new student orientation at Stan Sheriff

The College of Education (COE) Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS) is working to ease the transition for new undergraduate freshmen and transfer students who have been admitted to the college. During the summer, OSAS launched a phone campaign and pre-semester advising initiative as well as organized an in-person New COE Student Welcome for the fall.

As part of the Reach-Out Phone Campaign, OSAS personally called more than 250 incoming freshmen to welcome them to the COE. During the calls, they established their office as a point of contact for additional assistance and encouraged students to schedule an appointment for academic advising.

Over the summer, OSAS also sent emails to all incoming students to sign up for an advising session prior to the start of the school year. These sessions cover a wide range of support services, including academic and career goals, registration assistance, campus information, and more.

“These strategies may seem like a simple phone call or email message, but they can have such a big impact on a new nervous student who doesnʻt know what to expect,” OSAS Director Denise Nakaoka said. “Students have said things like, ‘This has been so helpful! I feel a lot better now and know what my next steps are. I can’t wait to start!’”

OSAS will be hosting a New COE Student Welcome event on August 16, 2023 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm in the UH Mānoa Physical Education Athletic Complex (PE/A) Room 241. New undergraduate freshmen and transfer students will have the opportunity to meet Dean Nathan Murata, department chairs and professors, and other students as well as receive important information about coursework and campus resources.

Further details/RSVP information will be sent to students.

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