The Freshman Immersion Program (FIP) is an opportunity for AAP-eligible students to meet new people and learn about Chaminade University through a pre-orientation program. For a day and a half, students are taken on an immersion camping trip the first day, and join us for a workshop luncheon on the second day in which they participate in activities that will help them transition into college.

Students push themselves in high-initiative exercises (i.e. Ropes Courses) focusing on self-challenge while maintaining the cohesiveness of the group. By the time the Fall semester begins, students have developed new friendships and sense of confidence as they start their college careers. Best of all, the program is completely at no cost to the participants.

Students are invited to attend FIP if they are AAP eligible, and will be enrolled at Chaminade University as a first year student for the Fall semester. For more information regarding the Freshman Immersion Program, visit our FIP website at or contact the Program Advisor/Events Coordinator at (808) 735-4835.

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Academic Achievement Program (AAP)

Contact Information

For inquiries please contact:

Doreen Wales
Director of Academic Achievement Program
(808) 735-4881

Alyssa Calasicas
Program Advisor/Tutor Coordinator
(808) 739-8305



Fa'amamata Tufele
Program Advisor/Events Coordinator
(808) 735-4835

Nitaya Camacho
Program Advisor/Administrative Coordinator
(808) 735-4770