New Student Orientation


Meet new friends and student leaders, and discover campus resources that help support you. We’ll help you navigate your transition with confidence.

All new first-year, transfer and exchange students are expected to attend New Student Orientation.

Attending Orientation

Our sessions and activities are designed to provide a foundation for your academic and social success by linking you to many campus services & resources. Orientation assists first-year students in bridging the gap between high school & college, and it offers transfer students an opportunity to easily transition into a different university and different experiences.

During orientation, you will:

  • Explore campus to learn about Chaminade’s resources and services;
  • Learn about safety, security, and emergency preparedness on-campus and on O’ahu;
  • Connect with faculty to hear more about academic life at Chaminade;
  • Discover community at Chaminade and our expectations regarding student behavior;
  • Meet other new students and form new friendships with classmates.

We look forward to you joining us at New Student Orientation! We hope that your time at Chaminade University will be filled with brand new experiences, new friends, and new beginnings.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Freida Hurst-Naranjo
Advisor, Orientation Staff


(808) 735-4787

Additional Resources

Orientation Leaders

Meet the students who will be on hand to greet new students, parents, and family members during orientation, and provide any assistance required.

Orientation Schedule

View a list of available events during the Orientation weekend.  Please note that students are required to attend select orientation events.

Frequently Asked Questions

Review a list of questions commonly asked about New Student Orientation.  If you have more questions, please contact us!

Preparing for Orientation

View a list of things to do before arriving on campus and items to bring with you for orientation.

ʻOhana Orientation

‘Ohana (families) are welcome to attend orientation and we have created specialized information sessions just for family members.

ʻOhana Schedule

Family are welcome to attend orientation with their students!  View events open to all attendees and special sessions for family members,