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

Housing Eligibility
Single Student On-campus Housing: The residence halls or Hale (pronounced ha-lay) facilities are designed to maximize social interaction between students in a healthy, clean environment, which is conducive to high academic achievement. Separate Hales are designated for men and women.

Hale residents must be Full-time students (Fall or Winter 12 Credits; Spring 8 credits) with at least 1-face-to-face class.

The following students are not eligible for on-campus housing:

  • Online only (Pathway Included)
  • On an off-island internship 
  • Pursuing post-bacc/academic training after graduation

Married or divorced students may request an exception to live in single student on-campus housing.

Married Student On-campus Housing: LIMITED apartments in BYUH Married Student Housing (Temple View Apartments) are available to married students and single student parents with dependent children under the age of 18. Newly admitted married students typically live off-campus for about 2 semesters before getting into TVA.

TVA Primary residents must be Full-time students (Fall or Winter 12 Credits; Spring 8 credits) with at least 1-face-to-face class and married or a single parent with dependent children under the age of 18. Spouses or secondary residents are not required to be students.

  • Single parents must have legal custody of their child/children to be eligible for residence in TVA.
  • Parents, brothers, sisters, and other relatives or guests of the tenant are not permitted to live with the family.

The following students are not eligible for on-campus housing:

  • Online only (Pathway Included)
  • On an off-island internship 
  • Pursuing post-bacc/academic training after graduation
BYUH Contract Student Off-campus Housing: BYU-Hawaii works with the community to provide accommodations for some of its single and married students. Therefore, the University has established a contract housing program for its single students to promote the desired environment off-campus.

Freshmen or first-year students are not eligible to live off-campus. (See Policy)

All single BYU-Hawaii students who are twenty-four (24) years of age and younger, and who are eligible to live off-campus, are required to live in BYU-Hawaii Off-Campus Contract Housing.

This requirement may be waived by the BYU-Hawaii Administration for the following students

  • Single students living with parents, grandparents, maternal/paternal aunt or uncle. Under an approved Family Exemption
  • Single Parents with children
  • Certain Extenuating conditions, as determined by the BYUH Off-Campus Housing office

Tenants must be BYU-Hawaii students or accepted as a student for the next semester or term. Non-students cannot participate in BYU-Hawaii contract housing.

Online and post-bacc/AT students are eligible to live off-campus.

  Students over the age of 24 are eligible to live in non-contracted housing off-campus and are required to provide an electronic copy of their housing contract.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us by telephone (808) 675-3534 Monday through Friday 8 am - 5 pm Hawaii Standard Time (HST), by email housing@byuh.edu or by visiting our office, which is located behind the campus stake center.

Getting Around Laie

By Public Bus Transit

Hawaii has one of the country's best public bus transit system. Bus routes and schedules can be picked up at the Aloha Center Front Desk area or online at www.thebus.org/

By CarShare

BYU-Hawaii offers a car rental service through Enterprise CarShare. For a $25 yearly membership fee, students can rent cars starting at $8 per hour or $70 a day. 

By Bicycle/ Moped

For students interested in biking or riding mopeds around campus and Laie, there are plenty of bike racks located around campus. Students will need to purchase a bicycle parking permit through Campus Public Safety.

By Car

With so many other transportation options available, most students find they do not need a car on campus. Students who wish to park on campus must purchase a permit through Campus Public Safety

By Campus Public Safety

Security provides the Aloha Late Night Shuttle Service for all students free of charge. This service is provided Monday - Saturday at 10:00 pm - 12:00 am (midnight) and to students who live off-campus in Laie, Hauula, Punaluu, or Kahuku. Students can sign up for a shuttle ride at the Security office located at McKay Building 148. 

 

Shopping

There are a few options for grocery and supply shopping located around the island of Oahu, below is a list of locations within an hours drive of campus.

Laie Shopping Center (0.7 miles from BYU-Hawaii)

Located within walking distance from campus, the Laie Shopping Center provides a central location for students who need to do grocery shopping or would like to grab a bite to eat. A few of the shops and restaurants located within the shopping center are L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, Angels Ice-cream, Laie Cinemas, and Jeans Warehouse. 

Hauula Shopping Center (2.4 miles from BYU-Hawaii)

A little down the road is the Hauula Shopping Center which includes Longs Drugs and Tamuras, a drugstore and grocery store within a few miles of campus. A very popular local restaurant called Papa Ole's is located within this shopping center. 

Windward Mall (22.1 miles from BYU-Hawaii)

The closest shopping mall is located about 45 minutes from campus, located in Kaneohe. The bus system takes you directly in front of the mall. Inside the mall are shopping stores like Journeys and Macy's, as well as restaurants and a movie theatre. 

Costco and Walmart in Mililani Town (32 miles from BYU-Hawaii)

Costco and Walmart are located around the island of Oahu, but the closest stores are located in Mililani Town, about 45 minutes from campus. Costco offers a wide variety of groceries, clothing, supplies, and much more in bulk, for lower prices. Walmart offers similar prices in groceries as Foodland or Tamuras, but clothing, supplies, and non-perishables have much lower prices. The bus system can easily take students to both options. 

 

Dining

Local dining options can be found on and off-campus.

On-campus, students can enjoy food through Food Services at The Club or the Seasider Grill, which are both open to the public. Students who purchase meal plans through Food Services go to The Club to eat Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. The salad bar, waffles, fruit, and cereal are offered during open hours, while full meals are served during specific hours. The Seasider Grill is open from 10 am - 10 pm and offers a wide range of food, from fresh sandwiches to chicken pad-thai. All food at the grill is made-to-order. Vending machines are located throughout campus for quick snacks between classes. 

Off-campus, Laie offers a central location to many eateries in the area, both fast food and fine dining. Located at the Laie Shopping Center, you can find anything from Taco Bell to Subway to a famous local burger joint called Seven Brothers. Right down the road, there is a McDonalds within walking distance of campus or Pounders Restaurant and other food trucks located in the Polynesian Cultural Center Marketplace. A little bit further from campus, North Shore Tacos in Hauula offers a local twist on Mexican food and going towards the North Shore you can find a cluster of diverse food trucks at the Sugar Mill in Kahuku, including world-famous shrimp truck “Giovanni’s”. About a mile past Giovanni's is a fresh produce cafeteria called Kahuku Farm Fresh Café, where they offer fresh vegetarian options, fruits for purchase off the farm and delicious smoothies. 

 

Activities

In Laie, there is no shortage of activities to keep you busy! From hiking to beautiful waterfalls that are tucked in the vast mountains behind campus, to lounging around the beach across the street from campus, you will find something to do.

On-campus clubs such as the Outdoor Adventure Club or Dive Club where you can explore the mountains to the seas with friends and classmates from BYU-Hawaii. BYU-Hawaii also hosts a number of fitness classes, including Yoga, Zumba, Water-Aerobics and many more for a fun outlet for students and members of the community to gain friends while staying healthy. If you aren’t into adventures in the mountain or oceans, there are plenty of options for you too! Enjoy the Laie Temple within walking distance from campus, and the beauty that is present in the Temple Visitors Center. For movie fanatics, Polynesian Cultural Center hosts a movie night on the first Friday of every month where you can sit under the stars and watch popular family films. 

 

Local Attractions

Students of BYU-Hawaii are lucky to be able to take advantage of many Kama’aina (directly means “Child of the Land” or in-state) discounts around the island! Discounts are offered at popular tourist destinations including Hanauma Bay snorkeling and USS Pearl Harbor memorial tours. With their Student ID, students can also gain free entry into the Polynesian Cultural Center where they can experience native cultures of the Islands of Polynesia. 

