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University of Hawaiʻi Hilo - Island Home
University of Hawaiʻi Hilo - Island Home
Published: 2017/03/16
Channel: uhhiloadmissions
UH Manoa to UH Hilo
UH Manoa to UH Hilo
Published: 2017/01/23
Channel: ticktocktrish
UH Hilo, Hawaii 2016
UH Hilo, Hawaii 2016
Published: 2017/02/12
Channel: Litah Campbell
UH Hilo dorm tour and vegan college food VLOG
UH Hilo dorm tour and vegan college food VLOG
Published: 2015/08/22
Channel: Joy
PROS & CONS OF HILO, HAWAII (Things you Should Know)
PROS & CONS OF HILO, HAWAII (Things you Should Know)
Published: 2017/02/19
Channel: Ted Carr from Fruitliving
Miguel
Miguel's UH Hilo Campus Life
Published: 2016/04/14
Channel: CG EE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO: PROMO
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO: PROMO
Published: 2011/07/29
Channel: hilomannewsnow
University of Hawaii at Hilo - International Students
University of Hawaii at Hilo - International Students
Published: 2015/12/10
Channel: Celia Del Real
"Seasons of Love" (Rent) at UH Hilo
"Seasons of Love" (Rent) at UH Hilo
Published: 2017/05/08
Channel: Ryan Ozawa
UH Hilo Spring 2017 Commenvcement
UH Hilo Spring 2017 Commenvcement
Published: 2017/05/13
Channel: University Of Hawaii at Hilo
New student housing at the University of Hawaii at Hilo
New student housing at the University of Hawaii at Hilo
Published: 2013/08/21
Channel: University of Hawai‘i News
UH Hilo International Nights 2016 - Pohnpei, FSM
UH Hilo International Nights 2016 - Pohnpei, FSM
Published: 2016/04/28
Channel: UH Hilo International
UH Hilo, Hawaii 2017
UH Hilo, Hawaii 2017
Published: 2017/05/29
Channel: Litah Campbell
UH Hilo Student Life Center - it happens here
UH Hilo Student Life Center - it happens here
Published: 2013/02/23
Channel: tniimi
'Bows beat UH-Hilo 11-9, ending series with two game split
Published: 2016/02/15
Channel: KHON2 News
Tour of the UH Hilo Campus
Tour of the UH Hilo Campus
Published: 2014/10/06
Channel: University of Hawaii at Hilo
College Adventure at UH Hilo
College Adventure at UH Hilo
Published: 2013/01/25
Channel: UniversityofHIHilo
UH Hilo Girls Vulcans Softball Team vs HPU Sharks 2017
UH Hilo Girls Vulcans Softball Team vs HPU Sharks 2017
Published: 2017/05/08
Channel: Alan J Kang
UH Hilo Softball Skit 2016
UH Hilo Softball Skit 2016
Published: 2016/04/28
Channel: angela aguinaga
Class of 2021 UH Hilo DKICP White Coat Ceremony
Class of 2021 UH Hilo DKICP White Coat Ceremony
Published: 2017/10/09
Channel: University Of Hawaii at Hilo
Hale Alahonua student housing opens at UH Hilo
Hale Alahonua student housing opens at UH Hilo
Published: 2013/08/23
Channel: Big Island Video News
UH Hilo International Nights 2017- Marshall Islands
UH Hilo International Nights 2017- Marshall Islands
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: UH Hilo International
UH Hilo - School of Nursing -  Class of 2014 presents, "Life of a Nursing Student."
UH Hilo - School of Nursing - Class of 2014 presents, "Life of a Nursing Student."
Published: 2014/08/23
Channel: Nathaniel Mangoba
UH Hilo Vulcans vs Chaminade University
UH Hilo Vulcans vs Chaminade University
Published: 2016/12/11
Channel: University Of Hawaii at Hilo
UH Hilo - HAPPY - Pharrell Williams
UH Hilo - HAPPY - Pharrell Williams
Published: 2014/04/28
Channel: LavaShoot
UH Hilo: Hale Ikena
UH Hilo: Hale Ikena
Published: 2015/08/22
Channel: AlisonWundaland
UH Hilo Vulcans vs Hawaii Pacific Universtiy
UH Hilo Vulcans vs Hawaii Pacific Universtiy
Published: 2016/09/22
Channel: University Of Hawaii at Hilo
University of Hawaii at Hilo
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Published: 2016/08/11
