First Year Students: Kuleana Checklist

Kuleana Checklist Summer 2022

Welcome to the HPU ‘Ohana! We've simplified next steps here to ensure you are ready for Orientation.

In Case You Missed It!

Make sure you're on the right track for a smooth transition to HPU! Kuleana means responsibility in Hawaiian. It's also one of our values. Follow your Kuleana Checklists below.

 1. Submit a Pre-Registration Form

If you submitted your enrollment deposit months, or even weeks ago, you have likely already completed this step. Great - one less thing to do! You are now likely registered for at least some of your Fall 2022 courses, and may already be in communication with your academic advisor.

And if you have only submitted your enrollment deposit in the past two weeks, you likely have not yet received your pre-registration form. No stress! It is coming!

If you haven't completed the form, click the button above and submit the HPU Course Pre-Registration Form. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE PRE-REGISTRATION FORM. After submission, your advisor can start working on your class schedule. They will contact you when they are ready to discuss your fall schedule.

Please contact Academic Advising with urgent questions regarding the Pre-Registration Form and Course Schedules.

Academic Advising
Email: advising@hpu.edu
Call: (808) 544-1198
MAKE APPOINTMENT: hpu.edu/advising
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Not Sure Where to Submit Official Transcripts, Dual Credits, and Other EXAM Scores?

Request official high school or college transcripts from your institution and arrange to have them sent to HPU directly. Unfortunately, we cannot accept transcripts that are sent to HPU by students and parents.

Have your school send your transcripts to:

Office of Admissions
Email: admissions@hpu.edu

Mailing Address:
Hawaii Pacific University
Office of Admissions
1 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, HI 96813

All other official exam scores such as SAT, ACT, IELTS, TOEFL, AP, IB, etc. should also be sent to the Office of Admissions soon as possible.

2. Get to Know MyHPU Portal!

MyHPU (my.hpu.edu) is your student portal. Take some time this week to navigate the site!

Access student services and resources such as: HPU Libraries, Shark Shuttle Schedule, Financial Aid, Student Life, and much more!

What else can you do in MyHPU Portal?

You can see university Pili'ana (connection) events and announcements, update your student profile, check your HPU email, view your degree plan, make online tuition payments, check your grades, and manage other important university business.

Click the following link for step-by-step instructions on MyHPU Account Creation. Otherwise, sign in directly to your student portal by clicking the button above. Go ahead and explore!

Upload a Photo for your Student ID
Upload Medical Records

Pro Tip: Forward your HPU emails to your personal email account so you don't miss important university announcements and deadlines.

Please contact HPU Information Technology Services (ITS) with tech-related issues.

Information technology services (itS)
Email: help@hpu.edu
Call: (808) 566-2411

3. Learn More about FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the confidentiality of student records that an institution maintains.

How does FERPA affect you and your family?

As an HPU student, only you have access to your education records and student account. Under the FERPA law, HPU cannot disclose personally identifiable information from a student's education records to a third party (including a student's parents) without the student's prior written authorization.

If you would like your parents or guardians to have access to your student information/account, please fill out and sign an Authorization to Release Education Records form, and email it to registrar@hpu.edu at your earliest convenience.

1. Find Your Class Schedule

MyHPU (my.hpu.edu) is your student portal. Take some time this week to find and review your class schedule!

 

Follow Path: my.hpu.edu > Student Services > Schedule > Fall 2022 > Submit

 

Why is reviewing your class schedule important?

Our Academic Advisors are hard at work, processing hundreds of pre-registration forms and building class schedules every day. And while they are awesome, they’re only human!

Now is a good time to find and review your class schedule. Identifying any conflicts and addressing questions about your courses now, will give you (and our advisors) enough time to adjust your schedule. Plus, it’s important that you have a solid understanding of what, when, and where your classes will be.

Sign in directly to your student portal by clicking the button above.

 

First time signing into MyHPU? Here are step-by-step instructions on MyHPU Account Creation.

What else can I accomplish early this summer?

