The campus occupies the eastern half of the mouth of Mānoa Valley. The John A. Burns School of Medicine, part of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, is located in Kaka'ako, adjacent to the Kaka'ako Waterfront Park.
The beauty of Manoa valley serves as a backdrop for a unique yet inviting campus. Wander through the campus and find an authentic Japanese tea house and garden located on East-West Center grounds, a studies center that is a replica of a Korean king's throne hall, and a Hawaiian taro patch. Other structures include the Pacific Ocean Science and Technology building on campus and a privately donated marine biology facility on Coconut Island.
The campus has hundreds of extracurricular recreational, cultural and learning opportunities to enhance education, a daily life, and overall health & wellness. Our on-campus food & housing options also allow students to stay healthy and have fun while they are are at it.
UH Mānoa student life offers exciting opportunities to establish lifelong friendships and great memories. On this island, there is a lot of outdoor activities, like going to the beach, surfing, hiking, snorkeling, etc. so students will always have something to do. The beach is right down the street. And there is he Waikiki Aquarium on the campus, which is the third-oldest public aquarium in the United States.
Life at UH Mānoa is never boring, especially if students join one of the 200-plus student clubs and organizations dedicated to a range of themes and pursuits—from religious topics and social and political issues to arts & culture, community service, academic, and other activities.
The campus offers sports & recreation opportunities including intramural and Division I varsity sports, as well as student publications and media outlets, on- and off-campus internships and employment opportunities and study abroad programs around the world. Students also enjoy concerts, cookouts, recitals, ethnic performances, and celebrations throughout the year.
Where to live may be one of the most exciting and important decisions a student makes. Whether to live on campus or rent an apartment, UH Mānoa has a variety of housing options and services to help students to find the best living arrangements for their lifestyle.
All UH Mānoa residence halls are coeducational. These include the Hale Aloha Complex, Johnson Hall, Hale Laulima, and Hale Kahawai. Suite-style residence halls include Frear Hall and Gateway House. First year undergraduates who choose to live on campus live in the traditional residence halls.
Two apartment-style complexes are Hale Noelani and Hale Wainani. Hale Noelani consists of five three-story buildings and Hale Wainani has two high rise buildings, a 14-story and a 13-story theirs, and two low rise buildings. The second year undergraduates and above are permitted to live in Hale Noelani and Hale Wainani.
Manoa career center is responsible for managing and updating jobs database and it gives career counselling for students. Career Counselors are available to assist students in achieving their academic and career goals. Mānoa career center also offers workshops on a variety of career development topics.