Hale Kahawai

Kahawai and Laulima

Hale Kahawai was built in 1964, and originally housed 140 women. “Hale Kahawai” means “house by the stream” in Hawaiian. After some re‐models, it now holds 156 residents and is a co‐educational facility.

Hale Kahawai is a 4-story building accessible by stairs. It is located at the entrance to Manoa valley.  Hale Kahawai provides a quiet and cool living environment, with quick and easy access to the Manoa Marketplace, a community library, recreation center, and a popular weekend open market.


Meet Our Staff:

KennyKenny 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!!