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New Faculty Campus and Community Guide

The New Faculty Campus and Community Guide contains quick and helpful campus references for faculty new to the Mānoa Campus.

TheHandi-Van Service

(808) 768-8380

TheHandi-Van is a public transit service for those with disabilities who are unable to use TheBus. Individuals must go through an in-person interview to assess their abilities to use TheHandi-Van and TheBus. Visit their website for current fares.

UHM Parking and Traffic Office (Commuter Services)

Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services 014
2600 Campus Road
(808) 956-8899

Hours: Mon–Fri, 7:45 am–4:30 pm

You must have a permit to park a car, motorcycle, or moped on the UHM campus. Faculty and staff can purchase parking semester and yearly permits from the Parking and Traffic Office. Permits for parking in the Lower Campus parking structure (Zone 20) are less expensive than Upper Campus permits. Daily parking rates are available—visit the Commuter Services website for updated rates. Attendants are stationed at entry kiosks with daily/visitor parking information.

Bicycles must be parked at bicycle racks only.

Rainbow Shuttle (UHM Campus)

(808) 956-8899 (Parking Office)

Hours: Mon–Fri, 7:45 am–4:30 pm

The Rainbow shuttle is a free service for UHM students, faculty, staff and visitors. The shuttle runs through the campus and around the surrounding neighborhood, including some off-campus parking sites. For more information regarding the shuttle’s schedule or the rainbow shuttle’s real-time tracker app, check out the website.


(808) 848-4500
Customer Service Phone: (808) 848-5555

TheBus routes cover most neighborhoods on O‘ahu. Visit TheBus website for current fare rates. Also available exclusively to college students is the University Bus Pass Program. TheBus University Bus Pass Program or U-PASS is a reduced rate bus pass designed to match a College student’s needs and are included in tuition fees. Routes and schedules are on the web and on campus in the Campus Center and Student Services Building.

Campus Map

An online interactive campus map

Faculty Housing

Auxiliary Services Building
1951 East-West Road
(808) 956-8449

To assist newly recruited and current faculty of the University during their period of adjustment to local economic conditions, a variety of suitable, temporary housing units are offered for rent.

Kau‘iokahaloa Nui and Kau‘iokahaloa Iki were built in 1995 and are located within a mile of the University near a small shopping center. Kau‘iokahaloa Nui apartment units are partly furnished with 136 two-bedroom units and 6 three-bedroom units Kau‘iokahaloa Iki townhouse units are partly furnished with 29 three-bedroom units. A free shuttle service runs between the housing facilities and the UHM campus. Monthly rental rates can be found on the faculty housing website.

The Wa‘ahila Faculty Apartments were renovated in 2002 and are located within walking distance from the University. The apartments are partly furnished with 13 studio units, 23 one-bedroom units, 24 two-bedroom units, and 6 three-bedroom units. Monthly rental rates can be found on the faculty housing website.

For more information, contact the Faulty Housing Office directly or have your department chair or secretary check on availability.

The Women’s Campus Club (WCC)

(808) 956-7418

The Women’s Campus Club manages a monthly online listing of housing for rent as well as exchanges and situations wanted. The WCC also runs a thrift shop located in Hemenway Hall Courtyard.

UH Mānoa Children’s Center

Castle Memorial Hall
2320 Dole Street
(808) 956-7963

Hours: Mon–Fri, 8:00 am–5:00 pm

The Children’s Center is a department of the Office of Student Affairs. The center offers 150 spaces for children 2–5 years of age. 75% of the spaces are reserved for student families and 25% for faculty and staff families. The Children’s Center follows the UH academic calendar.

Center on Disability Studies (CDS)

1410 Lower Campus Road, 171F
(808) 956-5142

The Center on Disability Studies, established in 1988, is part of the College of Education. They focus on education and research and conduct service activities that impact the quality of life for people with disabilities.

University Health Services Mānoa (UHSM)

University Health Services Building
1710 East West Road
(808) 956-8965

Clinic Hours: 
Mon–Fri, 8:00 am–4:00 pm

UHSM is an accredited health care organization providing medical care and health clinic hours; also see sections below on Health Promotion, Tobacco Cessation and Alcohol/Other Drug Programs for details of these services.

Medical services include:

  • A walk-in clinic for illness and injury
  • Immunizations
  • TB testing
  • Allergy shots
  • Physical exams
  • Referrals for off-campus services 

The following specialty services are available by appointment (956-6221): 

  • Dermatology
  • Women’s health
  • Nutrition
  • Sports medicine
  • Psychiatry 

Anonymous HIV testing is also available by appointment.

