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While permits for Zones 8 (Student Housing), 20 (individual car – lower campus parking structure), 21 (Student Housing), and 22 (Hawaiian Studies) are sold out for Spring 2020, the following parking options are still available:
- Student Housing parking exemption program for those who live on campus and work off campus. Apply at the Student Housing office at Frear Hall.
- Moped permits available for sale online starting January 6, 2020, and at our office starting January 16, 2020, depending on inventory.
- Evening permit allows you to park in the Zone 20 parking structure from 1:30 p.m. After 4 p.m., you may park in any marked stall on upper campus and leave your car overnight until 6:30 a.m.
- TheBus offers the U-Pass program, which is included in regular student fees.
- Alternate transportation for those living within a three-mile radius of campus. Consider walking, biking, or taking the free Rainbow Shuttle.
Student Spring 2020 Parking Permit reservations are now closed.
December 19, 2019: Mail out deadline (purchase $4.25 rider permit option with permit payment)
January 6 - 15, 2020 weekdays only, excluding State Holidays; 8 - 11am, 12 noon - 4pm: Pickup permits at the Administrative Services Building #2, across from Campus Mailroom
Beginning January 6, 2020: Carpool and Moped/Motorcycle permits available for purchase at our website under your student account
January 13, 2020 at 12 noon: Zone 25 Astronomy Lot permits available for purchase at our website under your student account
To register for a Rainbow Shuttle card, please contact Commuter Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 956-8899.
"This initiative is one way that we’ve made the parking structure more welcoming and user-friendly," Commuter Services Manager Cate Matsushima said.
New features include large campus maps on the first floor as well as blue markings painted on the ground that lead commuters to ADA-accessible parking stalls on the third floor.
“We are excited to work with the City & County as one of the locations on O‘ahu to install these recognizable stencils, which help to educate our UH community the importance of pedestrian safety,” Commuter Services Manager Cate Matsushima said. “This low-cost initiative is a simple reminder that could one day save a life.”
As a City & County of Honolulu initiative, the “Look All Ways” campaign raises awareness for common sense pedestrian safety protections. Eventually, the city’s pedestrian safety measures will also include safety flags, reflective delineator posts and developing an O‘ahu Pedestrian plan, to define the steps needed to make Honolulu a more walkable, livable, and healthy city.
Parking Increase to Begin Fall 2019
Fall 2019 Parking Fees:
- Employee Surface Parking (all zones except Zone 20): $750/academic year; $250/semester
- Employee Structure Parking (Zone 20): $498/academic year; $166/semester
- Employee Moped/Motorcycle: $120/academic year; $40/semester
- Employee Evening: $384/academic year; $32/month
- Student Parking: $166/semester
- Student Moped/Motorcycle: $40/semester
- Student Evening: $32/month
For more information and full fee schedules, visit http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/parkingpermits.php
Also, as a reminder the University of Hawai‘i is no longer able to offer the pre-tax payroll deduction transportation benefit. However, employees will still be able to utilize payroll deduction to pay for parking permits or bus passes.
Up and Away on the Parking Structure
“This balloon mural is such a fun and creative backdrop to take photos for graduation and any occasion,” said Tristan Setzer, a senior majoring in communications. “I love the way that the parking structure looks and feels more inviting and welcoming for everyone.”
Commuter Services encourages anyone passing by the parking structure, especially graduates to stop by, pose and snap a photo. Create memories of yourself taking off in the next chapter of your life! #liftoffatUHM
This is one of the high-impact, low-cost projects that Commuter Services is implementing at the parking structure. Other projects include the Gecko Deco service project, installation of LED lights with backup batteries, and new slip-resistant paint by the elevators and stairwells.
Parking Express Route Change: Additional Stop on Dole St.
“We want to thank the UH Rainbow Shuttle riders for their patience as we adjust and improve the Parking Express route to make it more efficient,” Commuter Services Manager Cate Matsushima said.
Operated by Commuter Services, the Rainbow Shuttle is a free service for UHM students, faculty, staff, and visitors. If you have any questions or comments about the Rainbow Shuttle, email email@example.com.
Scenic mural brightens Mānoa parking structure
The roof of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa lower campus parking structure now features a 70-foot long mural. UH Commuter Services organized this beautification project with local artists Justin Vasconcellos and Wendell Tabangcura, who finished painting the scenic mural on Dec. 2, 2018 after working on it for a span of two months.
Vasconcellos and Tabangcura donated their time, talent, and artistry for this project. “I’m doing this mural for UH, so I can give back to the people and beautify campus,” Vasconcellos said.
Justin Vasconcellos (front) and Wendell Tabangcura (back) work together on completing the last details of the mural.
