Aloha and Welcome to our BYU-Hawaii Ohana!


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Because Hawaii is a small tropical island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, options for housing is limited. Housing is just one of those challenges we all face, students and locals alike, when we choose to live in Hawaii. Although difficult, those who are able to find their housing do not regret their choice to study here at BYU-Hawaii, as it is a life changing experience. We’d like to support you in your search in any way we can, and are available if you have any questions. Please do not hesitate to let us know.

We offer 2 housing options during your stay here at BYU-Hawaii: on-campus and off-campus.

On-campus Housing


On-campus Housing is extremely limited. Priority goes out to new incoming international students and new incoming domestic students ages 19 and under, so if you do not fall into one of these categories we advise you to be prepared to live off-campus, as housing will most likely fill up before your opening date. If you are unable to book a room at the time of your opening date, we do have cancellations from time to time. Cancelled rooms will become available on the Housing Portal for other students to book Monday-Friday at 4pm. 


If you are interested in on-campus housing, you must pay the $50 non-refundable application fee. Allow 2 business days for processing. This will give you access to "Book a Room" in the Housing Portal. If a room becomes available, you will be able to select the room and book it for the semester you will be attending.


Housing Portal → Single Student → New Resident → $50 Non-Refundable Application Fee

Housing Portal → Single Student → New Resident → Book a Room



 New Incoming Student "Book a Room" Opening Dates by Priority


New Incoming Student  "Book a Room" Priority Fall Semester 2017 Winter Semester 2018 Spring Semester 2018
International (All ages)  Apr. 03, 2017 @ 8am HST Sep. 04, 2017 @ 8am HST Jan. 08, 2017 @ 8am HST
Domestic (19 and under) Apr. 10, 2017 @ 8am HST Sep. 11, 2017 @ 8am HST Jan. 15, 2017 @ 8am HST
Domestic (20 and over) Apr. 24, 2017 @ 8am HST Sep. 25, 2017 @ 8am HST Jan. 29, 2017 @ 8am HST
Transfering and Returning  May 01, 2017 @ 8am HST Oct. 02, 2017 @ 8am HST Feb. 05, 2017 @ 8am HST
Check-in Date Aug. 25-31, 2017 9am-6pm HST Jan. 02-04, 2017 9am-6pm HST Apr. 25-26, 2018 9am-6pm HST
Check-out Date Dec. 16, 2017 by 12pm HST Apr. 23, 2018 by 12pm HST Jul. 02, 2018 by 12pm HST

Information about Check-in

Students who have not checked-in by the end of the check-in period will be considered to have quit before tenancy. If the room can be replaced, the contract will be cancelled and the student will forfeit the security deposit and charged the cancellation fee. If the room cannot be replaced, the student will be held to the full terms of the contract.


Students may submit an appeal through the Housing Portal to request a late check-in. Students who are approved to check-in late will be able to keep their contract, however, their room assignment is subject to changed, based on availability.


You may check-in by reporting directly to the RA Office of your assigned Hale. If you have been approved to check-in outside of these check-in times, you may call the emergency on-call number for your Hale and your RA will be available to check you in. If you do not have a phone, please report to the BYUH Security Office. They will contact your RA to check you in.



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Personal Items

Homes are typically much smaller in Hawaii, so please be aware that your room on-campus and off-campus can only reasonably accomodate about 2 suitcases worth of personal items during your stay here at BYU-Hawaii. During New Student Orientation a bus will take new incoming students on a circle island tour that will stop by a Walmart, where students can make purchases if needed.

***Packages CANNOT be mailed before you arrive on-campus. So do not send anything before you arrive.*** After checking into the dorms, students will be able to go to the Mail Center to sign up for their mail box.


Give and Take:

The university has quite an effective program to recycle gently used items. Students donate items to our "Give and Take." Other students can give 30 minutes of service to help organize the donated items, and take items when they leave. The following are typical items found at the Give and Take: Clothing and shoes for adults, teens and children, kitchenware, kitchen appliances, household goods, towels and bedding, clothing, books, school supplies, toys for children, car seats, strollers, seasonal decorations, bikes that can be repaired, etc. Just about anything can be found here, so major purchases are unnecessary, if you'd like to stop by the "Give and Take."


Buy and Sell:

Students can find just about anything on the "Buy and Sell ANYTHING @ BYU-Hawaii" Facebook group. Students can post items to sell, and connect with other students who would like to purchase the item.


Transportation from the Airport:


Parking is limited on-campus. If coming by car, it is recommended that the resident be dropped off with their luggage close to their dormitory, before finding suitable parking in designated areas.


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Off-campus Housing


Options for off-campus housing are posted on our Off-campus Housing web page. There is no application fee for off-campus Housing. If you log in today, you may find that there are not many houses available. This is because landlords are still making arrangements with their current tenants for the upcoming Summer Break and the Fall 2016 Semester. A word of advice: when an apartment does become available, do not wait too long to contact the landlord, as they too fill up rather quickly.


There are 3 main options for living off-campus:

1.      BYUH contracted housing: Listings are found on our off-campus housing website.

2.      Non-contracted housing: “BYUH Off-Campus Housing (Unofficial)” Facebook Group is a good resource.

3.      Staying with Relatives: Relatives include parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles, who you will be living with, rent free.

Finding off-campus housing may take some time so please keep in mind that listings will go up when they become available and come down as units are taken. It will continue like this up until school starts. If you don’t see many options at any particular time, keep looking. When something does come up, do not hesitate to sign a contract, if it is something you’re interested in, as they are filled quickly.


Our students typically live in the town of Laie and our neighboring towns of Kahuku and Hau’ula. These three communities have large LDS populations and are centrally connected through BYU-Hawaii, the Polynesian Cultural Center and the LDS Hawaii Temple. For more detailed information about the Laie, Kahuku and Hau’ula communities, please click here.


Report my off-campus address

All students living off-campus must report their off-campus address by logging into the Housing Portal → Single Student → New Resident → Report my off-campus address. You will need to upload your proof of address which would be a signed rental contract from your landlord or a letter from a relative. Here is a sample letter. If you do not have a scanner take a clear picture of it and upload the picture. Please be sure to have this submitted as soon as possible, as two weeks after the first day of class, holds will be placed on students accounts who have not yet submitted their off-campus address. This hold will restrict you from registering classes for the following semester. Reporting your off-campus address immediately after signing a contract will help avoid these holds, as you would have your landlord’s details and documents ready to upload. It also helps us so we know that you are ok and have your housing situated.




IWORK and University Sponsored Students


All IWORK/Sponsored students are required to live in on-campus housing while attending school. Incoming IWORK students will have their rooms booked for them by the Housing Office before they arrive. After that, all IWORK/Sponsored students are responsible for booking their own rooms each semester. Failure to book their rooms for each semester may result in the loss of their on-campus housing and their IWORK scholarship.


All IWORK students must be on campus by Monday, October 31st and attend New Student Orientation.


Transportation from the Airport to Campus

Please keep in touch with your Financial Advisor and report your flight information once it is confirmed. Your advisor will make arrangements for your transportation from the Honolulu Airport to the BYU-Hawaii Campus.




Married Students


New incoming married students must make arrangements to live off-campus, and should expect to live off-campus as full-time students for at least 2 semesters before getting into on-campus Housing. The TVA (Temple View Apartments) waitlist is a current student waitlist, which requires at least one person to be a full-time student with a minimum of 12 credits to be on the list. Students may apply for the TVA waitlist as soon as they are accepted into school, but must become full-time students with a minimum of 12 credits, before they become active on the list.  Students typically live off-campus for about 2 semesters before they can get in.