Student Resources

Distance learning, or distance education, encompasses all educational experiences that occur from a physical distance.

The University utilizes a learning management system called Laulima. All University of Hawai‘i courses are connected to a Laulima account. Faculty who are teaching, not only online, but in person, may utilize Laulima to organize course content.

Students are encouraged to go through the Laulima orientation and contact instructors (if they have questions about the content of the course) or email the Office of Distance Learning (if they are having Laulima questions), immediately so that minimal time is lost in the usability of the course.

UH West Oʻahu offers online coursework in many of the most popular areas of study. After completing lower division coursework in-person and online at UH West Oʻahu and/or a partnering University of Hawaiʻi Community College, students may pursue UH West Oʻahu’s distance learning upper-division coursework in Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Early Childhood Education, Political Science, and Psychology entirely online.*

*UH West Oʻahu does not offer online-only degree programs. Lower division coursework needs to be completed via in-person and online classes at UH West O’ahu and/or a partnering University of Hawai’i Community College.

Online Resources

Student Advising

The UH West O‘ahu Student Affairs Office provides the following services:

  • admissions information
  • academic advising
  • course registration assistance
  • financial aid, scholarships, and veteran benefits

To request information you may contact the Student Affairs Office at (808) 689-2900, toll-free at 1-866-299-8656.

IT Services

Information Technology Services (ITS) also provides support for students using Laulima. Students may submit requests for Laulima technical support in any of the following ways:

In-person: Visit the IT Service Center on the first floor of the Library
Phone: (808) 689-2411

Or follow this Request Assistance link and click request assistance at the bottom of the Laulima portal page for support from UH ITS.

Handy HelpWall

This distance learning resource includes a growing collection of infographics, tip sheets and tutorials on using online tools. Find answers to frequently asked questions about Google apps, Laulima and more.

For help with Laulima, call the Office of Distance Learning: (808) 689-2769.

Office of Disabilities Services

UH West Oʻahu is committed to making its programs and services fully and equally accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504), and all related University of Hawai‘i policies and state laws. By providing full access to qualified students with disabilities, UH West O‘ahu demonstrates its belief that the community will benefit from the skills and talents of these individuals.

Phone: (808) 689-2935

UH West Oʻahu Compliance

UH West Oʻahu strives to provide an environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community and that is free from harassment and discrimination.

UH West Oʻahu Bookstore

Students taking courses from UH West O‘ahu may purchase textbooks online through the UH West O‘ahu Bookstore. Books for courses offered by other campuses need to be purchased through the bookstore for that campus.

Library Services

The UH West Oʻahu Library is committed to providing seamless access to both print and electronic resources; to instructing and guiding students, faculty, staff and community members on how to use such resources; to creating a sense of place-and not just a space-on campus where the University community can connect and engage; and to enabling students to make independent, confident decisions regarding their information needs now and beyond their undergraduate careers.

Noʻeau Center

The No‘eau Center provides academic support through testing services, tutoring, workshops, and other support services to help students succeed at UH West O‘ahu, The mission of the No‘eau Center is to promote life-long learning by helping students at all levels of ability to gain the skills necessary to learn effectively, confidently, and independently.

For tutoring, call (808) 689-2750 or email

For testing, call (808) 689-2752 or email