Besides volunteering at UH, they’ve also been working with Mele Murals, a part of The Estria Foundation, which promotes youth development, arts education, and cultural conservation. They’ve done murals for schools that focus on the historical and cultural aspects of Hawaiʻi.
Vasconcellos is passionate about painting and feels compelled to create a sense of community in Hawaiʻi. In describing the mural, he stated, "This is Hawaiʻi at its finest. In the painting, it represents people going to the beach in the morning, exploring in the afternoon, and star-gazing at night."
Danielle Girard, a UH political science senior, enjoys the serenity of the mural. "I feel it does an amazing job of making me feel calm and centered in a place, which is usually very busy," Girard said. "It reminds me that nature is all around us and we need to stop, slow down, and appreciate the beauty surrounding us."
This mural is just one of the low-cost, high-impact projects that Commuter Services is implementing at the parking structure. Other projects include the Gecko Deco service project with eye-catching trash bins giving campus visitors a fun place to put their trash. In addition, Commuter Services recently installed LED lights with backup batteries and a new coat of slip-resistant paint by the elevators and stairwells.
Biki on Mānoa Campus!
“We are excited to partner with Biki to offer our UH community an additional alternative method of transportation that is convenient, sustainable, and budget friendly,” Commuter Services Manager Cate Matsushima said. “We’ve been anxiously awaiting the installation of these Biki Stops and encourage students, faculty, and staff to try out these Biki bikes.”
As a special promotion, Biki is offering current UH Mānoa students, faculty, and staff a discount on their $15 Monthly Plan, which allows an unlimited number of 30-min. Biki trips during the month. Those who sign up before May 10, 2019 are eligible for a 10% discount on Biki’s $15 Monthly Plan (i.e. a reduced pricing of $13.50 plus tax). Also, if they renew their plan for 12 consecutive months, the 13th month will be free. A UH email (@hawaii.edu) or a UH-affiliate email address must be used to sign up. To register for this discount, visit https://gobiki.org/members/partnerplans/UHmanoa. This offer is valid for both new and existing Biki members. Click here to view informational flyer.
Biki is Honolulu’s bikeshare program that offers 130 conveniently located self-service Biki Stops from Iwilei to Diamond Head and 1,300 Biki bikes. All Biki Stop locations are available on the Biki Mobile App.
For more information on Biki, visit https://gobiki.org/ or the Commuter Services Biki page.
Biki/UH Mānoa FAQs
Biki stops and bicycle racks map
Student Spring 2019 Parking Permit Reservations Important Dates
December 21, 2018: Mail out deadline (purchase $4 rider permit option with permit payment)
January 2 -9, 2019 weekdays only, excluding State Holidays; 8 - 11am, 12 noon - 4pm: Pickup permits across from Campus Mailroom
Beginning January 2, 2019: Carpool and Moped/Motorcycle permits available for purchase at our website under your student account
January 7, 2019 at 12 noon: Zone 25 Astronomy Lot permits available for purchase at our website under your student account
Cancellation of Pre-Tax Payroll Deductions for Parking Permits
Employees who do not have parking paid for via pre-tax payroll deductions (TB780, TB781, or TB782 agent codes on your paystub) are not affected by this change.
Employees who currently have parking paid for via pre-tax payroll deductions will automatically be rolled over to post-tax payroll deductions unless you otherwise notify Commuter Services. Employees should see no change on the January 5, 2019 paycheck, other than the intended change to post tax deductions. For employees that do not seem to have transitioned correctly, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide a redacted copy of your paystub, along with a description of what you believe is wrong. That means:
- No pay information
- No other deductions shown except for "TB" or "PK" deductions
Most employees will either digitally remove the information using Adobe, or print a hardcopy and white out the sensitive information before scanning a copy to us. Non redacted paystubs will be immediately destroyed and deleted, and our department will not look into the issue reported.
LEDs Light Up the Structure
"We are excited about the installation of new LED lights, which are more efficient and use less energy" Commuter & Fleet Services Manager Cate Matsushima said. "One of our goals is to make the parking structure more welcoming and sustainable for our UH community."
With the installation 30 new LED lights, Commuter Services is hoping to reduce energy costs by nearly 60% for the replaced fixtures. Additionally, these new fixtures have battery backups, which allow for short term emergency lighting in cases of power outages. This is one of the high-impact, low-cost projects that Commuter Services is implementing at the parking structure. Other projects include the Gecko Deco service project and eye-catching signage which give campus visitors a fun place to put their gum when they’re done chewing it.
Board approves parking rate increase
The rate increase will be effective in Fall 2019. This increase will help make essential improvements to the aging parking facilities on campus and extend the life of the current parking facilities for at least 20 years.
This is the first parking rate increase for at UH Mānoa in eight years, and just the second in 20 years.
