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We are please to introduce you to our new high school recruitment program called Haumana. This program is designed for current Hawaii high school students who aspire to become lifelong disciples of Christ. To qualify, you must be a resident of Hawaii and currently enrolled in high school.

Join us for a full day on campus at BYUH during your spring break on Thursday, March 21, 2024. The day's agenda includes a tram tour around campus, a visit to PCC, and a devotional at the Laie Hawaii Temple. Take this opportunity to interact with local students and faculty and discover how you can become a valued part of our ohana. Follow this link to apply now! The deadline for the application is Friday, February 23. We can't wait to see you soon!

The meaning of haumana is to become a disciple, a follower, or an apprentice. The program aims to help you become a great student by guiding you toward your academic path and fulfilling the mission of BYU–Hawaii to be lifelong disciples Jesus Christ.

We hope that exploring the BYU–Hawaii campus, visiting the Polynesian Cultural Center, and participating in a devotional at the Laie Hawaii Temple will provide you with unforgettable academic, cultural, and spiritual learning experiences. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a BYU–Hawaii student.

1. Who can apply?

Any current Hawaii high school student (grades 9-12).

2. Is there an application fee?

For Oahu students, there is a $35 program fee, which covers food, activities, and a program shirt. 
For outer-island students, the program fee is waived, but students must provide their own flight transportation (there is ground transportation at HNL airport for pick-up and drop-off).

3. Do I pay for my own airfare (outer islands)?

Yes, you will need to provide your own air transportation.

4. Is transportation from the airport to campus and back provided?

Yes, transportation from and to campus will be provided (bus transportation). 

5. Do Oahu residents need to provide their own transportation to campus?

Yes, Oahu students will need to provide their own transportation to and from campus .

6. Does the Haumana program guarantee enrollment to BYU–Hawaii?

No, the Haumana program does NOT guarantee enrollment to BYU–Hawaii.

7. Are there any financial incentives from the program?

As of right now, there are no financial incentives for the program. We are trying to change that for future students. 

8. Is this program replacing Holomua?

Yes, Haumana is the “new Holomua” 

9. How long does the on-campus portion of Haumana last?

This program is a one-day event on BYU–Hawaii campus with no overnight stay in the hales.

10. Is food provided?

Yes, food will most definitely be provided.

11. If I did not attend the first day, can I still apply/attend the second day?

You can still apply for the second day. Attendance for the second day prioritizes first-day students, and then the second-day attendees.

12. Is the application for second-day attendance flexible?

Unfortunately no, the deadline for all applicants has been updated to Friday, February 23, 2024. 

13. What is the date for the second day of Haumana?

The updated day for Haumana day two is Thursday, March 21, 2024.

14. Do second day participants need to adhere to the honor code?

Yes, we expect all participants to adhere to the Honor code.

15. Can I attend the Haumana program multiple times?

Yes, we welcome applicants from grades 9-12 every year.  

16. Who do I contact for any questions and for submitting any documents for the program?

For any questions or concerns regarding Haumana, send an email to or call (808) 675-3747 

  • Morning

    • 7:00 am - 8:00 am: Fly out to assigned islands
    • 8:00 am - 9:00 am: Drive to the Stake Center and set up
    • 9:00 am - 10:00 am: Check-in for students
    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am: Welcome/start of program
    • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Admissions workshop


    • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch at Stake Center
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Break/prepare for Holokai Fair
    • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Holokai Fair
    • Break
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Sport/team building activity
    • 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm: Myers-Briggs Assessment
    • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Fly back to Oahu/return home

    Please note that this schedule can be adjusted based on the specific goals and preferences of the Haumana event organizers.

    • Morning

      • 7:00 am - 8:30 am: Students make their way to campus
      • 8:30 am - 10:00 am: Check-in/breakfast at paviilion
      • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Interactive tram tours


      • 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm: Group picture at the Flag Circle
      • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm: Lunch at Banyan Dinning Hall
      • 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm: PCC Island Villages


      • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Devotional and dinner at Laie Hawaii Temple
      • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Shuttle to airport/return home

      Please note that this schedule can be adjusted based on the specific goals and preferences of the Haumana event organizers.