Please the contact the Office of Advising and Career Development, New Student Orientation for information regarding shuttles. You can also call Oahu Airport Shuttle at 808-681-8181. Taxi service is also available outside the baggage claim area of the airport.
I requested to live in a specific residence hall, what are my chances that I’ll be assigned there?
Housing applications are processed according to the date that the Residence Life office received both application and deposit. It is recommended that you submit your forms and deposit as soon as possible. The earlier it’s received, the better your chances are for getting your requested preferences. Submitting your application and deposit by the deadline date guarantees that you’ll be assigned to a room, however it does not guarantee a specific room and/or residence hall.
I requested to live with a friend. What are my chances that we can live together?
Refer to the answer above for the application/deposit processing procedure. The same applies to roommate requests. Additionally, both students must indicate each other’s names in the roommate request section of the application/contract for the request to be considered.
Am I required to purchase a meal plan?
If you live in Hale Lokelani, Hale Pohaku or Kieffer Hall residence halls, you are required to enroll in one of the programs offered. The rooms in these buildings do not have kitchens. Therefore your meals will be prepared by our dining services. If you live in an apartment, you are not required to enroll in a plan but you may choose to if you desire.
What kind of appliances can we have in our room?
Refer to the Guide to Residential Life, electrical appliances section on page 30.
What is the average temperature in Hawaii? What kind of weather should I pack for?
The average temperature in Hawaii is in the low to mid 80’s. During the winter months it usually does not dip below the low-70’s. You will most likely acclimate to our weather within a few months therefore you should bring at least one blanket and light comforter for sleeping. We recommend that you pack a few sweaters and light jackets for rainy days and cool nights.
If I want television cable service or phone service, what do I do?
Television cable services are not available in all residence halls. Check with the Residence Life office for availability. For these services, you will have to contact the companies directly. See Newcomer Resources for contact information. Residence halls Hale Lokelani and Kieffer Hall have a television in their lounge that is available to students.
What kind of activities and events can I look forward to while living in the residence halls?
The Residence Life office, Office of Student Activities and Leadership and various student organizations on campus sponsor many fun events throughout the semester to keep you entertained and active. Some of the activities we’ve had so far were: casino night, movie, beach, bowling, skating, hiking and shopping outings, barbecues, cultural dance and music events, hiking, educational, spiritual and various recreational sports activities like volleyball, basketball, soccer, ping-pong, billiard and X-Box (video games) tournaments.
If I become sick and need a doctor, what should I do?
Chaminade University provides free taxi rides to a number of medical facilities in the nearby area. During regular business hours (M-F, 8a-4p) you may obtain a taxi smart card from either the Student Support Services or Residence Life offices. After hours you may get a smart card from the Residence Hall Director on duty (first contact your Resident Assistant on duty). The medical facilities that we provide transportation to are: Queen’s Hospital, Kahala Urgent Care, Straub Clinic in Hawaii Kai, Kapiolani Medical Center at Punahou, Kaiser of Honolulu, and Straub Hospital. We recommend that you check with your health insurance provider to ensure that your health insurance is accepted at the medical facility you choose to visit otherwise you may be required to pay upfront. If you have questions please contact Student Support Services at (808) 735-4724.
What are the new Move-in dates for Fall and Spring Semester?
Housing Move-in Fall 2020 New Students: • August 18-19, 2020- Hawaii Residents, Including outer island and Pacific Islands • August 20-21, 2020-Mainland and International students
Returning Students: • August 22, 2020-Hawaii Residents, Including outer islands and Pacific Islands • August 23, 2020-Mainland and International Students
Spring 2021 Move-In New Students: January 7, 2021 Returning Students: January 9, 2021
*Due to social distancing, move-in times will be staggered. *Residents are instructed to have only one other person for assistance during move-in *REQUESTS FOR AN ALTERNATE MOVE-IN DATE (NO EARLIER THAN AUGUST 18) MUST BE SUBMITTED TO ResLife@chaminade.edu BY AUGUST 1, 2020 FOR APPROVAL.
What are the new Move-out dates for Fall and Spring Semester?
Housing Move-out Fall 2020 Halls Close: December 1, 2020, 12:00pm Graduating Seniors: December 15, 2020, 12pm (students must request to stay through this date by making a request to Office of Residence Life)
Spring 2021 Move-out Halls Close: May 8, 2021, 12:00 pm Graduating Seniors: May 12, 2021, 12:00 pm (students must request to stay through this date by making request to Office of Residence Life)
Residents may leave their belongings in their rooms/apartments during the holiday breaks (except summer). All residence halls and apartments will remain open to residents during Thanksgiving and Spring Break.
Is housing available during the Winter Break?
All residence halls/apartments are closed for the winter break. Residents requiring housing due to extenuating circumstances must submit a request via Google Form (link available in late October 2020) to the Vice President for Student Affairs. Requests must be received by Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Approvals will be on a case-by-case basis. If approved, residents are responsible for the additional cost of the stay.