Optional Events

A variety of optional events are available during Passport Week. Students and family members may register for these events individually online after registering for Passport Week. Details below are tentative, and further information will be sent in confirmation of your registration.

  • All "Tours and Trips" are currently full. If you would like to be added to a waitlist, please email readysetgo@hpu.edu. Please also consider looking at Shark Service Project as an option if you're looking at getting involved with the Oahu community straight away.

  • "For Student Only" events do not have a space cap.

Tours and Trips


Tuesday, August 22 & Friday, August 25

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Cost = FREE

‘Iolani Palace is a living restoration of a proud Hawaiian national identity and is recognized as the spiritual and physical multicultural epicenter of Hawaii. HPU’s own Dr. Doug Askman will be our guide on this exclusive HPU only tour.


Friday, August 25

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cost = $50 per person

Looking for a way to see as much of Oahu as possible? Sign up for the most popular Passport Week event every year! Learn about history and culture, and explore beautiful sites across the entire island! Sites include Hanauma Bay, Kualoa Ranch, Makapu‘u, Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout, and many others. Sign up early because space is limited and this event will sell out quickly!


Friday, August 25

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost = $5 per person

This easy and popular hike starts by crossing a footbridge, then travels through a grove of Eucalyptus trees. The ¾-mile long trail ascends through a lush rainforest ending at the base of Mānoa Falls, which cascades 150 feet down a vertical face into a crystal clear pool.

For Students Only


Wednesday, August 23

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Cost = Dinner

Downbeat Diner
42 N. Hotel St.

Are you living off-campus this year? This will be a chance for you to mix and mingle with other students living in the city. Space will be reserved, however each person will be responsible for their own meal. More details will be posted soon online!


Thursday, August 24

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Cost = Free

Aloha Tower Marketplace

Are you an international student new to HPU? Join the Office of International Students and Scholars for a chance to get connected with other international students that will be at HPU this fall! Meet students from your home country and across the globe. More details coming soon!


Wednesday, August 23 and

Thursday, August 24

Cost = Free

Location = Your Hall

Living at Waterfront Lofts or HLC this fall? Make sure you’re keeping track of any evening events hosted in your residence! These will be great opportunities to make friends, meet your neighbors, and get familiar with the property (plus FREE FOOD! Who can say no?).

Contact the Office of First Year Experience!

Phone: 808-544-1116

Email: readysetgo@hpu.edu

Address: 1 Aloha Tower Drive, Honolulu, HI 96813