Off-Campus Living

Off-Campus Housing

Getting to and From Campus

The island of Oahu is also known as the City and County of Honolulu. TheBus is the City and County's affordable and convenient public transportation system. HPU's Downtown and Windward campuses are easily accessible by TheBus. The downtown campus is located among major bus corridors offering frequent bus service to all areas of the island; the Hawai'i Loa campus bus stops are located on Kamehameha Highway and Pali Highway.

The UPass is a reduced rate student bus pass sticker placed on your HPU ID card. All full-time undergraduate and graduate students taking classes on the downtown and/or HLC campuses will be assessed a Transportation Fee (UPass) each semester and entitles students to one UPass. Students who are not charged the Transportation Fee (UPass) may purchase a regular UPass at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore at ATM. For more information click here.



The shuttle provides free transportation for students, faculty, and staff between the Hawaii Loa and downtwown campuses. The shuttle departs from the stuttle stops at Hawaii Loa and Aloha Tower Marketplace.

When boarding the shuttle from either shuttle stop, please be sure to board in numerical seating order as posted on the benches to ensure that the persons who arrived first to the shuttle stop are seated first. Please be ready to show the driver your HPU identification upon boarding. Upon seating, we recommend you fasten your seatbelt.

Hawaii Loa Campus

Students may purchase a Hawai’i Loa campus decal from the Hawaii Loa Security office which is located in the lobby of the Academic Center.  Cost for a parking decal is $200 per semester for vehicles, $50 for motorcycles and $25 for mopeds. Transactions will be charged to the student’s online account and can be paid for either on line or directly to the HPU Business Office.

The HPU Hawaii Loa Campus Security Office is open for decal distribution from 9:00AM until 3:00PM, Monday through Friday.  During Orientation/Registration Week and first week of classes, extended hours will be commuciated appropriately. Students are required to complete a Student Vehicle Parking Registration form.  Registration info, safety check, and proof of insurance information are required, as well as student identification information for billing purposes. Those students electing not to obtain a parking decal have the following options:

Purchase of a 10-day Parking Discount Punch Card for $60.  Parking Punch cards may be acquired at the HLC security office. Transactions are charged to the student's HPU account. Punch cards do not provide overnight parking privileges.

Pay the Daily parking fee rate of $8 per visit, day parking, payment to be made in cash or check to the front gate of HLC.  Motorcycles and mopeds are $4 per visit.

Visitor parking fees are collected for University authorized events such as athletic events, lawn events, or Residence Life guests.  Visitor parking fees are $5 for vehicles and $3 for motorcycles and mopeds.

The front gate at the HLC is staffed 24 hours a day.

Students who live in the HLC residence halls and have vehicles, motorcycles or mopeds that will be parked on campus, must purchase a “Resident Student” decal.  They should inform the security officer at the HLC Security Office that they are there to acquire a “Resident Student” decal.  Residence Life decals are the same price as non-resident decals.

The parking decal must be properly affixed on the inside of the front windshield driver’s side and be clearly visible.  Lost or stolen decals must be replaced at the owner’s expense (decals may only be used for the vehicle it is registered to).  The decal is non-transferable.

Aloha Tower Marketplace


HPU and Aloha Tower Marketplace are not responsible and do not assume liability for any damages incurred when parked at Aloha Tower Marketplace and its associated parking lots.


Student may secure monthly vehicle parking at Piers 5 & 6 starting at $200 per month based on availability. Additional monthly options for vehicles include reserved lot access (Ala Moana Mini Park) for $225 plus tax and reserved stalls (Richards St.) for $250 plus tax. Overnight parking is available in both Ala Moana Mini Park and on Richards St. for all the details or to register, visit or call the ATM Elite Parking Office at (808) 544-1458 Monday – Friday from 8:00AM – 5:00PM.


Motorcycle monthly parking is also available at ATM. If you are looking to secure monthly parking at Piers 5 & 6, you may do so by contacting the Elite Parking Office at (808) 544-1458. Monthly parking for motorcycles cost $50 plus tax.