 

Mail

The BYU-Hawaii Mail Center offers general postal services to BYU-Hawaii students, faculty, staff, and the general community. The mail center is located on campus inside the Aloha Center. Students can also visit the United States Postal Service Office, located in the Laie Shopping Center. 

 

Clinics

All full-time students have access to BYU-Hawaii's wonderful Health Clinic through the student health insurance. The BYU-Hawaii Health Clinic is located on-campus between Hale 1 and the Advising Office and is open Monday - Friday, 8:00am-12:00 pm and 2:00pm-5:00 pm. Each visit is a $10 co-pay fee and provides skilled nurses and doctors to assist any needs. For emergency services, Kahuku Medical Center and Emergency Room are located 4 miles from campus. 

 

Nearby Hotels and Lodging

The Residential Life Office does not provide guest housing but there are a couple of lodging options available for visitors. 

Courtyard Oahu North Shore is an oceanfront hotel located right off of Kamehameha Highway about half a mile from campus. They offer spacious island-style rooms to relax in with high-speed Wi-Fi, flat panel TVs, and plush bedding. 

Turtle Bay Resort is an oceanfront resort located 7 miles from campus and offers an escape to the North Shore of Oahu. They offer multiple styles of rooms and suites, including beach cottages and vistas, as well as Spa amenities and Helicopter Island tours. 

Local Rentals/Airbnb are available to visitors to Oahu and Laie. These are located around the island and can easily be found via Google, offering an option for family and friends of students to visit while feeling comfortable in a home environment. 

 

The residence hall facilities are designed to maximize social interaction between students in an environment which is conducive to high academic achievement. Room and board services are provided in ten residence halls. Separate dorms are designated for men and women. Each residence hall is designed as a two or three story structure built in a rectangular format with an inner courtyard.

The residence halls are a center for campus activities with lounges provided for students to watch their favorite television shows, do class work on a computer, study for an exam, prepare refreshments for a special activity, play the piano, or just talk.

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. Guests are only permitted in the Hale between 9 am – 11:30 pm. The Hales are closed to all non-residents at 11:30 pm each night. Game lounges are closed at 11:30pm , and all non-residents of the Hale must leave at this time. Residents of the Hale may remain in the 24-hour study lounges. Non-residents are defined as anyone not residing in that particular Hale, including off-campus residents and residents of other Hales. Guests may not be in the Hale without the resident present. This includes individual rooms, units, lounges, and other common areas. Residents of the opposite sex are not permitted in a students’ room at any time. Students are expected to help their guests and other residents understand and fulfill their responsibility under the Residential Living Standards and the Honor Code.

For the safety of students residing in the Hales, residents must be in their respective Hale before 12 midnight every night except Friday when curfew hour is extended to 2 am. University activities may extend beyond the designated curfew hours. Students attending those activities should follow their guidelines and scheduled times. Each student is also responsible to “sign out” by emailing their particular Hale email to notify staff that they will be “signing out” and returning to the Hale after curfew. The email must include the resident’s name, contact number, the date and time they will be leaving, and the anticipated date and time they will be returning. This is to ensure that the student can be contacted in case of emergency. Entry through the main door is possible after midnight using the resident’s room key. Random periodic bed checks are conducted by the Residential Life Staff throughout each semester. Residents not in their rooms during a bed check must have signed out by emailing the Hale Staff, otherwise will receive a fine and referral to the Office of Honor.

 

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

 

2019-2020 Meal Plan Pricing

  Gold Silver *BEST BLOCK DEAL**
Block 100
Block 75 Block 50 Block 25
CLUB ENTRY Unlimited
(Mon-Sun)
Unlimited
(Mon-Sun)
100 Club Entries 75 Club Entries 50 Club Entries 25 Club Entries
FLEX DOLLARS F/W - $100
SP/SU - $75
F/W - $225
SP - $125
SU - $100
$425 $400 $350 $275
GUESTS ALLOWED? F/W/SP - 4 Guest
Meals Included
SU - 2 Guest  Meals
Included
No Yes Yes Yes Yes
COST PER MEAL N/A N/A $8.25 $8.75 $9.00 $8.75
SUMMER BREAK 2019
(Jul. 1, 2019 - Aug. 22, 2019)
$913 $814 $1,150 $968.75 $725 $493.75
FALL 2019
(Aug. 23, 2019 - Dec. 14, 2019)
$1,967 $1,740 $1,250 $1,056.25 $800 N/A
WINTER BREAK 2019
(Dec. 15, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020)
$285 $230 N/A N/A N/A N/A
WINTER 2020
(Jan. 2, 2020 - Apr. 21, 2020)
$1,967 $1,740 $1,250 $1,056.25 $800 N/A
SPRING 2020
(Apr. 22, 2020 - June 29, 2020)
$1,201 $1,063 $1,250 $1,056.25 $800 N/A
Meal Plans are provided by the BYU–Hawaii Food Services. 
Details are subject to change. Please contact Food Services for up-to-date information.


Residential Life offers programs and activities for residents to learn important skills and knowledge that enhance their experience at BYU–H.

Resident Mentor Advisors (RMA)

Resident Mentor Advisors are student staff selected to serve in the residence hall. RMAs are normally the first person to be contacted by students if there is a need or concern.

All RMAs participate in committees (See Learning Opportunities below) to create programs that educate and engage students all over campus. RMAs also build community in their buildings through social programs and by getting to know their residents individually.

Hale Coordinator 

Hale Coordinators also sometimes known as Hale parents are live-in missionaries and temporary staff, responsible for the management of their assigned residence halls. They can manage anywhere from 232 – 500 students at one time. Often, Hale coordinators are responsible for two hales. The Hale Coordinators are able to help alongside the RMAs. RMAs report to the Hale Coordinator.

 

BYU–Hawaii Residential Life is a disciple training center following the vision of President Tanner and David O. Mckay, where students fulfill the mission of the University, to become learners, leaders, and builders and establish peace internationally.

This University provides a unique opportunity to learn both in and outside of the classroom setting by living and interacting with people who gather from all over the world. We speak different languages, eat different food and enrich our experience by sharing cultural customs.

Learning Opportunities

  • Freshman Start - Start strong meaningful relationships that will last a lifetime from the very beginning of your university journey. Find strength through friendship with others from all over the world.
  • Engagement & Involvement - A chance to expand your horizons by meeting new people and building relationships whilst engaging in fun activities: games night, outdoor film festival, karaoke, team building day and much more.
  • Life Skills - Learn, develop and grow by learning skills outside the classroom needed to navigate a healthy and successful life. Topics include self-defense, time management, multi-cultural dating, emotional health, balancing school and life, conflict resolution, interview preparation, navigating relationships, ocean safety, worldwide culture and more.
  • Traditions - Get involved in creating and continuing traditions unique to BYUH. Embracing past, present and future customs and cultivating a sacred space.
  • Spiritual - Building a community through individual effort to model the Savior by honoring oneself and others. We strive to be a part of a space where disciples progress towards emulating the Savior building Hale away from Home environment.

 

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 12 am HST on June 10, 2019 Opens at 12 am HST on June 11, 2019 Opens at 12 am HST on June 12, 2019 Opens at 12 am HST on June 13, 2019
Winter 2020 Semester January 2 – April 20, 2020 Opens at 12 am HST on October 28, 2019 Opens at 12 am HST on October 29, 2019 Opens at 12 am HST on October 30, 2019 Opens at 12 am HST on October 31, 2019
Spring 2020 Semester April 22 – June 29, 2020 Opens at 12 am HST on February 24, 2020 Opens at 12 am HST on February 25, 2020 Opens at 12 am HST on February 26, 2020 Opens at 12 am 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.