Upload a Photo for your Student ID

Upload Medical Records

 

2. Review HPU's Academic Calendar

Our academic calendar should become one of your best friends during your time at HPU!  You can use it to view relevant dates for each term in one location.

For example, use it to find registration dates, and important tuition policies and deadlines. You can even see University holidays to use when you plan your family’s next trip to Hawaii’i.

Review HPU's Registration Policy Here!

1. Level Up with Placement Tests

Make sure you are in the right classes!

FOLLOW PATH: my.hpu.edu > Student Services > More > (scroll right) Placement Tests

If you’ve already submitted your official high school transcripts, dual credits and other official exam scores such as SAT, ACT, IELTS, TOEFL, AP, IB to HPU Admissions, you may not need to take a placement test and can move onto your next steps.

However, if you would like to “level up” by taking the placement tests, click the button above to get started.

Using your voucher code located in your MyHPU portal, you can register and then take the test. Be sure to allow yourself enough time to finish a test in one sitting.

Please contact our Assessment team at the Center for Academic Success if you have questions regarding placement testing.

Center for academic success, assessments
EMAIL: assessment@hpu.edu
More Information: HPU Placement Testing Website

2. VIEW A SAMPLE EBILL STATEMENT

Your Fall 2022 eBill statement will be available to view in MyHPU the first week of July! Spend some time this week reviewing a sample eBill by clicking the above.

Online statements will reflect all activity as of the statement date, including:

  • Tuition charges
  • Student fees
  • Meal plans
  • Payments
  • Financial Aid credited to your account

Once your eBill statement is available in MyHPU Portal, follow this path to find it: my.hpu.edu > Student Services > View and Pay eBill > Statements > View

Please contact the Business Office with questions regarding tuition and fees and to ask about monthly payment plans if necessary.

BUSINESS OFFICE (ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE)
EMAILar@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 386-5272

3. CHECK FINANCIAL AID STATUS & COMPLETE REQUIREMENTS

HPU Financial Aid Counselors will communicate with students via your HPU student email (username@my.hpu.edu). Check your HPU email and MyHPU Portal regularly to ensure you've satisfied any financial aid requirements necessary to receive aid and awards.

FOLLOW PATH: my.hpu.edu > Student Services > Financial Aid > Offer/Requirements

  • Please include YOUR NAME AND HPU STUDENT ID NUMBER on all documents and communications you submit to the Office of Financial Aid.

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid regarding questions about your federal aid, award and/or other scholarships status.

FINANCIAL AID
EMAIL
financialaid@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 544-0253

1. Watch 'Ohana check-In Recordings Here!

Now is a good time to go back and review some of the information we've shared over the past two months, and make sure you still are on track. Close this drop-down and scroll to the bottom of the page or click the button above.

But don't worry! Wherever you are at, we are here to help you along the way.

Click the button above to access our HPU Guide page. There you can find previous 'Ohana Check-In Recordings, as well as digital versions of previously sent Kuleana Checklists that may have gotten buried in your email.

Topics we've covered so far:

  • Pre-registration
  • Placement tests
  • HPU search tools
  • MyHPU Portal introduction
  • FERPA Consent Forms
  • Understanding your class schedule
  • HPU Academic Calendar overview
  • Tuition & Fees
  • Financial Aid

2. LEVEL UP WITH PLACEMENT TESTS

Make sure you are in the right classes!

If you've already submitted your official high school transcripts, dual credits and other official exam scores such as SAT, ACT, IELTS, TOEFL, AP, IB to HPU Admissions, you may not need to take a placement test and can move onto your next steps.

However, if you would like to "level up" by taking the placement tests, click the button above to get started.

Follow Path: Student Services > More > (Scroll Down and Right) Placement Tests

Using your voucher code located in your MyHPU portal, you can register and then take the test. Be sure to allow yourself enough time to finish a test in one sitting.

Please contact our Assessment team at the Center for Academic Success if you have questions regarding placement testing.

