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BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY–HAWAII is the preeminent international center of learning in the Pacific. Its small campus is a unique laboratory of intercultural leadership development, where a diverse population of 2,700 students representing over 70 countries live, study, and work together. Small classes taught by expert faculty empower students to master challenging and relevant curriculum, while affordable tuition, financial aid, and online study options make this valuable education more accessible than ever. Operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a total BYU–Hawaii education involves not only intellectual learning and career preparation, but also moral, ethical, and spiritual enrichment. All the while, students enjoy living and learning in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Graduates go forth to serve, prepared to be learners, leaders and builders worldwide.

Mission: The mission of Brigham Young University–Hawaii is to integrate both spiritual and secular learning, and to prepare students with character and integrity who can provide leadership in their families, their communities, their chosen fields, and in building the kingdom of God.

Operating as usual

Save the date for Pulling Together, BYU–Hawaii’s annual giving week, on September 21–26. When we all pull together, we c...
09/04/2020

Save the date for Pulling Together, BYU–Hawaii’s annual giving week, on September 21–26. When we all pull together, we can make a BIG difference!

To learn more or make an early gift, visit give.byuh.edu/pullingtogether. Mahalo! 🤗

LDS Living published a heartfelt and intriguing feature today on President Kauwe's history, accomplishments, family lega...
09/03/2020
Called home: The unmistakable inspiration of Keoni Kauwe's calling as president of BYU–Hawaii

LDS Living published a heartfelt and intriguing feature today on President Kauwe's history, accomplishments, family legacy and plans for the future of BYU–Hawaii. We are blessed to have President Kauwe lead our University at this time.

https://www.ldsliving.com/Called-home-the-unmistakable-inspiration-of-Keoni-Kauwe-s-calling-as-president-of-BYU-Hawaii/s/93302

It isn’t every day that Brigham Young University–Hawaii gets a new president. And while the change is happening during a time of irregularity, a more perfect person couldn’t have been picked to fill the role. Meet Keoni Kauwe: husband and father, direct descendant of one of Hawaii’s most wel...

BYU–Hawaii students, faculty, and staff members put their masks on for many reasons. Scroll down below to see their pers...
09/02/2020

BYU–Hawaii students, faculty, and staff members put their masks on for many reasons. Scroll down below to see their personal responses. Why do you wear a mask? Comment down below.

Aloha BYU–Hawaii Seasiders! We welcome our students both near and far to the unique remote learning this fall semester. ...
09/01/2020

Aloha BYU–Hawaii Seasiders! We welcome our students both near and far to the unique remote learning this fall semester. As a reminder, classes will begin this Wednesday, September 2. Starting this new semester may feel a little intimidating. You may be asking yourself if you can get through these uncertain times. We are here to tell you, yes! We can get through this together! Please reach out with any questions or concerns that you may have over the next few months. Let's start this new semester together #seasiderstrong.

Click the link in our bio to see important dates and events for this new semester.

The BYU–Hawaii 'ohana is saddened to learn about the passing of President Kauwe's father, John Sai Keong Kauwe, Jr., thi...
08/27/2020

The BYU–Hawaii 'ohana is saddened to learn about the passing of President Kauwe's father, John Sai Keong Kauwe, Jr., this morning. Our thoughts, prayers, and aloha go out to his family and all those who were touched by his life and service.

08/19/2020
Dr. Debbie Hippolite Wright

Dr. Debbie Hippolite Wright, Vice President for Student Development & Services, is retiring this summer. She has worked in the Church Educational System for nearly 30 years. We are beyond grateful for her tireless service in blessing the lives of our students and BYUH ohana. We will miss her!

Jonathan Kalaonalani Kau has been appointed the new Vice President of Student Life at BYU–Hawaii. Kau’s appointment is e...
08/13/2020

Jonathan Kalaonalani Kau has been appointed the new Vice President of Student Life at BYU–Hawaii. Kau’s appointment is effective September 7, 2020. Kau will replace Debbie Hippolite Wright, who is retiring after 30 years of service in the Church Educational System.

For the full annoucment and to learn more about our new Vice President, read here: https://news.byuh.edu/jonathan-kau-appointed-vice-president-of-student-life

08/08/2020
Dreams Becoming Reality

Kaʻimi Horito envisioned serving his local community by bringing them together through the creation of a local barber shop. He studied and worked diligently to make his dream become a reality.

Check back every other Friday to see more #seasiderstories.

08/01/2020
How Seasiders Are Doing During COVID-19

Each of us has our own individual trials and are under different circumstances during this quarantine. Regardless of where we may be or what we may be experiencing, we will make it through this together.