Mopeds & Bicycles

There are (2) locations at ATM that students can park mopeds and bicycles free-of-charge. You can either park at the bike racks located in front of the HECO building along Aloha Tower Drive or at the bike racks located near the entrance to Piers 5 & 6 parking lot. All complimentary parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Any bike or moped parked at these locations is parked at bike or moped owner’s sole risk. It is highly recommended students lock bikes and mopeds.

Downtown Campus

Hawai'i Pacific University does not provide an institutionally-owned parking garage or parking lot in downtown Honolulu for the use of its students or visitors. Parking, for a charge, is available in private and municipal parking garages and parking lots. Metered on-street parking is available on certain streets during the day, in off-hours, and on weekends. All parking is within close walking distance to the downtown campus. Parkopedia is an independent online service that provides parking information.

Below are a few areas near the Waterfront Plaza (WFP) for consideration. HPU does not endorse these independently operated parking garages; contact the garage operators for up-to-date information. Note: The rates below were pulled in July 2019.

  • Waterfront Plaza (500 Ala Moana): M-F: 6am-10pm; Sat: 9am-2; $6/hr; Early Bird $11; Monthly parking: Yes - Unreserved: $178; Reserved: $251
  • South Street Garage (564 Pohukaina St.): 3 min walking time to WFP; M-Sun: 7am-5pm; $1/hr; $2/2hrs; Additional hour: $2 per; no validation; no monthly parking
  • Pohukaina Parking Lot (690 Pohukaina St.): 6 min walking time to WFP; $7 flat rate; open lot but staffed; no monthly parking available
  • Makai Garage (530 Halekauwila St): 8 min walking time to WFP; M-F: 7am-5pm; $1/hr; $2/2hr; Additional hour: $2 per; gated/staffed lot
  • 677 Ala Moana Building: 12 min walking time to WFP; M-F: 6am-8pm; $3/30 min
  • Queen and South Street (600 Queen St.): 10 min walking time to WFP; M-Sun: 7am-5pm; $7/2 hrs; Early bird: $25 all day; Flat rate in after 5 pm-6am: $5; monthly parking – yes, $170

In order to support and encourage our students and employees to carpool, we’re pleased to launch a new dedicated ridesharing solution designed to help you find commuting partners who work or study at Hawai`i Pacific University. HPU GreenRide is a ridesharing system for use only by Hawai`i Pacific University employees and students. Register today using your HPU e-mail account to find a carpool partner or a walking, biking or transit buddy. Fully secure, it will help you find ridesharing partners who work or study at HPU.

With HPU GreenRide you can:

  • Find partners for carpooling, biking, busing, and walking to any of HPU’s campuses.
  • Find carpool partners for single trips (Live in Waikiki and want to go to the North Shore?).
  • Log all of your commutes to realize emissions savings, cost savings, and health benefits of your transportation decisions.

To sign up, simply go to the HPU GreenRide website at, and use your HPU email address ( or to register.

Need a car just for the weekend? Want to jump on a bicycle and head to the beach? Check out HPU's partnership with Hui, Biki, and Ride Sharee. 

Hui is a round-trip, station-based service available to users 24/7 from Toyota Connected North America and Servco Pacific Inc. Hui vehicles can be reserved by the minute or day. To utilize Hui, a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record are required. All HPU students over 18 years of age are eligible to drive, subject to other membership requirements. Users simply need to download the app onto their mobile phone, register as a member, then search for the nearest vehicle and reserve a date and time. Gas, insurance, parking at the station, 24-hour roadside assistance, and a 24-hour call center are all included in the hourly rate of the vehicle. There are currently about 95 vehicles on Oahu spanning from Ko Olina to Kaimuki, including Aloha Tower Marketplace across from Pier 8.

Biki is Honolulu’s new transportation system, brought to you by Bikeshare Hawaii. Biki has 1,300 bikes at 130 conveniently located self-service “Biki Stops” throughout downtown Honolulu, including Aloha Tower Marketplace across from Pier 8. Biki bikes are designed to be easy to maneuver, comfortable and fun to ride, while accommodating riders of all sizes. Honolulu is the first city in the world to have this new generation of bike.

Ride Sharee is a dockless dommunity bike company formed In Honolulu, Hawaii. It is a local company based on the basic Hawaiian principles of aloha, kokua and malama honua.