 

The rooms in each residence hall are furnished with draperies, single beds, desks, chairs, closets, wastebaskets, and sets of drawers.

Free internet access is provided in each room. Bathroom facilities are designed for single boarding students with a busy college schedule, and individuals in adjoining rooms share central bathroom facilities. There are no ceiling fans or air-conditioning in the residence halls. Students may wish to bring a small electric fan, or purchase one on arrival, to aid ventilation. Hover over a building on the map or select from the list below to see more information about each housing option.

To view room layouts, pictures and more, visit our Hale Map Page.

Pricing is determined by room type. Buildings may have multiple types of rooms. Use the chart below to determine the pricing range for each building.

 

Mens' Hales
       Hale 2               Hale 3               Hale 5       
Dorm Style Apartment Style Apartment Style
Freshmen Upperclassmen Upperclassmen

 

Womens' Hales
       Hale 1               Hale 4               Hale 6               Hale 7               Hale 8               Hale 9               Hale 10       
Apartment Style Apartment Style Apartment Style Dorm Style Dorm Style Dorm Style Apartment Style
Upperclassmen Upperclassmen Upperclassmen Freshmen Freshmen Freshmen Upperclassmen

 


 

 

Hale 1
Women
Older Freshmen or First-Year Students
Bathroom in Apartment
Kitchen in Apartment, No Meal Plan Required
Shared bedroom, 8-10 people per apartment with kitchen
Term Dates Price
Summer Break 2019 Jul. 1, 2019 - Aug. 23, 2019 N/A
Fall 2019   Aug. 23, 2019 - Dec. 14, 2019   $1,579

Winter Break 2019

 REQUIRED FOR FALL TO WINTER RESIDENTS 

Dec. 14, 2019 - Jan. 2, 2020 $244
Winter 2020 Jan. 2, 2020 - Apr. 20, 2020 $1,579
Spring 2020 Apr. 22, 2020 - Jun. 29, 2020   $1,035  
 
Total Fall 2019-Spring 2020 $4,437

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Hale 2
Men
Freshmen or First-Year Students
Community Bathroom
No Kitchen, Gold or Silver Meal Plan Required
Room Types
*Most common type*

*Option 1*

Shared bedroom with a community bathroom

Option 2

Private bedroom with a community bathroom

Term Dates Shared Room Price Private Room Price
Summer Break 2019 Jul. 1, 2019 - Aug. 23, 2019 N/A N/A
Fall 2019   Aug. 23, 2019 - Dec. 14, 2019   $1,350 $1,755

Winter Break 2019

REQUIRED FOR FALL TO WINTER RESIDENTS

Dec. 14, 2019 - Jan. 2, 2020 $208 $270
Winter 2020 Jan. 2, 2020 - Apr. 20, 2020 $1,350 $1,755
Spring 2020 Apr. 22, 2020 - Jun. 29, 2020 $870 $1,131
 
Total Fall 2019-Spring 2020 $3,778 $4, 911

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Hale 3 & 5
Men
Upperclassmen
Bathroom in Apartment
Kitchen in Apartment, No Meal Plan Required
Room Types
*Most common type*

*Option 1*

Shared bedroom, 6 people per apartment with kitchen

Option 2

Shared bedroom, 4 people per apartment with kitchen

Option 3

Private bedroom, 6 people per apartment with kitchen

Term Dates Shared Room Price Shared Room Price Private Room Price
Summer Break 2019 Jul. 1, 2019 - Aug. 23, 2019 $810 $914 $1,053
Fall 2019   Aug. 23, 2019 - Dec. 14, 2019   $1,687 $1,904 $2,193

Winter Break 2019

REQUIRED FOR FALL TO WINTER RESIDENTS

Dec. 14, 2019 - Jan. 2, 2020 $261 $294 $339
Winter 2020 Jan. 2, 2020 - Apr. 20, 2020 $1,687 $1,904 $2,193
Spring 2020 Apr. 22, 2020 - Jun. 29, 2020 $1,106 $1,247 $1,438
 
Total Fall 2019-Spring 2020 $4,741 $5,349 $6,163

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Hale 4
Women
Upperclassmen
Bathroom in Apartment
Kitchen in Apartment, No Meal Plan Required
Room Types
*Most common type*

*Option 1*

Shared bedroom, 6 people per apartment with kitchen

Option 2

Shared bedroom, 4 people per apartment with kitchen

Option 3

Private bedroom, 6 people per apartment with kitchen

Term Dates Shared Room Price Shared Room Price Private Room Price
Summer Break 2019 Jul. 1, 2019 - Aug. 23, 2019 $810 $914 $1,053
Fall 2019   Aug. 23, 2019 - Dec. 14, 2019   $1,687 $1,904 $2,193

Winter Break 2019

REQUIRED FOR FALL TO WINTER RESIDENTS

Dec. 14, 2019 - Jan. 2, 2020 $261 $294 $339
Winter 2020 Jan. 2, 2020 - Apr. 20, 2020 $1,687 $1,904 $2,193
Spring 2020 Apr. 22, 2020 - Jun. 29, 2020 $1,106 $1,247 $1,438
 
Total Fall 2019-Spring 2020 $4,741 $5,349 $6,163

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Hale 6
Women
Upperclassmen
Bathroom in Apartment
Kitchen in Apartment, No Meal Plan Required
Shared bedroom, 6 people per apartment with kitchen
Term Dates Price
Summer Break 2019 Jul. 1, 2019 - Aug. 23, 2019 $810
Fall 2019   Aug. 23, 2019 - Dec. 14, 2019   $1,687

Winter Break 2019

 REQUIRED FOR FALL TO WINTER RESIDENTS 

Dec. 14, 2019 - Jan. 2, 2020 $261
Winter 2020 Jan. 2, 2020 - Apr. 20, 2020 $1,687
Spring 2020 Apr. 22, 2020 - Jun. 29, 2020   $1,106  
 
Total Fall 2019-Spring 2020 $4,741

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Hale 7, 8 & 9
Women
Freshmen or First-Year Students
Bathroom in Apartment
No Kitchen, Gold or Silver Meal Plan Required
Shared bedroom, 4 people per apartment
Term Dates Price
Summer Break 2019 Jul. 1, 2019 - Aug. 23, 2019 N/A
Fall 2019   Aug. 23, 2019 - Dec. 14, 2019   $1,462

Winter Break 2019

 REQUIRED FOR FALL TO WINTER RESIDENTS 

Dec. 14, 2019 - Jan. 2, 2020 $226
Winter 2020 Jan. 2, 2020 - Apr. 20, 2020 $1,462
Spring 2020 Apr. 22, 2020 - Jun. 29, 2020   $943 
 
Total Fall 2019-Spring 2020 $4,093

 

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Hale 10
Women
Upperclassmen
Bathroom in Apartment
Kitchen in Apartment, No Meal Plan Required
Shared bedroom, 4 people per apartment with kitchen
Term Dates Price
Summer Break 2019 Jul. 1, 2019 - Aug. 23, 2019 $914
Fall 2019   Aug. 23, 2019 - Dec. 14, 2019   $1,904

Winter Break 2019

 REQUIRED FOR FALL TO WINTER RESIDENTS 

Dec. 14, 2019 - Jan. 2, 2020 $294
Winter 2020 Jan. 2, 2020 - Apr. 20, 2020 $1,904
Spring 2020 Apr. 22, 2020 - Jun. 29, 2020   $1,247  
 
Total Fall 2019-Spring 2020 $5,349

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Pricing Updated:5/31/2019

 

Coming soon!

 

Charges are due in full at the beginning of the semester (the same day tuition is due). Residents who are unable to pay the full semester rent should contact Financial Services for the deferred payment option. You can contact them at financialservices@byuh.edu. Rental rates are subject to change. The Residential Life and Housing Office does not handle any payments.

