Family Schedule

Family Orientation runs parallel to the student schedule during Passport Week, and provides opportunities for the families of new students to learn about what students will be experiencing during their time at HPU. Below is a general schedule for Family Orientation. The full schedule will be available in mid-August.


Tuesday, August 22

5:00 p.m. Transportation to Aloha Tower Marketplace from Hawaii Loa Campus

5:30 p.m. Passport Week Check In and Registration

6:00 p.m. Passport Week Kick-Off

6:30 p.m. Family Welcome

8:00 p.m. Transportation to Hawaii Loa Campus from Aloha Tower Marketplace


Wednesday, August 23

8:00 a.m. Transportation to Aloha Tower Marketplace from Hawaii Loa Campus

9:00 a.m. University Convocation

10:00 a.m. Welcome from the Provost

10:15 a.m. Financial Resources

10:45 a.m. Academic Resources

11:15 a.m. Letters of Aloha

11:30 a.m. Family Reception and Campus Tours

1:30 p.m. Family Breakout Sessions

  • Topics tentatively set to include
    • Accessibility Services
    • Veterans and Military Benefits
    • Counseling and Behavioral Health
    • Drop In Session with the Assistant Dean of Students
    • Insurance and Medical Options on Oahu
    • Transfer Students and Starting Out on the Right Foot
    • Supporting Your “First In the Family” Student from Home
    • Ask a Shark - Student Panel
    • Parents of Student Athletes
    • Sharks Bucks, Dining and Eating Local
    • Campus Safety
    • Supporting Student Academic Success

4:00 p.m. End of Family Schedule


Thursday, August 24

11:30 A.M. Residential Honors Family Session (for family of Residential Honors students only)


Contact the Office of First Year Experience!

Phone: 808-544-1116


Address: 1 Aloha Tower Drive, Honolulu, HI 96813