Contact Us  Subscribe  COUPONS 
  • Kaimuki, Hawaii
    Event Calendar Item

  • Chaminade University - Silverswords Preview Week

  • Type: Special Event
    Date: October 18-22, 2021 3 to 5 p.m
    Time: 3 to 5 p.m
    Cost: FREE

Throughout October and November, Chaminade University will hold two open-house events for new and prospective students.

Beginning October 18, “
Silverswords Preview Week” and “Silverswords Preview Day” will give high school and transfer students the opportunity to get a taste of Chaminade University and experience campus life.

“We understand that choosing a college is a big decision, and we want to do all that we can to empower students in that decision-making process,” said Chaminade University President Lynn Babington, Ph.D. “If a student chooses Chaminade, we want to make sure they take advantage of the University’s many opportunities and resources, and have all the tools they need to succeed.”

Prospective students are invited to attend the following events:

October 18–22 | 3–5 PM HST

Virtual Silverswords Preview Week is your chance to learn about the many opportunities available to you at Chaminade. We’ve included information sessions on our excellent academic programs and vibrant student life, plus question-and-answer opportunities with students, faculty, financial aid, residence life and more.

We’re proud to offer a university experience centered around you. Your academic and personal goals. Your passions. And your dreams. Here, you’re free to be you—and become a transformational leader for tomorrow.
All attendees will receive an application fee waiver.

RSVP Today

Monday, October 18, 3–5 PM HST
3–3:30 PM: Chaminade 101 (we’re test optional)
3:30–4 PM: Residence Life
4–5 PM: School of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Tuesday, October 19, 3–5 PM HST
3–3:30 PM: Marianist 101
3:30–4 PM: Campus Ministry
4–5 PM: School of Humanities, Arts and Design
Wednesday, October 20, 3–5 PM HST
3–3:30 PM: Transfer 101
3:30–4 PM: Internships, Research and Graduate Schools
4–5 PM: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Thursday, October 21, 3–5 PM HST
3–3:30 PM: Financial Aid 101
3:30–4 PM: Office of Student Activities and Leadership
4–5 PM: School of Business and Communication
Friday, October 22, 3–5 PM HST
3–3:30 PM: President and Provost Talk Story
3:30–4 PM: Student Panel Q&A
4–5 PM: School of Nursing and Health Professions


Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 10:00 AMH

Students and their families are invited to Chaminade’s campus for an in-person open house. They’ll be able to meet the Chaminade ‘ohana, connect with current students and faculty, and learn about academic opportunities, student life, financial aid opportunities, career preparation, resources and services. Interested individuals can register at

Map and Directions

RSVP Today

Chaminade University of Honolulu
3140 Waialae Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
United States

Come meet our Chaminade `ohana!

Campus tours • Faculty meet-and-greets • Resource fair • Admissions counseling • Live entertainment • Lunch, refreshments and more!

Learn how we'll set you up for success with small classes, generous scholarships, hands-on learning, research experiences, study-away opportunities and so much more.

About Chaminade University
Celebrating 60 years of educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University offers programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses.

The main campus is located in Kaimuki at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816, with 11 satellite locations around Oahu military bases and Catholic parishes and schools.

For more information, visit the Chaminade University website (link above) or call (808) 735-4711.

Chaminade University offers its students an education in a collaborative learning environment that prepares them for life, work and service. Guided by its Catholic, Marianist and liberal arts educational traditions, Chaminade encourages the development of moral character and personal competencies, and the commitment to build a just and peaceful society. The University offers the civic and church communities of the Pacific region its academic and intellectual resources in the pursuit of common aims.


INSTITUTION: Chaminade University of Honolulu
PRESIDENT: Dr. Mary C. Wesselkamper
SPONSORSHIP: Independent with Catholic, Marianist affiliation
DEGREE LEVELS OFFERED: Associates, Bachelors, Masters
CALENDAR PLAN: Semester, two summer sessions/four, ten-week evening sessions

FTE Student/FTE Faculty ratio: 10.97: 1
Students receiving financial aid -93.71%
Native Hawaiian ethnicity breakdown: 13.91 %


Chaminade University of Honolulu is a small, Catholic, comprehensive university sponsored by the Province of the United States of America of the Society of Mary (Marianists). It is located on a hillside in suburban Honolulu, two miles from Waikiki beach. Chaminade's fall 2005 enrollment is more than 3,000 -- 1112 traditional day students, and approximately 2,000 students enrolled in graduate studies and the accelerated evening program offered at 11 sites on Oahu and via distance education. Chaminade currently offers three bachelors degrees in 21 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs, and several professional certificate programs.

Celebrating 50 years of educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University offers programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. The main campus is located in Kaimuki at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816, with 11 satellite locations around Oahu military bases and Catholic parishes and schools. For more information, visit the Chaminade University website at or call (808) 735-4711.


