Vice Chancellor of Students
Services and programs are provided on the campus to help students make the transition to UH Manoa, to secure basic financial assistance and housing, to obtain the personal assistance needed to achieve academic goals, and to plan for productive careers.
Co-curricular programs offer students opportunities for leadership development and cultural, social, and recreational experiences. These programs provide excellent opportunities to gain leadership skills, to serve the community, and to obtain insights into community organization and development. Students are urged to participate in campus programs as involvement enhances the learning experience and leads to a more enjoyable and successful student life on campus.
Vice Chancellor for Students
Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services 409
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Students coordinates educational services and programs within the Office of Student Affairs and acts as a resource on the development of UH Manoa policies related to student affairs. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Students also advises and assists students regarding discrimination, academic disputes and grievances, conduct code issues, and other related matters.
Student Housing Services
On-Campus:Tel: (808) 956-8177
Fax: (808) 956-5995
UH Manoa has approximately 3,700 bed spaces available on campus. Facilities range from residence halls with shared doubles or suites with a limited number of singles, to apartments with shared one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. A limited number of modified and accessible units are also available. Students with families live in the apartment area.
Living on campus provides students with a residential learning experience that is supported and enhanced by live-in housing staff. Residence Directors and Resident Assistants actively serve as resources, help to develop positive communities, and organize activities and programs. Residents are able to make stronger connections with other students and their academic pursuits while experiencing a greater engagement in campus life.
Residents living in the residence halls are required to select and purchase a dining plan from a variety of dining plans offered. A dining plan is optional for apartment residents. Residents dine at the Hale Aloha or Gateway House cafeterias. Detailed dining plan information is available at our Student Housing Services website.
Applications received by the application deadline are prioritized by predetermined categories. Placement is offered only to those applicants who have been accepted into classified programs of study and have confirmed their intent to attend the university. Applications received after the application deadline are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Neither on-time nor late applications are guaranteed an assignment offer.
Commuting and Parking(Top)
The mission of Commuter Services is to maximize access to the UH Manoa campus through a commitment to innovation, environmental sustainability, resource management, and quality customer service.
Students, faculty, and staff employ various modes of transportation to campus. Alternative options to driving alone include Honolulu’s bus system (TheBus), biking, walking, and carpooling.
Currently, full-time students (after paying their mandatory $40/semester Transportation Fee) qualify for a U-Pass, which allows them to ride TheBus at no cost 24/7 during the fall and spring semesters. The U-Pass sticker is affixed to the student’s ID and issued at the Ticket, Information, and ID Office in the Campus Center. UH Manoa is served by bus routes 4, 6, 13, and 18, plus express routes A, 80A, 85, 85A, 90, and 94. Real-time bus schedules are available at www.thebus.org/Route/Routes.asp. For more information, call (808) 848-5555 or go to www.thebus.org.
The University’s Rainbow Shuttle system consists of multiple routes through campus and the neighboring vicinity, day and evening. This free service includes regular runs to and from residence halls, as well as adjacent neighborhoods, and off-campus parking locations. For shuttle schedules and route maps, get the app “UHM Shuttle” or go to www.uhmshuttle.com.
Bike parking on campus is also free–cyclists are reminded to lock their bike to one of the many authorized racks to avoid citation.
UH Manoa’s car sharing program, a partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, provides those commuting to or living on campus without a vehicle the option of a short-term car rental. Shared cars are conveniently parked at various locations around campus. Learn more about this low-cost, environmentally-friendly membership program at manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/carshare.html.
If you plan to drive to Manoa, a limited number of parking permits are available to UH Manoa affiliates. Read more about the permit application process on our website. Apply for regular day permits, as well as carpool (students only), evening, and medical permits. Visitors and students may also pay a daily fee to park, on a space-available basis, in designated locations, such as the Lower Campus Parking Structure. Motorcycles and mopeds must also have a paid permit to park in designated lots on campus.
Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours daily throughout the year. Vehicles in violation are subject to citation and/or towing. Please familiarize yourself with UH Manoa parking regulations on our website; plus the campus policy governing bikes, skateboards, and other coasting devices at manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/bike.html.
