Student Fall Schedule

The student schedule runs across 3 required and 1 optional day during the week before classes. These sessions and events provide opportunities for new students to learn about the university, meet faculty and staff, develop relationships, and explore the island. Below is a tentative, general schedule. A comprehensive schedule will be available on the free Guidebook app in August. 

Updated: January 22, 2021

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.

TENTATIVE 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 and Waterfront Lofts at Aloha Tower Marketplace

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

5:30 p.m. Passport Week Check-In and Resource Fair

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

  • Welcome from President John Gotanda
  • Meet with Orientation Leader
  • Family Welcome 
  • Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony

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

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

9:00 a.m. University Convocation

9:45 a.m. Student Life Session

11:45 a.m. Campus Tour and Lunch with Orientation Leaders

1:00 p.m. Academic Life Session

3:30 P.m. 

  • E Komo Mai Reception (First-Year Only)
  • Transfer Student Social Reception (Transfers Only)
  • International Student Welcome Reception with the Office of International Students and Scholars (International Students Only) 

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

6:00 P.M. Optional Activity: TBD

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

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

8:45 a.m. College Dean's Welcome

10:00 A.M.

  • Student Breakout Sessions (Transfers Only)
  • Explore Hawaii (First-Year Only - Rotation A) OR Student Breakout Sessions (First-Year Only - Rotation B)

12:00 p.m. Lunch 

1:00 p.m.

  • Student Breakout sessions (Transfers Only)
  • Explore Hawaii (First-Year Only - Rotation B) OR Student Breakout Sessions (First-Year Only - Rotation A)

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

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

8:00 P.M. Optional Activity: TBD

8:00 P.M. Housing and Residence Life Activities

9:00 A.M. Optional Activity: Emerging Leader Program (by invitation only)

12:00 P.M. Optional Activity: Beach Day at Ala Moana

9:00 P.M. Optional Activity: Movie on the Lanai at Aloha Tower Marketplace - TBD

9:00 P.M. Housing and Residence Life Activities

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