall semester to service campus students and employees but we are not currently open to the public. We will be delivering our full range of services and activities online this semester and we have limited in-person services available. Please continue reading for details on our services and visitor protocols.

Please note that the Hawaiian Center's hours of operation, services, and visitor protocols are subject to change. Make sure you check the college's COVID-19 Website for regular updates from the campus (https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19). You can also view updates on available campus services this semester at this website (https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19-services). We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we adjust to these unprecedented times.

Hulili Ke Kukui Services

Hulili Ke Kukui is open Monday thru Friday from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm. Please visit our Hawaiian Center Website (http://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/hawaiian) to learn more about our programs and services. This semester, our services are limited to: Use of computers for school related work, including videoconferencing synchronous classes (i.e. ZOOM), completing homework assignments, and completing school paperwork. Please note that the Computer Lab is limited to 4 students at a time.

Remote appointments with staff are preferred but if you are on campus and you need assistance right away, we do accept walk-ins.

Please review our visitor protocols below for instructions on what to do if you want to visit the Hawaiian Center.

All Hawaiian Center workshops and events will be held remotely this semester. Please check out the iKEA Website (https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/ikea) for information about our upcoming workshops focused on college and career development. Cultural workshops and presentations will be announced at a later date. Please make sure you check your email for updates.

All Hawaiian Center staff are available for remote appointments.

Please use STAR Balance (https://www.star.hawaii.edu/appointment/) to book an appointment or call/email our staff for assistance. If you are unfamiliar with STAR Balance, UH has created a guide (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DO9tDpri45nOxpHC5NUK6y5sTpIeppkd/view) to walk you through the steps to book an appointment online.

Visitor Protocols

Prior to arriving on campus each day, all students must perform a
health check on Lumi-Sight (https://www.hawaii.edu/its/covid-19-resources/about-lumisight-uh/). As long as you are cleared by Lumi-Sight, you may come to campus and use the services at the Hawaiian Center

The Hawaiian Center is located on the second floor of Building 5, makai of the traditional hale at the piko (center) of the campus. When you come to the Center, please wait at the main entrance and one of our staff will assist you.

If you are visiting to see one of our staff, someone will retrieve the staff for you. If they are not available, we will take your information and leave a note for the person you are seeking. You can also email or call the person you are trying to reach (contact information is below).

If you are visiting the Center to use a computer, you will be asked to wait outside while we check to see that one is available. Please note that only four students at a time will be allowed to use the computers in the lab. If a computer is available, our staff will escort you to the lab and unlock a computer for you. Computer use is restricted to school purposes only at this time. When you are done using the computer, please notify our staff before you leave. Computer stations will be sanitized between uses and sneeze guards have been set up to protect your health and safety.

Any individuals who exhibit any of the following symptoms should not come to campus: fever over 100.4 degrees F, shortness of breath, dry cough, diarrhea, headache, nausea/vomiting, recent loss of smell or taste, chills, body aches. Any individuals who have been exposed to a member of their household with COVID-19 or suspected of having COVID-19 should not come to campus.

The Hawaiian Center is following the campus face covering policy: All students and visitors are required per the Mayor's orders (https://www.honolulu.gov/rep/site/may/may_docs/Emergency_Order_No._2 020-18.pdf) to wear face masks on campus and when indoors (e.g., classrooms, laboratories, shops, and common spaces such as hallways and elevators) and where physical distancing is not possible. Face masks may not be appropriate for individuals with pre-existing medical conditions or disabilities where its use may pose a health or safety risk. For those individuals who utilize an alternate face covering or shield, increased distancing must be maintained (more than six feet apart) at all times.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Good
luck with your Fall semester!

Me ka ha & ʻaha&ʻa,
The Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center Staff

August 26, 2020 - Join PO?I NA NALU and receive free services on campus!

Are you Native Hawaiian and looking for awesome student services at Honolulu Community College?

Poʻi Na Nalu Native Hawaiian Career & Technical Education Program is RECRUITING NEW STUDENTS and we would love for you to join our ʻohana!

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Services include:
Laptop Loan-Outs
Textbook Loan-Outs
Toolkit Loan-Outs
Electronics Loan-Outs (e.g. calculators, cameras, etc.)
Free Printing
Paid Internships
Paid Memberships (Educational & Professional)
Paid Class Certifications & Licenses
Paid Conference Registration Fees
College & Career Development Workshops
Cultural Enrichment Workshops
Financial Literacy Workshops
Community Service Opportunities
Field trips to four-year campuses, cultural sites and professional fields
Tutoring & Mentoring
...and so much more!

We are located in Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center, Building 5, 2nd Floor. For more information, contact us at nanalu@hawaii.edu or 808-844-2322.

Modified COVID-19 Hours:
Office Hours: Monday & Tuesday Only | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Available Remotely: Monday-Friday | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

We look forward to meeting you!

Malama pono,

Po?i Na Nalu Staff

August 25, 2020 - Fall 2020: Online iKEA Student Success Workshop Available Now

Aloha Honolulu CC Ohana,

Honolulu Community College's Student Success Center, along with its collaborators, will be offering an array of study and life skills workshops that are designed to improve students' learning skills and help them achieve their academic goals. All workshops for the Fall 2020 semester will be held online via "Zoom".

For a listing of workshops being offered, click here: Fall 2020 Workshop Calendar [PDF]

Students can sign up here: Sign Up for a Workshop

Please Note to all students signing up:

Sign up in required and must register with your hawaii.edu email address.

Only student who signs up will be emailed the password-protected Zoom meeting link for the workshop.

The password protected link to the workshop presentation will be sent to your hawaii.edu email address one day before the actual workshop.

Although we sent this email to the student listserve, we ask for your kokua in encouraging your students to attend these workshops. For more information about IKEA please visit our webpage: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/ikea

Wishing you all a great semester!

August 25, 2020 - Welcome from Hulili Ke Kukui!

Welina mai!

The staff at Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center welcome all our new and returning students to the ʻili of Niuhelewai in the ahupua?a of Kapalama. Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center is committed to actively preserving and perpetuating Hawaiian culture and values. We provide an array of comprehensive services to strengthen the college's educational programs and support students of Hawaiian ancestry to help them meet their academic, career and personal goals.

The Center will be open during the Fall semester to service campus students and employees but we are not currently open to the public. We will be delivering our full range of services and activities online this semester and we have limited in-person services available. Please continue reading for details on our services and visitor protocols.

Please note that the Hawaiian Center's hours of operation, services, and visitor protocols are subject to change. Make sure you check the college's COVID-19 Website for regular updates from the campus. You can also view updates on available campus services this semester at this website. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we adjust to these unprecedented times. Remember, we are all in this together!

E kaupe aku no i ka hoe a ko mai.

Put forward the paddle and draw it back.

Go on with the task that is started and finish it.

?Olelo No?eau 319 (Pukui, 1983, p. 39)

Hulili Ke Kukui Fall 2020 Services

Hulili Ke Kukui is open Monday thru Friday from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm. Please visit our Hawaiian Center website to learn more about our programs and services. This semester, our services are limited to:

Use of computers for school related work, including videoconferencing synchronous classes (i.e. ZOOM), completing homework assignments, and completing school paperwork. The Computer Lab is limited to 4 students at a time. If you are coming to the lab for a class conducted using videoconferencing, you must use headphones (not provided) and respect the other people in the Computer Lab.

Remote appointments with staff are preferred but if you are on campus and you need assistance right away, we do accept walk-ins.

Please review our visitor protocols below for instructions on what to do if you want to visit the Hawaiian Center.

All Hawaiian Center workshops and events will be held remotely this semester. Please check out the iKEA Website for information about upcoming workshops focused on college and career development. Cultural workshops and presentations will be announced at a later date. Please make sure you check your email for updates.

All Hawaiian Center staff are available for remote appointments. Please use STAR Balance to book an appointment or call/email our staff for assistance. If you are unfamiliar with STAR Balance, UH has created a guide to walk you through the steps to book an appointment online.

Visitor Protocols

Prior to arriving on campus each day, all students and employees must perform a health check on Lumi-Sight. If you are cleared by Lumi-Sight, you may come to campus and use the services at the Hawaiian Center.

The Hawaiian Center is located on the second floor of Building 5, makai of the traditional hale at the piko (center) of the campus. When you come to the Center, please wait at the main entrance and one of our staff will assist you.

If you are visiting to see one of our staff, someone will retrieve the staff for you. If they are not available, we will take your information and leave a note for the person you are seeking. You can also email or call the person you are trying to reach.

If you are visiting the Center to use a computer, you will be asked to wait outside while we check to see that one is available. Please note that only four students at a time will be allowed to use the computers in the lab. When a computer is available, our staff will escort you to the lab and unlock a computer for you. Computer use is restricted to school purposes only at this time. When you are done using the computer, please notify our staff before you leave. Computer stations will be sanitized between uses and sneeze guards have been set up to protect your health and safety.

Any individuals who exhibit any of the following symptoms should not come to campus: fever over 100.4 degrees F, shortness of breath, dry cough, diarrhea, headache, nausea/vomiting, recent loss of smell or taste, chills, body aches. Any individuals who have been exposed to a member of their household with COVID-19 or suspected of having COVID-19 should not come to campus.