How to Pay Online

Residents can check their account and make payments by going online through their mybyuh account. Please refer to the Living options and Pricing for current rental rates.

  1. Log into your myBYUH Student Center.
  2. Under Finances, you should see the charge once it has been processed.
  3. Click 'Make Payment'
  4. Under Your Account 'Click here to make a payment'
  5. Complete the payment process.

 

Rules and Regulations

Before arriving, please follow this link to read the Residential Life Single Student Housing Handbook.

Packing

Homes are typically much smaller in Hawaii, so please be aware that your room on-campus and off-campus can only reasonably accommodate about 2 suitcases worth of personal items during your stay here at BYU-Hawaii.

***Packages CANNOT be mailed before you arrive on-campus. Please do not send anything before you arrive.***

Our Handbook provides a suggested packing list of items to bring or purchase. Please refer to BYU-Hawaii’s Dress and Grooming Standards when selecting clothing to bring.

Schedule a Check-In

You must schedule a check-in before you arrive on-campus. When you receive your assignment, you will be sent an invitation to book a check-in. There will be limited spaces in each time slot, so book as soon as you can!

Students may not check in before the first day of the check-in period. The Hale offices will be open from 9 am until 6 pm. The last day to check in is the day before the first day of school.

What if I need to check in after 6 PM?

If you are checking in after 6 pm, you can book an After Hours Check-In.

What if I need to check in after the first day of school?

Freshmen are required to attend New Student Experience (Orientation). If you are not a freshman and you are planning to check in after the first day, please contact our office at housing@byuh.edu to request a late check-in date.

How will I get to campus?

Students are responsible for finding their own ride to campus.

If you do not have a ride yet, a shuttle for BYU Hawaii students, faculty, staff, and families is provided by our partner North Shore Express. The rate is $55 per person for BYU Hawaii students, faculty, staff, and families 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You must make a reservation online at their website, northshoreexpress.net, or by calling them at (808) 892-1614.

For more information on the shuttle, please visit the North Shore Express website.

 

When you arrive on campus, you will see signs directing you to the Hales. To check in, please proceed directly to the hale you have reserved a room in.

What if I get lost?

If you are lost, the Aloha Center front desk has volunteers ready to answer any questions.

When can I check-in?

Students may not check in before the first day of the check-in period. The Hale offices will be open from 9 am until 6 pm. The last day to check in is the day before the first day of school.

What do I expect at check-in?

It may take up to 1 hour or more to check in depending on the time you arrive.

You will attend a short orientation and meet your RA’s.

You will receive your temporary room key that is good for 1 week. When you receive your Student ID Card, please visit your hale office during open hours to encode your key.

An RA will take you to your room, where you will take inventory of your room and complete an inventory check-in list. Please ensure you make an accurate accounting of your room including any damage. This same check-in form will be used when you check out, any damage to the room, unit or bathrooms will be your responsibility at check out if it is not indicated on the form. You will have 1 week after you check in to report any damage that you missed upon check-in.

What is there to do before school starts?

Whether you live in Hawaii or are arriving here for the first time, our New Student Experience program is going to help you have fun and is a helpful introduction to BYU– Hawaii. NSE takes place both the week before and the first week of school. We have a variety of events planned that will help you get a feel for life in Hawaii, make new friends, and get academically prepared for your upcoming classes.

Check out the New Student Experience Schedule to see a list of upcoming activities and events. Don't forget to RSVP!

Where do I attend church?

You can find your ward information at this link: http://wards.byuh.edu/

How do I reserve housing for my second semester?

As a New-Incoming student, your room is only booked by the Residential Life Office for your first semester. You are responsible to reserve your housing for any further semesters. During the first month of school, you will have the opportunity to Renew Your Contract for the next semester and reserve the spot you want to live in. Freshmen are required to live on-campus for three semesters. More information on Renew Contract Week will be provided once you arrive on-campus.

 

Coming soon!

 

What is a temporary room?

BYU-H Housing has arranged for temporary spaces in our Hales for students who missed the Reserve a Room Deadline.

Students will be assigned to a space in temporary housing for the start of the 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 the next 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.

 

The Spring and Summer have much fewer students living in the hales. To accommodate Summer programs and maintenance and repairs major room reassignments are required.

Why is Consolidation Necessary:

In order to uphold the quality and condition of the Hales, regular maintenance and repairs are necessary. Certain hales may be closed during the Spring and Summer periods in order to allow for these renovations to take place.

The University often hosts summer programs that require on-campus housing. To increase efficiency and organization. Students may be consolidated to certain hales or floors to accommodate these visitors.  

How is Consolidation Determined:

Consolidation is determined by the number of residents who renew their contract. If demand for more space is given, the Residential Life and Housing Operations departments may determine a need to leave one or more of the closing Hales open. It is very important for residents to renew their contract if they are considering living on-campus for Spring Semester and/or Summer Break.

What Hales will be Closed for Summer 2019:

Hales 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9 and parts of 3 & 4 will be closed for maintenance and repair this Summer of 2019.

What if I Live in a Hale that will be Closing for Spring or Summer Consolidation?:

Students will be notified once the Residential Life and Housing Operations departments determine which hales need to be closed for maintenance and repair. If you happen to live in one of these hales, you will have the opportunity to renew your contract and then change your room during Change Room Week. 

It is very important that you first renew your contract!

Would I be able to change my room to an apartment style Hale even if I am a Freshman?:

Freshman residents who are residing in Hales that are closing will be able to change their rooms to either dorm style or apartment style, even if they are still Freshman! 

Apartment style Hales will give you access to a kitchen which means you will not be required to purchase a meal plan.

If your Hale is closing, you will be able to move to apartment style Hales as long as there are spaces available. Change room is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Please note that Hale 10 is only available for women with 55+ credits. 

 

Residents who would like to terminate their contract can post their contract for sale through their Housing Portal. Processing and Late Termination Fees will apply if you decide to sell your contract and it is replaced. If your contract is not replaced, you will be held liable to the full terms of the contract. 

  1. Sign on to the Housing Portal
  2. Click ‘Manage Housing’
  3. Click ‘Sell Semester Contract’
  4. Complete Process

A $25 processing fee will automatically be applied to the resident's account. If they post their contract after the Late Termination Deadline, they should attempt to replace the contract on their own through advertising their contract and finding another eligible student to purchase the contract.

Freshmen/First-Year Students: Because they are required to live on-campus, freshmen and first-year students, as defined by the Residential Life Policy, are required to discontinue from school before their request to sell is approved.

The Housing Office will process and post the contract within 7 working days of the sale request. Additional fees may be associated with the sell, depending on when the contract is posted for sale. See below for more information. 

Processing and Late Termination Fees
Sale Submitted Date Termination Fees

Before

July 1, 2019 (Fall 2019 semester)

November 1, 2019 (Winter 2020 semester)

March 1, 2020 (Spring 2020 semester)

$25 Processing Fee
As of the date above and the contract is replaced before the start of the contract $25 Processing Fee + $250 Late Termination Fee
As of the date above and the contract is replaced after the start of the contract $25 Processing Fee + $250 Late Termination Fee + Rent prorated to the date of replacement
As of the date above and the contract is NOT replaced $25 Processing Fee + Full terms of the contract

If the contract cannot be replaced, the residents will remain financially responsible for the full terms of the contract. The resident will be responsible to pay the full amount for the room and meals even if he/she may not physically reside there or use the meals. Transcripts will be held for non-payment.

 

Replacement

A replacement occurs when an eligible student buys a contract that is being sold by a resident. If a contract is replaced, the seller of the contract will be charged the associated processing and late termination fees. 