Ancillary services include a clinical laboratory and a pharmacy that offers both prescription and over-the counter medications at low cost. 

Fees for services are reasonable. Insurance is not required; however, most non-HMO insurance plans can be billed. Credit card payments are accepted. For more information, check the website listed above. For medical emergencies, call Department of Public Safety at 956–6911; off campus call 911.

Health Promotion Program (under University Health Services Mānoa)

Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services (QLCSS) 313D
2600 Campus Road 
(808) 956-3574

The Health Promotion Program includes:

  • A Resource Center
  • LOKAHI Service Learning program
  • The Alcohol and Other Drug Education Program (see below)
  • Coordination of campus blood drives
  • The Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
  • Information on University-sponsored health insurance for students.

Alcohol & Other Drug Education Program (ADEP) under the Health Promotion Program

Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services 313D
2600 Campus Road

Teaching faculty should be aware of three alcohol/other drug programs under University Health Services’ Health Promotion Program. These cover primary prevention activities targeting freshmen residents and intervention for students at risk of substance abuse.

Food Services

Food Services is a self-funded program responsible for the daily operations of the food service vendors on campus, except for those vendors located in areas administered by Student Affairs (Campus Center, Hemenway Hall, and Student Housing). Food Services is also responsible for the campus-wide vending program and Athletics Concessions.

Mānoa Food Services

Administered by Student Affairs, these are food establishments found at Campus Center, Hemenway Hall, and Student Housing. Menus range from local plate lunches and bentos to deli sandwiches, international cuisine, vegetarian fare, grill favorites and more.

Physical Education Building

1337 Lower Campus Road
Athletic Complex 200
(808) 956-6468

Warrior Recreation Center

2505 Campus Road
(808) 956-5490

Hours: Mon–Fri, 5:30 am–10:30 pm
Sat–Sun, 9:00 am–5:30 pm

Student Recreation Services provides recreational activities for UHM students, faculty and staff that include the University fitness center, informal recreation, intramural sports, outdoor education and recreation and equipment rentals. Some intramural sports that take place are volleyball, soccer, basketball and tennis. Recreational and athletic facilities are also available for use at various times during the day. Outdoor and Get Fit classes are available throughout the semester, such as surfing, snorkeling, yoga, hula, aerobics, Zumba and tai chi.

Wong Audiovisual Center (see Library category) 

Department of Public Safety (DPS)

1951 East-West Road
(808) 956-6911
Available 24/7

To report an emergency:

  • Dial 911 for the Honolulu Police Department
  • Dial 956-6911 for DPS
  • Pick up one of the on-campus emergency call boxes

More emergency info is available online or by calling 808-956-0001.

Security Escort Service

DPS provides transportation or a walking escort from dusk to dawn for anyone walking alone on campus at night. Call 808-956-SAFE(7233) to request an escort.

The Mānoa Guardian App

Students and faculty can download the free Mānoa Guardian App which allows users quick and easy communication w/ DPS officers, friends, and family. Visit the DPS website or search for “Rave Guardian”.

Office of Faculty Development and Academic Support (OFDAS)

Kuykendall Hall 107
1733 Donaghho Road
(808) 956-8075

New and experienced teachers can benefit from:

  • New Faculty Orientation at the beginning of each semester
  • Coordination of University Service and Teaching Awards
  • Electronic Course and Faculty Evaluation (ECAFE)
  • Department Leadership Workshops
  • Honors and Awards Convocation

OFDAS Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)

Kuykendall Hall 107
1733 Donaghho Road
(808) 956-6978

CTE provides services and programs for professional development in teaching and learning to faculty and TAs at the Mānoa campus, including:

  • Workshops, seminars, lecture series on teaching and learning for Faculty and TAs
  • Mid-semester Evaluations of Classes at the request of faculty and TAs
  • New Teaching Assistant Training at the beginning of each semester
  • Personal Consultation with faculty or TAs on their request
  • Publications on teaching and learning at UH Mānoa campus
  • Departments serviced by request
  • Distance education consultations

OFDAS Faculty Mentoring Program (FMP)

Kuykendall Hall 107
1733 Donaghho Road
(808) 956-9567

The primary goal of the program is to assist faculty in the development of their academic careers through multilevel activities to meet the needs, aspirations, and interests of faculty from various disciplines. As part of OFDAS, the FMP provides by faculty request:

  • Panel discussions on contract renewals, tenure, and promotion
  • Mentor/Mentee pairing
  • Dossier library and consultations
  • Workshops for Department Chairs

Center for Instructional Support (CIS)

Kuykendall Hall 103
1733 Donaghho Road
(808) 956-8075

Hours: Mon–Fri, 8:00 am–4:30 pm

The Center for Instructional Support (CIS) provides the University community with support for instruction through the use of technology and technology-related services.

