Student Activities

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Student Activities at HPU

The Center for Student Life and First-Year Programs holds activities and events geared towards enhancing your collegiate experience at HPU. Co-curricular activities are an essential part of enriching campus life and we encourage you to become involved. Our office also provides leadership and development programs as well as accommodating close to 50 clubs and organizations on-campus. It is our goal to take learning beyond the classroom and cultivate programs that leads to student success. Please click to visit our Student Life Events Calendar.

Upcoming Events

WELCOME WEEK
Welcome Week is a week long celebration at the beginning of each semester. Student Life offers co-curricular and extra-curricular activities on the Downtown and Hawaii Loa Campus which aims to enhance the student experience. Click to view the Fall 2014 Welcome Week Events.

CLUB CARNIVAL
College students share similar goals of meeting new people and finding ways to get involved. The Center for Student Life & First-Year Programs supports these goals by offering fun, entertaining, educational, and innovative programs and activities. Club Carnival is a bi-annual event that takes place on Fort Street Mall. It features booths by HPU’s Registered Student Organizations (clubs and organizations) at the beginning of each semester.
The Center for Student Life and First-Year Programs supports Registered Student Organizations which fall into three categories: academic/ professional, cultural/ spiritual, and special interest. A complete list of active clubs is available on the Club and Organizations website.

HAWAII SPOTLIGHT
Hawaii is unique in every aspect - its natural surroundings, the culture, food, people and spirit of aloha. Student Life created the Hawaii Spotlight Program as a platform for students to talk story with those in the community to learn more about Hawaii's rich history and culture. 
To RSVP to a Hawaii Spotlight event or for more information, please visit the Hawaii Spotlight Webpage.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY - CHINATOWN SCRUB DOWN
Do you take pride in HPU and our downtown Honolulu community?  Want to make a difference and give back to this neighborhood?  Make a Difference Day is the largest national day of community service.  In the spirit of this event, a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors, HPU is partnering with Downtown Honolulu-Chinatown business owners and merchants to clean up and preserve the downtown area.  To RSVP to this event, please visit the Make a Difference Day - Chinatown Scrub Down webpage.

HALLOWEEN FUNFEST
During the fall semester, Hawai'i Pacific University holds its annual Halloween Funfest. The entire community is invited to this "spooktacular" celebration filled with costume contest, booths, performances by cheer and dance teams and a haunted maze.  The event is a collaboration with HPU's Registered Student Organizations.

DA FREAKSHOW
Da Freakshow is Hawai‘i Pacific University’s annual talent show where students have the opportunity to showcase their talents and skills to the HPU community. It is held each spring at the historic Hawai‘i Theatre. Pre-show festivities gives students the chance to gather before the show for food and fun as they gear up to cheer on their fellow classmates. This is a celebration of HPU’s spirit and Sea Warrior pride!

GREEN WEEK
To celebrate Earth Day, Student Life has created an entire week of events devoted to being "green" and promoting sustainability. For more information and the schedule of events, click here.

For more information contact:

Hawai'i Pacific University
Center for Student Life and First-Year Programs
1188 Fort Street Mall, Suite 105
Honolulu, HI 96813 U.S.A.
Telephone: (808) 544-0277
FAX: (808) 566-2441
Email: studentlife@hpu.edu

Club Carnival 

College students share similar goals of meeting new people and finding ways to get involved. The Center for Student Life & First-Year Programs supports these goals by offering fun, entertaining, educational, and innovated programs and activities. Club Carnival is a bi-annual event that takes place on Fort Street Mall. It features booths by HPU’s Registered Student Organizations (clubs and organizations) at the beginning of each semester.

When you get involved at HPU, you will have the opportunity to 

  • Meet new people with similar interests 
  • Develop your leadership potential 
  • Be exposed to new ideas and people from around the globe 
  • Enrich your HPU experience 

Da Freakshow

Every year the freaks come out from hiding to show their talents and skills to the HPU community in the historic Hawaii Theatre at HPU’s annual talent show. “Sharky” and friends treat the audience to everything from contemporary dance to contact juggling.