New Student Orientation

Passport Week Events

A variety of optional social event are available during Passport Week. Students and family members may register for these events individually online after registering for New Student Orientation. Registration details will be provided in the Orientation confirmation email.

Transportation for all events is included, departing from and returning to the Downtown Shuttle Stop, Hawai'i Loa Shuttle Stop, and Ohana Student Suites in Waikiki.


Cosmic Bowling

Thursday, August 28, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Audience: Students
Cost: Free

Bring your socks and get ready for an out-of-this-world cosmic bowling experience with your new friends. Due to a limited number of lanes, this event is limited to HPU students only.


Ali'i Kai Catamaran Sunset Cruise

Friday, August 29, 5:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Audience: Students, Parents & Family Members
Cost: $65.00/person

See a rainbow of sailboats, the lights of Waikiki, a majestic view of Diamond Head and a spectacular Hawaiian sunset from aboard the world's largest Polynesian catamaran. Enjoy a Polynesian show, buffet dinner,and dancing to a live band.


Manoa Falls Scenic Hike

Saturday, August 30, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Audience: Students, Parents & Family Members
Cost: $5.00/person

This easy and popular hike starts by crossing a foot bridge,then travels through a grove of Eucalyptus trees. The 3/4-mile long trail gradually ascends through a lush rainforest ending at the base of Manoa Falls, which cascade 150 feet down a vertical face into a crystal clear pool.


Circle Island Tour

Saturday, August 30, 7:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Audience: Students, Parents & Family Members
Cost: $40.00/person

This tour is ideal for first-time visitors, but regulars love it, too. Enjoy and learn about history, culture, and legends of O'ahu, "The Gathering Place". Sites include Hanauma Bay, Halona "Blow Hole" Lookout, Kualoa Ranch, Makapu'u, Nu'uanu Pali Lookout, and many others.