UH Band

The University of Hawai‘i band and cheerleaders rally up the crowd at Welina Mānoa with various songs such as the Hawaii 5-O theme and the fight song. 


The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is hosting its third annual Welina Mānoa: And the Adventure Begins Kick-Off, a welcome back to school event for the new school year. The event is on Aug. 26, the first day of school, from 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

“Come join us for an amazing event to kick off the academic year! We know you will learn more about the variety of programs, services and clubs offered at UH Mānoa,” Lori Ideta, interim vice chancellor for students, said in a press release. “We are so excited to welcome all of our new and returning students to campus as we celebrate the new school year together!”

Welina Mānoa translates to “welcome to Mānoa.” The event is held throughout Campus Center, Kuykendall Lawn and Legacy Path. The event features a resource fair, where students can visit representatives from different UH departments, colleges, student support services and Registered Independent Organizations. 

The event is open to the UH Mānoa campus community, and will focus on new incoming students. 

Ka Leo and other student media will have booths during the event at Campus Center. You can also download the Mānoa Now app to get more event details.