The cost of the residence halls on campus varies from about $1,772 to $3,377 per semester. In addition, you must purchase a meal plan if you live on campus in any residence hall except for Hale ‘Ikena (which has a kitchen). The meal plans cost varies from about $2,352 to $2,726 per semester. The cafeterias, or dining halls, on campus offer a varied menu including vegetarian options.
Some dormitory rooms do not have a private bath or toilet. Instead, residents share large “community” bathrooms, which are separate for men and women. In the United States, a bathroom includes a toilet, a sink, and a bathtub or a shower. Generally, students living in a dormitory have to follow a set of rules to ensure smooth community living. There are rules to control the noise level, the cleanliness, the number of visitors, and other aspects of living. These rules can vary from building to building to cater to different student tastes. For example, some dormitories might be designated as “24-hour quiet” buildings for students who prefer a more studious lifestyle, while others might not have strict noise regulations for students who have a more spirited lifestyle. Make sure you are familiar with the rules when you move in to a residence hall to avoid unnecessary discomfort or misunderstandings.