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Terms of Assignment

General Terms Of Assignment

All campus-housing applicants must be accepted into classified programs of study at the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo or Hawai╩╗i Community College before being eligible for housing placement. Note that UH Hilo provides housing for Hawai╩╗i CC students.

Residents must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours (undergraduate) or 6 credit hours (graduate) for the duration of their housing contract.

Hale Ikena Apartment Complex is available to students who have completed 30 college credit hours or are 21 years of age of older.

For first and second priority consideration, housing applications must be received at the University Housing designated deadlines (Please see "Important Deadline information" noted above)

The housing contract is not transferable; residents may not sublease their assigned space.

Hall requests are accommodated according to priority and order of receipt. Applicant preferences cannot be guaranteed. Applicants may elect to remove themselves from the assignment process if none of their choices are available.

Requests for specific roommates or rooms are given consideration but are not guaranteed. Roommate requests must be mutual and must have matching hall preferences.

Participation in the meal program is required for those living in the residence halls (Traditional and Suite Style).

University Housing reserves the right to reassign students as necessary.

Assignment Priorities

First Priority

All Traditional freshmen who apply by the application priority deadline receive the highest housing priority. Traditional freshmen are defined as students who graduated from high school in the spring prior to enrolling at the university. This priority reflects the university's position that living in a residential community is highly beneficial for first-year undergraduate students.

Second Priority

All students from rural Hawai╩╗i (Big Island) and the neighbor islands; Kaua╩╗i, L─üna╩╗i, Maui, Molokai, Ni╩╗ihau and O╩╗ahu living in the halls and apply by the application priority deadline. Rural areas include and extend outward from the towns of Volcano, P─ühoa and Laup─ühoehoe.

Third Priority

All students from the Continental US and Foreign countries who apply by the application priority deadline.

Fourth Priority

Residents living in the Hilo vicinity, including all areas within the boundaries of Volcano, P─ühoa, and Laup─ühoehoe who apply by the application priority deadline.