Support for Students Affected by the Fires

Support for Students Affected by the Fires

Financial Support

The entire UH community is grateful and fortunate to have generous and caring partners such as the Stupski Foundation stepping up to help during this time of need. To support students most impacted by the Lāhaina Wildfires, students of any UH campus who resided in the 96761 and 96767 zip codes will be receiving a $2,000 emergency relief award.

If you signed up for e-refund with UH, the funds will be deposited into your bank account. If you did not previously sign up for e-refund, a paper check will be available for you to pick up at the UH Maui College Cashier’s Office in the Ho‘okipa Building. You can also make arrangements to pick up your check at your UH home campus by contacting Talia Purdy, Fiscal Specialist, at Maui College at 808-984-3387 or by emailing at

If you are a West Maui or Kula student and have been impacted by the wildfires, please let us know here.

More Resources:

Personal Support Counseling

The traumatic impact of the wildfires affected everyone directly. Personal Support Counselors extend care to UHMC students with options to receive individual support and group support. Personal support counseling is free and confidential for all UHMC students via in-person and telehealth.

For questions about Personal Support Counseling or to schedule an appointment, email:

Get Counseling

UH Basic Needs

UH Maui College students now have access to the UH Student Basic Needs Virtual Café as an additional resource to support students in meeting their basic needs. These needs include food, housing, clothing, childcare, mental health, financial resources, and transportation. 

Students can find out more about student basic needs resources at our campus Student Basic Needs website.

Group Care & Share

August 29 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
In Person, outside at the Hale (next to the Great Lawn)

School Supplies, Hotspots & Laptops at the UHMC Library

Walk-In between 9am and 5pm. Call (808) 984-3715 or text (808) 518-4080.

UHMC Library

Zoom Tips

Here are some tips for reducing the bandwidth you use while on Zoom:
  1. Turn off your camera
  2. Turn off HD video

To turn off HD in your Zoom client:

      • In your desktop Zoom client, click Settings (the gear icon).
      • Click Video in the left-hand menu.
      • In the My Video section, uncheck the box beside Enable HD if it is checked.
  1. Screen share for only as long as necessary
  2. Mute your audio when not speaking OR call into the Zoom meeting

    Here are a few of the phone numbers that you can call to connect to Zoom with a phone call:

    • +1 669 219 2599 US (San Jose)
    • +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
    • +1 213 338 8477 US (Los Angeles)
    • +1 602 753 0140 US (Phoenix)
    • +1 971 247 1195 US (Portland)
    • +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
    • +1 206 337 9723 US (Seattle)

    NOTE: You will need the same Meeting ID and Passcode for the class or meeting.