Pedestrian Safety Alert: Dole Street crosswalk removed
- University Avenue and Dole Street
- Lower Campus Road
- the Legacy Path and law school/parking structure and
- East-West Road
Pedestrians are also reminded to:
- Be aware of others around you
- Look both ways before crossing roadways and make eye contact with the driver when vehicles are present to ensure the driver sees you before crossing the road
- Be visible. If walking at night, use lights and reflective clothing
- Yield to motor vehicles, even when you have the right of way
- When listening to music, take out one earbud so that you can hear traffic around you
For more safety tips, please visit http://manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/movewithaloha.html
UH Parking Citation Fee Increase
Commuter Services announces the following changes to parking citation fees on the UH campuses, effective March 18, 2018. A public hearing for the changes to the University of Hawai‘i Chapter 20-12 Hawai‘i Administrative Rules "Parking and Operations of Motor Vehicles" was held on October 19, 2017.
Please see below for a partial list of the new parking citation fees:
Parking in the wrong zone: $40
Parking in a reserved stall: $50
Altering or counterfeiting a permit: $100
New Enterprise CarShare location!
An Enterprise CarShare vehicle is now available in front of Hale Wainani (Zone 21 parking area), right next to a Rainbow Shuttle stop!
Not yet registered for CarShare? Simply sign-up for CarShare online at https://www.enterprisecarshare.com/us/en/programs/university/hawaii-manoa.html.
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa students, faculty and staff over 21 years of age can join for just $1! Discounted rental rates are as low as $5/hour until the end of the year (12/31/17)!
CarShare is a great alternative for residents of UH Housing:
Each CarShare vehicle on campus has a reserved stall so there is no need to worry about finding parking and you won't have to get a parking permit.
Dorm residents can use CarShare for grocery shopping or weekend adventures!
Effective June 1, 2017, no pass or ticket is required for entry to campus. Drivers should simply inform attendants of their intention, and should be allowed entry at no charge. This does not allow for parking. Vehicles parked on campus must pay the appropriate fee.
To view the City and County of Honolulu's moped registration and safety inspection instructions, please visit http://www.honolulu.gov/cms-csd-menu/site-csd-sitearticles/26091-moped-registration-information.html.
New Window Cling Parking Permits
All permits issued are valid upon receipt. Beginning August 22, 2016 (first day of instruction), all vehicles must have their new AY permits displayed.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Parking Office at 808.956.8899 or email at email@example.com
Commuter Services is pleased to offer free Secure Bike Cage Parking for cyclists and moped drivers. Only registered UH users are allowed card-access entry to the Secure Bike Cage located in the Zone 20 Structure next to Stan Sheriff Center. The Bike Cage includes bike racks and video surveillance for added security.
Bike Cage is located in the Zone 20 Parking Structure (First Entrance)
Click here to apply online
Fill-out an application at our QLC office:
Commuter Services Office
Queen Liliu'okalani Center for Student Services
2600 Campus Rd. Rm 014 (ground level)
Click here to read Bike Cage Operations Procedures
Waialae Avenue Complete the Streets Celebration Signifies Change for UHM
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says he will keep pushing to create more bike lanes across the island.
"I want to start here at King Street and go forward, march forward every single year, and keep pushing because I believe, once we get a critical number of protected bike lanes you are going to see a change in who rides and it is a lot easier," Caldwell said.
The city is also building bicycle lanes on King and Beretania Streets.
Visitor Parking New 3-Hour Maximum
In an effort to create more available parking for those visiting our campus, effective July 1, 2013, parking in the green Pay-to-Park stalls on Upper Campus before 4:00pm on weekdays will be limited to a maximum of three hours.
Daily parking for more than three hours is also still available (on a space available basis) in the Lower Campus and Dole Street Parking Structure. Faculty and staff should see their Parking Coordinator if extended parking is needed on Upper Campus for guests with department business.
Meet our Alternative Transportation Heroes
Several UH students, faculty members, and staff came forward to tell their stories about their daily commutes using sustainable modes of transportation. Their messages are displayed around campus. Click here for videos and to sign up to be another Alternative Transportation Hero.
Commuter Services is pleased to announce several improvements to service:
- An online and mobile app tracking system for the Rainbow Shuttles. The system gives real-time location and arrival time updates. Bookmark and download Android or iPhone apps from http://www.UHMshuttle.com. (Apps will also be available on App Stores soon.) More on Rainbow Shuttle service.
- Student Carpool Passes now have the same privileges as an evening permit. Carpool passes are valid for parking with only ONE person (the driver) in the vehicle on entry at these times and in these locations:
- In the Lower Campus Parking Structure (Zone 20) after 1:30 p.m. and until midnight.
- On Upper Campus after 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day Saturdays.
