First-Year Programs

Welcome to FYE!

At HPU, we know that leaving home to attend university is a considerable transition for both students and families. This is true whether you are coming from the mainland, another country, or are from right here in Hawai'i. We encourage you to take advantage of the activities, events, and dialogues that take place when you arrive on campus. Getting involved right from the start at Orientation, and continuing to seek out opportunities to learn and engage, will help you make lasting friendships, perform well academically, and develop skillsets that will help you succeed in the future.


The Office of First Year Experience (FYE) develops and implements comprehensive programs and services that promote, support and enhance the academic and co-curricular experiences of first year students at HPU. In partnership with various departments within both Academic and Student Affairs, FYE works collaboratively to provide academic and student support services, foster learning communities, develop students' leadership skills, acclimate first year students to university life, and connect new students with returning students, faculty, and staff.

What Next?

Visit us at the links below to get engaged with us at FYE!