Research indicates that it is those activities and experiences outside the university classroom that have the greatest impact on a college student. UH Hilo students have the opportunity and related benefits of engaging faculty and other students in small settings. Outside the classroom, students can experience the bonus of living in a unique location of extreme diversity, all of which is located on an island less than 150 miles across.
Residence Life Programming endeavors to take advantage of this unique environment including its diverse and culturally rich community. Students would find it very difficult to match even a part what the Big Island and UH Hilo University Housing has to offer at any other location.