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 Our Staff:
Aloha E! I am Kamana Seymour and I am the Residence Director for John A. Johnson Hall and Gateway House. I'm originally from Kona and am a two-time UH Manoa graduate, having earned a BA in American Studies ('08) and a Masters of Public Administration ('11) from our campus. This is my third year in the RD position after having held several student staff positions with SHS. I like martial arts and to travel and am always up for a new adventure.