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Single On-Campus Housing Information
Single Student Freshman and Transfer Housing Policy
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    Freshman and First-year students
    Single students who are admitted as freshman or first-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 first-year student and are required to live on campus for 3 semesters in freshman style housing.
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    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
Resources
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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.
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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.
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Book a Room, Reserve a Room, Check-in & New Student Experience, Renew Contract Week & Change Room Week
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University Housing and Residential Life Handbooks
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Residential Living Standards, Conduct, and Dress & Grooming Standards
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Additional Info
Before Arriving
Check-In
Temporary Housing
Spring and Summer Consolidation
Cancelling Your Contract
FAQs
Before Arriving
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    Rules and Regulations
    Before arriving, please follow this link to read the Residential Life Single Student Housing Handbook.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
Check-In
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.
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    What if I get lost?
    If you are lost, the Aloha Center front desk has volunteers ready to answer any questions.

    Campus Map
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    Where do I attend church?
    You can find your ward information on our Wards & Stakes page.
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    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.
Temporary Housing
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    What is a temporary room?
    BYUH 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.
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    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.
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    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.
Spring and Summer Consolidation
The Spring, and Summer have much fewer students living in the hales. To accommodate Summer programs, maintenance, and repairs: major room reassignments are required.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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.
Cancelling Your Contract
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    General Info & Processing and Late Termination Fees
    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 DateTermination 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
Single On-Campus Housing FAQs
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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".
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    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.
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    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.
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    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 Advisers 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.
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    What is my mailing address?
    55-220 Kulanui St. Bldg. 5 Laie, HI 96762
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    Can I have a pet?
    No pets are allowed to be kept on the BYUH campus.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.