Visitors

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa provides visitors with a variety of parking locations within walking distance to any campus destination. As part of our institutional commitment to environmental sustainability, we would also like to encourage you to consider alternatives to driving to UH Mānoa alone. Please see the pages under Alternative Transportation for other commute suggestions.

Scheduling your visit to the campus in the afternoon will also more likely ensure that you find a space. (Our peak parking demand is between 7:00 am and noon.)

Special instructions for delivery, vendor services, consultants, and contractors.

Location of Upper Campus Visitor Parking Lots

  • Behind Kennedy Theatre
  • Lot off University Ave. near Sinclair Library
  • Lot off University Ave. above Architecture Building
  • Along Varney Circle
  • Bio Med Parking Lot off of East-West Rd.
  • Next to Center for Korean Studies near East-West Rd.
  • Kuykendall Parking Lot
  • Music Building Parking Lot
  • Between Campus Center and Art Building
  • Law School Parking Lot
  • ROTC Parking Lot
  • Astronomy Parking Lot
  • Old PBS Parking Lot across from Community College

Click here for Visitor Parking Map.

Pay-to-Park

Visitors parking on Upper Campus between 6:30am and 4:00pm must park in the green Pay-to-Park stalls. Payment is made at the automated Pay Stations located near the stalls in each lot. These Pay Stations accept credit cards (MasterCard and Visa). No refunds are issued for these machines. Pre-paid parking may be purchased at $3.00 per half-hour increments; however, in an effort to create more available spaces, parking is limited to a 3-hour maximum before 4:00pm on weekdays.

While parked, please display on the dashboard of your vehicle the permit ticket issued from the Pay Station. Make sure the expiration time is visible through the windshield.

The purchase of a Pay-to-Park daily visitor permit from an automated Pay Station will allow parking and re-entry into any visitor lot on campus for the entire unexpired time.

After 4:00 pm and until 8:00 pm, visitor parking is a flat rate of $7.
Parking is free for vehicles entering when certain special events are being held.

More Information

Student housing/dorm parking areas are reserved for campus residents only. Visitors are not allowed to park in the stalls located in these areas or in any stalls marked as 24-Hour Reserved Stalls.

Please familiarize yourself with UH Mānoa Parking Regulations and observe street and lot signs and markings while driving and parking on campus.

Commuter Services reserves the right to close parking lots, restrict entry to certain areas, and/or designate alternative parking locations as necessitated by special events and other circumstances.

Visitor Parking Rates

Location Cost Hours Details
Lower Campus Parking Structure $5 M-F
5am-4pm
Pay at kiosk on entry. Re-entry allowed on same day; must stop and show attendant daily permit. After 4pm, Lower Campus visitor permit allows you to park on Upper Campus at no additional charge. No refunds.
(No visitor parking midnight – 5am)
$7 M-F
4am-8pm
$7 Saturdays
6:30am-4pm
and Special Events
Dole Street Parking Structure
(next to Hawaiian Studies)
$5 M-F
6:30am-4pm
Pay at kiosk on entry. Re-entry allowed on same day; must stop and show attendant daily permit. After 4pm, Dole Street visitor permit allows you to park on Upper Campus at no additional charge. No refunds.
(No visitor parking midnight – 5am)
$7 M-F
4am-8pm
$7 Saturdays
6:30am-8pm
and Special Events
Upper Campus Lots $3 per half hour M-F
6:30am-4pm
See visitor parking map for visitor lot locations. Park in green Pay-to-Park stalls and pay at automated Pay Stations. More details above.
$7 M-F
4pm-9pm
Saturdays
6:30am-8pm
and Special Events
Pay at kiosk on entry. Parking allowed in all non-reserved parking stalls. No refunds. Parking is free for vehicles entering after 8pm (with exceptions for certain Special Events), and all day Sunday.