Two adjoining buildings, Johnson Hall A and B, accommodates 191 residents in double rooms on three floors. Floors are accessible by stairs.
Johnson Hall was originally built in 1958, one of the first residence halls constructed on the University of Hawai`i at Manoa campus! It closed its doors in Fall 2010 to undergo a $6.7 million reconstruction project that would include a redesign of its student rooms, bathrooms, public areas, exterior and basement. The modernized 196 bed, three story building reopened in Fall 2011 and includes new features such as ADA accessible bathrooms and a new fire suppression and alarm system. The new Johnson Hall will provide students with a supportive living and learning environment in which they can successfully pursue their academic dreams.
Johnson Hall was named after John Alexander Johnson, Jr. (1914-1944) who was an active student leader during his collegiate career at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He graduated in 1935 with degrees in business and economics. Johnson was called to active duty with the National Guard in 1940 and was one of the few non-Nisei members of the famous 100th Battalion. he was killed in action during the Battle of Cassino, a pivotal and costly series of battles waged by Allied forces with the goal of breaking through German lines and seizing Rome.
Meet Your Hall Staff
Aloha! My name is Kamana Seymour and I am the Residence Director (RD) of the Hale Noelani complex here on campus. This is my first year as an RD, but almost my fourth year of working with Student Housing Services Residence Life, after having lived with Student Housing as an undergraduate resident. Last year, I was the Assistant Residence Director (ARD) for the International Gateway House and before that the ARD for Summer Residence Life 2010 and in that capacity, I was also the first ARD for SHS. Prior to that, I was a Hall Director (HD) for Hale Noelani complex for 2009-2010 and became the last person to serve in that position as we phased in the Graduate ARD position during 2010. From 2008 through 2009, I was an RA for Frear Hall with the inaugural staff of the new Frear Hall and also served as a summer RA in Hale Aloha complex. Before that, I was a Community Desk coordinator in Johnson Hall and Hale Noelani complex while still an undergrad. My undergraduate degree is in American Studies, with a minor in Geography and my graduate degree is in Public Administration with a focus on organizational dynamics, with a companion certificate in Historic Preservation. My interests include lifting, eating, reading, advising, and hanging out with fun and interesting people – hence, my current career path.
Assistant Residence Director