Items to Bring

The following is a list of suggested items that you may want to bring when you move into the residence halls. If you are concerned about traveling light, there are stores close to campus where you can purchase necessities. (Target, Walmart, Macy’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ross, drugstores and supermarkets are either nearby or a 15-20 minute drive by car.)


Although the climate in Honolulu is warm, be sure to bring:

  • Extra Long Twin-bed sheets
  • Pillow & pillow case
  • Blanket
  • Comforter (if you tend to get cold)
  • Washable mattress pad (if desired)


Be sure to come equipped with the following:

  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Soap & shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Other personal grooming items


  • Bring any or all of the following:
  • Shower towel, hand towel & washcloth
  • Beach towel

Apartment Residents

Since you have a kitchen and bathroom in your apartment you will need the following:

  • Cookware
  • Dinnerware
  • Shower Curtain
  • Toilet Paper

(You may want to wait on these items until you find out what your roommates already have, or will bring.)

First Aid Kit

Besides the following, tailor this kit to meet your personal needs:

  • Physician-prescribed drugs
  • Band-Aids
  • Aspirin
  • Q-tips
  • Flu/cold medication
  • Insect Repellant
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Tweezers
  • Thermometer


These are additional items listed among residents’ top priorities:

  • Alarm clock
  • Favorite music
  • Desk or standing oscillating fan (average temp in Hawai`i is in the mid 80’s)
  • Flashlight
  • Reading lamp

Sun Supplies

In order to have fun and protect yourself in the sun:

  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunglasses