Mary Dillingham-Frear Hall

Frear Hall

In 1952, Mary Dillingham Frear Hall was built on the same site as the current Frear Hall. It originally housed 144 women, and was named after Mary Dillingham Frear, who served on the Board of Regents for 23 years. It was in use until the early 2000s, then sat empty for 3‐4 years before being demolished in 2006. In 2008, a “new” Frear Hall opened on the same site as the “old” Frear Hall; the new hall is coeducational and houses 810 residents.

Frear Hall provides students with a housing option that combines community and independent living. Residents are able to choose from 4 different unit types, all of which have air conditioners.

It's LEED silver certified which means that it provides standards for environmentally sustainable construction. Frear Hall has fluorescent lighting, which uses less energy. Low-flow plumbing fixtures and recycled carpeting. Even the paint has fewer fumes and less chemicals than something you'd buy at the store. Read more about LEED certification


  • Game Room w/ pool table, foosball table, and televisions for the big game!
  • 2 Lounges
  • 5 Study Lounges
  • 3 Laundry Rooms
  • Individually controlled room air-conditioning
  • Swipe card access system for building, room and bedroom
  • Private bathrooms in rooms
  • ADA rooms
  • Residential Learning Programs
  • Secure bike storage
  • Type 1 accommodates 1 person in a single room
  • Type 2 accommodates 2 people in two rooms
  • Type 3 accommodates 4 people in two rooms (2 people per room)
  • Type 4 accommodates 4 people in four rooms


Meet Our Staff:

Kenny Lopez
Residence Director

Aloha and E Komo Mai,
My name is Kenny Lopez and I am the Residence Director for Hale Kahawai and Hale Laulima. I received my Bachelors from the University of California at Davis in Chicana/o Studies and Spanish Literature and my Masters in College Student Personnel for the University of West Florida.  During my free time I enjoy exploring the beautiful island of Oahu, going on hikes, trying local restaurants, shopping and certainly playing a few games of volleyball every chance I get. Please stop by and introduce yourself and let me know I can help you make your time with us at UH- Manoa a great experience. Go Bows!!

Assistant Residence Director