Moving to Hawaii Guide

Moving to Hawaii Guide

Even for the nation’s top college students,moving to a new place while starting graduate studies can be an overwhelming experience. So we’ve compiled this guide to help you plan your move. Based on feedback from students like you, it’s designed to help you settle into your new surroundings quickly and easily, allowing you to focus on your success.

Flying to O'ahu

Air travel information, major airlines.

Transportation, Vehicle Registration, Licensing, & Parking

Transportation to campus, obtaining a Hawaii drivers license, and parking on campus


Career development, student employment

Shipping to Hawai'i

Shipping Companies


Campus housing, grad student housing, local classifieds


Major Hawaiian banks, credit unions, ATMs

Health & Medical

Medical clearance requirements, university health services

State Residency

Definition of Hawai'i residency

Attire in Hawai'i

Weather, "aloha attire", daytime/evening wear


Supermarkets, natural food stores, drug stores

Retail Malls

Major shopping malls, discount outlets, open air malls

Attractions, Entertainment, & Eateries

Museums, movie theaters, restaurants, bars

Useful Areas on Campus

Campus center, ids, places to eat

Libraries & Textbooks

Borrowing and buying textbooks

Other Resources

The Definitive Hawaii Moving Guide by Prudential Locations

UH Manoa Student Housing Services