Moving to Hawaii Guide

Attire in Hawai'i

The weather in Hawaii does not vary much between seasons. For the most part, the daytime temperatures range from mid-70s to low-90s with nighttime temperatures ranging from mid-60s to mid-70s. Trade winds help keep the temperature cool, but it can get humid at times. Although passing showers are common, you will see most students around campus wearing t-shirts, shorts, and flip-flops during the day. In the evening, short-sleeve shirts and pants are usually enough to keep warm.

While you live in Hawai‘i, you may attend an event that calls for “Aloha attire.” This usually means casual wear, such as a button-down, polo, or aloha shirt with pants and shoes for men are acceptable. For women, Aloha attire is a dress, mu’u mu’u (aloha print dress), or blouse with skirt/pants and sandals.

Examples of "Aloha Attire" at Shidler events.