Center for academic success, assessments

EMAIL: assessment@hpu.edu
More Information: HPU Placement Testing Website

3. Confirm On-Campus Housing (If Applicable)

To help us prepare for roommate and housing assignments prior to fall semester, you are required to actively confirm your on-campus housing reservation by June 30th, 2022.

CLICK THE BUTTON ABOVE TO ACCESS YOUR HPU PORTAL, THEN FOLLOW THIS PATH: Student Services > Student Life > Housing. Then confirm your housing by following the steps below:

1: Go to the Housing Portal and log in with your MyHPU credentials.
2: Click on the Confirm Housing button on the main page.
3: On your active application, highlighted in green, click "Continue."
4: Review your details, enter your student ID, and click "Confirm Housing" to finish.

  • If you are under 18 years old, your parent/guardian must also enter their email address and sign the form.
  • If you fail to submit your confirmation form by June 30, 2022, the University may cancel your Housing Agreement and reassign your room to another student on the waitlist. If that occurs, you will forfeit the $400 security deposit and will be charged a cancellation fee in the amount of $1,700 according to the terms outlined in your University Housing Agreement.

You will receive a confirmation email upon successful submission.

How do you request roommates?

The roommate request process is available to any student who has accepted their housing. Log into your Housing Portal and click the “Roommate Request” button. You'll be able to search for, message, request roommates, respond to roommate requests, and form roommate groups all within the platform. Your search will be limited to other students who have also accepted housing at the same location (i.e., ATM, HLC, or WV).

Contact Housing and Residence Life regarding questions about your on-campus housing agreement and/or roommate assignments.

HOUSING & RESIDENCE LIFE
EMAIL: housing@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 544-1436

1. Confirm On-Campus Housing

To help us prepare for roommate and housing assignments prior to fall semester, you are required to actively confirm your on-campus housing reservation by June 30th, 2022.

CLICK THE BUTTON ABOVE TO ACCESS YOUR HPU PORTAL, THEN FOLLOW THIS PATH: Student Services > Student Life > Housing. Then confirm your housing by following the steps below:

1: Go to the Housing Portal and log in with your MyHPU credentials.
2: Click on the Confirm Housing button on the main page.
3: On your active application, highlighted in green, click "Continue."
4: Review your details, enter your student ID, and click "Confirm Housing" to finish.

  • If you are under 18 years old, your parent/guardian must also enter their email address and sign the form.
  • If you fail to submit your confirmation form by June 30, 2022, the University may cancel your Housing Agreement and reassign your room to another student on the waitlist. If that occurs, you will forfeit the $400 security deposit and will be charged a cancellation fee in the amount of $1,700 according to the terms outlined in your University Housing Agreement.

You will receive a confirmation email upon successful submission.

Contact Housing and Residence Life regarding questions about your on-campus housing agreement.

HOUSING & RESIDENCE LIFE
EMAIL: housing@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 544-1436

2. Register for Orientation Friday July 1

Click the button above to get more information about the Orientation experience.

Registration opens on Friday, July 1.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
Wednesday, August 24 – Saturday, August 27 (optional activities to participate in on Saturday).

General Move-In Day & New Student Orientation Schedule

Wednesday, August 24 at Aloha Tower Marketplace

8:00am – 2:00pm: General Move-In to Residence Halls **times vary for each student

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Shuttle from HLC/Waikiki Vista to ATM

4:00pm: Orientation Begins

4:00pm – 5:00pm: All Class Photos

5:00pm: Dinner

7:00pm: Candle Lighting Ceremony

8:30pm: Residence Meeting

9:00pm: Pau (finished): Shuttle from ATM to HLC/Waikiki Vista

PARENT AND FAMILY ORIENTATION
Wednesday August 24 – Friday August 26.

Contact Student Activities for questions regarding New Student Orientation.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES
EMAIL: readysetgo@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 544-0277

3. View a Sample eBill

Your Fall 2022 “eBill” statement will be available to view in MyHPU the first week of July!

Get ready for your eBill! Spend some time this week reviewing what a sample eBill looks like by clicking the button above. This will help you understand your student account activity once you receive your eBill.

