Student Activities

College students share similar goals of meeting new people and finding ways to get involved. The Office of Student Activities supports these goals by offering fun, entertaining, educational, and innovative programs and activities. Co-curricular activities are an essential part of enriching campus life and we encourage students to become involved. This office also provides leadership development opportunities and accommodates close to 50 clubs and organizations on-campus. It is our goal to take learning beyond the classroom and cultivate programs that lead to student success.   

Click on the links to the left to learn more about the events and programs this office has to offer.


Light up the night 2019:

The 11th annual Light Up the Night reception, hosted by the Office of Student, recognized students and clubs for their outstanding contributions to our HPU community. 

To all our students: Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our community - we are PROUD of you!

For a complete list of students and clubs acknowledged at  this year's Light Up the Night - click this link. 


Shark Bucket Challenge:

The Shark Bucket Challenge is back for another semester with even bigger prizes and lots of opportunities to join in the fun.

How to play:

Go to any of the events listed below.

Go to one event or all of them and be entered to win a Polaroid camera and picture giftset, a Bluetooth speaker, or some new logo swag! All you have to do is tag HPU Student Activities on Facebook, share what you’re doing, and hashtag #sharkbucketchallenge18. You can also email us a picture at For every one event you attend, your name will be entered. Go to all of the events listed or all the events in the series to get even more chances to win!


25 Things to do Before you Graduate! 

  1. Attend New Student Orientation!
  2. Participate in Explore Hawaii (during New Student Orientation)!
  3. Attend a Welcome Week event!
  4. Have fun at Pa'ina at the Pier - welcome back concert
  5. Go to Club Carnival and join a club!
  6. Learn about Campus Recreation and join a sports club, participate in intramurals, or work out at one of the fitness centers!
  7. Participate in a leadership development program!
  8. Attend a Hawaii Spotlight event!
  9. Cheer on your fellow Sharks at a fall sports game!
  10. Participate in Make a Difference Day!
  11. Trick or Treat at HPU's Halloween FunFest!
  12. Be My Guest and take your professor and classmate(s) to coffee or lunch!
  13. Check out one of the HPU theatre performances at the Paul & Vi Lolo Theater at HLC!
  14. Join us for a Holoholo trip!
  15. Give thanks at SGA and CAB's annual Thanksgiving Luncheon event!
  16. Take a break during Countdown to Finals!
  17. Cheer on your fellow Sharks at a spring sports game!
  18. Show your Sharks pride and get involved with Spirit Week!
  19. Audition for or come to Da Freakshow - HPU's annual Talent Show!
  20. Make your voice heard and vote for your student representative in the Student Government Association General Elections!
  21. Consider a leadership role with Campus Activities Board!
  22. Visit the Career Development Center!
  23. Attend a music concert!
  24. Attend HPU's longest standing tradition - Intercultural Day!
  25. Graduate!

Contact Us

Phone: 808-544-0277

Student Life Office: ATM Suite 1400 (1 Aloha Tower Drive, Suite 1400, Honolulu, HI 96813)