All students and visitors are required to wear face masks on campus and when indoors (e.g., classrooms, laboratories, shops, and common spaces such as hallways and elevators) and where physical distancing is not possible. Face masks may not be appropriate for individuals with pre-existing medical conditions or disabilities where its use may pose a health or safety risk. For those individuals who utilize an alternate face covering or shield, increased distancing must be maintained (more than six feet apart) at all times.

Laptop Loan Out

If you do not have access to a computer, HonCC has a limited number of laptops to loan out to students for the remainder of the semester which will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. You will need to contact the Computer Lab at honcclab@hawaii.edu to sign up and you will need to provide your UH username and ID number. 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 18, 2020.

Places to Study on Campus

There are also other options on campus where you can study:

Hale ʻAina Study Hall: The Hale ʻAina (Cafeteria) will be open and available for students to study Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from August 24 to September 4, with the possibility of extending services depending on demand. Students must wear face coverings and socially distance while studying in the Hale ?Aina.

Computer Lab: The Open Computer Lab in Building 2, Room 405 (2-405) is currently open for academic use only. The lab is open Monday to Friday, 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Please check their website for information on their visitor protocols.

Library: The library has limited seating areas and computer stations available for students who need to log in to a class or study. Please check their website for information on their visitor protocols.

Building 5 Courtyard: There are also a handful of tables outside the Hale ?Aina (cafeteria) with umbrellas and solar USB charging stations.

Parking Lots: If you have your own device and a car, the wifi signal has been extended to reach Lots 1 (near Kokea Street), 1C (the newly paved parking lot) and 3 (by Building 14).

August 24, 2020 - Campus Services

Aloha,

Welcome to the Fall semester! Here's some information about our campus services this semester.

Parking: HonCC parking permits are required and can be purchased online at https://portal.honolulu.hawaii.edu/. They can also be picked up at the Cashier's Window (Bldg 6, 1st floor). Parking permits are free for Fall 2020. Also, our newly paved Lot 1C is now open.

Bookstore (Bldg 2, 1st floor): Open Monday - Thursday from 8am-3pm. You may also order your materials online and receive a special $5 flat rate shipping. www.bookstore.hawaii.edu

Food Service (Bldg 4A): Cafeteria offering a limited number of grab 'n go $5 bentos (cash only). Lunch starts at noon and dinner starts at 4pm (Monday through Friday) and from 9-11am on Saturday. Meals will be available on a first come, first served basis. The Hub will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:30am-noon.

Laptop Loaner: A limited number of laptops are available for HonCC students who do not have adequate computer access. Contact the Computer Lab at honcclab@hawaii.edu to sign up (will need your UH username and ID number). Laptops will need to be returned to the Computer Lab no later than Friday, December 18, 2020.

WiFi: We have extended our campus WiFi to all campus buildings and in parking lots 1C, 2 and 3. If you're sitting in your car, please be sure to have your parking permit visible.

Library (Bldg 7, 1st floor): Open Monday through Thursday from 9am-3pm and Friday from 9am-noon. Remote services and individual appointments are also available: library.honolulu.hawaii.edu/home.

Study Zone (Bldg 4A): If you're looking for a quiet place to study, there are white tables in the cafeteria available for use. Open Monday through Friday from 7am-5pm. Please do not move the chair or tables around. No eating at the tables. Max occupancy is 14.

Academic Advising/Counseling: Appointments are highly recommended. Students can schedule an appointment with an Academic Counselor through STAR Balance or contact Academic Counseling via email (honcouns@hawaii.edu), phone (808) 845-9162 or virtually (Zoom).

Financial Aid: Appointments are highly recommended. Students can schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office via STAR Balance, or contact via email at honccfao@hawaii.edu, phone (808) 845-9116.

Tutoring (Bldg 7, 3rd floor): Virtually drop in via tutor.com Meeting Spaces, through MyUH Services Monday through Friday from 8am-noon and 1:45-4:30pm. Online tutoring appointments are available Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm. Drop-in tutoring sessions are available via Zoom Monday through Friday from 8:30am-3:30pm. For walk-ins, please use the intercom system located in Building 7, 3rd floor.

Writing Center: The Writing Center is available for remote assistance. Contact Ken Quilantang, (quilanta@hawaii.edu) or Charlene Gima (gimac@hawaii.edu) for assistance.

Math Lab: Assistance with math is available remotely. Contact Glen Tengan at gtengan@hawaii.edu, or (808) 845-9403.

STEM Center: Students with STEM Center questions should contact Katherine Bronston, PEEC II Recruitment & Retention Associate, via email (kb420@hawaii.edu) or phone (808) 847-9847.

For additional campus services or updates, please visit: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19-services.

Have a great semester and stay healthy!

August 24, 2020 - HonCC Library News & Information

Aloha kakou,

As HonCC Library opens for fall semester, we ask for your patience and understanding in continuing to provide you with access to our services, resources, and space while prioritizing the safety and well-being of all who enter and those who work within. The library welcomes current students, faculty and staff of Honolulu Community College and other individuals with UH affiliation. We remain closed to the general public.

Library hours have been modified for both walk-in and touchless services.

Walk-in hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM and Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

As hours may change without prior notice, we encourage the campus community to keep up to date by visiting our homepage with the latest information, https://library.honolulu.hawaii.edu/home/.

You're online and so are we! Access all digital and electronic resources from the library's homepage. There's lots of new things to explore, and if you need research assistance, please set up a Zoom video conferencing appointment for one-on-one assistance. Reach out to us by chat, email honcclib@hawaii.edu, and phone (808) 845-9199.

What you need to know before visiting the library…

Scan your UH ID card upon entering. Patrons may also provide their UH username or 8-digit ID number.

Face coverings are required and must be worn securely over a wearer's nose and mouth.

Practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet.

Wash hands frequently when using equipment (computer, scanner, copier) and handling library materials (books & magazines).

Hand sanitizing stations are located in multiple locations.

Use of provided cleaning supplies (disinfectant spray & towels) is encouraged for tables and chairs only.

No food or drinks are allowed.

Group study rooms are closed until further notice.

2nd floor closed – No browsing the book collection; book paging available = "you request, we retrieve."

Library computers do not have video web cameras. Use of headsets, headphones, or ear buds are recommended for computer or laptop audio use.

Due to challenges brought on by the current pandemic, seating has been reduced significantly for social distancing. Our goal is to balance safety with access and reduced occupancy; therefore we highly encourage students to be purposeful in their use of the library's space and services. Use our outside book drop to return materials without entering. Assist us in limiting COVID exposure risk by completing your library visit in a timely manner.

Thank you and have a great semester!

Honolulu Community College Library

August 24, 2020 - STEM workshop -- 12:00 - 1:00pm, Friday, August 28, 2020

Aloha,

Are you interested in getting involved with research for science, engineering, technology, or math? Stop by this workshop to learn more about different research grants, projects, and opportunities available at HonCC!

What: SURE workshop

When: 12:00 - 1:00pm, Friday, August 28, 2020

Where: Zoom (Meeting ID: 851 8504 2887, Password: STEM!)

All are welcome!

Please forward the flyer to your students who are interested in STEM. Thanks.

Mahalos

Shidong and Kat

August 24, 2020 - CARE Student Newsletter

Aloha Students,

Welcome to an exciting semester at Honolulu Community College. The CARE team has created an informative newsletter to get you started on your college journey. You will find out more about our services, study tip of the month, various academic support services, and more!

To access the newsletter, please go to the link below:

http://go.hawaii.edu/3Xx

Feel free to contact us at honcare@hawaii.edu for assistance. Have a wonderful semester!

Mahalo, CARE Team

August 24 2020 - Laptop Loan out Program for HonCC Students

Aloha HonCC Students,

Honolulu Community College is pleased to announce the continuation of the Laptop Loan out Program for the Fall 2020 semester. Please let us know if you need to borrow a laptop to successfully participate in your courses.

Contact our Computer Lab at honcclab@hawaii.edu to sign up (will need UH user name and ID number). HonCC has a few laptops to loan out to students for the remainder of the semester and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. 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 18, 2020.

August 23, 2020 - Welcome to Honolulu Community College

Aloha HCC Students!

We are excited you have selected Honolulu Community College as part of your educational journey. Please take a moment to watch this welcome video with details on campus updates for this fall: https://youtu.be/cJ_2SXMxDbM

Have any questions? Unsure of how to find information about your classes or what to expect? We are here to help. HonCC faculty and staff will be available to answer your questions on Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25 from 8am-4pm via zoom. Link: http://go.hawaii.edu/vX3

Passcode: honolulu

If you're on campus, visit us under the pop-up tents.

The latest campus updates can also be found at: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19-services.

Have a great semester,
Karen Lee

August 18, 2020 - IMPORTANT - Review Your Class Schedules

Dear HonCC Student

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to review your class schedule in STAR/MyUH as one or more of your classes may have changed from in-person, to an online format.

If your class is conducted online, you must have internet access, a laptop/mobile device with speakers, webcam, and a microphone. If you need additional information, please contact your instructor or academic counselor.

Sincerely,

Susan S. Kazama Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

August 17, 2020 - Laulima and Tutor.com Informational Workshops

Aloha Honolulu CC Student,

Honolulu Community College's Student Success Center, along with its collaborators, will be offering workshops to help you better prepare for the Fall 2020 semester. They are:

How to Use Laulima, 8/19/2020, 10:00am-11:00am

How to Use Laulima, 8/20/2020, 10:00am-11:00am

Tips To Being a Successful Online College Student, 8/26/2020, 11:30am-12:30pm

The workshops will be held via zoom. To sign up for these workshops, please click here: https://forms.gle/QyEfKxe7F3Gzo7Q9A

Please Note:

Sign up is required and must register with your UH email address.

