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:

MajaMaja Myszkowski
Residence Director

Hello! My name is Maja and I am in my second year as a Residence Director at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. I was born in Poland and raised in Canada until I moved to the great state of Ohio. I received my Bachelors of Psychology and French at The Ohio State University and my Masters in Counselor Education at Clemson University. My past-times include traveling, spending time with friends, and eating! Stop by my office in Frear Hall so I can get to know you!!




Christopher BatesChristopher Bates
Assistant Residence Director

Hi!  My name is Christopher Bates and I am the Assistant Residence Director for Frear Hall.  I was born in California but have lived in Hawaii since I was two years old.  I graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in English and Political Science, and am currently attending the William S. Richardson School of Law.  When I'm not enjoying the study of law, I'm usually out hiking up the ridge, snorkeling around at the north shore, or playing some Frisbee and getting some sun.




Vijaya Perumal
Assistant Residence Director

I am from Singapore. Have background in Counseling and Social Work. Have counseled adults with emotional and behavioral issues.  Love cooking, movies, and traveling. I am a Ph.D. student (Social Welfare) at University of Hawaii Manoa.