Current Students

Brigham Young University of Hawaii Residential Life offers several living options to assist students with their housing needs.

 

Because Hawaii is a small tropical island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, options for housing is limited. Priority for on-campus housing is given to freshman students. 


Single Student Freshman and Transfer Housing Policy

 

Freshman and 1st-year students:

Single students who are admitted as Freshman or 1st-year students are required to live on campus for 3 Semesters in freshman style housing.

If you have completed credits before graduating from high school you are considered a 1st-year student and are required to live on campus for 3 semesters in freshman style housing.

 

Transfer and Returning Students:

If you are a single student admitted with credits completed after high school graduation at a different school, you are considered a transfer student. If you have attended BYUH before, left for 2 or more semesters, and had to re-apply to BYUH you are a returning student. Students on LOA or internship ARE NOT considered returning students.

If you have completed:

  • Completed between 1-12 credits* after high school graduation you are required to live on campus for 2 semesters
  • Completed between 12.1 and 24 credits* after high school graduation, you are required to live on campus for 1 semester
  • Returning or Transfer students with more than 24 credits completed after high school graduation are eligible for off-campus or on-campus upperclassmen housing. On campus, upperclassmen housing is based on availability.

*Credits must be completed and posted to your BYU-Hawaii account by the RSVP deadline for the Semester attending
* Completed credits are credits that have been earned, credits that are in progress may not count if they are not completed by the RSVP deadline.

***This policy only pertains to single students without dependents under the age of 25



Residential Living Standards

The Residential Living Standards at BYU-Hawaii are based upon the belief that not all learning occurs in the classroom. Much can be learned in our places of worship, where we work, play, and live. It is to be noted that some conduct which may have been appropriate in homelands or the living situations where students were before they arrived at the university, may not always be appropriate or approved for residential living at BYU-Hawaii.

The Residential Living Standards foster respect for, cooperation with, and support of others. They assist in providing retreats from the worldliness that exists in areas outside our campus and community. They allow roommates from diverse backgrounds to live together in harmony and peace, and learn under the influence of the Holy Spirit.

As stated in the Honor Code, BYU-Hawaii is committed to providing a learning atmosphere consistent with the principles of the Church. The university is likewise committed to creating such an atmosphere for students residing on and off campus and between semesters. To achieve this, BYU-Hawaii has established living standards to help students learn some of the high ideals and principles of behavior expected at the university. Therefore, BYU-Hawaii requires students to adhere to the following applicable standards.

 

Conduct

All enrolled students of BYU-Hawaii, whether on campus or off campus, are required to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the BYU-Hawaii Honor Code. Students are required to abstain from possessing, serving, or consuming alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, kava, and illegal, recreational or harmful drugs. Students are also expected to avoid areas, parties, beach activities, or clubs where such substances are known to be. Students are required to abstain from gambling; pornographic, erotic, offensive, and indecent material; disorderly, obscene, offensive and indecent expressions, or conduct; behavior leading to a disruption of the peace that, in the sole discretion and judgment of the university, is inconsistent with the principles of the Church and the BYUH Honor Code.

All guests of students must comply with the Residential Living Standards while on campus and the premises of university-approved housing. Students are expected to help their guests and other residents understand and fulfill their responsibility under the Residential Living Standards and the Honor Code. Approval forms must be submitted for all guest requests and are available from housing offices. BYU-Hawaii students failing to maintain the Residential Living Standards will be subject to disciplinary action by the university. Violations of these standards may be reported to the Office of Honor or the respective Housing Office.

All students are required to know the BYU-Hawaii Dress and Grooming Standards and be living them.

 

On-Campus

Residence Halls: Hales 1-10, Visitors of the opposite gender are permitted in the lounge and lobby but not in the residential living spaces or areas, including kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Visiting hours begin after 8:00 a.m. and extend until 11:30pm, Saturday through Thursday. Curfew on these nights is 12 midnight. On Friday night visiting hours extend until 1:30 a.m. and curfew is 2 a.m. Students are required to “sign out” with their respective Hale when not returning by curfew.

Opposite gender guests visiting in the residence of single student parents living in TVA Housing are not permitted in bathroom and bedroom areas while visiting, nor are they ever permitted to spend the night. They must leave TVA by curfew times, which is 12 a.m., Saturday through Thursday, and 2 a.m. on Friday night.

Spouses of students living in TVA are required to know the BYU-Hawaii Dress and Grooming Standards and be living them. In addition, they are required to follow all Honor Code standards while living in BYU-Hawaii housing.

 

Honor Code Website

 

Benefits of On-Campus Club Dining:

Eating at BYUH's Club Dining is a great opportunity to meet new friends over a delicious meal. With a Meal Plan you don't have to worry about buying groceries or washing dishes. It is a great way to get more meals for less money. Students may choose between a Gold, Silver or Block meal plan to suit their needs. 

Requirements:

Freshmen are assigned to dormitory-style housing and will not have access to a kitchen. Students living in dormitory style housing are required to have either a Gold or Silver meal plan.

 

You will be able to choose a Meal Plan upon booking your room. Any changes or questions concerning Meal Plans should be addressed to Food Services. 

For more information on Meal Plans, visit: https://foodservices.byuh.edu/MealPlans.html

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New Students – Single First Year Students

Single students who are admitted as Freshman or 1st-year students are required to live on campus for 3 Semesters in freshman style housing. If you have completed credits before graduating from high school you are considered a 1st-year student and are required to live on campus for 3 semesters in freshman style housing.


2019-2020 Reserve a Room Calendar

As soon as you are admitted to the BYU-Hawaii, you can fill out your housing application.

How to Reserve a Room:

Housing Portal → Secure Housing → Hales → Reserve a Room → Apply → Sign Contract → Pay $50 application fee

 

  On-Campus Housing Contract Dates Reserve a Room Opens Reserve a Room Deadline Assignments Sent by Charges Available to Pay Charges Due
Fall 2019 Semester August 23 – December 14, 2019 March 1, 2019 July 1, 2019 August 1, 2019 August 15, 2019 September 18, 2019
Winter 2020 Semester January 2 – April 20, 2020 August 1, 2019 November 1, 2019 December 1, 2019 December 13, 2019 January 22, 2020
Spring 2020 Semester April 22 – June 29, 2020 December 1, 2019 March 1, 2020 April 1, 2020 April 15, 2020 May 13, 2020

 

You can update your application any time before the Reserve a Room deadline.

How to Update:

Housing Portal → Secure Housing → Hales → Update Application


2019-2020 Check-in and New Student Experience

Whether you live in Hawaiʻi or arriving here for the first time, the New Student Experience (NSE) program is going to provide you with a solid start at BYU–Hawaiʻi. Follow their event page for updates: https://byuh.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/nse

 

  On-Campus Housing Contract Dates

Hale Check-In Period

Everyday 9am-6pm, except Sundays and Holidays

 

New Student Experience

Opening Social and Service Day on following weekends

 

Fall 2019 Semester August 23 – December 14, 2019 August 23 - September 3, 2019 August 26 - September 3, 2019
Winter 2020 Semester January 2 – April 20, 2020 January 2 – 7, 2020 January 2 – 7, 2020
Spring 2020 Semester April 22 – June 29, 2020 April 22 – 28, 2020 April 22 – 28, 2020

2019-2020 Renew Contract Week & Change Room Week

Every semester, students who are required to stay in on-campus housing for the following semester must renew their contract during Renew Contract Week. In Fall and Winter, other students who are attending school for the following semester will have the opportunity to renew their contract during Renew Contract Week. Between Fall and Winter, students cannot change rooms unless they are eligible for Hale 10. During Winter and Spring Change Room Week, select students that renewed may choose a new room for the following semester (see the contract).  During Summer and Fall Change Room Week, all students that renewed may choose a new room for Summer/Fall.

Students allowed to move off-campus (see policy), getting married, graduating, going on an internship, mission or Leave of Absence for the following semester should not renew.