Eligible Buyer

An eligible buyer is an admitted Full-time BYUH Student (with at least 1 face-to-face class) not in contract with BYUH On or Off-Campus Housing.

 

How to sell and advertise:

Before the first official day of the semester (or first housing day for Summer/Winter Break):

Before the first day of the semester (or first housing day for summer break) contracts are room assignment specific. The contract is considered replaced if the resident’s specific room assignment is taken over by another student.

Accessible Rooms: If the university wishes to place another resident into a room that is being sold, the university must buy the contract from the resident, and the new resident will assume responsibility for the contract. If the room being sold is an accessible room and the university needs the room to accommodate another resident due to need, the university is not required to buy the contract. The resident selling the contract will be reassigned to a comparable room and will assume responsibility to sell the new specific room assignment instead.

If you do not have a suggested eligible buyer, the Residential Life Office will post your room online for other students to book within 7 working days of the sale request.

You cannot suggest a buyer after the sale is processed because the room is already posted online for others to book. If you do find a buyer after, please have them contact our office with your specific bed space and we can help them secure housing if there are rooms available.

If you suggest an eligible buyer at the time of the sale request, your contract will be made available to the Buyer and they will have 2 working days to buy the contract. If the Buyer does not buy the contract within the 2 working days, the bed space will be posted online for others to book.

We advise students to advertise their contract by word of mouth or on social media. You may post on the Official Residential Life Facebook Page or other unofficial pages, such as BYUH Off-Campus Housing (Unofficial) or Buy/Sell @ North Shore Community and BYUH.

REMEMBER TO ADVERTISE THE SPECIFIC BEDSPACE, because before the first day of the semester (or first housing day for summer break) contracts are room assignment specific and your contract will not be considered replaced until the specific bed space is booked.

A resident who is unable to sell their contract should expect to check-out if he/she will not reside there, as it will terminate their responsibility for the physical condition of the room for the duration of the contract.

 

After the first official day of the semester (or first housing day for Summer/Winter Break):

Contracts are no longer room assignment specific. The university reserves the right to use the room as needed. If the university reallocates your room after the first day of the semester or break, the contract is not considered replaced by the university.

A replacement will be handled on a first-requested-first-replaced basis. For example: If all rooms in the residence halls were filled except one, the resident who requested to sell their contract last will not have their contract replaced. Contracts are gender specific.

If you suggest an eligible buyer, your contract will be made available to the Buyer and they will have 2 working days to buy the contract.

A resident who is unable to sell their contract should expect to check-out if he/she will not reside there, as it will terminate their responsibility for the physical condition of the room for the duration of the contract. The resident will have 7 days to vacate the bed space. The resident may not occupy the bed space past the 7 days once the request to sell has been submitted.

 

What is the $50 application fee for?

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.

Can I get a Private Room?

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.

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

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.

What are Family Exemptions?

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 the 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".

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

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.

Can I have a dorm with a kitchen in it?

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

Who can I ask for help?

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.

What is my mailing address?

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

Can I have a pet?

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

What can I do on the weekends?

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.

What can I do to get involved?

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.

What is a Resident Adviser?

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.

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.

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

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 the university for not obeying university policy. Only freshman living with immediate family members are permitted to live off-campus.

Can I live off-campus? 

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.

Can I have a car?

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. 

View Hale Handbook

 

Apartments in Brigham Young University - Hawaii (BYU-H) Married Student Housing, Temple View Apartments (TVA), can accommodate about 314 student families and is located at the edge of campus close to the Laie, Hawaii Temple.

All interested students must pay a $50 non-refundable application fee to apply to TVA. Due to the limited number of apartments, all new students must make arrangements to live off-campus for at least 2 semesters before getting in. Although students may apply for the TVA waitlist as soon as they are accepted into school or get engaged, full-time students (Fall or Winter 12 Credits; Spring 8 credits) who are married before the first day of school and have not lived in TVA before have the first priority to get invited to TVA. , before they become active on the list. New-incoming full-time students typically live off-campus for about 2 semesters before getting into TVA.

Residential Life will communicate with applicants through their BYU-Hawaii email, so checking your email regularly is extremely important.

 

Temple View Apartments are available to married students and single student parents with dependent children under the age of 18. Single parents must have legal custody of their child/children to be eligible for residence in TVA. Parents, brothers, sisters, and other relatives or guests of the resident are not permitted to live with the family.

Academic Status

Eligibility to remain in TVA depends on the primary resident’s student status. The primary applicant/resident must be enrolled as a full-time student by the "Save Your Spot' and Add/Drop Deadlines, to be eligible for on-campus housing. Exceptions are given to students on university-approved reduced course loads, student teaching and on-island university approved internships. Post course work experience students such as AT and OPT students are ineligible for on-campus housing.

When a primary resident graduates or is no longer eligible as a full-time student with the University, his/her eligibility for student housing also ceases. Residents who are academically or non-academically suspended from the University forfeit their right to live in TVA. Such residents are required to vacate the apartment on the day designated by the Residential Life Office and will be held responsible for the contract. TVA housing is not available to advance standing students or graduates or student participating in an off-island internship.

Occupancy

Both spouses must physically reside in the apartment to remain eligible to live in TVA. In single-parent families, all children must physically reside in the apartment to remain eligible to live in TVA. Parents must have legal custody of all children residing in the apartment.  

All members living in TVA must comply with university policies including the Honor Code. Violation made by any member of the household may result in Abandonment Due to Non-compliance. (See contract)

Primary Switch

Residents may apply for a ‘Primary Switch’ at any time if the primary resident will not going to be a full-time student, and therefore ineligible to remain in TVA. Their spouse must be a full-time student to qualify.

A ‘Primary Switch’ changes the primary resident of the apartment to their spouse for up to 1 year, based on eligibility. If approved, all charges will appear on the new Primary Residents (Spouse) student account.

A couple can ‘Primary Switch’ ONCE. The Residential Life and Housing Department recommends that the first primary resident is the spouse who will be in school the longest and that students only switch if they are graduating as they can only switch once.


Students who have signed a contract but become ineligible, by discontinuing from school, registering for less than the required full-time credits or by violating parts of the contract and/or handbook are considered to have breached their contract due to non-compliance and will be required to vacate the apartment. They will also be required to pay for the entire amount of the contract if it cannot be replaced.

 

The Temple View Apartment facilities are designed to maximize social interaction for students and their families in a healthy, clean environment, which is conducive to high academic achievement. Separate Apartment styles are designated for families depending on family size.

The apartment sizes in TVA range from studio to 3 bedroom apartment (2 bedrooms and a loft). Each apartment is partially furnished with a refrigerator, gas or electric stovetop oven, curtains, bed(s) (double or queen size bed, single beds are provided for children ages two or older), and one dresser per bedroom, desk, dining table, chairs, couch, closets, and drawers. A card-operated laundry facility is available to TVA residents.

University Housing does not provide beds and/or mattresses for children under the age of two. This furniture is not to be removed and cannot be transferred to another apartment. There are no ceiling fans or air conditioning permitted in the apartments. Residents are permitted to purchase standing floor fans for their apartments.

TVA Rent is placed on the primary resident's student account at the beginning of the semester for the entire semester. Below is estimated pricing based on the Term dates. If your dates differ from the term dates, your rate will be different.