Only student who signs up will be emailed the password-protected Zoom meeting link for the workshop.

The password protected link to the workshop presentation will be sent to your UH email address one day before the actual workshop.

Mahalo

August 17, 2020 - Honolulu Community College Welcomes You to Fall 2020

Aloha Students!

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

We have been working diligently all summer to ensure that your safety is our priority. You will notice many changes both in and out of the classrooms. As you can see from the Schedule of Classes, we have classes taught in many different modalities -remotely, on campus, and a mixture of both! For the on campus classes, we have spaced out seating to be 6 feet apart. Plexiglass shields have been placed in offices, labs, and some classrooms. We are asking the campus community to follow the new directional and instructional signs for hallways, bathrooms, elevators, queues, and common spaces.

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

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

1. Stay home if you are not feeling well, came in contact with, or have tested positive for COVID-19. If you have a fever, shortness of breath, dry cough, diarrhea, headache, nausea/vomiting, recent loss of smell or taste, chills, or body aches, please stay home. 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 Dean of Student Services at: honssvcs@hawaii.edu or via phone at (808) 845-9235.

a. If you are from out of state please be sure you review the information found here: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/modified-quarantine-program. Please contact the Dean of Student Services at: honssvcs@hawaii.edu if you have any questions about the modified quarantine program.

b. Travel Exemption for out-of-state UH student information can be found here: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2020/07/13/travel-exemption-out-of-state-uh-students/

c. COVID-19 Modified Quarantine Procedures for Students information can be found here: https://governor.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/University-Student-Arrivals-FINAL.pdf

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 Hawai'i COVID-19 Interim Guidelines: https://www.hawaii.edu/wp/wp-content/uploads/docs/covid/COVID19-interim-guidelines-7.16.20.pdf.

Be sure to pay special attention to the appendix as it contains critical information regarding face covering compliance: https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/docs/temp/COVID-19_&_Student_Conduct_Code_Appendix_2020.08.10.pdf

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

4. Everyone is asked 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.

5. Avoid All Non-Essential Travel. Be sure to consult local and national travel advisories regarding restrictions.

6. 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 2020 Registration guide: http://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/registration. Also be sure to check your STAR/MyUH regularly for any changes to course delivery.

As a reminder, the deadline for tuition and fee payment is Thursday, August 20, 2020. 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

We are also pleased to announce that you will receive free student parking (usually $25) again in the Fall 2020 semester. Don't forget that you still need a parking pass, though! https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/parking

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 as a student is a 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 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 community-based resources. Please 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 13, 2020 - Fall 2020 Important Payment Reminder

Dear Students,

Just a reminder that the deadline to pay fall semester tuition and fees is Thursday, August 20, 4:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST). If you are unable to pay in full by this date and have an unpaid balance of $300.00 or more, you have the option to enroll in the Payment Plan.

If you do not wish to enroll in the Payment Plan, be sure that you drop all of your classes BY August 24, 2020 to avoid incurring financial charges.

You can take care of your bill by:

- Paying online via epay with MasterCard, VISA or any credit card accepted by the Discover Network such as Discover, Diners, and JCB,pinless debit card or web check: http://go.hawaii.edu/QqA

- Signing up for the installment payment plan: http://go.hawaii.edu/Aqs and/or

- Applying for and receiving financial aid: https://www.hawaii.edu/tuition/financial-aid/

If you have a balance remaining after the deadline, a Financial Obligations HOLD will be placed on your account, preventing any future registration for, and access to, your transcripts. If financial obligations are not addressed in a timely manner, then your bill may be sent to collections. You can keep track of your balances in a monthly statement which is emailed on the 15th of each month.

If you have registered for fall classes but do not plan to attend, log into STAR and drop your classes by August 23, 2020, 11:59 p.m. to avoid charges for tuition and fees and incurring a financial obligation. https://www.star.hawaii.edu/studentinterface/

If you have any questions or concerns, please email honcouns@hawaii.edu or contact the cashier's office at (808) 845-9102.

Please also be sure to check the honolulu.hawaii.edu website frequently for updates.

We look forward to connecting with you soon!

,

August 12, 2020 - URGENT Modified Quarantine Program Information

Aloha,

If you are participating in the modified quarantine program, please visit our website immediately for more information: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/modified-quarantine-program

As a reminder, it is critical that you read and submit all required documents before you are approved to participate. You must comply with the modified quarantine guidelines, and it is strongly recommended that you complete a state-approved COVID-19 test prior to your departure.

The state-approved COVID-19 Test is a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) or PCR test, approved or authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, pursuant to the Emergency Use Authorization, that is conducted at a CLIA-licensed or certified test laboratory. Currently the Rapid Antigen, Antibody, and tests taken in foreign countries, are not approved tests by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health for the Modified Quarantine Program.

As a reminder, the majority of our classes will be delivered via distance modalities.

Please refer questions to honssvcs@hawaii.edu

Mahalo and we look forward to connecting with you soon!

August 5, 2020 - Fall 2020 Important Payment Reminder

Dear Students,

Just a reminder that the deadline to pay fall semester tuition and fees is Thursday, August 20, 4:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST). If you are unable to pay in full by this date and have an unpaid balance of $300.00 or more, you have the option to enroll in the Payment Plan.

If you do not wish to enroll in the Payment Plan, be sure that you drop all of your classes BY August 24, 2020 to avoid incurring financial charges.

You can take care of your bill by:

- Paying online via epay with MasterCard, VISA or any credit card accepted by the Discover Network such as Discover, Diners, and JCB,pinless debit card or web check: http://go.hawaii.edu/QqA

- Signing up for the installment payment plan: http://go.hawaii.edu/Aqs and/or

- Applying for and receiving financial aid: https://www.hawaii.edu/tuition/financial-aid/

If you have a balance remaining after the deadline, a Financial Obligations HOLD will be placed on your account, preventing any future registration for, and access to, your transcripts. If financial obligations are not addressed in a timely manner, then your bill may be sent to collections. You can keep track of your balances in a monthly statement which is emailed on the 15th of each month.

If you have registered for fall classes but do not plan to attend, log into STAR and drop your classes by August 23, 2020, 11:59 p.m. to avoid charges for tuition and fees and incurring a financial obligation.

https://www.star.hawaii.edu/studentinterface/

If you have any questions or concerns, please email honcouns@hawaii.edu or contact the cashier's office at (808) 845-9102.

August 3, 2020 - Fall 2020 Parking Permits - Corrected Link

Aloha HonCC Students,

Honolulu Community College parking permits for Fall Semester 2020 are now available. Please use the link below to apply for your permit. The link sent previously was incorrect.

https://portal.honolulu.hawaii.edu/

When you successfully complete and submit your application, your parking permit will be mailed to you within 5 days. The parking permit is free for this semester.

Thank you,
HonCC Business Office

August 3, 2020 - Fall 2020 Parking Permits

Aloha HonCC Students,

Applications for Fall 2020 Parking Permits are now available on line. Please follow this link to apply:

https://portal/honolulu.hawaii.edu/parking
When you successfully complete and submit your application, your parking permit will be mailed to you within 5 days. Parking permit is free for this semester.

The application works best with Google Chrome.

Thank you,
HonCC Business Office

July 14, 2020 - Fall 2020 Course Instruction Format Finalized

Aloha Students,

We hope you are continuing to do well. As we head into Fall semester, if you have not already registered, now is a great time to begin your course selection. I am contacting you again, to let you know that our course schedules have been set.

As a reminder: Courses for Fall 2020 at Honolulu CC will be delivered in a variety of formats including entirely online (scheduled/synchronous or unscheduled/asynchronous), face-to-face, and hybrid. Please note the format for the courses you select and be sure it meets your needs and schedule. The semester starts on August 24 and ends on December 18.

As the COVID health situation continues to evolve, further modifications to the class schedule may occur.

Please check the schedule of classes as well as your class schedule in STAR/MyUH regularly. If you have any questions or need assistance please schedule an appointment with an academic counselor https://star.hawaii.edu/appointment/, or email honcouns@hawaii.edu for assistance. We remain committed to you, and hope to welcome you back in the Fall.

Mahalo,

Susan Kazama, Interim VCAA

July 1, 2020 - Important Message Regarding Fall Instruction

Aloha Students, We hope you are doing well. As we head into Fall semester, if you have not already registered, now is a great time to begin your course selection.

Courses for Fall 2020 at Honolulu CC will be delivered in a variety of formats including entirely online (scheduled/synchronous or unscheduled/asynchronous), face-to-face, and hybrid. Please note the format for the courses you select and be sure it meets your needs and schedule. The semester starts on August 24 and ends on December 18. As the COVID health situation continues to evolve, further modifications to the class schedule may occur.

Please check the schedule of classes as well as your class schedule in STAR/MyUH regularly. If you have any questions or need assistance please schedule an appointment with an academic counselor https://star.hawaii.edu/appointment/, or email honcouns@hawaii.edu for assistance.

