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Quynh Dao

BA in International Business


One thing that I really like about HPU is how small the classes are so I have a good chance to have personal interaction with both my peers and professors. The small class sizes also help me feel less intimidated and more comfortable when speaking in front of other people.


Housing Information for International Students

Honolulu is one of the most desirable cities to live in and one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Because of this, the housing market is very tight both on and off campus. We encourage you to secure housing as soon as possible.

Residence Halls (On-Campus)

Hawai'i Pacific University offers residence halls on the windward Hawai'i Loa campus and downtown Waterfront Lofts at Aloha Tower Marketplace.  On-Campus housing (rooms are shared by two or four students) is generally enjoyed by students in their first year of study.

Visit the housing website to learn more about on-campus housing!
The Waterfront Lofts is located on the downtown Honolulu waterfront, Piers 8 and 9, and borders the iconic Aloha Tower that was built in 1926 to welcome passenger ship arrivals. HPU's revitalization of Aloha Tower Marketplace plan envisions a vibrant, mixed-use residential and commercial center designed to serve the Hawai'i community and its students. 

The student residential community is located on the second floor of the Aloha Tower Marketplace. On the ground floor, students will have access to HPU facilities including the Learning Commons, Faculty-Student Lounge, and multi-purpose rooms; HPU offices such as Welcome Center, Student Life, Waterfront Lofts Housing, Student Government Association, and Campus Activities Board; and various retail and dining options. Living at the Waterfront Lofts also means easy access to many amenities, activities, and public transportation in downtown Honolulu.

Visit the Waterfront Lofts website to learn more and apply!

For more information, visit HPU's On Campus Residence Halls, or e-mail to

Other recommended online sources to find rentals include:

  • eAds - Find housing via Pipeline, HPU's Intranet, by visiting: Your initial login requires your HPU student ID and your date of birth. Look for "@HPU," where you will find eAds, HPU's electronic bulletin board, that offers many rental options.

  • Craigslist - is a popular Web site with affordable housing options:

  • Host families (homestay) - can be found by visiting: or

  • Local NewspapersRentals Illustrated

  • Please note that HPU does not specifically endorse or inspect any of the rental units or locations listed in these web pages, and HPU does not directly rent any units.

After you arrive, you may also visit the HPU downtown Housing Service Center. Our staff will provide general advice about residential areas as well as information regarding the rental market.