Off-Campus Housing Information
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.
Toggle ItemFamily Exemptions
Current PolicyStudents 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 may request a form that they must fill out and return to us either through email or by bringing it into the office. After submitting it to housing, the off-campus department will verify your exemption. If you will be living with immediate family, you must turn in a signed form from the owner of the home to receive a family exemption.
Brothers and sisters of the same family may live together in the same dwelling unit provided there are no other single persons in the dwelling unit other than brothers and sisters of that immediate family.
If approved, a family exemption is valid for one academic year or if there is a change in your housing situation.
Fall 2021/ Winter 2022 Policy ExemptionThe above family exemption will broaden to include close family friends. This excludes any families living in university employee housing. Students may request a form that they must fill out and return to us either through email or by bringing it into the office. After submitting it to housing, the off-campus department will verify your exemption. If approved, a family exemption is valid for one academic year or if there is a change in your housing.
This exemption will be approved only for the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 Semesters unless there is a change in your housing situation.
For a family exemption form, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
View Family Exemption Form
Toggle ItemHow to Submit Your ContractAll 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:
- Sign on to the Housing Portal
- Select Secure Housing
- Select Off-Campus
- Select Submit Contract
- Complete Form
- Upload Contract (Don't forget to click 'Add' after you upload)
- 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.
Toggle ItemOff-Campus Housing HandbookThe 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.