College students share similar goals of meeting new people, finding ways to get involved, and having new experiences. The Center for Student Life & First-Year Programs supports these goals by offering intentional, educational, and innovative programs and activities. Some of the events you can look forward to include Welcome Week, Leadership Education and Development Series, Club Carnival, Speaker Series, Da Freakshow, and Halloween Funfest.
Student Leadership Opportunities
Students have the opportunity to experience leadership by getting involved in undergraduate student government, Campus Activities Board, clubs, and as Orientation Leaders during New Student Orientation.
Campus Activities Board (CAB) The Campus Activities Board is a student-run organization that strives to enhance the Hawaii Pacific University student experience through quality entertainment, creative programming, and community involvement. All members of the student body are welcomed and encouraged to join CAB and be part of the team.
Registered Student Organizations Clubs and student organizations provide a wide range of academic, professional, cultural, spiritual, and special interest opportunities. Join a club or start one today!
New Student Orientation Leaders (OLs)Orientation Leaders play a critical role in serving new students and their family members during Passport Week. They are the front line staff during orientation to facilitate students’ transition and initiate their integration to the University community. Students are selected based on their academic achievement, interpersonal and leadership skills, knowledge of campus, and involvement in student life.
Sea Warrior/Sharkys Cove
The Sea Warrior Center is located on the first floor of the Blaisdell Hotel on the downtown campus and is a comfortable gathering space for the HPU community. You will find pool, ping pong, and foosball tables, a big screen television, and couches to enjoy with your friends. Many events happen in the Sea Warrior Center weekly.
Sharky’s Cove provides a comfortable area where students can study and relax and offers couches, a flat screen television, study carrels, and computers. Outdoor furniture is also available should students choose to sit outside. Sharky’s Cove is also home to Commuter Services, the Student Government Association and several Student Life offices.
Hawai'i Pacific University Center for Student Life and First-Year Programs
1188 Fort Street Mall, Suite 105 Honolulu, HI 96813 U.S.A.
Telephone: (808) 544-0277
FAX: (808) 566-2441
HPU Student Life and FYP Facebook
Why Get Involved?
When you get involved at HPU, you will have the opportunity to
Meet new people with similar interests.
Develop your leadership potential.
Be exposed to new ideas and people from around the globe.
Enrich your HPU experience.
At HPU you are encouraged to experience and get involved with your peers and the University.
We know you are here to earn a degree and we want to help you develop your full potential. We support you in being fully engaged in the classroom and in the HPU and local community. Finding a niche at HPU is a joint responsibility between you, your peers and the University.
Student Life Calendar of Events @ HPU
Meet HPU's Student Life and First Year Programs Staff
Educational/Co-curricular events and programs on campus
Campus Activities Board Advisor
Sharky’s Cove Manager
Supervise student assistants in Sharky’s Cove & Student Lounge at Aloha Tower
Title IX Advocate
Hawai'i Pacific University
1164 Bishop Street
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813 U.S.A.
Telephone: (808) 544-0200
Toll-Free Telephone: 1-866-CALL-HPU
(1-866-225-5478 | U.S. and Canada only)
"Hawai'i Pacific University is a not-for-profit international learning community set in the rich cultural context of Hawai'i. Students from around the world join us for an American education built on a liberal arts foundation. Our innovative undergraduate and graduate programs anticipate the changing needs of the community and prepare our graduates to live, work, and learn as active members of a global society."