Honors Housing creates a sense of community for academically oriented students. Students form study groups, mentor one another, and provide informal support in academic work and campus life. The Honors Program organizes and sponsors Study Sessions, Faculty Visits and Scholarship and Graduate School Prep Talks, among other things.
For many students, going to college provides the first opportunity for independent living, but it is also a chance to become an active member of a vibrant residential community. Studies consistently show that engagement in co-curricular life and the formation of networks of supportive friends are important factors to success in higher education. With this in mind, the Honors Program encourages students to be a part of a community of scholars in the residence halls as well as the classrooms of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.
The Honors Program reserves the top three connecting floors in the freshman hall, Hale Aloha Lokelani, in the Hale Aloha complex. Each floor accommodates 24-26 students. We also reserve one floor of the Wainani Apartments which consists of 4 quads (16 students) and 1 double (2 students). Students may only apply to live in the Wainani Apartments for their second year or onward. You may only be exempted from this rule if you are 22 or older.
Rooms in Honors Housing are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply early!
Living in Honors Housing is optional. Honors Students are not required to live in Honors Housing and may choose to live elsewhere on-campus or reside off-campus.