Student events for September

UHWO Library Punua 2015

Incoming UHWO students at Pūnua 2015.

Submitted by Student Life Coordinator Rouel Velasco.

This is your announcement guide of information, activities, events, programs, and opportunities to maximize your college experience at the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu.

ASUHWO Student Government Fall Special Elections – run for office (Sept. 11 deadline)

Stand Up. Voice Out. Represent. Run for a senate seat. Open vacancies in the Associated Students of UH West Oʻahu (your student government). Develop your leadership skills and make a difference on campus. Download an application from the ASUHWO website.

ASUHWO officers+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

[ r e s p e c t ] awareness – visit table in courtyard (Sept. 8 – 10)

What is [ r e s p e c t ] about? Visit the table in the courtyard from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. to learn more about it and win some cool swag items.

[Respect] awareness table

Student Life Coordinator Rouel Velasco (center) mans a table to promote [Respect] awareness.


The West Sesh – Open Mic Night (Sept. 9, The Loft, 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.)

Join us for a night of music, words, sounds, and grindz. Looking for students to share talents through song (sing), instrument (play), and words (poetry, etc). The Loft is located on the second floor of the Campus Center building next to the elevators.

Interested in performing? Email the Student Activity Fee Board (SAFB) at


Help UHWO win Passion Planners (Sept. 19 deadline)

The UH West Oʻahu Office of Student Life entered our campus in a national contest to win free Passion Planners.

Passion Planners is giving away 20,000 free passion planners to a college/university. To participate and add points to “University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu,” you must have a facebook account. Add your name online.

Forward the above link to your friends and family (with facebook accounts). Contest ends Sept. 18 at 11:59 p.m.


WOW (#WestOahuWednesday) – show your colors!

All day, every Wednesday is all about WOW (#WestO’ahuWednesday). Purchase your UHWO gear at the Bookstore, located on the second floor of the Campus Center building next to the elevators. Wear your UHWO gear every Wednesday!



Zumba Tuesdays from 4 – 5 p.m. at The Loft (located next to the Student Lounge at on the second floor of the Campus Center). Sign up for Zumba online. For more information, email IMUHWO Sports at


Campus-Wide Open House (Sept. 14 – 17)

All students are invited to take part in a week-long campus-wide open house of various programs and services to help you be a successful UHWO student. Your success is important to us and we are here to support you.

Visit the different programs and services in the tunnels of D building, E building, the Student Lounge, Courtyard, and more.

For more information, email Katrina Abes at or Rouel Velasco at


E Ola Kakou (Sept. 22 – 24)

Tuesday, Sept. 22
–Mala Harvest Day, 3 – 5 p.m., Hale Kuahuokala in the UHWO Student Organic Garden
–Zumba, 4 – 5 p.m. at The Loft (located next to the Student Lounge at on the second floor of the Campus Center)

Wednesday, Sept. 23
–Health and Wellness Fair, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Courtyard
–Basketball, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Library Dock
–Volleyball, Kickball, Horseshoe, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Great Lawn

Thursday, Sept. 24
–Malama Kou Kino, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hale Kuahuokala (Campus Garden)


SPLASH BASH (Sept. 25), 5 – 9 p.m., Great Lawn

Water Attractions. Music. Student Life.
UHWO students with ID, may bring a guest 17+
Beachwear attire (can be windy and cold, plan accordingly).


Student Lounge Hours

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Student Lounge is located on the second floor of the Campus Center. A place to relax, connect with friends, warm up your food, play pingpong, and more.

Images courtesy of Brian Miyamoto, Julie Funasaki Yuen and Leila Wai Shimokawa