Mahalo, Susan Kazama, Interim VCAA

June 23, 2020 - Urgent Student Relief Fund - Applications Open

Aloha Honolulu CC Students,

Due to the unexpected circumstances created by the pandemic, we understand you may be experiencing financial hardship at this time. As a currently enrolled summer 2020 student, if you have not already received Urgent Student Relief Funding, you may be eligible to receive emergency financial assistance. This fund was developed by the University of Hawai'i and the UH Foundation with money from generous donors.

The first round for Summer 2020 is now open. Applications to the Urgent Student Relief fund are due by 4:00 p.m. every Wednesday.

For more information, please visit https://www.hawaii.edu/offices/student-affairs/urgent-student-relief-fu…

Wishing you a successful summer session.

Mahalo,

Lara Sugimoto

June 13, 2020 - HonCC Fall 2020 Update for Students

Dear Hon CC Students:

I realize that many of you have questions about how to return safely to Honolulu Community College this fall. Our foremost goal is to have all of you rejoin us so that you can fulfill your goal to receive your certificate or degree, and we want to do so in the safest way possible. Many of us are hard at work setting up classrooms, offices and communal spaces to allow for proper physical distancing while also thinking about how best to deliver student support services to you efficiently and effectively.

We will do our best to bring as many classes back on campus as we can, but we know it won't look the same as past semesters. Some classes will be taught entirely online. For classes taught on campus, all members of our community will have to wear face coverings, wash hands with soap frequently, sit 6 feet away from other students and instructors, refrain from sharing books, tools and equipment, and avoid coming to class in person if feeling sick or if exposed to someone who potentially could have COVID-19. While we won't have the same close physical proximity that we used to, we are still committed to providing you with high-quality, engaging teaching and learning. To that end, many of our instructors are spending the summer learning about new technology, teaching styles, and teaching materials that will help teach you in our new environment.

By the middle of July, we should have a better idea of exactly which classes will be taught in which formats. If you are a continuing student, you will be able to check your registration through your STAR GPS account (https://www.hawaii.edu/myuhinfo/student-info/).

In the meantime, please apply for financial aid (https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/finaid), if you haven't already done so, by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA, at https://studentaid.gov/). Also, reach out to a counselor (https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/counseling) if you have any questions about which classes to take.

New students: be sure to sign up for orientation and registration (https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/orientation/) to get started asap!

We are excited to welcome you back to Honolulu Community College this fall!

Best,

Karen Lee

June 2, 2020 - Let's Stand Against Injustice

Live Aloha.

This was a mantra and campaign from years ago that birthed signs and bumper stickers to remind each other of why we live where we do and how we live to help each other. Our beautiful state boasts a community that celebrates racial and ethnic diversity while honoring the rich blend of cultures and traditions that permeate our land. And we try to celebrate with Aloha.

The recent (and honestly, not so recent) and blatantly racial attacks on people of color on the continent - particularly those of the African American community - have been senseless and brutal, and we in Hawaii are not immune to racism either. We cannot ignore the events that have occurred since they impact each one of us whether personally or collectively, and I believe this is a time for us to self-reflect and this is a time for us to act.

Each one of us needs to take a moment to pause and reflect on our own biases, stereotypes, and labels that we so easily place on our neighbors based on their appearance and color. And, we need to actively stand together against racism and discrimination on our campus - whether in the classroom, on the mall, in the cafeteria or elsewhere - and in our communities. As an institution of higher education, we promote access and equity for you, our students, and we need to do this relentlessly and courageously on every level so that we can combat institutional and individual injustices.

Let us be persistent in extending Aloha, grace and respect to one another. But let us also speak out and stand against discrimination that has been going on way too long. I hope we can continue to work together to build our Hon CC community where we all feel safe and valued.

Mahalo for choosing Hon CC!

Best,

Karen Lee

June 1, 2020 - Wellness Center Message for Students

Aloha kakou,

We are in an uncertain and heavy time in our world, personally and collectively. A heightened sense of anxiety, anger, fear, grief or other distressing emotions are completely justified and normal during these troubling times. Please know that asking for help is a sign of strength and courage and that there are people and resources that can help. The HonCC Wellness Center is operating remotely this summer and can be reached at 808-845-9180 or hccwell@hawaii.edu. Also, there are many additional resources below, most of which are available 24/7.

  • State of Hawaii Crisis Line: 808-832-3100 or 1-800-753-6879
  • Crisis Text Line: Text ALOHA to 741-741
  • Aloha United Way Resource Referral Line: Dial 211
  • Domestic Violence Action Center Hawaii:
  • Oahu Helpline: (808) 531-3771
  • Toll-free Helpline: (800) 690-6200
  • Text Line: (605) 956-5680
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Trevor Project Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386

Together we can be there for each other and support one another in navigating this difficult period in safe and healthy ways. We are here for you. You are not alone.

Be well,

Carlene Flores, LMHC, NCC
Wellness Center

May 29, 2020 - Survey For Students, By Students - Coronavirus Needs

Aloha HCC Students,

As you are aware, times are tough nationwide as well as for our Ohana here at HCC. We, the Student Government of Honolulu Community College, have vowed to serve the interests of the student body. With this mission in mind, we are intent on helping our fellow students through this current situation.

The Coronavirus pandemic has placed an undue burden on students of HCC that the Student Government would like to address in whatever way we can. We would like to begin our initiative with a brief survey to find out exactly what fellow students are needing as they do their best to get through this ordeal.

Please take a moment to read and fill out the survey: https://forms.gle/6QeHUZ3J9h3SVgrD8

Surveys will be sent out periodically to pass along relevant information as well as to keep the Student Government and relevant parties at Honolulu Community College informed on what needs our student body. It is our intent to help as many people as possible. Together, we will get through.

Honolulu Community College Student Government
(Valerie Artemis, Aubrey Schmidt, Shane Jared Phillips, Aaliyah Mays, Mariah Tinay,Ronald Sturges)

May 15, 2020 - Celebration of Graduates

Congratulations on completing this extraordinary spring semester!

Honolulu CC will award almost 1,000 degrees and certificates to 819 students for the academic year 2019-2020. We were scheduled to hold our traditional commencement ceremony today; however, given the restrictions due to COVID-19, we created a special site to celebrate our awesome graduates. Please take a moment to congratulate our new college graduates and celebrate this important milestone with them by viewing the video created by Student Life and Development or posting a congratulatory message, video or photo to the message board. Graduates will be invited to participate in the next scheduled commencement ceremony, but we would also like to celebrate with them today!

Celebration of Graduates: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/graduation2020

Have a great summer and stay healthy!

May 15, 2020 - UHCC Spring 2020 Student Survey

Aloha Students,

Sending a friendly reminder:

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this challenging semester. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, you have continued to work hard to achieve your academic goals, and will soon complete your courses.

We recognize the many challenges that you've endured, and know that you've had to adapt to situations that were not anticipated.

We would like your feedback to help us assess how things went this semester. Your responses will assist us to be better prepared for the Fall 2020 semester.

Please click on the following survey link to participate: http://hawaii.surveyshare.com/t/Honolulu-CC

Your input is valued, as always.

Mahalo for your time and participation,

Lara Sugimoto, Dean of Student Services

Estimated time to complete this survey is 10 minutes. Please complete by Monday, May 18, 2020 at 4:30 pm.

May 7, 2020 - UHCC Spring 2020 Student Survey

Aloha Students,

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this challenging semester. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, you have continued to work hard to achieve your academic goals, and will soon complete your courses.

We recognize the many challenges that you've endured, and know that you've had to adapt to situations that were not anticipated.

We would like your feedback to help us assess how things went this semester. Your responses will assist us to be better prepared for the Fall 2020 semester.

Please click on the following survey link to participate: http://hawaii.surveyshare.com/t/Honolulu-CC

Your input is valued, as always.

Mahalo for your time and participation,

Lara Sugimoto, Dean of Student Services

Estimated time to complete this survey is 10 minutes. Please complete by Monday, May 18, 2020 at 4:30 pm.

May 7, 2020 - On-Going Tutoring Services

Hello HonCC Students,

As we head down the last stretch of the semester, just a friendly reminder of all the various tutoring service centers that continue to be available to assist you.

The Tutoring Center is online M - F, 8:00 - 4:30. Email chmiller@hawaii.edu for an appointment.

Subject: Sciences, English, math, history.

Services can be delivered by phone, Google Meet, or Zoom

The Math Lab is online M - F 8:00 - 4:30. Request appointment one day in advance by emailing BOTH gtengan@hawaii.edu AND kimic@hawaii.edu

The subject line MUST BE Math Tutor Appt. Request List in email:

1) HonCC Math Course / HonCC Instructor

2) meet days / class starting time

3)Top 3 appt. times (on the hour only. Example: 8am, 11am or 1pm) in order of preference.

The Writing Center

Contact Ken Quilantang (quilanta@hawaii.edu) or Charlene Gima (gimac@hawaii.edu) for assistance. Subjects: Writing

The Hawaiian Center is available remotely. Contact the Hawaiian Center via email (hulilik@hawaii.edu) for assistance. Subjects: Contact the Center for information and appointments.

If you prefer a fully on-line tutoring service, tutor.com can meet your needs 24/7. Go to https://www.hawaii.edu/tutor/ to log in (using your UH username and password).