US National Weather Service Honolulu & Central Pacific Hurricane Center
07/27/2020

US National Weather Service Honolulu & Central Pacific Hurricane Center

The Hurricane Warning for Oahu has been cancelled.

US National Weather Service Honolulu & Central Pacific Hurricane Center
07/27/2020

US National Weather Service Honolulu & Central Pacific Hurricane Center

Douglas 5 PM update. Hurricane Warning has been cancelled for Maui County, including the Island of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe. A Hurricane Warning remains in effect for Oahu and Kauai County, including the islands of Kauai and Niihau. #hiwx

Due to COVID-19, the State of Hawaii has advised that residents should plan to shelter in place or stay with family or f...
07/26/2020
Emergency Shelter

Due to COVID-19, the State of Hawaii has advised that residents should plan to shelter in place or stay with family or friends in homes outside of hazard areas. If it is not safe to do so people should move to a hurricane evacuation shelter as a last resort. The City and County of Honolulu has an updated list of Hurricane Douglas evacuation shelters for the general public.

BYU–Hawaii is no longer an approved Red Cross Emergency Shelter. However, the university still plans to open a shelter for our students and members of our local community that may need to evacuate. Masks will be required in all shelter locations.

For more information, where to go, and what to bring read more on the BYUH Emergency Shelter page.

https://safetyandsecurity.byuh.edu/byu-hawaii-shelter

Due to COVID-19, the State of Hawaii has advised that residents should plan to shelter in place or stay with family or friends in homes outside of hazard areas. If it is not safe to do so people should move to a hurricane evacuation shelter as a last resort. The City and County of Honolulu has an ...

A hurricane warning is in effect for the island of Oahu for dangerous and damaging winds. This warning is issued up to 3...
07/25/2020

A hurricane warning is in effect for the island of Oahu for dangerous and damaging winds. This warning is issued up to 36 hours before hazardous conditions begin. The National Weather Service issued an emergency alert. Urgently complete efforts to protect life and property. Have food, water, cash, fuel, and medications for 3+ days. Follow instructions from local officials.

July 25, 2020 11:00 AM Update.
Hurricane Warning for Oahu. Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warning for Maui County and Big Island. Tropical Storm Watch for Niihau and Kauai. #hiwx

US National Weather Service Honolulu & Central Pacific Hurricane Center
07/25/2020

US National Weather Service Honolulu & Central Pacific Hurricane Center

Jul, 25, 2020 5 AM HST UPDATE: Tropical Storm Warning for Big Island and Maui County. Hurricane Watch for Big Island, Maui County and Oahu. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Kauai County. #hiwx

A hurricane watch is still in effect for the island of Oahu. Tropical warnings have been issued for Hawaii Country and M...
07/25/2020

A hurricane watch is still in effect for the island of Oahu. Tropical warnings have been issued for Hawaii Country and Maui County.

A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case within 36 to 48 hours.

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

Douglas remains a powerful hurricane as confirmed by the U.S. Air Force 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron. Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for Hawaii County and Maui County. #HurricaneHunters #hiwx

Oahu is under a hurricane watch as Hurricane Douglas approaches the islands. Please take necessary precautions and begin...
07/25/2020

Oahu is under a hurricane watch as Hurricane Douglas approaches the islands. Please take necessary precautions and begin preparation. Check back to byuh.edu/emergency for future updates. Mahalo and stay safe. 💓

Hurricane Douglas July 24, 2020 5PM HST Update. Hurricane watch for Oahu, Maui County, and Big Island

07/24/2020
President Kauwe

We are excited and privileged to join our journey with President Kauwe's. He has wonderful, deep ancestral roots in Laie and is dedicated and committed to the mission of BYU–Hawaii; to integrate both spiritual and secular learning and to prepare students with character and integrity who can provide leadership in their families, their communities, their chosen fields and in building the kingdom of God.

07/15/2020
Learn, Lead, Build

Joyze Anirudh Mema`ofa is following his passion to serve others and further his goal to return to Rotuma as a plumber and business manger.

The BYU–Hawaii 'ohana is saddened to have learned about the passing of labor missionary and prominent community member, ...
07/10/2020
Employee award named after local Sione H. M. Feinga for his labor in Laie

The BYU–Hawaii 'ohana is saddened to have learned about the passing of labor missionary and prominent community member, Sione H. M. Feinga. BYU–Hawaii, Laie, and his home country of Tonga has been blessed many times over with Feinga's role in strengthening the Church both in his service in church callings and constructing buildings at Liahona High School, Church College of Hawaii (now BYUH), and around Laie. Our love and aloha go out to his family and all those who were touched by his life and service.

