Parents and Families

Parents and Families

In Hawai'i, you will hear the term 'OHANA used a lot. In a literal sense, it means family. As the parent or family member of an HPU student, we want to make sure you feel a part of the HPU 'Ohana as well.

We know what a vital role you have played in supporting your student during their journey to college. You have been their greatest cheerleader each step-of-the-way, helping them through their greatest challenges and ensuring they are growing and developing as young adults. This doesn't change just because your student moved away from home, or hit other important life events. You will continue to play a large role in your student's success at HPU, and we want to help make that easier for you.

Attending HPU’s Parent and Family Weekend will help you both feel confident and informed about all the resources available to make your student’s academic and social experiences successful and rewarding! Studies show that parent involvement enhances a student’s overall collegiate experience, while helping them establish their independence.

Again, welcome to the HPU 'Ohana, and please reach out to us at should you have any questions or concerns.

Ways to Get Involved

Please plan to join us here in Honolulu, either in-person or online from wherever you call home, for a weekend program that will bring you closer to your HPU Shark student and all that’s happening in this academic year.

Links to virtual events and registration details for in-person activities will be sent by email, but if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out directly at


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All parents of registered students will receive the Ohana Newsletter during their student's first year via email. This is where we go over past events, noteworthy highlights, and upcoming events we feel your student would benefit from. Keep an eye on your inbox for peeks into the happenings at HPU!