Housing at HPU
Living on Campus
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. With its inception in 1994, the Aloha Tower Marketplace (ATM) evolved over the years as a mix-use commercial marketplace. In 2013, Hawai‘i Pacific University purchased ATM to develop an inviting and vibrant environment that supports student success and welcomes local residents and visitors of all ages.
The student residential community, which is set to open in August 2015, is located on the second floor of the Aloha Tower Marketplace. There are single-, double- and triple-occupancy bedroom options in a loft unit and a double-occupancy option in a studio unit. The lofts have a living room, kitchenette, and bathroom; studios have a bathroom and mini-fridge. Each bedroom is equipped with basic furniture, including an extra-long twin bed, bed frame, desk, desk chair and wardrobe dresser. Living at the Waterfornt Lofts means easy access to many amenities, activities, and public transportation in downtown Honolulu.
For more information about HPU’s residential community at the Aloha Tower Marketplace, visit Waterfront Lofts.
Hawaii Loa Campus Residence Halls
Choosing to live on campus is an important opportunity for students. The residence halls at Hawaii Pacific University are located on the Hawaii Loa campus. Our halls house between approximately thirty students in each hall, suite style with one Resident Advisor in each residence hall. All rooms are either double-occupancy or triple-occupancy rooms.
The Hawai'i Loa campus is situated on 135 acres of lush, tropical landscape at the foot of the majestic Ko'olau mountain range in Kaneohe. The on-campus housing complex provides full academic year accommodations (fall, winter, and spring semesters) for students in six residence halls. Each hall is coed (men and women). Primarily, first-year (traditional freshman) students choose to live in the residence halls because of the convenient meal plan, quick access to the downtown campus from the Hawaii Loa campus by using the University's intercampus shuttle service, and strong community atmosphere.
For more information about the HPU on campus residence halls, visit Residence Life.
Living off Campus
Depending on your age, life circumstances, life experience or personal circumstances, you may be more interested in finding your own place off campus. Most of our graduate students live off campus and many of our undergraduate students have this life-expanding experience as well when they come to HPU. There are many options for off-campus living including an independent company which focuses on student housing in Waikiki, meeting new HPU friends (and potential roommates) on HPU Pipeline, renting houses, apartments and condos as individuals or together.
If you are interested in learning more about the island of Oahu and the housing options available, please visit Commuter Services.