How to Renew:

Housing Portal → Secure Housing → Hales → Renew Contract → Sign Contract

How to Change Room:

Housing Portal → Secure Housing → Hales → Change Room → Select Room

 

  Who is eligible to renew? Renew Contract Week Who is eligible to change rooms? Change Room Week Transfer Days
Summer Break & Fall 2019 First-Year and Sponsored Students only 12am HST May 13 - 3pm HST May 17, 2019 All Residents 12am HST May 20 - 3pm HST May 24, 2019 July 1-3, 2019^*
Fall 2019 Only First-Year and Sponsored Students only 12am HST May 13 - 3pm HST May 17, 2019 All Residents 12am HST May 20 - 3pm HST May 24, 2019  
Winter Break & Winter 2020 All Residents 12am HST October 7 - 3pm HST October 11, 2019 Residents eligible for Hale 10 (55+ credits and female)

12am HST October 14 - 3pm HST October 18, 2019

December 16, 2019*
Spring 2020 All Residents 12am HST February 3 - 3pm HST February 7, 2020

Residents eligible for Hale 10 (55+ credits and female)

Residents in closing Hales

12am HST February 10 - 3pm HST February 14, 2020

April 21, 2020*

 

 ^Students who renewed their contract for Fall only do not need to be present for Transfer Day.

*Students who successfully change their room for the following semester are required to be here on Transfer Day.

 


New Students – Single Transfer & Returning Students

If you are a single student admitted with credits completed after high school graduation at a different school, you are considered a transfer student. If you have attended BYUH before, left for 2 or more semesters, and had to re-apply to BYUH you are a returning student. Students on LOA or internship ARE NOT considered returning students.

If you have completed:

  • Completed between 1-12 credits* after high school graduation you are required to live on campus for 2 semesters
  • Completed between 12.1 and 24 credits* after high school graduation, you are required to live on campus for 1 semester
  • Returning or Transfer students with more than 24 credits completed after high school graduation are eligible for off-campus or on-campus upperclassmen housing. On campus, upperclassmen housing is based on availability.

*Credits must be completed and posted to your BYU-Hawaii account by the RSVP deadline for the Semester attending
* Completed credits are credits that have been earned, credits that are in progress may not count if they are not completed by the RSVP deadline.


2019-2020 Book a Room

Transfer and Returning students can book available rooms during Book a Room Week. Open dates are based on completed credits.

How to Book:

Housing Portal → Secure Housing → Hales → Book a Room → Pay $50 Application fee → Select Room →Sign Contract

 

  On-Campus Housing Contract Dates Students with less than 30 Completed Credits Students with less than 55 Completed Credits Students with less than 80 Completed Credits All Admitted Students
Fall 2019 Semester August 23 – December 14, 2019 Opens at 12am HST on June 10, 2019 Opens at 12am HST on June 11, 2019 Opens at 12am HST on June 12, 2019 Opens at 12am HST on June 13, 2019
Winter 2020 Semester January 2 – April 20, 2020 Opens at 12am HST on October 28, 2019 Opens at 12am HST on October 29, 2019 Opens at 12am HST on October 30, 2019 Opens at 12am HST on October 31, 2019
Spring 2020 Semester April 22 – June 29, 2020 Opens at 12am HST on February 24, 2020 Opens at 12am HST on February 25, 2020 Opens at 12am HST on February 26, 2020 Opens at 12am HST on February 27, 2020

2019-2020 Check-in and New Student Experience

Whether you live in Hawaiʻi or arriving here for the first time, the New Student Experience (NSE) program is going to provide you with a solid start at BYU–Hawaiʻi. Follow their event page for updates: https://byuh.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/nse

 

  On-Campus Housing Contract Dates

Hale Check-In Period

Everyday 9am-6pm, except Sundays and Holidays

 

New Student Experience

Opening Social and Service Day on following weekends

 

Fall 2019 Semester August 23 – December 14, 2019 August 23 - September 3, 2019 August 26 - September 3, 2019
Winter 2020 Semester January 2 – April 20, 2020 January 2 – 7, 2020 January 2 – 7, 2020
Spring 2020 Semester April 22 – June 29, 2020 April 22 – 28, 2020 April 22 – 28, 2020