Channel: Hawaii Universities
UH Hilo Vulcans vs Chaminade University
UH Hilo Vulcans vs Chaminade University
Published: 2016/10/11
Channel: University Of Hawaii at Hilo
UH Hilo student frustrated by slow response to dorm
UH Hilo student frustrated by slow response to dorm's hot water problems
Published: 2016/09/30
Channel: KHON2 News
Parker Ranch -- UH Hilo -- HAPPY
Parker Ranch -- UH Hilo -- HAPPY
Published: 2014/05/17
Channel: Parker Ranch
UH Hilo dorm tour
UH Hilo dorm tour
Published: 2014/12/01
Channel: wirelesslanai
HPU 2 - 0 UH Hilo
HPU 2 - 0 UH Hilo
Published: 2015/11/10
Channel: Hawaii Pacific University Men's Soccer
Discover UH Hilo - Nursing
Discover UH Hilo - Nursing
Published: 2011/05/03
Channel: UniversityofHIHilo
CSAV Hawaii: The Beautiful UH-Hilo Campus
CSAV Hawaii: The Beautiful UH-Hilo Campus
Published: 2011/05/10
Channel: CenterStudyVolcanoes
UH Hilo Pharmacy School
UH Hilo Pharmacy School
Published: 2012/12/14
Channel: UniversityofHIHilo
UH Hilo 2016 Spring Commencement
UH Hilo 2016 Spring Commencement
Published: 2016/05/14
Channel: University Of Hawaii at Hilo
Hawaii Community College Upper Campus Tour at UH Hilo
Hawaii Community College Upper Campus Tour at UH Hilo
Published: 2011/11/01
Channel: gohawaiicc
Morgan West - University of Hawaii - Hilo
Morgan West - University of Hawaii - Hilo
Published: 2016/04/28
Channel: Morgan West Baseball
UH Hilo Disability Services
UH Hilo Disability Services
Published: 2016/12/19
Channel: Grace A
Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaii at Hilo
Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaii at Hilo
Published: 2014/02/06
Channel: UHHPrePharmacy
UH Hilo Res Hall Spring 2017
UH Hilo Res Hall Spring 2017
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: Nelda Hicks
University Of Hawaii Hilo Live Stream
University Of Hawaii Hilo Live Stream
Published: 2016/04/30
Channel: University Of Hawaii at Hilo
UH Hilo Vulcans vs Dominican University
UH Hilo Vulcans vs Dominican University
Published: 2016/12/20
Channel: University Of Hawaii at Hilo
Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Hawaii, Hilo
Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Hawaii, Hilo
Published: 2012/05/01
Channel: MimosahillsfarmNC
UH Hilo Baseball Harlem Shake
UH Hilo Baseball Harlem Shake
Published: 2013/02/18
Channel: sammykimm24
UH Hilo College of Pharmacy
UH Hilo College of Pharmacy
Published: 2013/05/03
Channel: Kyle Kumashiro
Packard Goose - UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra Zappa 4 [12/8/2016]
Packard Goose - UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra Zappa 4 [12/8/2016]
Published: 2016/12/10
Channel: rwinter
2016 UH Hilo Softball
2016 UH Hilo Softball
Published: 2016/04/26
Channel: ThePeejay06
Brigham Young University-Hawaii vs UH Hilo
Brigham Young University-Hawaii vs UH Hilo
Published: 2016/11/20
Channel: University Of Hawaii at Hilo
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University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
University of Hawaii seal.png
Motto Pulelo haʻaheo ke ahi a nā lehua aʻo Hilo
(Hawaiian)
Motto in English
The flame of Hilo's lehua blossoms leaps triumphantly with pride
Type Public university
State
Established 1941 (as Hawaiʻi College)
1947 (as UH Hilo)[1]
1970 (as a four-year institution)
Endowment $180 million[2]
Chancellor Donald O. Straney
President David Lassner
Academic staff
297
Students 3,974 (Fall 2009)
Undergraduates 3,396
Postgraduates 454
Location Hilo, Hawaii, U.S.
19°41′59″N 155°04′54″W / 19.6996°N 155.0816°W / 19.6996; -155.0816Coordinates: 19°41′59″N 155°04′54″W / 19.6996°N 155.0816°W / 19.6996; -155.0816
Campus 755 acres (3.1 km2)
Colors Red and Black[3]
         
