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.
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.
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.
Refer to the Guide to Residential Life, electrical appliances section on page 30.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Housing Move-in Fall 2024
New First-Year, Transfer and Exchange Students:
- Thursday August 15 – Friday August 16, 2024
- Saturday August 17- Sunday August 18, 2024
*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 MUST BE SUBMITTED TO [email protected] BY AUGUST 1, 2024 FOR APPROVAL.
Housing Move-out Fall 2023
Halls Close: Friday December 8, 2023, 12:00 pm
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.
Residents who need to remain on campus during Winter Break due to extraordinary circumstances must apply to do so with the Dean of Students office. Deadline for requests is November 15, 2021.
Housing is available for students who are enrolled in at least one Chaminade summer class. No
meal plans will be offered in the summer months. To apply for summer housing, please contact Residence Life & Housing at [email protected].