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Connect with the Welcome Committee

Mahalo for choosing Leeward this semester! Need a laptop? Need a student ID? Need to log on to your online classes? ASK US!

Things at our campus are a bit different due to the pandemic but we’re still here to answer any questions you may have during your first days in college. Our Welcome Committee, made up of over 30 faculty and staff volunteers, is providing two options for you to speak with a “live” person while maintaining current health and safety guidelines:

Welcome Station Kiosk

Keeping an Eye on the Eye

path of hurricane douglas

Hurricane #Douglas is strengthening as it approaches our islands. We should prepare for a significant wind and rain event. Take the time to be prepared and be aware of local emergency management announcements and media for the latest Hurricane Douglas updates. We'll include status updates on Leeward's Emergency Information website and social media. 

Here are some good resources about hurricanes and emergency preparations:

First in the State to Reach Net Zero

aerial view of photovoltaic panels forming a canopy over parking lot on campus

Leeward Community College has flipped the switch on becoming one of the first virtually net-zero campuses in the country. The campus is generating 97 percent of its energy through on-site photovoltaic (PV) systems, including solar shade canopies, rooftop arrays and distributed energy storage. This was done following a performance contract that reduced consumption through various energy efficiency measures.

A Time to Stand Together

Aloha Leeward ‘Ohana,

The past few months have been trying times for our communities.  Last week, the death of George Floyd sparked national and international demonstrations.  The death of an African American man at the knee of a white police officer is unacceptable and is a vivid expression of the racial injustice that continues across our nation.  Our Leeward ‘ohana sends our deepest sympathies to those who have been directly impacted, and to everyone whose hearts are broken.

Leeward alumni featured on Hawai'i News Now

It all started at Leeward! In May, among the thousands of students earning bachelor degrees at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Marlene Sedeno will claim a particular distinction among the Class of 2020.

Teraoka named UH Manager of the Year

Della Teraoka

Della Teraoka has been outstanding in her service to Leeward Community College and the UH Community Colleges for nearly two decades. Starting as an instructor at Leeward CC, she currently serves as interim director of academic programming in the Office of the Vice President for Community Colleges.

Finals Countdown Spring 2020

illustration on a pony-tailed girl at home studying

Finals Countdown returns to the Library, with a few modifications! From April 27- May 15, the Library staff offers a variety of assistance with your final exams. You can chat with a Librarian, get "drop-in" help via Zoom (Monday - Friday, 11am - Noon), reserve and pick up a laptop and discover some great de-stressing activities.

Returning from Spring Break

The campus is preparing to return to classes after an unusual Spring Break. We've compiled a list of all the info you need to successfully complete the semester. The majority of our classes have shifted to online delivery. Office hours and operations have been modified for health and safety of our students, staff and faculty. We're here for you, our students, and for each other as we enter a new phase of social distancing, flattening the curve and stopping the spread. Be sure to contact your instructor if you have questions.

Tax Assistance Cancelled

1040 Tax form

The last scheduled day for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. Social distancing is not possible to maintain in the format we use. The deadline for filing individual federal income tax returns has been extended to July 15. The IRS offers some free assistance online, Free File, where you can prepare and file your federal individual income tax return for free using tax-preparation-and-filing software.

Candidates for Vice Chancellor

Open Forums for Candidates for Vice Chancellor

Open Forums with the two candidates for our Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs position are scheduled for Monday, March 23. At this time, both finalists, Brian C. Miller and Xeturah M. Woodley, are planning to be on campus, however, with the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation, we have decided to use a virtual delivery method for the forums. Both Open Forums will be offered via Zoom. Details for joining the online session will be emailed later this week.