The Online Learning Academy (OLA) is a remote tutoring service offered through UH Manoa. Tutors are available for math, science, and writing. Schedule and other details are available here: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ola/

April 23, 2020 - Counseling & Financial Aid Assistance/Reminders

Aloha Honolulu Community College Students,

We hope you are doing well during these challenging times. We are all here to assist you. While our physical offices are closed, we look forward to connecting with you via virtual appointments, or via email and phone.

If you have questions about choosing the CR/NC option vs. standard grades or registration in general, please schedule an appointment with an academic counselor via STAR Balance at: http://star.hawaii.edu/appointment or reach out to us via email at honcouns@hawaii.edu.

Don't forget to apply for financial aid now, to help pay for Fall 2020 registration. To review your current financial aid status, please check https://myuh.hawaii.edu/. FAFSA information can be found here on our website: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/768

The Honolulu Community College Financial Aid Office is committed to serving students in need of financial assistance. We will accept forms online and highly encourage you to utilize the https://www.hawaii.edu/filedrop/ feature that UH provides to keep your transmitted documents secure. (see https://www.hawaii.edu/askus/673). If you need to speak with someone about your financial concerns, appointments can be made through STAR Balance at: https://www.star.hawaii.edu/appointment/login.jsp

We appreciate your flexibility and understanding during this challenging time. We are here to support you and look forward to connecting with you soon. Take care and stay safe!

Mahalo,

Honolulu Community College Counseling and Financial Aid

Click on this link to the most current Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding Credit/No credit: https://www.hawaii.edu/emergency/important-health-information-novel-cor…

April 21, 2020 - Student Health Insurance-Enroll Now For Summer 2020

Aloha e na haumana,

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. If you do not already have health insurance, please consider applying for the UH Student Health Insurance program. More information is available below.

Kalei

April 20, 2020 - Emergency Grading Policy During COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Aloha Honolulu CC Students,

You have recently received an email from the University regarding changes to the grading policy. Please be sure to read it carefully, and contact a counselor if you need additional assistance. (honolulu.hawaii.edu/counseling)

In response to the exceptional circumstances of the Spring 2020 semester, the University of Hawai'i has worked together as a System to develop an option for students to be able to choose to take their courses on a Credit/No Credit basis for this semester only. UH recognizes that the academic, personal, and financial situations of students, faculty, and staff have been abruptly transformed. Based on consultation across our campuses with faculty, feedback from students, review of UH system and campus policies, and emerging practices nationally, UH campuses will offer all students the option of taking courses as Credit/No Credit for Spring 2020.

Background

Over the last two weeks, the campus Vice Chancellors for Academic Affairs developed a set of guidelines for this emergency policy that attempt to balance the disruption caused by the sudden need to move all courses online mid-semester with our usual grading standards. The guidelines developed by the Vice Chancellors were then distributed to each campus faculty senate for consultation. The campus faculty senates provided valuable feedback and suggestions on the guidelines that shaped the final policy.

Next Steps

An Executive Policy memorializing this emergency policy will be available by Friday, April 17, 2020. An implementation plan and general FAQ for faculty and students will be available as well. Here, the general scope of the new policy is described.

General Policy Guidelines

For Spring semester 2020, students in all undergraduate and graduate UH classes ending after March 20, 2020 will have the option of taking their classes on a Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) basis.

The process for implementing the CR/NC for Spring 2020 will be:

Faculty will continue to award letter grades for Spring 2020 classes by entering their grades into MyUH during the regular grading period. Courses already established as CR/NC will continue to use those designations instead of letter grades.

Once the faculty have entered their grades, students will be able to view the assigned grades in STAR-GPS.

Until May 22, students may choose to retain their letter grades or convert their letter grades to the CR/NC designation for one or more classes.

After May 22 when students have made their choice, registrars will make the grades final and will include a notation indicating this is a "semester disrupted by COVID-19" on the transcript.

For the purposes of this policy, Credit (CR) may be awarded for a grade of C or better. Establishing credit at a C allows for those students opting for the Credit option to continue to meet the requirements for entry to major and minor courses, as well as prerequisites for courses in a sequence. The CR designation will not be counted in the GPA. Students with a letter grade of C-, D, or F may opt instead for No Credit (NC). If they opt for No Credit, that course will not be counted towards their GPA.

By Graduate Division policy, a grade of C or better is required for students to receive credit.

Implications

Within the UH System, students will be "held harmless" by the choice to select CR/NC in Spring 2020. Choosing the Credit/No Credit option will not negatively impact their academic journey within the UH System, including transfer between UH Campuses, nor will it be a barrier to entry into subsequent courses.

Furthermore, academic probation will be extended to the following semester for any student who does not move off academic probation based on their Spring 2020 GPA. Students should understand that taking an Incomplete in a course may preclude them from changing a grade to the Credit/No Credit option before May 22.

Additional information regarding the implications of this emergency policy will be provided to students by Friday, April 17 so that they can make an informed decision regarding their choice between letter grades and Credit/No Credit.

Exceptions

Some professional accreditation organizations may not permit alterations to the grading process. In such cases, a very limited number of exceptions may be granted upon request to the President via the campus Chancellor or Provost.

Mahalo,
Karen Lee, Interim Chancellor
Honolulu Community College

April 14, 2020 - Resources and Words of Encouragement from the Wellness Center

Aloha kakou,

The world as we know it has changed. We have been thrust into a different space, be it physically, mentally, personally, or professionally. Everyone is operating in ways we are not used to. Everyone is juggling concerns for self, family, health, school and work. It is absolutely normal to feel overwhelmed. Please know that you are not alone. There are many resources available to help you navigate this challenging time. You have the power to ask for help! **See list of resources below signature line**

In these difficult times, it is super important to have compassion; for yourself and for others. Let's be gentle and kind to ourselves and caring to others. Let's be flexible, calm, solution-focused, and have grace as we accept this new reality. Let's focus on what is in our control and acknowledge the things that are not in our control. Let's tune-in on facts and not fall victim to or be the promoter of fear and false information. Most importantly, let's remember to take care of ourselves. One of the most helpful things we can do for our mental wellness is to take a break from the "noise" and engage in self-care.

SELF-CARE TIPS:

Validate your emotions

It is normal to be unsettled about what is happening in the world Acknowledging your feelings is the first step to making it better or finding support

Stay connected

"Social distancing" does not mean complete isolation. Utilize technology and other means of communication to practice "physical separation" while remaining connected to your support systems

Don't overwhelm yourself with too much information

Monitor how often you watch the news or read information

Make sure you are getting your information from reputable sources

Use social media responsibly

Find the helpers

In every crisis, there are "helpers". Find them, should you need them. Check on them, should you want to support them.

Check on the essential workers and the vulnerable people that you know

It's possible that we all know someone who is an essential worker or know someone vulnerable who is at higher risk. Please check in on them and offer your support (in ways that you are able to). Share the resources below if you feel it would be helpful to them.

Follow a schedule

A schedule helps bring order to chaos.

A schedule can give you a greater sense of control.

And remember to schedule in SELF-CARE activities that bring you joy and relaxation while still maintaining social distancing.

We are all in this together. It will take all of us working together to get through this and WE WILL GET THROUGH IT. Be well. Be kind. Choose hope. Ask for help when you need it.

The Wellness Center is currently providing limited services (remotely) for registered HonCC students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wellness center hours are Monday to Friday from 8AM-4PM and closed on weekends and holidays. Email hccwell@hawaii.edu for assistance.

**Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed across email and phone systems so please be mindful of the confidential details that you provide to the Wellness Center via these platforms.**

E malama pono,

Carlene

April 14, 2020 - Hawaii Food Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hello Students,

Hope all of you are safe and sound. Below is a link to sources of emergency food in our communities. Pass along as necessary. Please take care.

https://higicc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=d2db01bc…

April 6, 2020 - Honolulu CC Registration Reminder

Aloha Honolulu CC Students,

Thank you for choosing our college and continuing with us through these tough times. We hope you have found the support you need to continuously move forward. https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19-services

We are committed to providing you with the educational foundation to advance toward your future.

Summer and Fall registration begins today, and more information can be found here https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/registration. At this time our summer courses will primarily be online, while our Fall course offerings include both in-person and online choices. We hope that you continue your educational journey with us.

Mahalo,

Lara Sugimoto, Dean of Student Services

April 2, 2020 - Honolulu Campus Closure Update

Dear HonCC Students:

As we assess services and needs on our campus, we are also assessing the safety and exposure of our campus community. As always, we remain open for services to students, faculty and staff, but our mode of operations will go more fully online and via phone.

As a result, only the following offices will remain physically open to prospective students, current students, faculty and staff, effective today, Thursday 4/2/2020:

1. Business Office (Building 6); Mon - Thu, 8 am - 3 pm; Fri 8 am -noon;

2. Admissions and Records (Building 6); Mon - Thu, 8 am - 3 pm; Fri 8 am - noon.

Other student services and support offices will remain open online. You can always check https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/covid19 (go to Campus Service Update) for the latest info.

The campus remains closed to the general public. For security purposes, effective Monday, 4/6/2020, the pedestrian gate near Austin Lane will be closed 24 hours a day, and the gate near Robello Lane will be closed at 7pm. Parking Lot 6 will be closed 24 hours a day as well (https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/map…).

Many bathrooms will be closed in buildings as well, and you will be notified of any updates and changes.

