Welcome To BYU-Hawaii Housing

BYU-Hawaii Housing offers several living options to assist students and eligible faculty/staff with their housing needs. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us by telephone (808) 675-3534 (weekdays from 8am - 5pm HST), by e-mail at or by visiting our office which is located behind the Campus Stake Center.


We have received some on-campus cancellations for Fall 2016. Please check your email to see if you were offered a room. You will receive an automated phone call to notify you of the room offer. You will have 48 hours accept the offer, before it becomes invalid.  If you have already found off-campus housing, you will need to keep your off-campus housing for the Fall 2016 semester, but you may keep your name on the waitlist for Winter 2016-2017.


Three 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 throughout the Summer Break. 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. For more information about our off-campus community 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. 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. 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 for Fall.

Keep me on the waitlist

We do have a waitlist that you will be able to put your name on by logging into the Housing Portal → Single Student → New Resident → Keep me on the waitlist. You may log in each week between 12am midnight, Sunday morning and Saturday 11:59pm and select “Keep me on the waitlist” to keep your name on the waitlist. Payment of the $50 non-refundable application feeis required. If anything does open up we will contact our students on the waitlist that week and assign them to the available room, according to their priority: 1) New incoming students 19 and under, 2) New incoming students 20 and over w/out credits, 3) New incoming students 20 and over with credits, 4) All students including current and returning.

We do not, at all, recommend students to rely on this waitlist for their housing, but it is available, incase anything on-campus opens up.

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 off-campus 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.