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Waterfront Lofts

Waterfront Lofts Application: To apply, students must log onto HPU Pipeline. The link for continuing students will be on the "My HPU" tab. For new students, go to the "New Student" tab. Students who are under the age of 18 will be required to obtain a parent or guardian signature. Waterfront Lofts: Design by Group 70 International. Rendering completed by Bogza.

Move-In Dates: Spring 2016 is January 8, 2016; summer 2016 is May 15, 2016 or June 26, 2016; and fall 2016 is August 22, 2016.

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Loft Room

Loft room hallway




Residents are allowed to have overnight visitors with the approval of their roommate(s) and Residence Life. Guest visitation hours are subject to change based on an individual hall's community agreements. Guests are responsible for following all university policies while visiting.

To register your guest, please complete an Overnight Guest Registration form.  Residents can register overnight guests at the Residence Life Office Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. All guests must be registered at least 72 hours in advance of their stay on-campus and complete a liability release.  Non-family minors will not be approved for overnight stays.

Waterfront Lofts at Aloha Tower Marketplace

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.

Waterfront Lofts Evening View

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.

Waterfront Terms and Rates

For more information on rates and terms at the Waterfront Lofts, click here

NEW: Optional meal plans are now available for Waterfront Lofts residents. Details available here.  Questions? Contact 808-236-3540.

For more information, check out the FAQs.

All residents have access to the HPU Student Handbook which includes the HPU Student Code of Conduct and Waterfront Lofts Information, Policies, and Procedures.  All residents are expected to abide by these policies and procedures.

Studio Unit

Optional Meal Plan

Waterfront Lofts residents may purchase an optional meal plan. Details regarding this new meal plan are available here. Those interested must complete the plan form:

2015-2016: Waterfront Lofts Meal Plan Form

2016-2017: Information Coming Soon!

This meal plan will complement the loft residential experience. Each loft has a kitchenette that includes lower cabinets, sink, counter space, microwave, and an apartment or standard sized refrigerator. Each studio unit comes with a microwave and mini-fridge. Residents will be allowed to have approved appliances; go to FAQ for details.

Apply to Be a 2016 - 2017 CA

Are you a "people person?" Do you enjoy helping your fellow students? Maybe the Community Advisor (CA) position at the Waterfront Lofts is your answer. 

The application will be posted on HPU Connect. More information will be available early spring 2016. Drop off applications at the Residence Life Annex Office (HLC) or Student Life Office, ATM Ste. 1400.