Next Steps: Student Life

Next Steps - Student Life


Applications for the fall 2023 Semester opened on march 1!

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.


Step 1 - Go to the Housing Portal and log in with your MyHPU credentials.

Step 2 - Click on the Housing Application link in the top menu.

Step 3 - Follow the steps to complete your application. MAKE SURE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION IN THE FINAL REVIEW STEP.



  • When we will find out about roommate assignments?
    The Housing and Residence Life team will communicate via email on August 11 all roommate assignments to students who have an accepted housing agreement.
  • When will my housing location be confirmed?
    The Housing and Residence Life team will communicate via email on August 11 all room/unit assignments to students who have an accepted housing agreement.
  • When is the last day that I can opt out of housing and still get my housing deposit back?
    May 1 was the last day to cancel an accepted housing agreement and receive their $400 deposit. Students who apply but are put on a waitlist or receive a housing offer but do not accept will be refunded their housing deposit. Students who have a signed housing agreement should reference the housing termination fee section of their housing agreement for more details.
  • When does the roommate matching form go live?
    The roommate matching process is from June 1 to July 31; students will request roommates through the HPU Housing Portal (log in with your MyHPU credentials).
  • How can I request a roommate?
    You can request a roommate by name, modify your roommate questionnaire responses, and communicate with other students who accepted university housing.  Keep in mind that request are not guaranteed. Students must accept the roommate request and be in the same room type.
  • Where should certain majors live?
    University housing locations is based on preference as housing is not assigned by major. For Residential Honors students, their designated housing is on the 3rd floor of Waterfront Lofts at Aloha Tower Marketplace. For Marine Science Scholars, their designated housing is at the Hawaii Loa Campus.
  • When will I know my address?  When can I start shipping items?
    Residents will know their unit number on August 11 when room and roommate assignments are emailed. How to label mail and packages will be provided on August 11. Residents may start shipping items to their address starting August 11.  
  • What comes with each room?
    Each bedroom'S furniture will vary based on the residential community. Overall, students will receive a XL twin size bed; closet or wardrobe; desk and desk chair.
  •  When is the last day to change my meal plan?
    Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Contact to request a change.
  •  When is move-in day?
    Move-in day is Wednesday, August 23 from 8am to 12pm. More information will be provided in your room and roommate assignment email. Make sure to join the specific residence life sessions during ‘Ohana Check-In throughout the summer.
  • May I still apply for university housing?
    Yes. We process applications as they come and if a housing location is at full capacity we place students on a waiting list. If you have an incomplete application, you can still submit an application. Go to the HPU Housing Portal (log in with your MyHPU credentials) to complete your application.
  • If I got offered a room type that were not my top 3 preference, how do I change it?
    You can be added to a waiting list for a specific room type of your choice after you accept the housing offer and sign the housing agreement that was sent to you via email. After you accept your housing offer, please email so you can be waitlisted for your 1st room type preference along with your student ID number.



Questions? Call us at 808-544-1436 or send an email to

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.

**Travelers arriving in Hawai‘i directly from international airports must still comply with U.S. federal requirements; consult with your airline.

Ground Transportation & Hotel Accommodations



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

(808) 544-0240

The registration link for fall 2023 OrientaTion will go live this summer!           

Fall Orientation SCHEDULE subject to change


move-in day

wednesday, august 23, 2023

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Welcome to Hawai’i Pacific University! Move into your residence hall, unpack and meet your roommates!

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Time for University business

Stop by the Resource Hub for a quick financial check-in. View your eBill, understand your account balance and payment options. Receive one-on-one assistance with financial aid and payment questions.

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Have dinner with your orientation group and pick from a variety of local food vendors. [For UG students only]


new student orienation program

wednesday, august 23 thru friday, august 25

All Day


for all new first year students

optional activities will be available on saturday, august 26 and sunday, august 27


transfer & visiting/exchange student orientation program

friday, august 25

All Day

for transfer, visiting and exchange students

optional activities will be available on saturday, august 26 and sunday august 27


parent & family orientation program - optional


wednesday, august 23 thru friday, august 25

All Day

for parents and guardians of hpu students


All new, full-time undergraduate students are charged a one-time new student orientation fee of $200. This amount is charged to students' accounts in July for fall and December for spring. New first-year, transfer and visiting/exchange students are required to attend new student orientation. Students will receive a lanyard, name badge, lei, and new student t-shirt during orientation. This fee also includes some meals, transportation, and participation in various required and optional activities throughout the event. 

shark bundle

AFFORDABLE AND CONVENIENT ACCESS TO REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS AND COURSE MATERIALS for students is why HPU and Barnes & Noble launched the Shark Bundle rental program. Students will pay $25.75 per credit hour* to get all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes, and electronic book versions before the first day of Fall 2022 semester classes. The average student is estimated to save as much as $300 on textbooks for a semester

  1. Register for your classes and the bookstore will start preparing your course materials

  2. One month before classes start, you will receive an email instructing you to select your delivery preference (in-store pickup or shipped directly to you)

  3.  An email notification will be sent when your order is ready for pickup or when it ships

  4. Your digital materials will be delivered for your course(s) within Blackboard

(808) 544-0290


Meet new people and find ways to get involved. Extra and co-curricular activities are an essential part of an enriching campus life and we encourage students to get involved and participate in school events.


  • @hawaiipacificuniversity
  • @hpufye
  • @hpustudentactivities
  • @cabhpu
  • @hpu_sga
  • @hpucampusrec


  • Complete Bystander Intervention and Alcohol Education. An email with instructions will be sent to students.
  • Prioritize your health and well-being - navigate YOU@HPU (

Please contact Student Life with questions regarding campus activities and student clubs.

(808) 544-0277