Term Dates Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom
Summer Break 2019 Jul. 1, 2019 - Aug. 23, 2019 $1567 $1673 $1787 $1882
Fall 2019 Aug. 23, 2019 - Dec. 14, 2019 $3476 $3708 $3959 $4173

Winter Break 2020

REQUIRED FOR FALL TO WINTER RESIDENTS

Dec. 14, 2019 - Jan. 2, 2020 $584 $624 $666 $702
Winter 2020 Jan. 2, 2020 - Apr. 20, 2020 $3353 $3577 $3819 $4025
Spring 2020 Apr. 22, 2020 - Jun. 29, 2020 $2092 $2232 $2383 $2511
Summer Break 2020 Jun. 29, 2020 - Aug. 21. 2020^ $1630 $1739 $1857 $1957

^Dates and rates for Summer Break 2020 may change once the academic calendar for 2020-21 is published.

Pricing Breakdown

  Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom
Monthly Rate for 2018-19 Academic Year $892 $952 $1017 $1071
*NEW Monthly Rate for 2019-20 Academic Year* $928 $990 $1057 $1114
*Daily Rate for 2019-20 Academic Year* $30.76 $32.82 $35.04

$36.93

Annual Total 2019-2020

(12 months x NEW Monthly Rate)

$11,136 $11,880

$12,684

$13.368

 

Resident Mentor Advisors (RMA)

Resident Mentor Advisors are student staff selected to serve in TVA. RMAs are normally the first person to be contacted by students if there is a need or concern. Each RMA is assigned 2 - 3 buildings that they oversee the cleanliness and safety of residents.

All RMAs create programs that educate and engage students all over campus (See Learning Opportunities below). RMAs also build community in their buildings through social programs and by getting to know their residents individually.

TVA Coordinator 

The TVA Coordinator position is a live-in, full-time staff member, responsible for the management of the Temple View Apartments. They manage anywhere from 650 - 700 students, spouses, and children at one time. The TVA Coordinator is able to help alongside the RMAs. RMAs report to the TVA Coordinator.


Residential Life offers programs and activities for residents to learn important skills and knowledge that enhance their experience at BYU–H.

BYU–Hawaii Residential Life is a disciple training center following the vision of President Tanner and David O. Mckay, where students fulfill the mission of the University, to become learners, leaders, and builders and establish peace internationally.

This University provides a unique opportunity to learn both in and outside of the classroom setting by living and interacting with people who gather from all over the world. We speak different languages, eat different food and enrich our experience by sharing cultural customs.

Learning Opportunities

  • Service
  • Social
  • Skill Building
  • Spiritual

 

2019-2020 Temple View Apartment Deadline and Dates

  On-Campus Housing Contract Dates* Application Deadline Invitations Sent

Check-In Period

Everyday 5pm-7pm, except Sundays and Holidays

Summer Break & Fall 2019 July 5 – December 14, 2019 June 1, 2019 Middle of June - July 2019 July 5 - August 23, 2019 Check-in pending availability
Fall 2019 Only August 23 – December 14, 2019 June 1, 2019 Middle of June - July 2019 August 23 - September 3, 2019
Winter Break & Winter 2020 January 2 – April 20, 2020 October 1, 2019 Middle of Oct - Nov 2019 January 2 – 7, 2020
Spring 2020 April 22 – June 29, 2020 February 1, 2020 Middle of February - March 2020 April 22 – 28, 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

TVA Check-In Period

Everyday 5pm-7pm, 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 Month

Once invited to TVA, students will have the opportunity to renew their contract during Renew Contract Month.

How to Renew:

Housing Portal → Secure Housing → Temple View Apartments → Renew Contract → Sign Contract

  Renew Contract Opens Renew Contract Deadline
Summer Break & Fall 2019 12 am HST May 1, 2019 11:59 pm HST May 31, 2019
Winter Break & Winter 2020 12 am HST September 4, 2019 11:59 pm HST September 30, 2019
Spring 2020 12 am HST January 8, 2020 11:59 pm HST January 31, 2020


Due to the high prices of rent in Hawaii and the limited number of apartments available, TVA is in high demand. The typical wait time to be invited to TVA is two semesters. Because there are a large number of students interested in living in TVA, students may apply for TVA up to a year in advance.

Students do not have to be married yet to apply to TVA. We advised that students apply at least 2 semesters ahead of the desired check-in semester to have a higher chance of being invited to TVA.

All interested students must pay a $50 non-refundable application fee to apply to TVA.

How to Apply

Students admitted to the university may apply to TVA at any time through the Housing Portal. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee due at the time of application. New incoming married students should apply, then make arrangements to live off-campus before arriving. TVA openings are limited and students typically wait 2 semesters before getting in.

Applying for TVA:

  1. Sign in to the Housingportal.byuh.edu
  2. Select Secure Housing
  3. Select TVA
  4. Select Waitlist Application
  5. Complete form and pay fee

The average wait time to get into an apartment is 2 semesters. Invitees will begin receiving notification of a pending TVA assignment 30 days before the start of the semester. Please ensure that you are meeting all of the requirements to be eligible to remain a priority on our waiting list.

MAKE SURE YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE!

There are two parts to the TVA Application: the $50 non-refundable application fee and the form. Both must be complete for your application to be complete. Your Application Complete Date is determined by when you complete both the form and payment. Your application will be sorted by that date along with the waitlist priorities.

Once you apply for TVA, you are responsible for reviewing your application and ensuring it is complete. Once your application is complete, you are in our system. You are not on the waitlist. There is no waitlist until the deadline for that desired check-in semester has passed. See the 'Waitlist' section for more information.

Residential Life will communicate with applicants through their BYU-Hawaii email, so checking your email regularly is extremely important.

Register for Classes

To be considered eligible for your desired semester, you must be registered as a Full-Time Student for that semester. You will not be considered and eligible for the waitlist until you are registered.

Keep your application up to date

It is your responsibility to keep your application up to date. It is important that all the information you submit on your application is accurate. Inaccurate or falsified information will result in the denial of your application and postpone your ability to enter TVA.
You can update your application information by clicking the 'Update Application' link on the TVA Applicant landing page. You can review your application by selecting the 'View Application' link on the TVA Applicant landing page.

Security Deposit

If you are invited to TVA, a $300 Security deposit will be due at the time of invitation. The security deposit must be paid by credit card online during the application process. Please save up for this expense before you are invited.

 

Applicants are not on a waitlist immediately after applying. There is no waitlist until the deadline for that desired check-in semester has passed. After the deadline, the waitlist for that semester is pulled. At that point, all information on your application cannot be changed. it is important to update any information BEFORE the deadline. You will not be able to change anything afterward.


Applicants who meet the qualifications for married student housing will be placed on the waitlist according to one of three priorities.

First priority is given to first-time applicants (married, single or single parent with dependent child/children) previous TVA resident on university-approved internship who are enrolled as a full-time student at the time of invitation and must remain a full-time student while on the waiting list. WAITLISTED CLASSES DO NOT COUNT.

Second priority consists of applicants (married, single or single parent with dependent child/children) who meet the eligibility criteria but are not full-time BYU-H students at the time of invitation. WAITLISTED CLASSES DO NOT COUNT.

Third priority students are previous residents of TVA not on a university approved internship. Those who go on internship then take a LOA do not qualify for first or second priority when they return. There can be no breaks between internship and occupancy.

Although single students are eligible to be on the waiting list, invitation to TVA will not occur until the student is scheduled to be married before the first day of the semester and before check-in.

Assignment of apartments is determined by an applicant’s position on the list. The position on the waitlist will be determined by the aforementioned priorities and by the receipt date of the $50 processing fee.

Prior to moving into a TVA apartment, a security deposit of $300 must be paid in addition to the current semester’s rent which is pro-rated based on the invited date. All primary residents must be registered for classes before they move into a TVA apartment.

The security deposit will be held by the University until the family checks out of TVA, at which time any charges assessed because of damages or fees due, including any outstanding debts to the University, will be deducted from the deposit. The balance of the security deposit will be refunded by mail within 6 weeks after the family checks out of TVA.

