The Apo Haumana program began in 2021 as a faculty-led initiative to help first-year students transition to Chaminade University of Honolulu through building connections with faculty and peers outside of the classroom.
The Apo Haumana program focuses on four learning components:
- Connections & Community
- Native Hawaiian & Local Culture
- Marianist Mission & Values
- Academic Excellence
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Henry Hall Courtyard
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
**buses will depart Ching Hall (front stairs) at 8am and return to campus by 7pm
What can I expect if I choose to participate in the Apo Haumana Program?
Students that participate in the Apo Haumana program will have the opportunity to arrive on campus two days early and participate in the Apo Haumana first-year student retreat. Participants will get to know fellow students and their potential faculty mentors. At the end of the retreat, participants will have the opportunity to be matched with a faculty mentor.
Throughout the academic year, participants will engage in a series of workshops and excursions that will help them transition to college life and learn about campus and community resources.
Finally, participants will engage in experiential learning activities including the exploration of career and internship opportunities.
- Tuesday, August 15, 2023: Welcome event and move-in to campus housing
- Wednesday, August 16, 2023: First Year Student Retreat (all-day)
- Thursday, August 17, 2023: Free day (meals are provided)
- Friday, August 18, 2023: New Student Orientation (mandatory)
What are some of the benefits of participating in the Apo Haumana Program?
What is expected of participants of the Apo Haumana program?
What does Apo Haumana mean?
Who is eligible to participate in the Apo Haumana Program?
How do I enroll in the Apo Haumana Program?
Each first year student will receive an invitation to participate in the Apo Haumana program. The invitations are sent by email and a registration link is provided.
Space is limited and we accept enrollment on a first come first serve basis. Once registration reaches capacity, there is the option to be added to the waitlist. If you are on the waitlist and a spot opens up, you will be contacted by the Office of Student Success.
What does the Apo Haumana Program cost?
Questions? Contact Danielle Masuda.