First Year Students: Kuleana Checklist

Kuleana Checklist Spring 2023

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

**NOT APPLICABLE TO VISITING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS**

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 Spring 2023 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 (Due by Friday, January 16)
Upload Medical Records (Due by Sunday, January 1)

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. GET TO KNOW MYHPU!

MyHPU (my.hpu.edu) is your student portal. Take some time 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 and upload your documents.

Upload a Photo for your Student ID (Due by Friday, December 16)

Upload Medical Records (Due by Sunday, January 1)

Read About Hawaii State Health Clearance Requirements for Postsecondary Institutions here.

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

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (ITS)
EMAIL:
 help@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 566-2411

2. SUBMIT OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS TO HPU

**Does NOT apply to Visiting International students**

Request official high school or college transcripts from your institution and arrange to have them sent to HPU no later than Friday, December 16. 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.

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.

 3. SECURE HOUSING

Applications for the Spring 2023 Semester opened on November 8! Click the button above for instructions on how to apply.

  1. Submit Your Intent to Enroll Form and $200 Enrollment Deposit (if newly enrolled)
  2. Submit Your Housing Application and $400 Housing Deposit*
  3. Return Your Signed On-Campus Housing Agreement & Acceptance Form**
  4. Receive Your Housing and Roommate Assignment in December.

*On-campus housing inventory is limited. If your housing application is received, and no housing is available, you will be informed within three business days that you have been placed on a waitlist.

**After submission of your housing application, a housing and meal plan agreement form will be sent to your HPU email account. Until this agreement form is submitted, your housing is not confirmed. Due to limited housing inventory, you are encouraged to sign and submit your housing agreement form upon receipt.

 

Please contact Housing with questions regarding your housing application and for information about off-campus housing resources.

housing
EMAIL:
housing@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 544-1436

 1. view sample ebill statement

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.

Also, you can watch ‘Ohana Check-In 3 on our Guide Page mentioned above.

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

Review the Spring Academic Calendar for important tuition and other university deadlines.

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

 2. CHECK FINANCIAL AID STATUS & COMPLETE REQUIREMENTS

We encourage every family to apply for federal student aid to help pay for college. Here’s a link to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you’ve already filed your FAFSA, review your financial aid status by double-checking that you’ve submitted all paperwork, and satisfied the requirements.

Check your HPU email and MyHPU Portal regularly to ensure you've satisfied any requirements necessary to receive aid. Click the button above to login to MyHPU Portal.

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

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid regarding questions about your federal aid, award and/or other scholarships status. Please include YOUR NAME AND HPU STUDENT ID NUMBER in all communications with the Office of Financial Aid.

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

3. RSVP FOR SPRING ORIENTATION

REGISTRATION FOR NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION IS NOW LIVE!

Registration is due by DECEMBER 28, 2022. If registering after this date, please email readysetgo@hpu.edu from your student account and include your name, student ID number, and your student status (first year, transfer, or visiting/exchange student). We will provide you with next steps upon receipt of your email.

Reminder: part-time, military campus, special status, and non-degree students, as well as those pursing an associates, post-baccalaureate, or graduate degrees are NOT required to participate in this orientation program.

1. Confirm Campus Housing

Help us prepare for roommate and housing assignments prior to spring semester! You are required to actively confirm your on-campus housing reservation.

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.  

Note: If you are under 18 years old, your parent/guardian must also enter their email address and sign the form.

Note: If you fail to submit your confirmation form, 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
EMAILhousing@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 544-1436

2. RSVP FOR SPRING ORIENTATION

Registration for Orientation is due by DECEMBER 28, 2022. If registering after this date, please email readysetgo@hpu.edu from your student account and include your name, student ID number, and your student status (first year, transfer, or visiting/exchange student). We will provide you with next steps upon receipt of your email.

Reminder: part-time, military campus, special status, and non-degree students, as well as those pursing an associates, post-baccalaureate, or graduate degrees are NOT required to participate in this orientation program.

Contact Student Activities for questions regarding New Student Orientation.

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

 3. VIEW A SAMPLE EBILL

Your “eBill” statement will be available to view in MyHPU WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR COURSES

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. Learn How Shark Bundle Works

Have your course materials ready the first day of class!

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.

Be sure to visit the FAQs page by clicking the button above!

Students have the option to opt-out of this program within the first 3 weeks of the Spring Semester.  Deadline to opt-out for the Winter term is 12/29/22 and for any of the Spring terms the deadline is Friday, 1/27/23. You will need to opt out for each of the spring terms in which you are enrolled.  Opting out means you will not receive access to your required course materials in a convenient package at a discounted rate for all Spring terms.  To opt out you will need to click on the opt out link. You can opt out of the Winter 2022 term now through 12/29/22 and from the Spring terms from 12/20/22 through 1/27/23.

Contact HPU Bookstore for questions regarding textbook and other course materials. 

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

2. FIND PART-TIME JOBS

Handshake is HPU's modern career management platform designed to provide students with an enhanced online job search experience and more. Click on the button above to get started on Handshake!

  • Federal Work Study & other campus jobs
  • Off-campus part-time & full-time jobs
  • Internships
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Post-graduation career opportunities
  • Connect with employers

3. FINALIZE TRAVEL PLANS

Whether you are traveling from abroad, moving from the mainland, or a resident of Hawaii, plan ahead and make sure all your transportation needs are addressed.

NOTICE: HAWAII‘I SAFE TRAVELS RESTRICTIONS ENDED ON 03/25/2022 AT 11:59 P.M. HST. TRAVELERS ARRIVING ON 03/26/2022 AND BEYOND WILL NO LONGER BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A SAFE TRAVELS APPLICATION TO ENTER HAWAII‘I. BEGINNING AT 12:00 A.M. HST, 03/26/2022, THERE WILL BE NO COVID-RELATED REQUIREMENTS FOR ARRIVING DOMESTIC PASSENGERS.

**TRAVELERS ARRIVING IN HAWAII‘I directly from international airports MUST STILL COMPLY WITH U.S. FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS; CONSULT WITH YOUR AIRLINE.

Please contact Student Services with questions regarding air travel, ground transportation, and hotel accommodations.

STUDENT SERVICES
EMAIL: studentservices@hpu.edu
CALL: (808) 544-0240

'Ohana Check-In Recordings Spring 2023