Thank you,

Karen Lee
Interim Chancellor
Honolulu Community College

April 1, 2020 - TEAL TUESDAY! NEW POSTS - EVERYDAY ON IG @HCC_SLD

Aloha Honolulu CC Students!

We are real HonCC students from Student Life & Development who want you to know, we are thinking of you! We are in this together.

We hope you are practicing social distancing, washing your hands, and keeping healthy! We made it through so far - stay with us.

Did you know Student Life has an instagram? HonCC's Student Life Instagram (@HonCC_SLD)

We will be updating you on upcoming and current events regarding Honolulu CC on a daily basis. We will also be bringing you fun, entertainment, and interactive events you can enjoy and participate at home!

Check us out, comment and post with us. @honcc_SLD on Instagram.

Have feedback? Email us at HCCSLD@hawaii.edu

April 1, 2020 - FREE Internet Resources for Students

Aloha HonCC students,

Technology Resources:

The Federal Communications Commission has released an agreement
stating that providers will waive late fees, not cut off service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.

Comcast - Comcast is offering an internet essentials package for free. To sign up for a free internet essentials package for 60 days, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

Spectrum - Spectrum is offering free internet access for students. Beginning March 16, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don't already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Charter - Charter is offering free internet for 2 months.

AT&T - AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families

Verizon - Verizon does have special offers, but is following the FCC agreement.

Sprint - Sprint is following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

T-Mobile - T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

March 18, 2020 - Connecting with Student Services and Hulili Ke Kukui

Aloha Students,

At this time, for your convenience, please note that all of Student Services and Hulili Ke Kukui will be available to meet via several different ways. We do encourage you to schedule online, Zoom, or phone appointments when possible.

We would like to share with you our newest method of connecting with you.

STAR Balance for Students
STAR Balance for Students - YouTube
http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/academic-counseling/star-balance/

Please remember, whether you are participating in-person or online, you are still responsible to abide by the Student Code of Conduct: https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/index.php? action=viewPolicy&policySection=ep&policyChapter=7&policyNumber=20 8

Be certain you are staying up to date by checking our website frequently: honolulu.hawaii.edu

Please take care and be well.

Mahalo,
Lara Sugimoto, Dean of Student Services

Campus Services: DOSS (808) 845-9236 Dean of Student Services – The Office of the Dean of Student Services is able to have phone, Zoom, and in-person meetings for students who have questions about campus policies, conduct issues, and students needing assistance. Please contact us if you have recently traveled to a level 2 or 3 advisory area, or have been quarantined, PRIOR to returning to campus. We will need travel documentation of when you have returned to the state and self-declaration that you are asymptomatic.
hccdoss@hawaii.edu, (808) 845-9236

Academic Counseling - Academic Counselors assist students with defining their educational goals, discussing options or areas of improvement, and identifying strategies and skills for academic persistence. Counselors are able to have phone and Zoom advising and meet in person with students. Take phone calls to give prospective students information. Counselors can provide program information, transfer information and unofficial transcript evaluation, academic planning, course selection for registration, placement test results, change of major, graduation check, financial aid forms, veteran's academic review form.
honcouns@hawaii.edu, (808) 845-9162

Admissions & Records – Are able to assist with inquiries pertaining to the online Application for new and returning students through email, by phone, and limited availability via Zoom. The records office processes necessary documents (fax, email or in person) for admissions and registration, responds to inquiries pertaining to registration, transcript requests and students' records, provides assistance with adding and dropping courses, and certifying courses eligible for VA benefits, assists international students with application processes involving SEVIS/Immigration requirements.
Records honrec@hawaii.edu, (808) 845-9120
Admissions honcc@hawaii.edu, (808) 845-9129

Financial Aid - All services provided by the Financial Aid Office will continue to the extent possible. Students will be able to communicate with the Financial Aid Office via ZOOM, phone, email, fax and postal mail. Additionally, processing of financial aid applications and documents will continue.
honccfao@hawaii.edu, (808) 845-9116

Health Office – The Health office is able to communicate via Zoom, phone, email, and has limited hands-on services depending on the situation. Please note we do not dispense medication or diagnose/test for ailments. The Health Office will continue to provide resources and information on student medical and dental insurance, health educational resources, referrals to local low-cost community health clinics and hotlines.
hcchlth@hawaii.edu, (808) 845-9282

Hulili Ke Kukui - Is able to communicate via Zoom, phone, and email. Please contact us via phone or email if you have any questions.
hulilik@hawaii.edu, (808) 844-2345

Outreach - Is able to help prospective students with their application and any general questions in preparation for New Student Registration. Outreach will continue to support the coordination of off-campus events and assisting Early College students. These services can be conducted via email, phone, or ZOOM. If need be workshops can be conducted via Zoom if we are no longer able to meet face to face with DOE. All Campus tours have been postponed until further notice.
hccreach@hawaii.edu, (808) 844-2309

Student Life & Development - Is able to communicate via Zoom, phone, and email. Student IDs must be done in-person and will require a scheduled appointment at this time.
hccsld@hawaii.edu, (808) 845-9498

Wellness Center- At this time, please utilize community resources or contact the DOSS office at (808) 845-9236 for assistance

System Messages

UH News

    November 11, 2020 - Veterans Day Message from UH President

    Aloha,

    Veterans Day is a time to honor current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces who walk among us. We are fortunate to have many active and veteran service members within our university ohana. Many are administrators, faculty, staff, and students who have made extraordinary personal sacrifices and contributions.

    As we celebrate this special day on November 11th, please join me in honoring our heroes by expressing our appreciation for their sacrifices. This is a day to thank those who put their lives on the line for their fellow Americans–a day to remember and renew our commitments to these brave men and women.

    As an employer, the University of Hawaii is committed to attracting and retaining America's military service members as we reap the benefits of what these highly skilled service members and veterans have to offer. We are proud to support and partner with organizations that focus on building relationships between employers and veterans, such as Hawaii Hires Heroes, Hawaii National Guard, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Work for Warriors Hawaii, US Veteran's Initiative, and DLIR Disabled Veteran's Outreach.

    In a recent message relating to disabilities I reminded all of the invitation to self-identify your status as a veteran and/or person with disabilities. If you have not done so yet, please take a moment and use your UH login to indicate your veteran and/or disability status in the two-question survey at:

    https://www.hawaii.edu/offices/eeo/veteran-disability-survey/

    This information will be confidential and submitted directly to the EEO/AA Officers. It will be used only for federal reporting purposes and will not affect your current employment. Your participation is strictly voluntary.

    And let me add my personal mahalo to the many voices today that are honoring, appreciating and thanking our veterans for their service, commitment, and sacrifice.

    David Lassner
    UH President

    October 20, 2020 - Fall 2020 Bookstore Survey

    Fall 2020 Bookstore Survey

    Aloha, students!

    We want to hear from you! We are conducting a short survey regarding course materials.

    We appreciate your time participating in this survey (link below), which should take about 5 minutes to complete:

    https://uhbookstores.survey.fm/fall-bookstore-survey

    As a thank you for submitting this survey, you can enter a drawing to win a $50 Bookstore gift card. One entry per person. Your email address is required to be entered into our prize drawing, but will not be used in survey analysis.

    This survey is also posted on your UH Bookstore website and will be available until Nov. 3, 2020.

    Thank you in advance for your feedback and participation!

    Mahalo,
    UH Bookstores

    October 14, 2020 - Careers in Intelligence Virtual Career Fair: Oct. 16, 9am-12noon

    Calling all UH Students and Alumni from all campuses!

    The University of Hawaii, CyberHawaii, NSA and USINDOPACOM have partnered together to bring you this unique opportunity to learn more about jobs in the intelligence community.

    Intelligence as a Career: Is It Right for You and Are You Right For It? Are you interested in a career with the Intelligence Community? Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet with and hear from recruiters on-line about current and future jobs and careers!

    What: Careers in Intelligence Career Fair
    (sponsored by UH, CyberHawaii, NSA, and INDOPACOM)
    When: Friday, October 16, 2020 at 9:00 am to Noon HST
    With Keynote Presenters:
    Rear Adm. Michael Studeman, Director for Intelligence, U.S.
    Indo-Pacific Command (J2),
    Captain Kurt Mole, Commander NSA Hawaii
    Where: On-line using the Brazen platform
    https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/UH_Engineering/e/Q888e

    The Intelligence Community is looking for top talent across many skill areas such as science, technology, engineering, business, history, economics, mathematics, foreign language, architecture, human resources and more.

    The United States Intelligence Community (IC) employs thousands of professionals in a wide variety of occupations and wants to hire creative problem solvers who want to support their nation and enjoy a rewarding career. Government service is rewarding in several ways. Not only does such a career provide the selfless satisfaction of serving one's country, but there are many intellectually provocative and challenging national security jobs, civilian and military. In addition to government service, or as a second career after government service, individuals with intelligence experience can often find positions with large corporations.

