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 here for our Student Life Events Calendar.
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 here to view the Fall 2013 Welcome Week Events.
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.
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. This semester, Student Life will be taking students to three different off-site/off-campus visits starting with Papahana Kualoa in September, Kako‛o Oiwi in October and He‛eia Fishpond in November. These three organizations are in the forefront of restoring land using cultural practices of Native Hawaiians. Students will be introduced to an ahupua'a and learn about the districts that extended from the mountains to the sea. They will also learn how they can help restore the agricultural and ecological productivity back to the land the Hawaiians once used. 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.
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.
STRESS RELIEF WEEK
Stress Relief Week is about taking a break and finding ways to relax in the midst of the chaos. Take advantage of various events and activities provided by Student Life the week before finals.
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!
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