2019-2020 Renew Contract Week & Change Room Week

Every semester, students who are required to stay in on-campus housing for the following semester must renew their contract during Renew Contract Week. In Fall and Winter, other students who are attending school for the following semester will have the opportunity to renew their contract during Renew Contract Week. Between Fall and Winter, students cannot change rooms unless they are eligible for Hale 10. During Winter and Spring Change Room Week, select students that renewed may choose a new room for the following semester (see the contract).  During Summer and Fall Change Room Week, all students that renewed may choose a new room for Summer/Fall.

Students allowed to move off-campus (see policy), getting married, graduating, going on an internship, mission or Leave of Absence for the following semester should not renew.

How to Renew:

Housing Portal → Secure Housing → Hales → Renew Contract → Sign Contract

How to Change Room:

Housing Portal → Secure Housing → Hales → Change Room → Select Room

 

  Who is eligible to renew? Renew Contract Week Who is eligible to change rooms? Change Room Week Transfer Days
Summer Break & Fall 2019 First-Year and Sponsored Students only 12am HST May 13 - 3pm HST May 17, 2019 All Residents 12am HST May 20 - 3pm HST May 24, 2019 July 1-3, 2019^*
Fall 2019 Only First-Year and Sponsored Students only 12am HST May 13 - 3pm HST May 17, 2019 All Residents 12am HST May 20 - 3pm HST May 24, 2019  
Winter Break & Winter 2020 All Residents 12am HST October 7 - 3pm HST October 11, 2019 Residents eligible for Hale 10 (55+ credits and female)

12am HST October 14 - 3pm HST October 18, 2019

December 16, 2019*
Spring 2020 All Residents 12am HST February 3 - 3pm HST February 7, 2020

Residents eligible for Hale 10 (55+ credits and female)

Residents in closing Hales

12am HST February 10 - 3pm HST February 14, 2020

April 21, 2020*

 ^Students who renewed their contract for Fall only do not need to be present for Transfer Day.

*Students who successfully change their room for the following semester are required to be here on Transfer Day.

 

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What is a temp room?

All students who have a signed housing contract by March 1 will be guaranteed a living space on campus for the upcoming semester. BYU-H Housing has arranged for temporary spaces in our Hales for students who missed that deadline.

Students will be assigned to a space in temporary housing for the start of the winter semester. As soon as a standard residential space becomes available, a permanent assignment will be made.

The temporary room rate will be at the lowest advertised rate on-campus. However, once the student receives a permanent assignment, the rate will be adjusted accordingly.

What is a temporary room like?

Temporary rooms are located throughout the Hales. Depending on the number of students needing temporary housing, students in temporary housing will be placed in a room with 5-7 other residents.

These rooms have 3-4 bunk beds each or a mattress pad for floor sleeping. There is very limited storage in temporary rooms and students are expected to live out of their suitcases.

All students will have access to a bathroom facility. A Silver or Gold Meal Plan is required.

How long will I be in a temporary room?

Students in temporary rooms are given permanent rooms following housing cancellations. Rooms become available at varying times. Students may be assigned a permanent bed space before arrival, or may stay in the temporary room until Winter Break. Students assigned to temporary spaces will be eligible to book a room for Spring Semester.


Conditions for Temporary Overflow Housing:

  • The temporary room rate will be at the lowest advertised rate on-campus. Once the student is assigned a permanent space, the rate will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Students in temporary housing will be required to move to permanent spaces if vacancies exist in the Hales.
  • Students in temporary housing will be required to purchase a Silver or Gold Meal Plan.

 

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Q: What is the $50 application fee for?

A: The $50 non-refundable application is the fee that we require to be able to process your application to live in our on-campus housing. This fee is required at the beginning of each academic year or the first time you apply to live on campus. Meaning that it will be required before the fall semester of every year unless you renew your contract for the current bed space that you are living in.

Q: Can I get a Private Room?

