University of Hawai?i at Manoa

04/01/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/01/2019 14:39

VNR: UH Mānoa admissions welcomes incoming students in LA

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


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WHAT: UH Mānoa Los Angeles Accepted Student Reception, one of seven annual accepted student receptions held in California, Oregon, Arizona and Colorado

WHO: Students accepted to UH Mānoa, their parents, UH Mānoa alumni from the region and representatives from the university including UH President David Lassner

WHEN: March 31, 3-5:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

WHERE: Westdrift Hotel, Manhattan Beach, California


  • About 425 high school seniors and their families from the Los Angeles area met school representatives and learned more about UH Mānoaʻs array of academic and student life programs
  • The sessions cover topics including transitioning to college life, housing options, the registration process, travel opportunities and new student orientation.
  • UH Mānoa has received a record 19,000 undergraduate applications, a 33-percent jump over last year's record number, which led the largest freshman class in the university's 111-year history
  • Area UH Mānoa alumni also attended as ambassadors to discuss the role the university played in their lives and career.
  • UH Mānoa admissions holds these accepted student receptions in Hawaiʻi and parts of the West Coast

Link to video and sound:

VIDEO SHOT SHEET (1 minute, 15 seconds):

  • Exteriors of hotel (2 shots)
  • Admitted students and parents checking in (3 shots)
  • Admitted student and parent talking to UH Mānoa alumni (2 shots)
  • Admitted student speaking with UH Mānoa Vice Chancellor Ron Cambra (2 shots)
  • Assorted shots of reception with UH President David Lassner speaking (5 shots)
  • Admitted students playing UH Mānoa trivia (3 shots)


Joie Yokoro - Huntington Beach high school senior (11 seconds)
'I was really interested in seeing what type of other students were planning on coming here, as well as meeting a lot more of the staff and just the whole, getting a better vibe of the community I was going to be attending college to.'

Emma Goldberg - Pasadena high school student (8 seconds)
'I chose UH because they have an amazing marine biology program and arts program and that's what I am looking forward to studying in the future.'

David Lassner - UH President (12 seconds)
'This is just a great opportunity for us to reach out to the students we have admitted and their families to help them understand what an amazing experience they will have if the choose to make UH Mānoa theirs.'

Release sent on March 31, 2019.