  • Media Equipment Loan through central and satellite equipment tools
  • Maintains permanently installed media equipment in general use classrooms
  • Three media-rich classrooms equipped with the latest technologies
  • Equipment repair for department-owned media equipment
  • Transfer facility and tape duplication services of video format

Information Technology Services (ITS)

Information Technology Center
2520 Correa Road
(808) 956-8883

Hours: Mon–Fri, 8:00 am–4:30 pm

ITS provides services across the broad range of computing and communications technologies that support learning, teaching, research, public services and administration. It is available to faculty, staff and students of the UH system.

UH Online Innovation Center (UHOIC)

Information Technology Center 103
2520 Correa Road
(808) 956-2719

Hours: Mon–Fri, 8:00 am–4:00 pm 

The UH Online Innovation Center (UHOIC) team, formed in 2019, is part of the Academic Technologies group in Information Technology Services (ITS). They provide instructional design consultation and professional development opportunities across the UH system related to quality online teaching and learning.

General Education Office/Mānoa Writing Program

Bilger Hall 104
2545 McCarthy Mall
(808) 956-6660

The General Education Office/Mānoa Writing Program offer faculty workshops and other resources that help faculty to design and teach Focus classes.

Undergraduates complete General Education Focus requirements by taking classes with these Focus designations:

  • Contemporary Ethical Issues (1 course required)
  • Hawaiian, Asian, & Pacific Issues (1 course required)
  • Oral Communication (1 course required)
  • Writing Intensive (5 courses required)

Individual faculty members request one or more of the designations for their class(es) by submitting a Focus Designation Proposal Form. Proposal forms and Focus information is sent to departments each semester. Focus hallmarks, forms, Hallmarks, and other information can be found at the General Education Office website.

Office of Civic and Community Engagement

Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services 209
2600 Campus Road
(808) 956-4641

Professors interested in giving their student’s a “community-based” learning experience should contact the Service Learning Program. This program assists faculty members who want to integrate community “service” into their curriculum. Funding may be available to assist faculty with incorporating service learning into the curriculum. For more information visit the website.

The Hawaiʻi Data Science Institute

103 Keller Hall
2565 McCarty Mall

Data Science Institute offers teaching allocations for courses to use high performance computing in the classroom. Teaching allocations allow faculty members to provide their students with common access to a variety of software and applications and priority access to computing resources. They also offer access to computational resources for research and offer support with data management including data transfer and storage solutions. For more information visit the website.

Some of the following services are available to faculty and staff.

Division of Student Success

Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services 409
2600 Campus Road
(808) 956-3290

The Division of Student Success (DSS, formerly known as the Office of Student Affairs) encompasses student support services—co-curricular activities, housing, counseling and career guidance, employment, and health, which serve all students. DSS also administers programs that provide support services to minority students, especially Hawaiians and Filipinos, other underrepresented students, students with disabilities, and senior citizens, and assists students who have special problems or concerns, such as academic grievances and student conduct issues.

Student Equity Excellence Diversity (SEED)

Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services 413
2600 Campus Road
(808) 956-4642

The Office of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity (SEED) recognizes underrepresented groups in higher education and provide programs for the recruitment and success of students from these groups.

Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC)

Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services 312
2600 Campus Road
(808) 956-7927

Hours: Mon–Fri, 8:00 am–4:30 pm

CSDC works with UHM students to prevent and remedy concerns and problems that can interfere with academic success. It seeks to promote overall personal growth, clarify life plans and choices, and build effective and healthy skills for living. CSDC provides personal, group and couples counseling/psychotherapy; psychiatric consultation; outreach programs and workshops; consultation for faculty and staff (student concerns and personal issues); career counseling which includes interest exploration and choice of major. 

Learning Assistance Center (LAC)

Sinclair Building 
(808) 956-6114

Hours: Mon–Fri, 9:00 am–4:30 pm
Sat–Sun, after hours by appointment

The Learning Assistance Center provides academic counseling services to assist students in developing learning skills to increase academic success. Students can participate in facilitated study groups or individual sessions to become more proficient in managing time, reading, writing, taking notes, taking exams, and enhancing academic motivation. Counseling and support services for students with learning disabilities are also provided.