A: A few private rooms are available. There is an additional cost for these rooms. Please contact the Residential Life office for more information on private rooms.

Q: Can I check in early? Can I check-out late?

A: We do not provide early check-ins or late check-outs. Please contact the Residential Life office for more information on early check-ins and check-outs.

Q: What are Family Exemptions?

A: Students can live off campus with an immediate family member. Family members include mother, father, maternal or paternal aunts or uncles, or maternal or paternal grandparents. Family exemptions are for students who live in the Laie or surrounding community. Students are given a letter that they must fill out and return to us either through email or bringing it into the office. After submitting it to housing, the off-campus department will approve or deny your request. Other circumstances that might require a student to live off-campus in non-approved student housing would need to be appealed through the housing portal by hitting "Submit an Appeal".

Q: Is it guaranteed that I will be with the roommate I requested?

A: When putting in a roommate preference make sure that you and the roommate you want to live with put each other's name or your request will not be considered. However, there are no guarantees that incoming freshman will be assigned a room with the person they requested but the Hale Coordinators will consider it as they assign rooms and roommates.

Q: Can I have a dorm with a kitchen in it?

A: Apartment style hales, or hales that have a kitchen in it, are reserved for upper classmen that have reached a certain amount of credits required to live in these hales.

Q: Who can I ask for help?

A: If you need help while living in the Hales, the Resident Adviser or the Hale Coordinators will be able to assist you. The Resident Advisors have an office inside the Hale and their office hours and number are posted outside the door.  If it is an emergency you can call the on-call phone.

Q: What is my mailing address?

A: 55-220 Kulanui St. Bldg. 5 Laie, HI 96762

Q: Can I have a pet?

A: No pets are allowed to be kept on the BYUH campus.

Q: What can I do on the weekends?

A: See our Campus Events page for ideas of what to do on the weekend. You can also check the bus schedule online and hop on for a fee of $2.50.

Q: What can I do to get involved?

A: At the beginning of the semester in the Aloha Center the chapters (clubs) set up booths and get to know them a little bit. After talking to a representative you can sign up to join their chapter. It is usually a fee that gets charged to your student center.

Q: What is a Resident Adviser?

A: A Resident Adviser is someone whose job is to help you and assist you during your time in the Hales. They are experienced university students that can help you get adjusted to university life. They are also there to help you spiritually, physically, and mentally. There are 4-6 Resident Advisers in each of the Hales.

Q: What is the role of Residential Life?

A: Our role in the Residential Life office is to assist you with any challenges that you have with your housing and to assist you in adjusting to life here on campus. You are more than welcome to come into your office. We are located behind the stake center on campus. We are open from 8am-5pm Mon-Fri. Our office number is (808)675-3534.

Q: What do I do if I already signed an off campus contract as a freshman before I got to school?

A: As a freshman, you are required to be on campus. You will need to speak with your landlord in order to cancel your off campus contract. If you do not move on campus, you will be reported to Honor Code for not obeying university policy. Only freshman living with immediate family members are permitted to live off-campus.

Q: Can I live off-campus? 

A: If you are admitted as a freshman, you are ineligible to live off-campus until you have lived on-campus for three consecutive semesters. If you have transfer credits, your eligibility is based on the number of credits transferred. You need to have transferred with a minimum of 24 post-high school credits to be eligible to live off-campus. You may consult with the Residential Life office to confirm whether or not you can live off-campus.

Q: Can I have a car?

A: You are more than welcome to have a car here on the BYUH campus. You can park almost anywhere on campus as long as you have a parking pass. Visit the Security office, located at the back of the McKay Building, to pay for your parking pass.

 

The policies within the Residence Halls Handbook apply to all conduct in or around Brigham Young University- Hawaii's residence halls. Both residents and guests are required to abide by both these rules and those detailed in the Honor Code.

By signing a housing contract, residents agree to abide by all terms and conditions set forth in the housing contract, as well as all rules and regulations governing Brigham Young University- Hawaii students as set forth in published handbooks (online and/or printed). The policies and procedures in this handbook are thus incorporated into your housing contract. 

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