University of Hawaii at Manoa

Short Term in Hawai‘i Program: Housing & Meals

University of Hawai‘i Housing

Students and faculty leaders may be housed in the University of Hawai‘i Conference Housing dormitory – a dormitory reserved for guests of the University. Housing for students is quadruple occupancy (same sex); four students share one unit, which includes four separate bedrooms, one shower, one toilet and two washbasins.

Roommate assignments should be received by our program office at least 2-3 weeks prior to your arrival. The housing costs for students are included in the program fees. Housing costs for faculty leaders are not included in the student program fee. The cost of housing in the University of Hawai‘i Conference Housing dorm is $50 p/night for a single room. Our program staff, while happy to advise, will not be responsible for housing or meal arrangements for friends or family of faculty leaders or students.
Should a faculty leader desire housing separate from their students, the program manager can also help make these arrangements, but costs may differ quite widely depending on the type of housing desired. Options include housing in the East-West Center (Lincoln Hall) and hotels or bed/breakfasts located outside of the University of Hawai‘i. The East-West Center is located adjacent to the University of Hawai‘i and within walking distance to the cafeteria. Faculty leaders wishing to be housed in the East-West Center’s facilities should inform the program manager as early as possible, as reservations for Lincoln Hall often fill up quickly.

Dormitory Amenities

The rooms in the University of Hawai‘i Conference Housing dormitory are equipped with a twin bed, a desk, a closet and a chest of drawers. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning which is controlled by the unit occupants. As mentioned earlier, four students in a unit share one shower, one toilet and two washbasins. Bed linens, towels, hotel-size soap and a few hangers are also provided. Bed linens and towels can be exchanged at the front desk once per week, and blankets are available upon request. Washers and dryers are available on 3 floors for a small fee, and a game room and study lounges are located throughout the dorm.

Hotel Housing

On-campus dormitory housing is currently very limited for visiting groups. Should the dormitory be unavailable during your requested program period, an inexpensive hotel is another housing option. Although less convenient that the on-campus dormitory, we can house your group at a hotel for nearly the same cost as the dormitory. All groups staying at hotels will also have a city bus pass included for each participant as transportation between the hotel and UH.

Meal Plans

All participants staying at campus dormitories will receive a pre-paid meal card for the cafeterias, Hale Aloha and Gateway cafeterias, which are located near the dormitories. Meal plans for participants staying in the dormitory will include breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday – Friday, and brunch and dinner on Saturday, Sunday and state and federal holidays. The cafeteria’s hours will be posted in the dormitory and made available in your program materials distributed to each participant.

Meal plans for groups staying off campus may vary at the request of the faculty leader. Most groups staying off campus prefer to have all meals Monday–Friday or breakfast and lunch Monday–Friday, since most participants would not come to campus on weekends just to have meals. Please make your specific request to the program manager.