    Participating agencies/companies: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA), Integrated Security Technologies, Booz Allen Hamilton, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)/ US Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM), US Coast Guard, Premise Data Corporation, USINDOPACOM J9, Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific), DataHouse, Hawaii Air National Guard, Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security (DHS CISA)

    To register for the Career Fair, Keynote presentation and an interview preparation workshop, visit the Careers in Intelligence website: https://sites.google.com/hawaii.edu/uhcareersintel

    October 1, 2020 - UH System Common Scholarship Application Now Open

    Aloha UH Students,

    The University of Hawaii System Common Scholarship Application is now available online for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students attending any University of Hawaii campus are encouraged to apply in order to be considered for system and campus scholarships.*

    More information and application information can be found at www.hawaii.edu/scholarships

    Deadline to apply is 4 p.m. (HST) March 1, 2021, unless you are applying for UH Manoa New Warrior & Presidential Scholarships.*

    Students are also encouraged to complete their 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 in order to be considered for the maximum amount of scholarships.

    Don't wait until the last minute!

    Please email scholars@hawaii.edu with any questions, or call (808) 956-6203.

    *Refer to the UH Manoa New Warrior & Presidential website for details and deadlines
    https://www.hawaii.edu/fas/info/nws.php

    All other UH Manoa scholarships require separate applications. Refer to the UH Manoa Scholarships page for more information.
    https://www.hawaii.edu/fas/info/scholarships.php

    September 30, 2020 - #RealCollege Survey

    Dear Honolulu Community College Student:

    I realize that you are having a different college experience this fall and have had to make many adjustments due to the pandemic.

    To better understand your needs and challenges, UH would like to inform you of an opportunity to participate in a national survey administered by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University. Share your story at the #RealCollege Survey now at http://go.hawaii.edu/jd3.

    The Hope Center at Temple University will host the web-based survey. Only authorized Hope Center researchers will have access to anonymous student data (no identifiers are required for students to participate in the survey). All enrolled students at the University of Hawaii are being invited to participate. At no time will anyone from the UH have access to identifiable student survey data. If you have questions about the survey, send a note to the Hope Center at hopesrvy@temple.edu.

    Thank you,
    Hae Okimoto
    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

    September 29, 2020 - Student Conduct Code Appendix

    Aloha UH students!

    We trust that you have settled into the "new normal" of this academic year and that you are thriving in the online learning environment.

    As we are all aware, during this COVID-19 pandemic, it is our shared responsibility to keep each other and our communities healthy and safe. Wash your hands often and practice social distancing. Wear facial coverings when on campus in indoor or outdoor public spaces. Minimize physical group gatherings and time spent together. To follow these expectations are acts of selflessness and care. This is about putting others above ourselves; our collective community before our individuality.

    Additionally, one of the adaptations we made as a UH system was to Executive Policy EP7.208, the UH System Student Conduct Code. An Appendix was added to address some of the unique behavioral expectations posed by COVID-19. We encourage you to visit the Systemwide Student Conduct Code (http://go.hawaii.edu/apf) and the Appendix (http://go.hawaii.edu/yc3) at the very bottom of the policy noted as a non-fillable attachment.

    We will get through this unprecedented time together. I wish you all the best for health, wellness, and overall success in the new academic year.

    Aloha,
    Hae Okimoto
    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs

    September 24, 2020 - Get Faster Payments with eRefunds

    Due to new cost-effective measures, University of Hawaii students should go green and sign up for eRefunds today! Those who opt to receive refunds for tuition/scholarships in the form of paper checks will experience a delay.

    The overall benefits:

    - Receive electronic payments faster and save a trip to the bank to deposit checks

    - Eliminate the risk of your mailed check being lost, altered or stolen

    - Save trees and get rid of paper clutter

    No more waiting for a paper check to come in the mail. Direct Deposit is a secure and convenient way to get your refunds for tuition/scholarships. After enrolling in eRefunds, funds will be transferred to the personal checking or savings account of your choice. Please allow up to 5 business days after your refund has been processed for the funds to appear in your bank account, if processed via eRefund. Paper checks could take 15-20 days after processing.

    Sign up is easy! Log into your MyUH portal (https://myuh.hawaii.edu) and search for eRefunds.

    Don't have a bank account?

    The UH Federal Credit Union is currently offering a special promotion for all UH students when they open a new savings and/or checking account. For more details, go to: https://www.uhfcu.com/uhstudentsandstaff/

    Questions? Email billpayment-l@lists.hawaii.edu.

    **If you have already signed up for eRefunds, thank you for your participation. Your refund preference will remain in effect, no further action is required and you can continue to enjoy the faster service of receiving your electronic payments.

    September 18, 2020 - Song & Storytelling from Maui College

    Aloha,

    Please mark your calendars for a special webinar series celebrating the stories of our islands and our campuses! He Ukana Aloha Ka Kilauea is a yearlong series featuring music, dance, and storytelling from the ten UH campuses. The first session is Wednesday, September 23rd from the island of Maui…

    Na Hana Nui A Maui: The stories surrounding the activities of Maui are part of the stories from time immemorial. They remind us of what is important in the Hawaiian worldview. Join the UH Maui College as they share through ka?ao, mele, and hula these hana nui a Maui, great deeds of Maui.

    Wednesday, September 23
    12pm HST
    Please click the link below to join the webinar:
    https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/91499916950

    Password: ukana

    September 18, 2020 - Student Health Insurance-Deadline to Enroll is September 25th

    Dear UH Students,

    A friendly reminder that September 25th is the last day to enroll in the HMSA Student Health Plan. Coverage for the fall semester is August 20th-December 31st.

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

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

    September 2, 2020 - Payment Plan Email Update

    Dear Student,

    Please note if you received an email stating that your payment plan is late, please disregard the prior email about impacts to your installment plan. The problem we are working on impacts students which have made a payment and are being charged again.

    Again, if you are only receiving an email in regards to late payment notification, this is not impacting your payment plan.

    September 2, 2020 - Payment Plan Issues

    Aloha students,

    We are aware of the issue which is happening with the payment plan. We are working to correct this issue. If you have been impacted, please email us at billpayment-l@lists.hawaii.edu.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

    Mahalo for your patience.

    September 2, 2020 - Notifications on FERPA and GDPR

    Dear Students:

    The University of Hawai'i is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your information. You are receiving this message as part of an awareness campaign to promote data security and privacy.

    As a student, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (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.

    To learn more about how FERPA protects the confidentiality of student records, go to http://go.hawaii.edu/eUA

    A select portion of the student population may 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

    September 1, 2020 - Welcome to Fall 2020 from UH Information Technology Services

    Aloha,

    We want to welcome the entire University of Hawaii community at all 10 of our campuses to the fall 2020 semester!

    COVID-19 is top of mind for everyone this semester. UH information and resources are organized starting with the UH System site, links to campus resources, and the ITS COVID-19 technology resource page. Front and center for this fall is our new daily check-in app, LumiSight UH. Developed in partnership with DataHouse, the mobile and web app provides an easy and convenient reminder for each of us to confirm our daily health check.

    Thank you to those who have already registered on LumiSight UH, and are regularly completing their daily check-ins! As a reminder, everyone must complete a daily check-in before coming to a UH campus or facility. Please keep your mobile device handy to provide verification of your "good" check-in status when you're at a UH campus or facility. The LumiSIght UH app is available for free at the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, or accessed directly on the web. More information about LumiSight UH is available at the ITS COVID-19 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. Our InfoSec team publishes our minimum security standards, and useful resources and tips to help keep our UH community cyber-safe.

    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 Hawaiʻi
    gyoshimi@hawaii.edu

    August 31, 2020 - Notifications on FERPA and GDPR

    Dear Students:

    The University of Hawaiʻi is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your information. You are receiving this message as part of an awareness campaign to promote data security and privacy.

    As a student, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (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.

    To learn more about how FERPA protects the confidentiality of student records, go to http://go.hawaii.edu/eUA

    A select portion of the student population may 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 Hawai'i System

    August 26, 2020 - UH President on Oʻahu Stay-At-Home/Work-From-Home Order

    Aloha to our UH Oʻahu ʻOhana,

    As you have probably heard, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Governor David Ige have announced that starting tomorrow, Thursday, August 27, there will be a stay-at-home/work-from-home order for 14 days on Oʻahu.

    The University of Hawaiʻi is exempt from the order and is now entrusted with the responsibility to act responsibly. We take that responsibility very seriously. So despite being exempt, we will take additional steps to comply with provisions of the latest stay-at-home/work-from-home order. Many of you have already received updates in this regard from your campus.

    As you are aware, we had started reducing the number of people on our campuses a few weeks ago in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases on Oʻahu. This was after preparing for fall semester that was already predominantly online. The few remaining in-person or hybrid courses that can be moved online, will now be moved online. And while many of our employees have been teleworking under our UH work-from-home policy, we are now asking managers to ensure that everyone who can work from home does so.

    While in many ways this is a return to conditions last spring, there is one significant difference today. Last spring we abruptly moved all instruction online and initiated mass telework without much time to prepare. We now have the benefit of the summer adjustments so painstakingly made by teams across our campuses. And we have the benefit of CDC, state and local guidance that is informed by what has been learned about the virus and the disease. So today, our science labs, shops for career and technical education, studios for the arts, and clinical training facilities have been reconfigured for safe physical distancing and protocols are now in place for proper cleaning and disinfection. We also have policies in place for mandatory face coverings, daily health checks, and protocols for when a positive case occurs.

    This latest pandemic setback on Oʻahu is another reminder that the only way we can successfully navigate through this health crisis is with a collective commitment to safe practices. Each of us has a responsibility to all of those around us, as well as to ourselves and our families. UH has been entrusted with this exemption so that we can fulfill our essential mission to educate our students and perform research that helps Hawaiʻi and the world move forward. Please, we must all follow the science-based guidelines in place to keep us safe and prove that the trust put in UH is well-deserved.