MORE IMPROVEMENTS TO COME:
- Drop-Off Passes available to employees will be free beginning July 1, 2013. A vehicle with this pass may enter Upper or Lower Campus to drop off or pick up a UHM employee - the pass does not include parking privileges. Passes, available at the Commuter Services Office in QLC, are valid for the entire fiscal year. More on Employee Drop-Off Passes.
- A maximum three-hour limit for Visitor Parking on Upper Campus before 4:00pm on weekdays will increase turnover and create more available parking for our guests. This new time limit will be implemented later this year.
For more background on Commuter Services, view the Chancellor's Campus-Wide Conversation on Parking and Transportation here. And please help us serve you better by completing "Transportation Survey 2013" - you'll find a link on our website, Facebook page, and in an email coming soon.
WeCar is changing its name to Enterprise CarShare!
Enterprise CarShare (formerly known as WeCar), a membership-based, totally automated car sharing program, offers the UH Mānoa community a convenient, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective alternative to bringing a car to campus or maintaining an infrequently used state vehicle. Enterprise CarShare vehicles are available for rent by the hour or the day, even overnight and on weekends! Read more.
Convenient, Cost-Effective Car Rentals on Campus
Departments, special projects, and individuals who need to rent a car for more than 24 hours will be interested in the affordable options provided by Enterprise Rent-A-Car at its new campus location in the Auxiliary Services Building, 1951 East-West Road, Room 118. A wide range of car makes and models are available, from sedans to SUVs, at SPECIAL UH RATES. Advance reservations may be made online. Enterprise even offers to pick you up from your home or off-campus location!
This car rental service is part of the University's ongoing Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategic plan to address critical issues of sustainability for our campus. Access to vehicles on a short-term basis gives options to individuals who've chosen not to bring a car to campus, thus making even more viable commute modes such as TheBus, biking, walking, or carpooling. By exchanging the ownership of an under-used State car for renting a car when needed, departments save money and free up parking spaces. Small changes with significant long-term economic and environmental impact.
A friendly reminder for student drivers from the Chancellor.
Friendly reminder about parking on public streets
Our campus shares the beautiful Mānoa area with the friendly, supportive communities of St. Louis, Makiki and Mānoa Valley—and we strive to be a good neighbor. So when parking on public streets, please follow all state and city laws and ordinances; arrive and depart quietly, respectfully and without littering; and continue to foster cordial relationships with the people you meet.
Students, faculty and staff are all ambassadors of UH Mānoa so each of us shares the responsibility of being a good neighbor. We all need to be respectful with regard to leaving our vehicles in surrounding neighborhoods. Thank you in advance for parking responsibly and with the utmost consideration.
Mahalo nui loa!
Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw
You are required by law (Section 286-52, Hawaii Revised Statutes) to immediately notify the Division of Motor Vehicle, Licensing and Permits when you sell or otherwise dispose of a vehicle, i.e. car, motorcycle, or moped.
YOUR LIABILITY FOR THE VEHICLE WILL NOT BE RELEASED IF YOU DO NOT FILE THE PROPER DOCUMENTS. TO REMOVE YOUR NAME FROM THE DIVISION’S RECORD, THE NEW BUYER MUST APPLY FOR TRANSFER USING THE ENDORSED CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AND VALIDATED CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION RECEIVED FROM YOU.
YOU MUST FILE A NOTICE OF TRANSFER WITH THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES WITHIN 10 DAYS OF TRANSFER.
Protect yourself from responsibility for any tickets or citations received by future owner(s) using a car/motorcycle/moped that is still legally under your name.
DO NOT LET SOMEONE ELSE RACK UP HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF CITATIONS IN YOUR NAME!
Further information is available at 532-7700 x213 and at the City and County of Honolulu website.
Notice of Transfer form is here
If you receive a citation on UH Mānoa campus for a vehicle that you are no longer the registered owner for, please submit a copy of your notice of transfer to UH Parking Office.
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Guidelines for Electric Vehicle Parking
Effective April 2011
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) encourages the use of electric vehicles (EV) as part of the campus’ commitment to environmental sustainability.
Electric vehicles with a valid City and County of Honolulu certified EV license plate are allowed to park in the Lower Campus Parking Structure at no charge, on a space available basis.
Daily parking for EVs is allowed in the Parking Structure during these hours:
- Monday to Thursday: 6:30 a.m. to midnight
- Friday 6:30 a.m. through midnight Sunday
- Holidays (observed by University of Hawai‘i): all day
Please note that the Parking Structure is temporarily closed to any vehicle without a permit whenever the designated allotment has been reached. The Structure is reopened as soon as space becomes available.
Any questions regarding EV parking may be addressed to the Parking Office at 956-8899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.