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Sunrise Hall 300

RHC: Jaime Dance |

Sunrise Hall houses 96 residents, primarily first-year students. It was named for its distinct vantage point in capturing each beautiful sunrise.

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Sunset Hall 380

RHC: Nobuko Miyama |

Sunset Hall houses 96 residents, primarily first-year students. It was named for the commanding view of spectacular sunsets. 

Room Layout

Each resident is provided the following furniture: twin extra-long-sized bed, extra-long twin mattress (38” x 80”), desk, hutch/bookshelf, chair, wardrobe closet, and Cisco IP phone. Each double room also includes a trash can, recycle bin, plunger, and emergency flashlight.

  • Layout of double room showing side-by-side beds and closets, desks and a bath room

    Double Room

    All first-year students live in a double-occupancy room with a roommate. Roommates may be selected upon request or are matched based on lifestyle compatibility. Double rooms include a shared bedroom and private bathroom.

Themed-Housing: Scholar's Peak

What is Scholar's Peak?

Scholar’s Peak is a unique, vibrant themed housing community which affords up to 16 first-year residents to complement their education with opportunities to further develop and explore their academic, social and personal interests, build community amongst one another, and create purposeful connections with faculty and staff.

What do Scholar's Peak Residents Do?

Scholar’s Peak residents meet monthly as a group with their advisor to discuss project updates and monthly goals in order to plan and execute two projects of their choosing throughout the year. In addition, residents engage in leadership development and explore service opportunities both on-campus and in the surrounding community by participating in the Emerging Leaders Program as a Scholar’s Peak resident.


If being part of this community interests you, please apply by following the instructions on the Residence Hall Questionnaire. 


Multipurpose space for Hall 365

Multipurpose Room

A common living space including a large screen Roku television.  Sunrise 300 and Sunset 380 halls feature a piano and other activity equipment (ping pong table, foosball table, air hockey, etc.).

Pantry room of Hall 380


While all students residing on campus have a full meal plan, each hall features a pantry equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, first aid kit, and water purifier. Sunrise 300 and Sunset 380 halls feature induction stoves and cookware.

Laundry room of Hall 380

Laundry Rooms

All halls have multiple washers and dryers, including ecologically-friendly, high-efficiency machines. Laundry is included in the cost of room and board, so there is no need to save up quarters or use debit cards. Laundry is essentially “free.”  Sunrise 300 and Sunset 380 halls feature snack and drink vending machines. 

2 students sitting on maroon sofa chairs with a big floor length window and a small coffee table in between them.

Study Rooms

A space for students to study individually or in groups.  The space is equipped with dry erase boards and network printers with free printing for students. 

2 students playing basketball at the basketball court within the residential area.

Bowl & Outdoor Basketball Court

This large grassy space provides students a relaxing area to sit outdoors, play basketball, enjoy sports equipment, or cook on our gas grill. Located in between Horizon 315 and Lōkahi 335.

a room with 2 bookshelves on opposing sides of the room with a table and maroon sofa chair in the middle.

Book Exchange

This small library space within Sunset Hall 380 was created for students to leave behind old books to pass on to future students. 

Exercise Rooms

These rooms contain the Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym, ProForm Hybrid Trainer, and a television that is open to students at all hours.

Multifaith Room

The Multifaith Rooms were founded by Soka students as a way to support diversity in the halls. Multifaith Rooms offer a place for students to practice their faith individually or study religion in small groups.

Front Offices

The Atlantic 300 and the Pacific 380 Front Offices are the information hubs for the Soka Residential Community. During the daytime, Front Office Assistants are available, and the Residence Hall Coordinators and the Assistant Director of Residential Life hold office hours. During the evening, Resident Assistants hold office hours. Services include, but are not limited to: general information and support, lock-outs/key card replacement, and game/equipment check-out. 

  • 6 housing staff members

    Housing Support Staff

    The residence hall community has trained, full-time live-in professional staff members responsible for coordinating and overseeing hall activities including programming, advising on academic and personal concerns, supervising and coordinating student staff, and overseeing daily operations. All staff members are readily available to residents and a staff member is on call at all times.