Housing Information

General Information

Housing contracts are offered for the Academic Year (mid-August through mid-May).

On-campus housing is guaranteed for freshmen who submit a housing application AND satisfy the university’s partial tuition payment requirement by May 1, 2014.

You will receive electronic notification when your contract is offered. It is very important that you check your university issued e-mail address regularly as that will be the means by which you are notified of your housing status and other important housing information.

When you receive your email contract offer: print, complete, sign, and return it with either your full payment or $400 minimum deposit. Your signed contract and payment MUST be received by the payment due date printed on your contract. If the contract and your payment are not received by the payment due date, your housing offer will expire and be offered to those who are wait listed.

Be sure to read your contract thoroughly. Your signature will signify your acceptance of the housing contract offered to you and your agreement to the stated terms and conditions. If you are not 18 years of age, your parent or legal guardian must also sign the contract.

Email messages to a resident’s @hawaii.edu mailbox (issued upon confirmed acceptance to the university) and hall mailboxes will be used to communicate important housing information such as, but not limited to, payment deadlines. It will be the responsibility of all residents to check their mailboxes regularly.

Freshmen

Students classified as incoming freshmen and graduated from high school in spring 2014, will only be assigned to Hale Aloha or to a Residential Learning Program in Johnson Hall or Hale Kahawai. Programs and activities designed to enhance the first-year college experience are offered in these halls.  

Gender Neutral

Student Housing Services is supportive of all students including those who identify as transgender and those with a gender identity that is not traditionally associated with their birth sex. Student Housing Services will work to meet the needs of students with various gender expressions in regards to appropriate housing accommodations. Housing assignments will be made on the basis of the gender with which the student currently identifies. For specific requests or additional information please contact: the LGBT Student Services Office at 956-9250.

Smoke-Free Facilities

All residence halls and apartment complexes are designated smoke-free. Residents and their guests may not smoke anywhere within the building or in building courtyards, breezeways, and terraces, on exterior stairways and access ramps, and outdoor dining patios, terraces and lanais.

Smoking and Drinking Preferences

Applicants may indicate their preference of a roommate’s smoking and drinking habits on the application. Every attempt will be made to adhere to such requests; however, there is no guarantee that a request will be honored. NOTE: Hawaii’s legal drinking age is 21 years old. Smoking on Manoa campus buildings and grounds is prohibited.

E-Mail

Email messages to a resident’s @hawaii.edu mailbox (issued upon confirmed acceptance to the university) and hall mailboxes will be used to communicate important housing information such as, but not limited to, payment deadlines. It will be the responsibility of all residents to check their mailboxes regularly.

Conferences and Workshops

Accommodations for conferences and workshops are available to University-sponsored faculty and student groups. Information may be obtained by writing to the Conference Housing Officer at the Student Housing Services office.

Nondiscrimination Policy

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. It adheres to all applicable local, state and federal anti-discrimination laws, including the Discrimination in Real Property Transaction Law (Hawaii Revised Statutes, section 515-1 et. seq.), in providing student housing.

Special Needs/Handicapped Facilities

Modified facilities for students with documented disabilities and/or special needs that require an on-campus accommodation are available for those who apply by the priority deadline. Students with special needs and/or disabilities requiring modification or accommodation, e.g., accessible shower, single room, service animal, to create equal access to the living facility and/or program will be asked to provide written verification of their special need after placement. Residents who are unable to properly attend to their personal care needs will be required to arrange for Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) at their own cost.

Construction, Renovation and Repairs

Construction, renovations, and/or repairs of existing and new residence halls and adjacent areas on the UH Manoa campus are scheduled for the upcoming years.

Renovations and/or repairs of the existing residence halls occur throughout the year. Every effort is made to expedite this work. Occasionally, we are unable to complete the work and must wait for the following working day. Temporary measures will be taken until the permanent repair can be completed that may result in disturbances, disruptions, and inconveniences, including, but not limited to noise, dust, use of alternate facilities, etc.

Questions?

Please contact the Student Housing Services office, Frear Hall, 2569 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822-2328; telephone (808) 956-8177; fax (808) 956-5995; e-mail uhmsh@hawaii.edu