Use the chart on the following page to determine your TVA Waitlist priority.

Waitlist Priorities

PRIORITY

REQUIREMENTS

EXAMPLE

First Priority

  • Never lived in TVA before OR Previous TVA Resident on university-approved internship.
  • Current Full-Time Student (Internship counts as Full-Time)
  • Paid Application Fee
  • Completed Application by the deadline
  • Enrolled Full-Time for the Desired check-in semester
  • Married before the first day of school

Mary is applying for Spring. She has paid and completed the application. She is enrolled for Winter AND Spring full-time.

Second Priority

  • Never lived in TVA before OR Previous TVA Resident on university-approved internship.
  • Paid Application Fee
  • Completed Application by the deadline
  • Enrolled Full-Time for the Desired check-in semester
  • Married before the first day of school

Sione is applying for Spring. He has paid and completed the application. He is on LOA for Winter and is enrolled for Spring full-time.

Third Priority A

  • Previous TVA Resident 
  • Current Full-Time Student
  • Paid Application Fee
  • Completed Application by the deadline
  • Enrolled Full-Time for the Desired check-in semester

Allen has lived in TVA before and is applying for Spring. He has paid and completed the application. He is enrolled for Winter AND Spring full-time.

Third Priority B

  • Previous TVA Resident 
  • Paid Application Fee
  • Completed Application by the deadline
  • Enrolled Full-Time for the Desired check-in semester

Emma has lived in TVA before and is applying for Spring. She has paid and completed the application. She is on LOA for Winter and is enrolled for Spring full-time.

Not on Waitlist

Those with ANY of the following will not be on the waitlist.

  • Did not pay Application Fee
  • Did not complete Application
  • Not enrolled for the Desired check-in semester
  • Enrolled Part-Time for the Desired check-in semester
  • Married after the first day of school

 

Internships may affect your application. The following is a general guide to internships and TVA, but many factors may affect your status. All students participating in an internship and interested in TVA should contact the TVA Manager, Office Manager, or the TVA Assignment Coordinator to receive specific information about their situation. You may contact them through email (housing@byuh.edu), by phone (808-6785-3534), or by visiting the office. While our student workers strive to learn all the information they can about TVA, it is best to speak to the TVA Manager, Office Manager, or the TVA Assignment Coordinator about your internship.

Students that are registered as a full-time student for the semester before the desired check-in the semester are given first priority. If you are on a university-approved internship for the semester before the desired check-in the semester and registered full-time for the desired check-in semester, you will be considered in the First-priority along with others in that group, even if the internship does not count for enough credits. All internships must be a University Approved Internship and registered with the University to be considered for TVA applicants.

If you are on an internship while living in TVA, it must be an on-island internship and be a University Approved Internship and registered with the University.

 

Invitations to accept a TVA assignment will be sent to qualifying applicants beginning 2 to 3 months before each semester by email.

Residential Life will communicate with applicants through their BYU-Hawaii email, so checking your email regularly is extremely important.

If you receive an invitation, you will have 48 hours to accept your invitation online on the Housing Portal or respond to the email that you do not accept. If you do not accept online or respond to the email within the 48 hours, your application will be deleted. If you are not invited to live in TVA for your desired check-in semester, it is your responsibility to update your application for the next semester before the deadline to remain eligible.

Any changes to your marriage date or number of children may affect your check-in date. Inaccurate information could result in the termination of your TVA Invitation.

Security Deposit

A $300 Security deposit will be due at the time of invitation. The security deposit must be paid by credit card online during the application process. Please save up for this expense before you are invited.

Apartment size

At the time of invitation, you will be offered an apartment size. What you are offered is what you will get. If you are offered multiple choices, you will be able to select your desired size in the invitation acceptance process. Your desired apartment size is not a guarantee for that apartment size. The Residential Life Office will take your preferences into consideration when making assignments. However, it is not possible to guarantee your preferences. Assignments are made based on family size and are subject to availability. The goal is to get you into TVA to enjoy all the blessings associated with TVA. Two and three bedroom apartments are reserved for families. To be fully eligible for a two or three bedroom apartment, you must have children. Expecting couples are not fully eligible for two bedrooms until their baby is born. Although studios will first be assigned to those who request it, if your family size is 2, please know that by accepting this TVA Invitation, you are also accepting the possibility of being assigned to a studio.

Final apartment size assignments will be given one month before check-in. Specific building and room assignments will not be given until you check-in.

Selecting a check-in date

You must be married before you can check in. All students must be married and check in before the first day of school. 

The anticipated check-in date is based on the availability of apartments and your marriage date. Applicants are responsible for their own housing prior to their anticipated check-in date.

In your invitation, you will be offered a tentative check-in date. You cannot check-in BEFORE the tentative check-in date but you can check-in on or after. You can select a different date during the invitation acceptance process. Please note that if the date you select is before the date on your invitation letter, the Residential Life office will reschedule it to the correct date.

The Residential Life reserves the right to change the check-in date or time based on the availability of the apartment. We will contact you with any changes.

Welcome Email

Once your date is approved, you will receive a welcome email detailing all the information you need to know to check-in. To check the status of your acceptance, you can check the Housing Portal at any time.

Housing Portal → Secure Housing → Temple View Apartments → Check Status

 

To check in, report to the TVA Office, 55-550 Naniloa Loop at your assigned check-in date and time. Once you arrive at the TVA office, you will participate in an hour-long orientation, then be given keys to your new apartment.

Because of the time it takes to get an apartment ready for check-ins, you will not be allowed to check in before the date and time assigned. If you arrive at the office and it is closed, please call the on-call number at (808) 782-2319. 

Express check-in is available for those who participate in the Express Orientation before the check-in day. Dates and times for this event will be included in your welcome email. If you do attend Express Orientation, your check-in time will be cut down to 15 minutes! On your check-in day you will only need to have your key made and then you can go to your apartment.


You will need to complete the following requirements within one month of checking into TVA. We recommend that you do these things as soon as possible to avoid any delays or complications with your account.

  • Update Student Medical Benefits:

To ensure you’re on the right plan and to update your elections if needed, contact the Student Medical Benefits office by phone 808-675-3512, or email studentmedbenefit@byuh.edu.

  • Update Marital Status at the Registrar’s Office:

To update your marital status from Single to ‘Married’, submit your marriage certificate to the Registrar’s Office. You can check your status on your mybyuh account. Go to Student Center → Personal Information → Demographic Information

  • Spouse ID Card Required:

To provide you with two keys to your apartment, both spouses must have BYU-H issued ID cards. If your spouse does not already have an ID, you will have one month from the date of check to obtain one. Those who do not obtain a card will not be able to renew their contract and stay in TVA longer than a semester. You will also not be issued temporary keys after the deadline.

How to obtain an ID card if Spouse is not a student:

  1. Go to the Registrar’s office with Marriage Certificate and Driver’s license. Register for ID.
  2. Go to the Human Resources office to obtain card.

 

Residents who would like to terminate their contract can post their contract for sale through their Housing Portal. Processing and Late Termination Fees will apply if you decide to sell your contract and it is replaced. If your contract is not replaced, you will be held liable to the full terms of the contract. 

  1. Sign on to the Housing Portal
  2. Click ‘Manage Housing’
  3. Click ‘Terminate Contract’
  4. Complete Process

A $25 processing fee will automatically be applied to the resident's account. If they post their contract BEFORE the first day of the contract, The University will attempt to replace the contract by offering the space to the next eligible student on the TVA waitlist. Students are not permitted to offer the room until authorized by the Residential Life office.