Note: No account activity will appear on your eBill statement until you are registered for classes.

eBill statements will reflect all activity as of the statement date, including:

  • Tuition charges
  • Student fees
  • Meal plans
  • Payments
  • Financial Aid credited to your account

Contact the Business Office with questions regarding tuition and fees, and to ask about monthly payment plans if necessary.

BUSINESS OFFICE (ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE)
EMAILar@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 386-5272

1. RSVP FOR ORIENTATION

Orientation is required for all new first-year students, and optional for parents. Registration for both must be submitted by August 1st.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
Wednesday, August 24 – Saturday, August 27 (optional activities available on both Saturday and Sunday).

PARENT AND FAMILY ORIENTATION
Wednesday August 24 – Friday August 26.

Contact Student Activities for questions regarding New Student Orientation.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES
EMAIL: readysetgo@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 544-0277

2. UPLOAD MEDICAL RECORDS ASAP

State of Hawaii law mandates that certain health requirements be cleared before students can enter into postsecondary institutions.

Required of all students:

  • Tuberculosis and Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria-Acceular Pertussis, Varicella, and Meningococcal Conjugate

You can find more information on your health clearance requirements here.

And you can upload your immunizations and relevant health records using Med+Proctor.

3. SUBMIT FINAL TRANSCRIPTS & EXAM SCORES

Submit all final official high school and college transcripts. Official transcripts must be sent, either electronically, or via mail, directly from the school. We cannot accept transcripts as official if they are not received directly from the school. 

Transcripts maybe sent electronically to the Office of Admissions at admissions@hpu.edu or mailed to:

Hawaii Pacific University
Office of Admissions
1 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, HI 96813

Submit all final official exam scores to the Office of Admissions (ex: SAT, ACT, IELTS, TOEFL, AP, IB, etc.).

Hawaii Pacific University
Office of Admissions
1 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, HI 96813

Students who choose not to submit test scores or applicable transfer credit will need to take Writing and Math Placement tests so we can help you register for the appropriate courses you need. PLACEMENT TESTS can be taken at HPU or remotely.

1. VISIT OUR TRAVELING TO HPU PAGE

Whether you are traveling from abroad, moving from the mainland, or a resident of Hawai'i, it is important to plan ahead and make sure all your transportation needs are addressed.

Visit our Traveling to HPU page by clicking the button above. Here you can find hotel partnerships, ground transportation options, airport shuttle service to campus, campus parking options and finalize your travel plans.

Not sure what to bring when moving on-campus?

Need to schedule an airport shuttle?

You can also check out our interactive campus maps below to familiarize yourself with the area ahead of time.

Downtown Campus Map

Hawaii Loa Campus Map

Contact Student Activities – Office of First Year programs for questions regarding Orientation and traveling to HPU.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES
EMAIL: readysetgo@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 544-0277

2. REVIEW OUR SHARK BUNDLE TEXTBOOK PROGRAM

Registered students will be automatically enrolled in the Shark Bundle textbook rental program. Once you've successfully selected your courses, the bookstore will start preparing your order. If you prefer to get your course materials another way, the option to opt-out of the program will be available beginning on August 7.

Be sure to visit the FAQs page by clicking the button above!
Contact HPU Bookstore for questions regarding textbook and other course materials.

HPU BOOKSTORE
EMAIL:
sm80894@bncollege.com
CALL: (808) 544-0290

3. DISCOVER STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Become a member of a registered student organization. It's an excellent way to meet new people from around the world and enrich your HPU experience with fun, educational, and innovative programs. Click the button above to view highlighted student activities, and check out our nearly 50 student clubs and organizations.

Get involved with your HPU 'Ohana!

For questions regarding student activities, please contact the Office of Student Activities, Student Life.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES – STUDENT LIFE
EMAIL: studentlife@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 544-0277

For questions regarding student clubs and organizations, please contact the Office of Student Activities, Registered Student Organizations.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES – RSO
EMAIL: leadership@hpu.edu

CALL: (808) 544-1162

'Ohana Check-In Recordings Summer 2022