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List of Items to Bring

The following is a list of suggested items that you may want to bring when you move into the residence halls. If you are concerned about traveling light, there are stores close to campus where you can purchase necessities. (Kmart, Walmart, Macy's, Sears, drugstores and supermarkets are either nearby or a 10-15 minute drive by car.)


Although the climate in Honolulu is warm, be sure to bring:

  • Extra Long Twin-bed sheets
  • Pillow & pillow case
  • Blanket
  • Comforter (if you tend to get cold)
  • Washable mattress pad (if desired)


Be sure to come equipped with the following:

  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Soap & shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Other personal grooming items


Bring any or all of the following:

  • Shower towel, hand towel & washcloth
  • Beach towel


In order to have fun and protect yourself in the sun:

  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunglasses


Besides the following, tailor this kit to meet your personal needs:

  • Physician-prescribed drugs Band-Aids
  • Aspirin Q-tips
  • Flu/cold medication Insect Repellant
  • Hydrogen peroxide Tweezers
  • Thermometer


These are additional items listed among residents’ top priorities:

  • Alarm clock
  • Favorite music
  • Desk or standing oscillating fan (average temp in Hawaii is in the mid 80’s)
  • Flashlight
  • Reading lamp


Since you have a kitchen and bathroom in your apartment you will need the following:

  • Cookware
  • Dinnerware
  • Shower Curtain
  • Toilet Paper
    (You may want to wait on these items until you find out what your roommates already have, or will bring.)

Supermarket and pharmacy stores near Chaminade University:

  • Foodland Supermarket (walking distance)
  • Times Supermarket (walking distance)
  • Longs Drugs Store (walking distance)

Large department stores:

  • K-Mart (15 minute drive)
  • Wal-Mart (10 minute drive)
  • Macy’s & Sears (Ala Moana Center- 10 minute drive)