At Chaminade, each student is encouraged to pursue interests and experiences beyond the classroom. Whether you are full-time or part-time, a commuter or residential student, there is always a variety of events and activities to choose from during the noon and evening hours. Involvement in these extra-curricular experiences will help you to learn more about yourself, others and the Chaminade community.
So attend a cultural performance, sign up for Experience Hawaii, be a part of an intramural sports team, participate at a service project or go to a musical performance at the courtyard. And whatever you choose, invite your friends and classmates. OSAL is here to connect you and make your collegiate years exhilarating and educational. Be involved and start shaping your Chaminade experience today!
There is a diversity of events available to the University community. Remember, students who are involved and connected to the University often do well academically. So make time for extra-curricular events by selecting from the many choices below: For up-to-date information of fall and spring programs make check back on our OSAL page for more information during the semester.
Community Programs are campus-wide events open to students, faculty and staff. Sponsored by other campus departments (like Student Support Services, Career Services, AAP, Athletics, Aramark), these activities promote spirit and foster community ties at Chaminade and the greater community. Look out for flyers and ads for more details during the semester or contact OSAL.
Welcome Week is a comprehensive week of festivities at the beginning of each academic semester. This program is designed to introduce new and reconnect returning students to the people, departments, programs, and services available at Chaminade. In addition, we have created extra-curricular activities (like a University Picnic, concerts, movie night, Karaoke nights, etc.) for students, faculty and staff to promote community and shared experiences.
Co-curricular Speaker Series seek to engage community members in discussions surrounding topics such as civil rights, women’s movement, healthy relationships and lifestyles, and so forth. By collaborating with academic departments, we are able to bring in community leaders, activists, educators and artists whose life experiences and messages empower others to serve. In the past, we have done this when celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women’s History Month and many more. Look out for flyers and ads for more details during the semester or contact OSAL.
Pacific Island Review and International Extravaganza: Come and share the world of your fellow students. Students are coming in from all over the Pacific and the world to share their experience with you. Food, culture, music, movies, clothing and dances of the Pacific and the World are highlighted during these two weeks. To cap off each week student-led performances celebrate the cultural diversity at Chaminade University. You will find beautiful dances, extravagant traditional and contemporary wear, and delicious food. Both have become traditions at Chaminade, so don't miss out. Come early and bring your appetites—you will be in awe!
International Extravaganza Week is scheduled for the week of April 6th-10th. The main extravaganza celebration will take place @6pm in the Sullivan Family Library lawn area on Apirl 10th.
Open to all students, faculty and staff recreation programs are designed to provide enjoyable, safe and organized recreational activities. Diverse programming is geared to promote healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, social engagement, skill development and competition. Active participation is encouraged in hopes that individuals will develop an appreciation of the worthy use of leisure time and a wholesome attitude toward wellness and health. So sign up for a recreational class, intramural sports team, registered recreational/sports club, and visit the Carlson Fitness Center.
For specific dates, times and locations, go to the Health and Wellness.
To sign up for a tournament or league visit our Health and Wellness page.
Outdoor facilities at Chaminade include two tennis courts and a basketball-volleyball court at the top of campus (near Kieffer Hall). If the gates are locked, go to the Security Office with your CUH ID to open the facilities. For more information about the Carlson Fitness Center, go to the Athletics web site.
Recreational Sports Equipment Room
In addition to offering free classes and tournaments, we also manage a Recreational Sports Equipment Room. Various equipment’s such as basketballs, volleyball set, soccer balls, tents, sleeping bags and even a XBOX 360 or Wii U and games are available to students, faculty and staff for short-term rentals. For more information, contact the Coordinator of OSAL at 735-4776 or stop by Clarence T.C. Ching Hall room 106.
Types of Equipment: Billiards, Basketball, Board Games, BBQ Gear, Camping gear, Flag Football, Ping Pong, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Water/Beach, Other
Vi & Paul Loo Student Center
This is the place to be! The center is in heart of the campus and is open late night for the Chaminade community. The Loo Center is a great place to gather and participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular programs and activities. You can study, watch television, play a game of pool, check your email or just hang out. Stop by the Office of Student Activities & Leadership (Clarence T.C. Ching Hall room 106) for a listing of events and activities in the Loo Student Center. Hours of Operation: - Monday-Friday, 7:30am-11pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm