Visitors

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa provides visitors with a variety of parking locations within walking distance to any campus destination. As part of our institutional commitment to environmental sustainability, we would also like to encourage you to consider alternatives to driving to UH Mānoa alone. Please see the pages under Alternative Transportation for other commute suggestions.

Scheduling your visit to the campus in the afternoon will also more likely ensure that you find a space. (Our peak parking demand is between 7:00 am and noon.)

Special instructions for delivery, vendor services, consultants, and contractors.

Dole Street Parking Structure Automated Pilot Program

Beginning August 3, 2020, the Dole Street Parking Structure (Zone 22) will transition to an automated facility. Stall layouts have been reconfigured, with yellow visitor stalls on the ground floor, and all other floors being reserved for Zone 22 permit holders. Visitor parking will work similar to the green visitor stalls in Surface (Upper Campus) lots, with the exception of differing stall colors and parking rates.

Location of Upper Campus Visitor Parking Lots

  • Behind Kennedy Theatre
  • Lot off University Ave. near Sinclair Library
  • Lot off University Ave. above Architecture Building
  • Along Varney Circle
  • Bio Med Parking Lot off of East-West Rd.
  • Next to Center for Korean Studies near East-West Rd.
  • Kuykendall Parking Lot
  • Music Building Parking Lot
  • Between Campus Center and Art Building
  • Law School Parking Lot
  • ROTC Parking Lot
  • Astronomy Parking Lot
  • Old PBS Parking Lot across from Community College

Click here for Visitor Parking Map.

Pay-to-Park

Visitors parking on Upper Campus between 6:30am and 3:00pm must park in the green visitor stalls. Payment is made at the automated Pay Stations located near the stalls in each lot. These Pay Stations accept credit cards (MasterCard and Visa). No refunds are issued for these machines. Pre-paid parking may be purchased at $3.00 per half-hour increments; however, in an effort to create more available spaces, parking is limited to a 3-hour maximum before 3:00pm on weekdays.

While parked, please display on the dashboard of your vehicle the permit ticket issued from the Pay Station. Make sure the expiration time is visible through the windshield.

The purchase of a Pay-to-Park daily visitor permit from an automated Pay Station will allow parking and re-entry into any visitor lot on campus for the entire unexpired time.

After 3:00 pm and until 8:00 pm, visitor parking is a flat rate of $7.
Parking may be free for vehicles when certain special events are being held. Please check with the event coordinator.

More Information

Student housing/dorm parking areas are reserved for campus residents only. Visitors are not allowed to park in the stalls located in these areas or in any stalls marked as 24-Hour Reserved Stalls.

Please familiarize yourself with UH Mānoa Parking Regulations and observe street and lot signs and markings while driving and parking on campus.

Commuter Services reserves the right to close parking lots, restrict entry to certain areas, and/or designate alternative parking locations as necessitated by special events and other circumstances.

Visitor Parking Rates

Payment is required in advance. There are no refunds for visitor parking. Please choose the appropriate rate to meet your need. A mask or face covering is required when purchasing parking from manned entry kiosks.

All automated pay stations open at 5am to allow for pre purchasing of visitor parking.

Location Cost Hours Details
Lower Campus Parking Structure $5 flat rate per day M-F
5am-3pm
Pay at kiosk on entry. Re-entry allowed on same day; must stop and show attendant daily permit. After 4pm, Lower Campus visitor permit allows you to park in Surface (Upper Campus) lots at no additional charge.
(No visitor parking midnight – 5am)
$7 flat rate per day M-F
3pm-8pm
Saturdays 6:30am-4pm
Pay at automated pay station in Music, Law School or ROTC visitor lots and park in the structure in any non-reserved stall.
$7 flat rate per day Saturdays
4pm-8pm
and
Special Events (2 hours prior to the start of the event until 1 hour after the start of the event)
Pay at kiosk on entry. Re-entry allowed on same day; must stop and show attendant daily permit.
(No visitor parking midnight – 5am)
Dole Street Parking Structure
(next to Hawaiian Studies)
$5 flat rate per day
OR
$3 per half hour
M-F
6:30am-3pm
Park in yellow visitor stalls on ground floor only and pay at automated pay station by accessible stalls for persons with disabilities. Re-entry allowed on same day.
$7 flat rate per day
OR
$3 per half hour
M-F
3pm-8pm
Park in any non-reserved stall in structure and pay at automated pay station by accessible stalls for persons with disabilities.
$7 flat rate
OR
$3 per half hour
Saturdays
6:30am-8pm
and Special Events
Surface (Upper Campus) Lots $3 per half hour
(3 hour maximum)
M-F
6:30am-3pm
See visitor parking map for visitor lot locations. Park in green visitor stalls and pay at automated pay stations. More details above.
$7 flat rate per day
OR
$3 per half hour
M-F
3pm-8pm
Saturdays
6:30am-8pm
and Special Events
Park in any non-reserved stall and pay at automated pay station in visitor lots.