Athletics NCAA Division IIPacWest
Nickname Vulcans
Affiliations UH System
Website hilo.hawaii.edu
University of Hawaii at Hilo logo.png

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo or UH Hilo is a public co-educational university in Hilo, Hawaiʻi, United States.[4] It is one of ten branches of the University of Hawaiʻi system. It was founded as Hawaiʻi Vocational College (Hawaiʻi College) in 1941. In 1970 it was reorganized by an act of the Hawaiʻi State Legislature.

The university has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges since 1976.[5] It offers thirty-three undergraduate and three graduate degree programs, and has about 3000 students; most are residents of Hawaiʻi, but there are many international students too.

Academics[edit]

The university specializes in marine biology, volcanology, astronomy, and Hawaiian studies. The Masters of Arts program in Hawaiian Language and Literature was the first in the United States to focus on an indigenous language.[6]

Colleges[edit]

Undergraduate[edit]

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo offers BA, BBA, BS, and BSN degrees in addition to certificates. Students can also choose minors in some programs.

Athletics[edit]

Vulcans banner

Until 1994 UH Hilo belonged to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics or NAIA. Since 2004 it has been a member of the NCAA Division II, Pacific West Conference. It fields teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. The team name for the school is the Vulcans.[7]

Chancellors[edit]

Shared with UH West Oʻahu 1976–1997.

  • Donald O. Straney (2010–present)
  • Rose Tseng (1998–2010)
  • Kenneth Perrin (1993–1997)
  • Edward J. Kormondy (1986–1993)
  • Edwin Mookini (1975–1978)
  • Paul Miwa (1970–?)

"Hawaiʻi State University?"[edit]

There has been a growing movement throughout the last decade to separate the Hilo campus from the University of Hawaiʻi system, creating a "Hawaiʻi State University". Supporters of the separation argue that the growing Hilo campus is "shortchanged" by its sister campus in Mānoa and that being independent of the system would allow the college to grow faster, better serve the community, and draw in more money from independent sources. Opponents argue that the state is too small for competing university systems and that financial divisions between Mānoa and Hilo are fair, given that Mānoa places emphasis on research and Hilo places emphasis on teaching. There are also concerns that this movement will hurt relationships between the Hilo campus and the rest of the University of Hawaiʻi system.

A bill was introduced in the 2005 session of the House of Representatives of the Hawaiʻi State Legislature to draft legislation to spin off the Hilo campus as the independent Hawaiʻi State University. The bill was approved by the House Higher Education Committee but no hearing on the bill was planned by the House Finance Committee, effectively killing it. [8]

Points of interest at UH Hilo[edit]

University Park[edit]

Main Campus[edit]

  • University Classroom Building (UCB)
  • Marine Science Building (MSB)
  • Sciences & Technology Building (STB)
  • Edith Kanakaʻole Hall (EKH)
  • Wentworth Hall
  • Campus Center
  • Student Life Center & Pool
  • Edwin H. Mookini Library & Media Center
  • UH Hilo Student Services Building
  • UH Hilo New Gymnasium
  • UH Hilo Performing Arts Center[9]

See also[edit]

Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  • The University of Hawaiʻi-Hilo – A College in the Making (2001) ISBN 0-8248-2495-4.

External links[edit]

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