Commuter Services Office is open Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; closed on holidays.
UH Manoa Department of Public Safety
UH Manoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is dedicated to providing and promoting a safe and secure campus, and serving our community with aloha.
DPS operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to patrol and respond to reports of crime or suspicious activity on UH Manoa campuses. 76 Emergency Call Boxes are located throughout campus to provide instant communication with DPS officers, and are easily identified at night by their blue lights. The department’s Safety Escort Service provides a walking escort or vehicle transportation between on-campus facilities, every evening from dusk until dawn. DPS also offers a variety of crime prevention and awareness programs, which are available through the department’s Community Policing Unit.
DPS complies with the Jeanne Clery Act. For information regarding DPS services, the Annual Security Report, crime prevention, and other safety tips, visit manoa.hawaii.edu/dps.
2465 Campus Road
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Bookstore (Manoa Bookstore), an operation of UH Manoa Campus Services, offers a great selection of textbooks, school and office supplies, technology products, apparel, spirit items, and more. Located in Campus Center, its regular hours of operation during the fall and spring semesters are: Monday-Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and closed on Sundays and holidays. During the summer and most semester breaks, hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and closed on Sundays and holidays. All proceeds from Manoa Bookstore sales benefit the University of Hawai‘i.
The book department provides required textbooks for all courses, supplemental study guides, books by University of Hawai‘i authors, and hardback bestsellers. Textbooks are requested by faculty and made available for purchase at the start of each academic term. Manoa Bookstore offers many affordable options for textbook purchases: new, used, rental, and/or digital books, when available. Books may be ordered online or by phone for at-home delivery or in-store pick-up. For students who wish to sell books they no longer need, the Bookstore hosts a textbook buyback session six times a year.
Because college is not all about books, Manoa Bookstore carries general office and school supplies as well as a wide variety of art supplies recommended by academic instructors. In addition, the Bookstore offers convenience items, snacks and beverages, health and beauty aids, greeting cards, alumni accessories, and small gifts. When it’s time to graduate, students shop for their caps and gowns, commencement announcements, and diploma frames in Manoa Bookstore’s supplies department.
For new computer, laptop, or tablet purchases, ask about the Bookstore’s educational pricing for UH Manoa students, faculty, and staff (valid UH ID or current registration required). Manoa Bookstore is an Adobe software seller, Dell University retailer, and an Apple Authorized Campus Store with Apple-certified technicians. It also offers a Trade-in program for UH students, faculty, and staff to sell back working or defective laptops, MP3 players, cell phones, tablets, iPods, and MacBooks for Bookstore credit. Or, if a device has no value, the Bookstore will recycle it at no cost. UH alumni are also now eligible for education pricing on Apple products as well as in-store repair and services, as well as the trade-in program. The computer department also carries Apple watches, headphones, laptop cases, portable speakers, adapters, and other tech accessories.
For document services, see the Bookstore’s Campus Solutions, conveniently located next to the Customer Service counter. Campus Solutions is a one-stop shop for affordable copying and printing on campus. Campus Solutions also handles document finishing, faxing, scanning, and laminating services for students, staff, and visitors. Campus Solutions can also print large-sized posters and vinyl banners, up to 12-feet long, as well as vinyl decals. Finishing services also include grommets and poster board-mounting capabilities. Simple printing jobs may be ordered online at www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/manoa.
In addition to classroom necessities, Manoa Bookstore features official University of Hawai‘i licensed logo clothing and spirit items, including brand name athletic wear, T-shirts, alumni apparel, and game gear for University of Hawai‘i fans. The Bookstore’s Campus Road fashion line also carries trendy, non-logo apparel. Handbags, backpacks, hats, drinkware, dorm accessories, and jewelry are other popular items in-store.
Manoa Bookstore has everything for college life and more. Information about special events, contests, sales, new products, and seasonal hours may be found on the Bookstore’s website (www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/manoa), Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manoabookstore), Twitter (@manoabookstore), and Instagram (@manoabookstore), or by signing up for the Bookstore’s monthly e-newsletter.
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