New Incoming Students

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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, you are considered a transfer or returning student.
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 upper classmen housing. On campus, upper classmen 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

Wondering about your options- check your eligibility on the Housing Portal


On-campus Housing

On-campus Housing is extremely limited.  Priority goes to new incoming freshman and transfer students with less than 24 credits who are required to live on campus, 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 3pm. 


If you are interested in on-campus housing, you must pay the $50 non-refundable application fee. This will give you access to "Reserve 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.


Go to the Housing Portal and click Find & Reserve!


2018-2019 Academic Year

New Incoming Student  Reservation Open Dates

Fall Semester 2018

Winter Semester 2019

Spring Semester 2019


March 1, 2018

@ 9 am HST

August 1, 2018

@ 9 am HST

December 1, 2018 @ 9 am HST

Returning Students & Transfer students**

June 2018

October 2018

February 2019

Check-in Date

Aug. 24- Sept. 4, 2018 9am-6pm HST

Jan 2- Jan. 8, 2019 9am-6pm HST

April 24- April 30, 2019 9am-6pm HST

Check-out Date

December 15, 2018

by 12 pm HST

April 22, 2019

by 12 pm HST

July 1, 2019

by 12 pm HST

**See Single Student Housing Policy at top of the page



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 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 emailing a copy to or bringing in a copy to the Housing Office. You will need to sendyour proof of address which would be a signed rental contract from your landlord or a letter from a relative. 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.

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 help 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.