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Kīpuka Hours

*Except Holidays and Weekends


Kīpuka (NHCP) is open for limited in-person services by appointment only beginning on Monday, January 11, 2021. Hours are subject to change. See details below.


In-person Services

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Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Virtual Remote Services

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Kīpuka In-person Services

  • Access to the Social and Quiet Study Areas. Seating is limited. Reservations are required.

  • Kīpuka On-campus Study hours-

Monday - Wednesday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Kīpuka On-campus Resources-

  • Laptop and Textbook Resource Use (In-center only)

Monday - Wednesday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Program Services in our Kīpuka by appointment only:

  • Lauhoe (Advising and Peer Mentoring)

  • Kaimana Namihira, (808) 455-0292 or lancetn@hawaii.edu

  • Kahua Ho’omau Ola (Advising and Peer Mentoring)

  • Leilani Puchalski, (808) 455-0242 or dianelp@hawaii.edu

  • Ke Ala ‘Anu’u (Advising)

  • Puaonaona Stibbard, (808) 455-0245 or mstibbar@hawaii.edu

  • Ke Ala ‘Ike (Advising)

  • Momi Kamahele, (808) 455-0627 or momi@hawaii.edu

  • Melissa Tupa, (808) 455-0545 or tupa@hawaii.edu

  • Counseling Services available remotely by appointment only:

  • Native Hawaiian Counselor (Advising)

  • Piʻikea Hardy-Kahaleoumi, (808) 455-0314 or annahk@hawaii.edu


Kīpuka Virtual Remote Services

  • Kīpuka Virtual Office (General information and support)

  • Melissa Tupa, (808) 455-0545 or tupa@hawaii.edu

  • Appointments for peer mentoring or general services will occur via zoom or by phone only.

  • Inquiries and appointment requests for general information can be made by email at nhcp@hawaii.edu or by phone at (808) 455-0545 and will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

  • To schedule an appointment in the Kīpuka Virtual Office

  • Please contact us at nhcp@hawaii.edu or by phone at (808) 455-0545 to request an appointment and someone will assist you.

  • Await a confirmation by email or phone with the details for your scheduled appointment.

  • Please be on time for all appointments. If you are running late or need to cancel and reschedule your appointment, call (808) 455-0545 or email nhcp@hawaii.edu at least an hour before your scheduled time slot.

Kīpuka House Rules


  • To access limited in-person services in our Kīpuka, please adhere to the following:

  • Check into the LumiSight App or website- Daily Health Check-In is required before entrance to campus facilities and must be approved for access.

  • Mask required- Properly cover your nose and mouth for the entire duration of your visit to the Center. Please click on the link below for more information on acceptable masks: http://bit.ly/LCCFaceMaskRules

  • Actively observe social distance guidelines as depicted by signage around the Center.

  • A valid photo ID is required for use of any Kīpuka resources.

  • Acceptable photo IDs include:

  • Current Leeward CC Student ID

  • Federal government issued Photo ID

  • A reservation confirmation is required for access to Kīpuka.

  • Email for a reservation and await a confirmation from (nhcp@hawaii.edu)

  • A 1-hour time limit will be observed (another reservation can be made to extend, if there is no waiting list).


Questions? Contact:


Melissa Tupa Native Hawaiian Student Support Specialist Phone:  (808) 455-0545 Email:  tupa@hawaii.edu

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