latest news & announcements

A & R Closed

The Admissions and Records office will be closed on Friday, July 20 for a staff retreat. We appreciate your patience. The office will resume operations on Monday, July 23.

Contact information for Admissions and Records:

phone: 455-0642, Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Admissions email: leeapply@hawaii.edu
Records email: lccar@hawaii.edu

Tobacco Free

On July 10, 2018 Leeward Community College joined all University of Hawaiʻi campuses and facilities and became tobacco-free, joining more than 2,000 U.S. universities and colleges in an effort to provide a healthy environment for all students, faculty and staff.

Hawaiʻi state law now prohibits the use of tobacco products on all 10 UH campuses and university-owned facilities.

Fourth Year of Recognition

First Place Hawaii's Best 2018 Awarded by the Star Advertiser

For the fourth year in a row, two of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Hawaii’s People's Choice "Best of" Awards were awarded to Leeward Community College. The readers once again selected Leeward Community College as Hawaii’s Best Career and Technical Education for 2018 and Leeward Theatre was a finalist in Live Theatre category.

Military Friendly

For the seventh time, Leeward Community College earned the Military Friendly® School designation.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. For the first time, student survey data was taken into consideration for the designation. More than 1,400 schools participated in the 2018-2019 survey with 941 earning the designation.

Earth Week 2019

Earth Week 2018 100% ECO, Malama Aina Leeward; bordered by green leaves

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement.

Annual Culinary Gala

plated beef slices

L’ulu 2018 honors COLIN NISHIDA, Beloved Chef, Restaurateur & Friend.

Indulge in the delectable cuisines of Hawai‘i’s finest chefs, complimented by an array of wines, beers, and spirits. Savor the exceptional entertainment while feasting on the great finds at our silent auction. L’ulu is the pivotal community event for Leeward’s Culinary Arts program and an annual opportunity to support Hawai‘i’s culinary students and leaders of Hawai‘i’s food sustainability initiatives.

Express Counseling

Leeward Counselors are expanding their services and support for students and are now offering Express Counseling Services on Wednesdays and Thursdays from March 14 through April 26, from 4:30 until 6:00 pm in the Learning Commons. Express Counseling is the perfect solution for answering quick, non-personal, academic advising questions!

Pi Day at Leeward

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Celebrate Pi Day with contests, prizes, and free pie (while supplies last) in the Lion Courtyard from 11:00 a.m. to 1:59 p.m. Attempt to win the recitation contest, join the random tossing to calculate Pi, create at Pi-Ku, and discover Pi activities.

Bring an empty pie pan to join the campus wide Pi pan banging at 1:59 p.m. Free pieces of pie, while supplies last.

Geek Day at Leeward

Power On sign against a field of blue squares used as logo for Geek Day

Geek Day 2018 offers free workshops on technology and today’s digital lifestyle with hands-on workshops and demonstrations on a variety of digital, mobile and technology topics, from cool gadgets to computer security.  The sessions are designed for the general public, with a track offereed specifically for educators. The event is offered by Leeward Community College on Saturday, February 21, from 10am-2pm.

Free Tax Help

Income tax forms with a pen and calculator

Leeward’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program has provided free, live tax preparation services for the past 30 years ranging from low-tech carbon paper copies to our now cloud-based computing.

Free tax help is available for low to moderate-income (generally less than $62,000) taxpayers who need assistance with preparing their 2017 federal and Hawaii tax returns. Volunteers will be available to assist taxpayers every Saturday from February 3 to March 31, 9am to 12noon

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