Student Fall Schedule

Updated: August 1, 2021

The student schedule for first year students runs across 3 required days during the week before classes begin. The student schedule for transfer, visiting, and exchange students is held on one required day the week before classes begin. These sessions and events provide opportunities for new students to learn about the university, meet faculty and staff, develop relationships, and explore the island. 

As the university prepares to welcome new students to campus this fall, we continue to review and make adjustments to the fall orientation schedule. Modifications are made with the health and well-being of our students, parents and family members in mind. Please check this website frequently for updates.

HPU's Guide to Welcome Week: HPU Fall 2021 New Student Orientation has gone mobile! Download "Guidebook" via the App Store or Google Play to access the most up-to-date information about this event, including schedules, maps, and much more. Search for the guide titled "Welcome Week: HPU Fall 2021 New Student Orientation" and start forming your schedule today! Otherwise, you may access a web based version of the schedule here

Schedule: Fall 2021

8:00 A.M. Take Care of University Business

10:00 A.M. Move-In begins for students residing at the Hawaii Loa Campus, Waterfront Lofts at Aloha Tower Marketplace, and Park Shore Waikiki

4:15 p.m. Transportation for students to Aloha Tower Marketplace from Hawaii Loa Campus and Park Shore Waikiki

5:00 p.m. Welcome Week: Fall 2021 New Student Orientation Check-In and Kick-Off Reception for First Year Students

  • Grab dinner from one of many local food trucks
  • Meet your Orientation Leader and Group Members

7:15 p.m. Welcome

  • Welcome from University President, John Gotanda and Provost, Dr. Jennifer Walsh
  • New Student Pledge and Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony

7:45 p.m. Transportation for students to Hawaii Loa Campus and Park Shore Waikiki from Aloha Tower Marketplace

8:15 a.m. Transportation to Aloha Tower Marketplace from Hawaii Loa Campus and Park Shore Waikiki

9:00 a.m. University Convocation and Dean's Welcome

10:30 A.m. Campus Tour and Lunch with Orientation Leaders

12:30 P.m. Academic and Student Life Sessions

2:30 P.M. We Care Session

4:00 P.m. Take Care of University Business

5:15 p.m. Transportation for students to Hawaii Loa Campus and Park Shore Waikiki from Aloha Tower Marketplace

8:30 P.M. Housing and Residence Life Activities

8:15 a.m. Transportation to Aloha Tower Marketplace from Hawaii Loa Campus and Park Shore Waikiki

9:00 - 11:00 A.M. Job Fair and Resource Fair at Aloha Tower Marketplace, MPR 3

  • Dress for Success! HPU offices will interview student candidates on the spot!
  • Learn about the many resources at HPU and the local community!
  • Lots of swag and giveaways at this event, don't miss your chance!

11:00 A.M. Lunch with your Orientation Leader and Group

  • Complete the orientation survey and pick up your orientation t-shirt! This custom t-shirt for NEW students is available on this day ONLY!

12:00 P.M. Orientation Group Activities

4:00 p.m. Take Care of University Business

4:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. Residence Life Activity

5:15 p.m. Transportation for Students to Hawaii Loa Campus and Park Shore Waikiki from Aloha Tower Marketplace

UPDATE July 22, 2021

*The orientation program for Transfer, Visiting, and Exchange Students is a required one-day program.

8:15 a.m. Transportation to Aloha Tower Marketplace from Hawaii Loa Campus and Park Shore Waikiki

8:45 A.M. New Student Orientation Check-in (Sunset Ballroom at ATM)

9:15 A.M. University Welcome

9:30 A.M. Academic and Student Life Session

11:00 A.M. Lunch and Campus Tour with your Orientation Leader

1:00 P.M. Guest Speaker

2:15 p.m. Breakout Session #1 (choose to attend one session from a selection of topics)

3:15 P.M. Breakout Session #2 (choose to attend one session from a selection of topics)

4:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. Residence Life Activity

5:15 p.m. Transportation for Students to Hawaii Loa Campus and Park Shore Waikiki from Aloha Tower Marketplace

9:00 A.M. Emerging Leaders Retreat (by invitation only to first generation students)

new students will have the opportunity to sign UP FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES scheduled on August 21 and 22. registration INFO WILL BE SENT TO YOUR hpu EMAIL IN August. Spots are limited. New students should limit signing up to one (1) activity per day in order to give everyone an opportunity to participate.

  • Wet N Wild
  • Trolley Tour
  • Byodo-In Temple and visit to Kailua Town
  • Bishop Museum
  • Honolulu Zoo
  • Aloha Stadium Swap Meet
  • KCC Farmer's Market and visit to Waikiki
  • Foster Botanical Gardens
  • Dole Plantation

Contact the Office of First Year Experience!

Phone: 808-544-1116

Email: readysetgo@hpu.edu

Address: 1 Aloha Tower Drive, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813