If they post their contract after the first day of the contract or the Residential Life office is unable to find an eligible student on the waitlist, they should attempt to replace the contract on their own through advertising their contract and finding another eligible student to purchase the contract. The Residential Life office will notify you by email if they are unable to find an eligible student on the waitlist.

Once authorized, the student may offer the apartment to an eligible buyer (See Eligible Buyer below). If they suggest an eligible buyer, the contract will be made available to the Buyer and the Buyer will have 2 working days to buy the contract. We advise students to advertise their contract by word of mouth or on social media. You may post on the Official Residential Life Facebook Page or other unofficial pages, such as BYUH Off-Campus Housing (Unofficial) or Buy/Sell @ North Shore Community and BYUH.

The Housing Office will process and post the contract within 7 working days of the sale request. Additional fees may be associated with the sell, depending on when the contract is posted for sale. See below for more information. Students terminating their contract during the semester of the contract will be required to vacate Temple View Apartments within 7 days of their request to terminate via the housing portal. The student is not allowed to occupy the apartment after this time. In serious cases where a student is required to discontinue from the University due to circumstances including but not limited to Honor Code or Academic Suspension, a student may be required to check out immediately or before the 7 allotted days. 

Processing and Late Termination Fees
Sale Submitted Date Termination Fees

Before

June 1, 2019 (Fall 2019 semester)

October 1, 2019 (Winter 2020 semester)

February 1, 2020 (Spring 2020 semester)

$25 Processing Fee
As of the date above and the contract is replaced before the start of the contract $25 Processing Fee + $400 Late Termination Fee
As of the date above and the contract is replaced after the start of the contract $25 Processing Fee + $400 Late Termination Fee + Rent prorated to the date of replacement
As of the date above and the contract is NOT replaced $25 Processing Fee + Full terms of the contract

If the contract cannot be replaced, the residents will remain financially responsible for the full terms of the contract. The resident will be responsible to pay the full amount for the room and meals even if he/she may not physically reside there or use the meals. Transcripts will be held for non-payment.

 

Replacement

A replacement occurs when an eligible student buys a contract that is being sold by a resident. If a contract is replaced, the seller of the contract will be charged the associated processing and late termination fees. 

Eligible Buyer

A student is eligible to replace a contract if they are married or have a dependent under the age of 18 as of the day of their check-in and admitted Full-time BYUH Student (with at least 1 face-to-face class). If they have not already done so, they must apply to the TVA waitlist.

A student who has exceeded their ‘Semesters in Residence’ are not eligible to buy a contract.

A student who has already signed a contract for the same semester is not eligible to replace a contract as he/she already has a contract with the university.

 

Before the first official day of the semester (or first housing day for Summer/Winter Break):

Before the first day of the semester (or first housing day for summer break) contracts are room assignment specific. The contract is considered replaced if the resident’s specific room assignment is taken over by another student.

Accessible Rooms: If the university wishes to place another resident into a room that is being sold, the university must buy the contract from the resident, and the new resident will assume responsibility for the contract. If the room being sold is an accessible room and the university needs the room to accommodate another resident due to need, the university is not required to buy the contract. The resident selling the contract will be reassigned to a comparable room and will assume responsibility to sell the new specific room assignment instead.

A resident who is unable to sell their contract should expect to check-out if he/she will not reside there, as it will terminate their responsibility for the physical condition of the room for the duration of the contract.

 

After the first official day of the semester (or first housing day for Summer/Winter Break):

Contracts are no longer room assignment specific. The university reserves the right to use the room as needed. If the university reallocates your room after the first day of the semester or break, the contract is not considered replaced by the university.

A resident who is unable to sell their contract should expect to check-out if he/she will not reside there, as it will terminate their responsibility for the physical condition of the room for the duration of the contract. The resident will have 7 days to vacate the bed space. The resident may not occupy the bed space past the 7 days once the request to sell has been submitted.

 

The policies within the TVA Handbook apply to all conduct in or around Brigham Young University- Hawaii's TVA. 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. 

View TVA Handbook

 

What do I do if I want to leave TVA for a semester and then come back?

You would need to cancel your contract on the housing portal first. You can always reapply on the housing portal, but you would be put at the lowest priority on the waitilist because you have lived in TVA before. The reason for this is we want everyone to have the opportunity to live in TVA housing that would like to. 

How does rent work in TVA? When do I pay?

Rent charges are due in full at the beginning of the semester (the same day tuition is due). Residents who are unable to pay the full semester rent should contact Financial Services for the deferred payment option.

Will my rent change?

Rental rates are subject to change. Rent increases occur every academic year.

I am a new tenant in TVA. When will my rent be charged?

The rent will be charged onto the Primary resident’s student account with-in 2 business days of check in.

How do I transfer within TVA?

Residents may apply for transfers at any time during the year. However, the transfer period only occurs during summer breaks. Residents must apply at least one semester before their desired transfer date. Anyone can apply for a transfer however, transfers will first go to families that are increasing in size and emergency situations. If a transfer occurs during the academic year it is because of an emergency situation.

I have applied for a transfer. Why have I not been transferred yet?

The transfer request form found on the Housing Portal does not guarantee that you will be moving to another apartment. We may not be able to move you at all. Transfers are only done during Summer Break.

If I am leaving for an internship will I decrease my chances of getting back into TVA?

The transfer request form found on the Housing Portal does not guarantee that you will be moving to another apartment. We may not be able to move you at all. Transfers are only done during Summer Break. 

Can students move into TVA halfway through the semester?

Students can only move into TVA after check-ins are over if there has been a cancellation and they have been invited to live in TVA. 

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

We do not provide early check-ins or late check-outs. Please contact the TVA office if you need to change your check-in date. 

 

BYU–Hawaii works with the community to provide accommodations for some of its single and married students. Residential Life collaborates with property owners and agents across the Kahuku, Laie and Hau’ula communities.

Remember - Freshmen and First-Year Students are not eligible to live off-campus.

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

 

Students who are children of community members or children of faculty and staff, and live with their immediate family may submit a Family Exemption. Family members include mother, father, maternal or paternal aunts or uncles, or maternal or paternal grandparents. 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.

If you will be living with immediate family, you must turn in a signed letter from the owner of the home to receive a Family Exemption. Download a sample letter here.

 

Coming soon!

 

INSERT WHAT OFF-CAMPUS COORDINATORS LOOK FOR.

Off-campus rental rates are determined by the landlords and are not monitored by the University. Below are average pricing ranges you can find off-campus. Typically, the more amenities the property provides, the more expensive it is.

Shared Room Price Range Private Room Price Range Married Housing Price Range (Studio)
     

All properties contracted with the University are listed on our 'Approved Off-Campus Housing' List. Openings will be updated as soon as landlords let us know. The Residential Life office does not involve itself in securing off-campus housing. It is the student's responsibility to contact landlords and read through contracts carefully before signing.

 

All students living off campus must report their off-campus address. You will need to provide your proof of address which would be a signed rental contract from your landlord or a letter from a relative. You may submit a picture, a scanned copy, or bring a copy to the Residential Life Office. You may also upload it to your Housing Portal account by following these steps:

  1. Sign on to the Housing Portal
  2. Select Secure Housing
  3. Select Off-Campus
  4. Select Submit Contract
  5. Complete Form
  6. Upload Contract (Don't forget to click 'Add' after you upload)
  7. Submit Form

It takes 2 business days to verify and process the off-campus contract. Expedited processing is not available. Please plan accordingly.

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 the student’s account 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 this semester.

 

The purpose of the Off-campus handbook is to help University single students, contract landlords and managers to understand their responsibilities and commitments in helping BYU-Hawaii cultivate an environment, in off-campus housing facilities, where single students would be best able to realize their spiritual and academic potential.

View Off-campus Handbook

 

Coming soon!