Testing Office

Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services 307
2600 Campus Road
(808) 956-3454 

Hours: Mon–Fri, 8:00 am– 4:30 pm

The CSDC Testing Program is a statewide service that provides information needed to take professional, certification and graduate school admissions exams. Computer-based exams are administered on a weekly basis and paper-based exams on specific national test dates. This program also administers the testing component of CSDC counseling services. Proctoring services are provided for a fee for individuals in distance learning programs.

Services to Students with Disabilities: KOKUA Program

Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services 013 
2600 Campus Road
(808) 956-7511 or (808) 956-7612

Hours: Mon–Fri, 8:00 am–4:00 pm

ADA Campus Guide:

Equal Access by Students with Learning, Physical and Psychological Disabilities in compliance with federal and state non-discrimination law and institutional commitment, Mānoa has designated the KOKUA Program as the primary campus unit responsible for serving students with disabilities. Disability status is highly confidential information and disclosure thereof by students is absolutely voluntary. Disability documentation should be deposited at KOKUA only.

Once such disability disclosure with documentation is made to KOKUA, the student usually authorizes KOKUA to share said disclosure with faculty and to arrange for appropriate, customized disability access services, e.g., testing accommodation, note taking, communication access, classroom relocation, etc.

Students are not charged for disability access services.

Kua‘ana Native Hawaiian Student Development Services

Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services 406
2600 Campus Road
(808) 956-5945 or (808) 956-8944

Kuaʻana Student Services creates firm foundations for Native Hawaiian students to succeed in both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The goals of Kuaʻana include the following:

  • Increase retention rates of students of Hawaiian ancestry at the UHM
  • Increase enrollment of students of Hawaiian ancestry in education
  • Support the scholarship of student of Hawaiian ancestry in higher education

Mānoa Career Center

Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services 212 
2600 Campus Road
(808) 956-7007

Part of the Office of Student Affairs, their mission is to empower UH Mānoa students in career life planning through awareness, exploration, experience and reflection. Their career counselors assist students in reaching academic and career goals. They also help in creating resumes, cover letters, graduate school applications and more.

Mānoa Advocate

Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services 210 
2600 Campus Road
(808) 956-9499

The Mānoa Advocate provides confidential assessment for UH Mānoa students, faculty and staff who are experiencing any form of sexual or gender-based discrimination or sexual misconduct such as:

  • Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment
  • Sexual Assault
  • Dating or Domestic Violence
  • Stalking
  • Retaliation

LGBTQ+ Center

Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services 211
2600 Campus Road
(808) 956-9250

Hours: 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Women’s Center

Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services 211
2600 Campus Road
(808) 956-8059

The Women’s Center is committed to providing personal and academic support for the success of women and LGBT students at UHM.

Title IX and the Office of Institutional Equity

Biomed A-210
1960 East West Road
(808) 956-8629

The University of Hawaiʻi is committed to maintaining and promoting safe and respectful campus environments that are free from sex discrimination and gender-based violence.

PAU Violence Program

Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services 413
2600 Campus Road
(808) 956-8059

PAU Violence is a University of Hawaiʻi systemwide program supported by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Branch.

Office of Veteran Student Services

Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services 310
2600 Campus Road
(808) 956-2192

The Office of Veteran Student Services (OVSS) is committed to enhancing the veteran and military-connected student experience, supporting academic success, and providing services that assist in the transition from military service to higher education.

The Writing Center

Kuykendall 411

The Writing Center is a collaborative environment which offers writing consultations free of charge to anyone affiliated with the University of Hawai‘i—undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars.

Online Learning Academy

2600 Campus Road QLC 309c

The Online Learning Academy (OLA) provides tutoring and mentorship to students in underrepresented groups to promote higher education. To succeed in college, students must be academically ready. OLA provides one-on-one English, Math, and Science tutoring by college tutors for all SEED programs. We offer tutoring in the following subjects: basic math, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, environmental science, writing, language arts, and introductory college level biology, chemistry, and physics.

Office of Research Services (ORS)

Sinclair Library, Rm 1
2425 Campus Road
(808) 956-5198

Hours: Mon–Fri, 7:00 am–5:00 pm

The Office of Research Services’ vision is, “to provide effective and efficient services to facilitate the stewardship of extramural funded activities and to promote innovation and creativity in partnership with the sponsors, university administrators and distinguished researchers in the University of Hawai’i System.”

Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship (OVPR)

Hawaiʻi Hall 211
2500 Campus Road
(808) 956-7837

Applications for awards and deadlines are located on the web.

Faculty Travel (OVPR)

The faculty travel fund supports travel by full-time faculty and staff members to professional conferences for the purpose of presenting results of research and/or scholarship when it can be demonstrated that such activities could potentially result in additional extramural funding.

Excellence in Research Awards

Three categories: one each at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor/Researcher levels. However, the URC has the option of changing the distribution. Also, not all awards have to be made in a given year.

Note: Awards consist of an appropriate cash sum plus a suitably engraved Board of Regent’s Medal.

RCUH Student Excellence in Research Awards

Three categories: one for the bachelor’s level, one for the master’s level, and one for the doctoral level. Each award consists of a certificate and $500.

Eligibility: Any full-time student currently working towards a bachelor, masters or doctorate degree is eligible for nomination.

Hamilton Library

2550 McCarthy Mall
(808) 956-7203

Hours: Mon–Thurs, 8:00 am–10:00 pm
Fri, 8:00 am–6:00 pm
Sat, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Sun, 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

Hamilton Library is the largest research library in the state of Hawaiʻi. The Library serves as a key resource for the Manoa campus and is comprised of a circulating research library combined with a non-lending research library system.

Hamilton Library houses the research collections in the:

  • Humanities
  • Social sciences
  • Science & technology
  • Special collections for Hawai’i, the Pacific and Asia (including China, Japan, Korea, Okinawa, Philippines, South Asia and Southeast Asia)
  • University archives & manuscripts
  • Many other special subject collections.

Hamilton Library is home to the music collection, course reserve reading service, Wong Audiovisual Center, and older, bound journals.

Hamilton Library is a participant in the Open Access (publishing) community and disseminates UHM research and scholarship through ScholarSpace and eVols. In addition, Hamilton Library offers select digital and digitized collections of visual and archival material from the Asia, Hawai’i, Pacific and Rare collections.

To renew books via Hawai‘i Voyager go to and select the “My Account” tab. 

Wong Audio Visual Center

(808) 956-8308 ext. 53

Audiovisual Center Hours: 
Mon–Fri, 8:00 am–4:45 pm
Closed Sat–Sun

The Wong Audiovisual Center (AVC) is located on the first floor of Hamilton Library. It serves the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa students, faculty and staff, other University of Hawaiʻi colleges, visiting scholars, and visitors from the community. It contains video and audio media including a large number of feature films in English and other languages.

University of Hawaiʻi Professional Assembly (UHPA)

1017 Palm Drive
(808) 593-2157

Hours: Mon–Fri, 8:00 am–5:00 pm

The University of Hawai‘i Professional Assembly (UHPA) is the exclusive bargaining agent for faculty employed by the UH System at least half-time or more on all UH campuses. UHPA negotiates faculty contracts and represents faculty whose rights have been violated. UHPA has also established an effective lobbying and government relations program. Although membership is by choice, membership dues of 1% of your salary are automatically deducted per pay period. For active union membership an application must be completed. Contact UHPA by phone or visit their website for a membership application.

UH Office of Human Resources

Administrative Services Building 2
2440 Campus Road

The System OHR website is designed to provide faculty and staff, applicants for future employment, and campus HR professionals with information regarding benefits, job opportunities and HR related policies and procedures.

Benefits & Leaves (UHR)

The University of Hawaiʻi is committed to providing benefits that matter to you at each stage of your employment. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a wide variety of resources and benefits programs to our employees, such as comprehensive health care insurance, a pension/retirement program, life insurance, supplemental retirement savings plans, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, child care assistance and education assistance programs.

UH Academic Calendar

State and federal holidays; important academic dates and events

University of Hawai‘i Federal Credit Union

2019 South King Street
(808) 983-5500

The Campus Center Branch is located on the 2nd level of Campus Center. Call UHFCU at (808) 983-5500 and press 0 (Member Services), or visit their website for current rates and updated products and services.

State of Hawai‘i, Employees’ Retirement System

City Financial Tower
201 Merchant Street, Suite 1400
(808) 586-1735

The ERS provides retirement, disability, survivor, and other benefits its members.

The Employee Benefits page is located at

Office of Government Relations

Administrative Services Building 1, Rm 101
2442 Campus Road 
(808) 956-4250

Office of Communications and UH News

Bachman Annex 2
1627 Bachman Place
(808) 956-8856

Collegiate Licensing

Bachman Annex 2
1627 Bachman Place
(808) 956-2114