Location and Facilities

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Started in 1971, Hawaiʻi English Language Program (HELP) is a program of the world-renowned Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, the main campus of the state university system.

Our facilities are located on the lower UH Manoa campus near the main sporting and recreational sites of the university. HELP students have ready access to all the resources of the university, including the sports facilities. Our location offers a comfortable and casual setting where students and teachers have ample opportunity to interact. In addition to our classrooms, we have a Student Lounge where students can relax when not in class, borrow books from the student library, or just have lunch or a snack. Our computer lab is where students can surf the Internet and read email from home, type and print homework assignments, or watch DVDs and videos. We also offer complete wireless internet connectivity for students with their own laptops.

Our location on the park-like UH campus also offers easy access to Honolulu’s many attractions. The lovely beaches, green mountains, and cultural, entertainment, and shopping centers are within easy walking distance or by public transport.

With all these advantages, we think you’ll agree that there is no better place to learn and use English than here at HELP in beautiful Hawaiʻi!

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Parking Information

Parking on UH Manoa campus is available; however, we encourage you to visit or commute to HELP using public transportation options such as TheBus or Biki Bike Share.

For TheBus stops near HELP, please use Google Maps or visit TheBus website to see bus routes to HELP.

For Biki bike locations on campus, please visit the UH Manoa Commuter Services Biki page.

Visitor parking is also available on campus.


Visitors parking on campus between 6:30am and 4:00pm can park in the GREEN Pay-to-Park stalls. Payment is made at the automated Pay Stations located near the stalls in each lot. You must pre-pay for the amount of time you expect to be parked. Pre-paid parking costs $3.00 per half-hour increments and is limited to a 3-hour maximum before 4:00pm on weekdays. The Pay Stations accept credit cards (MasterCard and Visa). No refunds are issued for these machines.

At the Pay Station, you will receive a permit ticket that shows when your parking time expires. You must display the permit ticket on your car dashboard. 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.

Lower Campus Parking Structure – Day Rate

Visitors or students parking on campus for the day also have the option of parking in the Lower Campus Parking Structure upon space availability. The Lower Campus parking structure costs $5 on Monday – Fridays between 5am-4pm. You must pay the fee in cash at the kiosk on entry. The parking attendant will give you a day permit ticket that you must display on your dashboard. The ticket is good for the Lower Campus Parking Structure only, you may not use the ticket to park in other lots on campus.

Re-entry is allowed on same day. You must stop and show attendant daily permit to re-enter. After 4pm, Lower Campus visitor permit allows you to park on Upper Campus at no additional charge. No refunds.

Please see the UH Manoa Commuter Services – Maps page for parking maps of campus.