The public is invited to attend the grand opening of the new University of Hawai’i West O’ahu Campus in Kapolei, Saturday, Aug. 18.
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. there will be free entertainment, food trucks and family activities to showcase the latest in 21st Century higher education.
After dignitaries untie the traditional maile in a ceremony at 10 a.m., UH West O‘ahu will throw its doors open to the public at 11 a.m. so that the community can learn first hand about the campus.
Come tour the state of the art laboratories and classrooms, and check out activities that highlight the academic disciplines UH West O‘ahu offers its students and the community.
With more than 220 freshmen registered and nearly 2,000 more
students set to transfer from the Pearl City campus, UH West O‘ahu is ready for this long awaited grand opening.
“We’re really excited to be at this point of opening the new
campus,” said Chancellor Gene Awakuni. “I invite you to come
and see for yourself why I’m so confident that UH West O‘ahu
will be a tremendous source of pride for our students and the
community at large. It’s been a long journey, and we want you to celebrate this new beginning with us.”
“This is also a huge milestone in Kapolei’s development,” said
Richard Dahl, president and CEO of James Campbell Company. “The presence of a four-year university is going to add tremendously to the city’s educational and intellectual resources and have a sizeable impact on the region’s economic growth.”
Fun and games for families
Families are encouraged to bring their keiki, who will have lots to
keep them busy in three tents of free games and prizes sponsored
by the Friends of Kapolei Hale.
Food trucks will have food and drinks available for sale.
A full day of entertainment
There will also be a variety of entertainment throughout the day including hula, Hawaiian music, reggae, pop, classical, jazz, and choral music.
11:00 a.m. UHWO Hula Class
11:30 a.m. Kapolei High School Band
11:50 a.m. Lost Roots
12:30 p.m. Kapolei High School Choir
12:50 p.m. Halau O Kaululaua‘e
1:10 p.m. Pu‘uloa
1:30 p.m. Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club
2:00 p.m. Chamber Music Hawaii
2:45 p.m. Amanda Tafel
3:05 p.m. Aaron Mahi, Martin Pahinui, George Kuo
3:55 p.m. Kapolei High School Polynesian Club
4:15 p.m. ‘Nesian N.I.N.E.
Directions to the campus
Take exit 3 from the freeway and go to 91-1000 Farrington Highway at the intersection of Kualaka‘i Parkway and Farrington Highway.
For more information, call 689-2770.