Hawaii isn't a major party school. Most students are tired from their all-day activities at the beach and on hikes, etc. But many students still come together to have a great time! Events like floatopia and block parties for halloween, pro bowl, mardi gras, etc. are popular among students. Just imagine all of Waikiki shut down for huge block parties for halloween and other events! Despite a lack of large parties, there are still parties thrown by the frat, swim house, dorms, and more. Even multiple beach bonfires throughout the year (it doesn't get too cold during summer)! Almost any day of the week you will find somebody having a party or drinking. There are many clubs and bars around the school and a huge rave scene has taken place in the city as well.
There isn't much of a greek life but it seems to be an overrated part of college anyways! We don't focus on greek life activities. Many students in Hawaii are focused on other ways of having fun. With endless hikes and ocean, students do not resort to Greek life activities for fun. There is already always something to do!
Guys & Girls:
Due to the chilled-out atmosphere and warm temperature, many people dress lightly while maintaining a nice but laid-back attire. Most people are wearing bathing suits under their clothes to hit the beach after class anyways! But no matter what type of fashion sense or style that you have, people are rather accepting of you!
University of Hawaii has an abundance of beautiful lawn and trees. It also has a stream that runs up the side of the upper and lower campuses. The university has many culturally-influenced buildings. This includes a beautiful Japanese zen garden hidden behind one of our buildings. Many times between class I have climbed trees and sat and read a book. The campus has a very nice, easy-going flow about it. There are places to eat on campus as well as a few coffee shops. At the center of the campus is a big, new recreation center. On certain days every week, local vendors set up their booths at the center of campus. This also includes local produce companies that create an on campus farmer's market. There are two libraries each with computer lab access. There are many places to hang out, study, put up a hammock, skateboard, etc.
University of Hawaii is not a major party school but students know how to have their fun! Campus authorities don't overcrowd you with strict rules and tend to be very understanding. Authorities seem to understand that being too strict and over-sheltering students results in a negative outcome. Placing too many restrictions results in back-lash. But authorities do take control when need-be. Basically, be smart about what you do and be respectful!
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