  • Students and faculty at Chaminade have a very wide range of backgrounds and beliefs. The values-centered education at Chaminade is universal and ecumenical.
  • Students and faculty at Chaminade have a very wide range of backgrounds and beliefs. The values-centered education at Chaminade is universal and ecumenical. Chaminade is ranked nationally among the top colleges in its category for diversity by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Chaminade offers significant financial aid to assist underrepresented minority students.
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu (CUH) is the only Catholic University in Hawaii. Founded by the Society of Mary under the leadership of Father Robert Mackey in 1955, Chaminade has been educating students in the Catholic Marianist tradition for nearly 50 years.
  • Chaminade is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  • Intimate in size with an excellent student teacher-ratio (11:01), CUH students and faculty enjoy a spirit of ohana supporting each other ensuring their future success.
  • Chaminade has been producing teachers who serve in the state for nearly 50 years; the state's first online Masters in Education was offered in 2004. The University also offers degrees in early childhood development and elementary education. It is also the only Montessori teacher preparatory program in Hawaii.
  • The award-winning Interior Design program is the only one in Hawaii offering a four-year degree in interior design.
  • Business is one of the most popular areas of study, and the Hogan Entrepreneurial Program, led by a group of successful business advisors, prepares undergraduate students for entrepreneurial work in a wide range of organizations.
  • Chaminade's basketball team earned worldwide acclaim in 1982 with its 77-72 victory over the number-one ranked University of Virginia, still known as one of the biggest upsets in sports history.

The University is named after the founder of the Society of Mary, Father William Joseph Chaminade, a French Catholic priest who survived the political turmoil and religious persecution of the French Revolution. Father Chaminade believed that the rebuilding of the Church in France in the aftermath of the French Revolution would best be accomplished by the engagement of the laity in small communities of faith, dedicated to prayer, education and acts of service to the larger community. After two decades of work with those communities, and the founding of the Daughters of Mary in 1816, the third part of his vision of the Marianist Family materialized when he founded the Society of Mary, a religious community of priests and lay brothers in 1817.

The Marianists realized that education provided the means for passing on their distinctive vision of the Christian life to future generations, and, central to their educational efforts, was an emphasis on liberal education. In this sense, they understood that education was not merely a means for imparting a religious vision, but also an intellectual formation valuable in itself. This educational tradition and spirituality of the Society of Mary also embodies the ideal of service and an abiding respect for the complementary nature of a liberal education, on the one hand, and professional and technical education on the other. As the only Catholic university in Hawaii, Chaminade affirms a commitment to the integration of intellectual skills, Marianist values, social responsibility and cultural awareness.

In 1849, members of the Society of Mary came to the United States to minister to immigrant populations. As an outgrowth of their ministry, they founded first what grew to the University of Dayton and, shortly thereafter, what became St. Mary's University of San Antonio. In September of 1883, eight Marianists arrived in Honolulu and assumed the leadership of what is now St. Louis School. After many years of encouragement by the alumni of St. Louis, the decision was made by the Marianists to establish a Catholic college in Honolulu and, as a consequence, St. Louis Junior College opened in 1955. In 1957, the college became a four-year coeducational institution and the name was changed to Chaminade College. Chaminade expanded its services to the community in l967 with the establishment of an evening session to serve adults with business, family and military responsibilities who desired to pursue a college degree. In l977 Chaminade added graduate programs, and the name was changed to Chaminade University of Honolulu.

In 1996, Dr. Sue Wesselkamper became Chaminade's eighth president and the first woman to serve in such a post in Hawaii's history. The University is guided by a 40-member Board of Regents and 25-member Board of Governors representing a wide spectrum of business, government and education leaders from throughout Hawaii. Chaminade employs 291 full time faculty and staff and has approximately 300 adjunct professors on its active list.

Like Our Facebook

Powered by MBC CalendarMaker
Events subject to change without notice
  • Kaimuki Hawaii.Com Home Page
    View our featured events, news, businesses and primary links on our home page.
  • Featured Sponsors Offers
    Great offers from our sponsors who support the Kaimuki Honolulu, Hawaii community. More...
  • Kaimuki Hawaii Directory
    View Kaimuki, Hawaii primary directories. businesses, non profits, public, government and jobs.
  • Calendar
    Check out things to do in Kaimuki on the calendar of events.
  • News
    Keep up with the latest news and happenings in your Kaimuki community.
  • Kaimuki Hawaii Featured Pages
    View our directory of feature pages showcasing all the great things Kaimuki, Honolulu, Hawaii has to offer. Go Green in Kaimuki, restaurants, shopping, WiFi Hot Spots, fitness, health, real estate, home and garden, 80+ more directories... More...

Please send questions about this website to
Copyright© 2005 - 2021 All rights reserved.
Terms of Use / Legal Disclaimer / Privacy Statement
Site Designed and Managed by MacBusiness Consulting