Hānai iā Leeward, the campus pantry, provides free canned goods and other packaged foods to students. Photo courtesy Hānai iā Leeward.
By Lindsey Millerd
The school year is back in full swing and Leeward Community College has you covered with all of the essentials to succeed. Leeward offers many useful resources and services that can improve your studies and make your life easier. Study spaces, tutoring, free food, and more are available for all students to use. It can be overwhelming to fish through the emails and websites to find these opportunities, so here is a brief rundown of some of the most essential ones to check out:
Want tutoring for any of your classes?
Leeward has several tutoring services to fit your specific needs. The Learning Resources Center (LRC) offers general peer tutoring for Business, Biology, Chemistry, and many other subject areas. The Math Lab provides tutoring, textbooks, and calculators while the Writing Center is able to help with writing assignments, scholarships and reading. If none of these services are available because of time constraints, assistance on Tutor.com is available 24/7 to all UH students. For further information on the aforementioned services and other academic help, visit this website.
Interested in free food and other basic necessities?
Make a trip to our campus food pantry, Hānai iā Leeward. At the pantry, you can get free canned goods and other packaged foods every other week. Occasionally, there is even organic fresh produce grown by the sustainable agriculture program and ready-made meals prepared by the culinary program. They also recently added feminine hygiene products and even have a keiki item giveaway including diapers and gently used clothing. Visit their website to be a part of this semester’s distributions, which occur every 2nd & 4th week of the month on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. You can visit them in their new room, AD 230.
Need any special learning accommodations?
The Disabilities Services Office (DSO) is here to aid those with any form of mental or physical documented disability. There are arrangements like extended testing times, auxiliary aids, alternate format textbooks, special needs tables or chairs, and etc. Find more information at their website.
Looking for a spot to study?
If you enjoy working in the fresh air, there are picnic tables scattered across the campus. They’re spaced out through the hallways both upstairs and downstairs and there is a wide variety of spots to choose from. From sunny to shady, garden to ocean views, there is an abundance of beautiful spots to work outdoors.
If you prefer a nice and cool air-conditioned room, the library is the perfect quiet and comfortable place. It’s open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Reserve a spot ahead of time through this link.
The Student Lounge is another indoor option, open every Monday through Thursday. The hours there are from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and it’s located on the second level of the Campus Center building. There are chairs and desks to either study or just relax at, no reservation required.
Need a student ID?
In order to use Leeward’s spaces, your daily LumiSight UH clearance and UH ID card may be requested upon entry. Visit the Student Life website for information on how to get a new ID, replacement, or validation sticker for the current semester. Student ID cards are often used to verify your student status for many of the other campus provided resources, so be sure to have yours ready for use.
Need a laptop or other tech devices?
Through the library, you can rent electronics such as a laptop, iPad, mouse, charger, and headphones. Most are available for 4-hour rental periods as well as semester-long loans for Dell laptops. You can borrow equipment through this link.
Visit www.leeward.hawaii.edu/services for additional services that the campus provides.