Visit Our Campus

Kapi‘olani Community College, one of 10 colleges within the University of Hawai‘i System, has a long, colorful history. Its solid reputation in culinary arts, hospitality, health services, liberal arts and business education, is sprinkled with delightful stories of campus moves, student and faculty successes, and classroom innovations.

The Kapi‘olani Community College campus is located on the slopes of Diamond Head crater just minutes from Waikiki. The modern campus was designed to blend with its beautiful natural surroundings. Twenty attractive buildings are set around a lush central lawn. To the north are the Ko‘olau Mountains, to the south Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean. The eastern side of the campus offers a panoramic view of Koko Head and Maunalua Bay. To the west are Waikīkī and downtown Honolulu.

Our modern campus is architecturally integrated with its beautiful natural surroundings. The building names serve as a reminder to students of the natural environment and reference native plants that are either endemic or indigenous to Hawaii. Some of buildings have their namesake plant at the entrance.

Tours For Prospective Students:

Please note, campus tours are not offered on the following dates:

  • Entire month of August (we are preparing for our Fall enrollment)
  • Entire months of December and January (we are preparing for Spring enrollment)
  • During the University of Hawai‘i Spring Break
  • Weekends, State and Federal Holidays

Individuals or Families (9 or less)

Prospective students and their parents are more than welcome to take a campus tour. The campus tour lasts about 1 hour and is led by someone from team Kapi‘olani Community College, so we suggest you wear comfortable shoes.

To ensure a quality campus tour experience, we are unable to accommodate same day walk-in requests.  We recommend that you make your campus tour reservation at least 3-4 weeks in advance by contacting the Kuilei Outreach Program at (808) 734-9399 or (808) 734-9842 or kcctours@hawaii.edu.

FOR HIGH SCHOOL GROUPS of 10 or more (up to 40 students maximum)

For high school groups, we suggest submitting a request at least 3 months in advance to ensure a quality campus tour experience by contacting the Kuilei Outreach Program at kcctours@hawaii.edu or (808) 734-9399 or (808) 734-9842.  The campus tour lasts about 1 ½ hours and is led by team Kapi‘olani Community College, so we suggest wearing comfortable shoes.

FOR ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL GROUPS of 10 or more (up to 40 students maximum)

If you are interested in scheduling a tour for an elementary school or a middle school we suggest submitting a request at least 3 months in advance to ensure a quality campus tour experience.  Please contact the Kuilei Outreach Program at kcctours@hawaii.edu or (808) 734-9399 or (808) 734-9842.  The campus tour lasts about 1 ½ hours and is led by team Kapi‘olani Community College, so we suggest wearing comfortable shoes.

Self Guided Tours

Self Guided Tours are also available.  Please download the CAMPUS MAP and have fun exploring!  Parking is free.