Here is an article from the Ke Alaka'i featuring an award named after Sione H. M. Feinga which only begins to detail the impact his life has had.

Arriving in Laie in 1960 as a labor missionary, local Sione H. M. Feinga said his life has been long but worthwhile as he has helped to stregnthen the LDS Church in Tonga and Hawaii. He was honored at the March 2017 Employee Appreciation Dinner with an award named after him: the Sione H. M. Feinga.....

The Kauwe ’ohana has arrived! They were welcomed in true Laie fashion with lei and ono kine grinds. Don't they look like...
07/07/2020

The Kauwe ’ohana has arrived! They were welcomed in true Laie fashion with lei and ono kine grinds. Don't they look like they’re already fitting in?

“BYU–Hawaii has done more for me than I could ever imagine. There is no other culturally diverse place where you can int...
07/04/2020

“BYU–Hawaii has done more for me than I could ever imagine. There is no other culturally diverse place where you can interact with people from all over the world who share the same values as you. I’m forever grateful for all of the love and support from my mom and dad. I’m thankful for the lessons I’ve learned and the friendships I’ve made at the University. Thank you BYU–Hawaii for giving me the best secular and spiritual knowledge, friends and future hubby!” @kiiiiaaarra #byuhgrad

Former BYU–Hawaii Women's Soccer head coach, Men's Soccer assistant coach, and alumni, Alex Ruegner, passed away Friday ...
07/04/2020
Authorities identify 4 killed in American Fork Canyon plane crash

Former BYU–Hawaii Women's Soccer head coach, Men's Soccer assistant coach, and alumni, Alex Ruegner, passed away Friday morning in a plane crash in American Fork, Utah. Rueger played soccer for BYU–Hawaii from 2006 to 2009 and graduated in International Business Management in 2010. Our aloha and prayers go out to his family.

Four people who died in a plane crash Friday morning in American Fork Canyon have been identified.

Four BYU–Hawaii graduates from Samoa were featured in the Samoa Observer. Tihani Failelupe Langklide, Moloka Leonard Ray...
07/02/2020
Samoans celebrate B.Y.U. graduation

Four BYU–Hawaii graduates from Samoa were featured in the Samoa Observer. Tihani Failelupe Langklide, Moloka Leonard Ray Obley, Tala'i Tumanuvao, and Tai Poufa Malaeulu each recounted that their experiences at BYU–Hawaii have been challenging but rewarding. "Instead of just getting a degree, I gained an outstanding experience. I may have left behind my family in Samoa, but I was welcomed with open arms to a second family, my Ohana at BYU–Hawaii," said Langklide. Congratulations spring graduates!

The COVID-19 global pandemic did not stand in the way of four Samoans who graduated from the Brigham Young University Hawaii earlier this week and found their academic journey rewarding.Tihani Failelupe Langklide, of Satapuala, Moloka Leonard Ray Obley of Vaiola and Aleipata, Tala'i Tumanuvao of ...

Dear BYU–Hawaii Ohana,We are humbled and excited to begin our service as President of Brigham Young University–Hawaii. W...
07/01/2020

Dear BYU–Hawaii Ohana,

We are humbled and excited to begin our service as President of Brigham Young University–Hawaii. We are deeply grateful to John and Susan Tanner for their years of sacrifice and service. We also express our gratitude to the many administrators, donors, faculty, staff, and students who have contributed to establish and sustain this great University.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging to all and devastating to many. It has demonstrated the dependence that each part of our community has on one another. We look forward to working with the University and the broader community to learn from these challenges. As we learn, we will strive for solutions and future efforts that reflect the balance and trade-offs necessary for success that is sustainable in terms of both human and natural resources.

President and Sister Kauwe

P.S. We will be arriving on Oʻahu soon and look forward to connecting with you all after our quarantine is complete. In the meantime, we invite you keep up with us on Instagram @keoni.kauwe

“Aloha ‘oe to each member of our BYU–Hawaii ʻohana. We tenderly and nostalgically say farewell, extending to each of you...
07/01/2020

“Aloha ‘oe to each member of our BYU–Hawaii ʻohana. We tenderly and nostalgically say farewell, extending to each of you a virtual fond embrace. We only wish that we could literally hug you after these years of closeness that we have felt with you.
We hope you have felt and will continue to feel of our great love and appreciation for you. You will be in our memories and in our hearts forever… at this ending or commencement, we offer, in the words of Queen Liliʻuokalani, “one fond [virtual] embrace, until we meet again,” trusting that in the years to come, “sweet memories will come back to [us] bringing fresh remembrances of the past.” Please know that for each of you, our “true love shall never depart.” Aloha ‘oe!” -President and Sister Tanner

“So, my dear graduates, be strong and of good courage. Develop the courage that is akin to faith by trusting that the Lo...
06/28/2020

“So, my dear graduates, be strong and of good courage. Develop the courage that is akin to faith by trusting that the Lord will not fail nor forsake you in your trials. Also develop the courage of your convictions by doing what is right even when the going gets tough. For without moral courage, convictions become merely good intentions written on water. Write them instead deep in the fleshy tables of your hearts!...I also want to counsel you to be compassionate...The world needs leaders who are full of fellow-feeling for others; who possess not only courage but compassion and empathy.”
-John S. Tanner #byuhgrad @ BYU–Hawaii

06/27/2020

BYU–Hawaii 2020 Spring Commencement

Remember to join us today, June 27, at 9:30 am HST for an online commencement presentation to celebrate and recognize Sp...
06/27/2020

Remember to join us today, June 27, at 9:30 am HST for an online commencement presentation to celebrate and recognize Spring 2020 graduates. Brother Mark L. Pace, Sunday School General President for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be the commencement speaker for the online presentation. The event will available at byuh.edu/live-stream as well as on the BYU–Hawaii YouTube channel and page.

The event will also feature remarks from President John S. Tanner and a slide presentation of each graduate. We hope you will join us there! @ BYU–Hawaii

We have loved seeing photos of our Spring 2020 graduates! Keep including #byuhgrad in your posts, tagging us, and using ...
06/26/2020

We have loved seeing photos of our Spring 2020 graduates! Keep including #byuhgrad in your posts, tagging us, and using the templates in our story to share more about your experience at BYUH. @ BYU–Hawaii

We are so proud of all of you and your hard work this semester! Good luck on finals!
06/24/2020

We are so proud of all of you and your hard work this semester! Good luck on finals!

Naniloa Loop improvements will begin at the end of June. Expect periodic lane blockages during certain phases in the con...
06/18/2020

Naniloa Loop improvements will begin at the end of June. Expect periodic lane blockages during certain phases in the construction work such as concrete pouring and asphalt paving, etc. More details can be found at https://orangecone.byuh.edu/current-projects/naniloa-loop-improvements

Mahalo for your patience as we work to improve our campus and community.

HRI Laie

@byuh_student_leadership posts tips, resources, and opportunities that focus on creating Christ-like servants.  “Our dep...
06/16/2020

@byuh_student_leadership posts tips, resources, and opportunities that focus on creating Christ-like servants.

“Our department, focuses on building Christ-like servants through service and leadership opportunities. The new Servant Leadership: Lead Where you Stand Path is a guide to become a leader in the four domains that we have prepared: family, professional preparedness, service, and spiritual.”

See more in our stories today. @ BYU–Hawaii

Details about housing, tuition, and academics for BYU–Hawaii’s now remote fall semester have been released. Updates and ...
06/12/2020
Fall 2020 Semester

Details about housing, tuition, and academics for BYU–Hawaii’s now remote fall semester have been released. Updates and additions will be made to the page as needed.

Details for a remote learning fall semester at BYU–Hawaii

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how do you get around here since there are no lyft, or uber here? How do I get a rental car? :) I'm new to this area and been here nearly 1 month.
How can we get a health waiver? It should not be necessary if students are attending remotely. And yet, it is a required step before students can register??? And, can someone please answer the phone? It is confusing how you will be supporting a fully distance university, when it is so difficult to get answers and feedback during this process of enrollment.
Aloha Friends and Family, A very close friend of mine and BYUH Alumni Kamaka Auna is running for Chief Prosecutor on the Big Island of Hawaii. I've known him for over 20 years and will personally vouch for this man's integrity. At a time where the Big Island is in so much turmoil... I have 100% faith that he will always do what is right and will fight with every fiber of his being to keep our communities safe. Kamaka says, “This is the place. Across Big Island a new type of sign is being planted. This sign represents change, justice reform, and hope for a better Hawai’i. I commit to you, that with your support, we will bring about this change.” Follow him on FB, Instagram, and don’t forget to vote @aunaforprosecutor #aunaforprosecutor #bigisland #justicereform #hawaiicounty
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As a former BYU-H professor & having lived/loved the native people in the islands, I always hoped for the day when a Polynesian would become the leader at the school in Laie. Congratulations to you, Keoni Kauwe, & welcome back home to the Ohana community. May your years in beloved Hawaii be times of joy & service to God's South Pacific children, especially.
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