COVID-19: Student Support

Student Support Services: Fall 2021, University of Hawaiʻi Maui College

UH Maui College is committed to a supportive, inclusive, and academically challenging learning environment. To help you succeed, your college offers full suites of services to help you transition to online learning, manage your studies, and plan for your future.

Academic Support Starting Points

  • Student Support Updates: This is a frequently updated list of student support essentials, including updates on health and wellbeing services, computer and technology services for online learning, and academic support centers and labs.
  • Kākoʻo Support Portal: This is your one-stop for academic support services including tutoring, student workshops, equipment rental & library services.
  • STAR Balance: Schedule virtual appointments with your advisors, tutors, and librarians. Request an item to be picked-up from the library and more. 

Financial Support

  • Financial Aid: Ask about Federal financial aid, scholarships, emergency relief funding and other types of financial aid opportunities.

Learning Services & Resources

  • Make an appointment with a Kākoʻo Mentor. These students have taken the classes you are enrolled in now and are pursuing the same degrees as you. They can help you be successful with planning; organizing; technology; assignments; forming & running study groups; writing; accessing resources; managing priorities; and getting involved in your program and campus. 
  • Register for an Academic Wellness workshop on Wednesdays via google meet to boost your academic and personal performance. 
  • Take our Academic Wellness Challenge this fall and earn two chances at free tuition for spring 2022. 
  • Maui Online Learning Readiness Orientation: A facilitated introduction to online learning & Laulima. 
  • Access StudentLingo online videos on personal well being and academic tips.
  • Chat live with a librarian or book an appointment: Librarians provide research. assistance, professional support for academic success and integrity, and a wide variety of referral services including connecting you to campus and community resources. Even when the librarians are off-duty, you have access to online help via the library’s FAQ and Research Help pages. 

Personal Counseling

Food & Other Essentials

  • MEO​ Rental and Food assistance
  • Maui Food Bank​ Distribution Sites
  • Text “FOOD” to 808-877-877 to find the nearest keiki feeding sites
  • Goodwill Hawaiʻi​ offers a variety of domestic and employment support and services
  • Contact Ashley Tone, ​Maui Community Health Coordinator, for personalized assistance with SNAP and other community food and health benefits: ​(808) 201-3937 ext. 3

Places To Study On Campus

Due to infection control protocols, the availability of study spaces and computer labs on campus may change. Contact the offices below for updates. Those looking to study outdoors may want to refer to the campus Wi-Fi map

Student Life

  • Campus clubs, events, college engagement activities & volunteering.  For more information, contact Al Paschoal at  Visit your mobile device app store to download the UH Maui app to keep connected to campus!

Technology for Online Learning


Due to infection control protocols, in person and remote test proctoring availability is limited and appointments are required. To make an appointment, call (808)984-3240 or email Students testing in person are required to wear a face mask at all times they are inside The Learning Center (TLC).