    E malama pono,
    David Lassner
    UH President

    August 25, 2020 - Student Health Insurance – Enrollment Open Now for Fall 2020

    Dear UH Student,

    Welcome to Fall 2020! 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 Hawaii 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. For additional information regarding COVID-19 care go to: http://www.hawaii.edu/shs/student_insurance/uh_student_plan_covid19.php

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

    - Low deductible

    - No Age Rating

    NEW ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2020

    Enrollment Period: NOW – September 25, 2020

    Coverage Period: August 20 – December 31, 2020

    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 Marketing Materials): https://hmsa.com/student/get-covered/#plans

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

  • August 24, 2020 - Update on Reducing Presence on Campuses
  • August 24, 2020 - Title IX, Sex Discrimination, Gender-based Violence Resources

    Aloha University of Hawaii community:

    We recognize that many members of our community have been deeply impacted by sexual misconduct, domestic violence and sex discrimination, especially in light of heightened stressors caused by COVID-19. As we all come to terms with the many changes and the disruption of connections and routines that sustain and comfort us, we want to remind you that the University of Hawaii (UH) remains committed to maintaining communities and campus environments free from violence and discrimination and that resources are available.

    You may have heard that the U.S. Department of Education released new regulations for implementing protections of equal access to education under Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972. As federal law, these regulations govern how institutions are required to respond to sexual assault and other forms of sexual harassment and became effective August 14, 2020. Accordingly, our policies and procedures addressing sexual misconduct and related behaviors have been updated.

    We encourage you to visit the UH System Office of Institutional Equity website to learn more about the steps the UH is taking to implement the new Title IX regulations: http://go.hawaii.edu/py3

    Our commitment to prevent sex discrimination, support those who report experiencing harm, and conduct fair, transparent, and safe grievance processes for all parties continues to be a top priority. We are unwavering in our efforts to maintain a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment where everyone can learn, work, and thrive. If you have experienced sexual harassment or other forms of sex and gender-based discrimination, we encourage you to connect to the available resources that can best support you.

    Information on confidential resources, Title IX Coordinator contact information, UH non-discrimination policies and guidance, and online
    Title IX training can be found at www.hawaii.edu/titleix.

    Stay safe and be well.
    David Lassner

    August 20, 2020 - COVID-19 Safety Video for UH Students

    Aloha UH students,

    Welcome back to school in the age of COVID-19. If you are coming onto campus, please watch this student COVID-19 video: http://go.hawaii.edu/3X6

    It has info on what is required of everyone who comes to campus, along with tips on how to keep yourself and others as safe as possible.

    If you want to know more about how your campus has prepared for fall and the COVID-19 pandemic, check out your campus's COVID-19 guidelines: http://go.hawaii.edu/9X3

    and the UH System COVID-19 Guidelines: https://www.hawaii.edu/covid19-guidelines/

    Don't forget to use the LumiSight UH app daily: http://go.hawaii.edu/6k3

    Check in with the app if you have to come to campus this semester and stay home if you're sick.

    Everyone who comes to campus is required to wear a face covering, indoors and outdoors, maintain safe physical distancing of six feet from others and wash your hands regularly and thoroughly.

    Best wishes for a successful semester and stay connected!

    Be well!

    The 10 campuses of the University of Hawaii

    August 18, 2020 - UH daily, mandatory check-in app now available

    Aloha UH students, faculty and staff,

    Please help keep you and our University of Hawai?i campuses safe! Our new daily check-in app for students and employees, LumiSight UH, is now available for use, and required for everyone who has to come onto a UH campus. It is an easy and quick way to receive a daily check of your health status and can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Access is also available on the web at uh.campus.lumisight.com for those without access to a smartphone or tablet, or those who prefer not to download the mobile app.

    Your UH Username is used to access the mobile app and the web app, including the use of Multi-Factor Authentication (if enabled on your UH account). When you initially register, you will be asked a few questions to set up your profile. These may be changed at any time after your initial profile setup is complete. These questions include your campus affiliation, and whether you are studying or working solely online (answering yes will suppress the daily reminders).

    Checking in daily with the LumiSight UH app is simple and will take less than 30 seconds. Review the list of symptoms and possible exposure to COVID-19 in the app, answer "yes" or "no," and the app will indicate if you are cleared to come to campus.

    LumiSight UH was developed by DataHouse, and is operated as a service to the UH community. Daily health checks, as provided by LumiSight, are strongly recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are an integral part of our institutional strategy and efforts to bolster and encourage safe behavior.

    Information collected by LumiSight UH is restricted to the campus COVID-19 response leads, and those responsible for campus COVID-19 programs that support our students and health services operations.

    Additional information about the LumiSight UH app can be found at the ITS COVID-19 resource page. Questions about the LumiSight UH app can be submitted via this web form.

    Be safe!

    Garret Yoshimi
    UH Vice President for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer

    August 10, 2020 - Fall Textbooks – Order Online

    Aloha UH Manoa Ohana:

    Order your back-to-school materials online! Due to COVID-19 and health and safety precautions, the UH Manoa Bookstore is highly encouraging online purchases for all your school needs via our website: https://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/manoa/.

    Orders will be available for pick-up at store, drive up and shipping. A special $5 flat rate shipping fee will be offered for all web orders within Hawaii (excludes mainland and international shipping) during the month of August. Some restrictions may apply. Shop early and shop safe!

    For those who are unable to purchase online, the bookstore will be open to assist you. We highly encourage customers to make an online appointment at www.uhbooks.hawaii.edu/appts to secure an entry time.

    Walk-ins will be accepted, but please beware of long wait times due to social distancing requirements. We will be severely limiting the amount of customers in the store. Shopping will also be limited to 15 minutes, so please come prepared with your list of items needed. Counter-service will be provided for textbook servicing.

    Please refer to our website for modified store hours. Face coverings and social distancing are required.

    For any updates or announcements, please visit our website at: https://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/manoa or follow us on social media.

    Thank you,
    UH Manoa Bookstore staff

    August 10, 2020 - UH Reduces Presence on Campuses as COVID-19 Impacts Increase in Hawai?i

    Aloha,

    When UH announced plans for Fall 2020 we expected that the State and the country would be in a better place with respect to controlling COVID-19. We knew then that our highly modified semester would include extensive use of technology, and we also knew that we would need to be flexible. And our faculty responded to the call, already planning for the vast majority of Fall instruction to take place online. In addition, we have reduced the presence of employees on our campuses by staggering presence in offices and enabling many to work from home.

    Unfortunately, during these last weeks Hawai?i has seen a dramatic increase in the number of COVID-19 cases reported, particularly on O?ahu. UH leadership monitors multiple factors during our regular COVID-19 planning calls. In addition to the case numbers and a number of emergent hotspots, most alarmingly, last Friday two major hospitals reported that their Intensive Care Units (ICUs) were at or near capacity.

    UH is therefore announcing the maximal reduction of unnecessary presence on our campuses with the following new directions:

    Faculty are requested to assess any current requirements for on-campus instruction to determine if those instructional components can be moved online, with the assistance of campus support staff as needed. The only classes conducted wholly or partly in person to start this Fall semester should be those that require physical presence, such as clinical experiences in the health professions, laboratories in the sciences, studios in the arts, and shops in career and technical education. In these and other such cases there must be full adherence to the guidelines released this summer for physical distancing, facial coverings and cleaning/sanitizing.
    Students are requested to review and revise their Fall course schedules to take all or as many courses online as possible while staying on-track for on-time achievement of their degree or certificate. If there are any questions, students should contact their advisor on their home campus.
    Employees and supervisors are requested to continue and maximize the use of the COVID-19-work-from-home option indefinitely whenever the necessary work of the university can be done from off-campus.
    And of course, we urgently need everyone to promote the health of our community through safe practices: stay home if you are sick; wear a facial covering; and wash your hands. More information will be forthcoming about daily on-line check-ins via a new UH app or website.

    UH is essential to helping the state recover from the social and economic impacts of this pandemic and to shaping a positive future for Hawai?i. Since the start of the pandemic, we have been focused on the health and safety of our students and employees even as we have remained committed to our absolutely critical mission of excellence in education, research and service to our islands. These new directions continue our commitments while responding to the reality of the latest developments of the pandemic in Hawai?i.

    E malama pono,
    David Lassner
    UH President

    August 4, 2020 - Executive Policy on Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals

    Aloha,

    The University of Hawaii has published a new Executive Policy EP 1.207 on Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals, effective August 1, 2020. This policy was created to support the university's goal of providing a safe and welcoming place to learn and work, to support the university's commitment to equal access for persons with disabilities, and to establish guidelines for the university regarding the use of Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals. Read the full policy at http://go.hawaii.edu/A54.

    Training will be provided to various stakeholder groups, including by not limited to, student disability services offices, ADA coordinators, Campus Security and the Department of Public Safety, human resources, supervisors, department chairs, housing staff and faculty.

    If you have any questions regarding training or the implementation of this policy, please contact your campus ADA Coordinator. You may find a list of EEO Coordinators and ADA Coordinators on the UH System EEO website: http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/eeo/ada-504-coordinators/.

    Thank you!
    -UH Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office