A blessing and groundbreaking for the new Student Services Center at University of Hawaii at Hilo was held Saturday. The building will be built just in front of the Performing Arts Center.
Chancellor Donald Straney said that high quality services for students will help them get the most out of their university experience. With student services centralized in a building designed for the function, it will be easier for students to have access to the UH Hilo staff.
The 35,000 square foot, three-story building will house all of the programs students need, including the Admissions Office, Office of the Registrar, Financial Aid Services, the Cashier’s Office, Advising Center, Women’s Center, the new Health Promotion Program, and the Offices of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and the Dean of Students. The State is funding the building at $15.9 million. It’s been designed by Urban Works, Inc. of Honolulu and will be built by Jacobsen Construction of Salt Lake City, Utah.