latest news & announcements

August 2018

Welcome to the Fall 2018 semester! I have a few updates for you as the semester gets started. I will be providing information on:

  1. Fall 2018 Convocation Handout
  2. Innovation Funds
  3. Looking ahead to January 2019

1. Fall 2018 Convocation Handout

First Week Fall 2018

All the construction on campus will result in improved facilities, but right now, it can be challenging to find your class, or the easiest way to get to counseling! Sp we thought a bright, airy contest would lighten the day! Last night we placed 4 balloon clusters on campus. When you see one, snap a selfie or a photo of a friend and share on Instagram with #FirstWeekLeeward.

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:
Records email:

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 2018

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.