Applications are available through the Online Student Housing Portal starting February 15, 2023
WHO CAN APPLY
Residents must be enrolled at the University of Hawaiʻi as full-time students during each semester of the academic year. A minimum of 12 credits (undergraduate), or 8 credits (graduate) per semester, is required to be a full-time student.
All students re-applying for UHM Student Housing must be in good academic, financial, and judicial sanding with Student Housing Services and the University of Hawaiʻi.
ANNUAL RENEWAL PROCESS FOR RETURNING RESIDENTS
Currently living on campus and want to return for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024? Then our annual Renewal process is for you! Renewal is your chance to choose where you want to live and renew your housing contract for the 2023 – 2024 academic year before your leave for the summer! Click here to get started.
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR NEW RESIDENTS
EXPLORE YOUR HOUSING OPTIONS
Learn about the communities and room types available.
Start here to learn about our residence halls and apartments. Compare housing options using our comparison tool.
Learn about our Specialized Communities
A variety of specialized communities are available.
Schedule a time to tour our communities.
Learn about Disability Accommodations
Accommodations for residents with disabilities.
REVIEW IMPORTANT HOUSING INFORMATION
Before you apply, please review the following:
If you receive financial aid, you can use it to help pay for on-campus housing.
Housing Application Priority
Assignment priorities used to determine housing allotments for the academic year.
Meal Plan Requirements & Costs
Participation in the meal program is required for those living in the residence halls. Meal plans for apartment residents (Hale Wainani) are optional.
Please take a moment to review housing rates broken down by building and room type.
Review Contract Terms & Conditions
Please take some time to read the sample housing contract as it contains important information.
Review Health Clearance Requirements
Please familiarize yourself with Health Clearance Requirements currently in place at UH Mānoa via our partners at University Health Services.
COMPLETE APPLICATION ONLINE - BEGINNING FEBRUARY 15, 2023
Once you have reviewed the above information, select an application below to begin the process. Complete the application along with the non-refundable $25 application fee. A UH ID number is required to apply.
- Deadline for current Spring 2023 residents to renew is March 15th, 2023, 11:59pm.
- Deadline to review priority consideration is May 1, 2023, 11:59pm.
MONITOR YOUR EMAIL FOR UPDATES ON YOUR APPLICATION
The first review of applications for new housing residents will begin on May 1st . Applications will be sorted based on the prioritization criteria set by the UH Board of Regents. Housing offers will be sent out in batches every two weeks to hawaii.edu email addresses until July 15th or until all on-campus beds have been assigned—whichever occurs first.
Students that do not receive a housing offer will automatically be placed on a waitlist that follows the prioritization criteria noted above. We strongly encourage those still on the waitlist as of July 1st to explore off-campus options and have a contingency plan in place.
Please note that housing offers and waitlist letters will be sent from email@example.com. We encourage applicants to add this email to their contacts to minimize the possibility of messages being filtered by email clients.
SECURE YOUR HOUSING & NEXT STEPS
Prospective residents that receive an offer for on-campus housing must return a signed housing contract and remit a $400, non-refundable reservation fee within 2 weeks of receiving the housing offer.
Residents that would like to remit a larger amount of housing balance as part of their initial payment are permitted to do so. We also encourage individuals to consider enrolling in the UH Payment Plan if they anticipate having any trouble paying their housing balance in a single lump sum transaction prior to move-in.
IMPORTANT: Please be prepared to respond to your housing offer when it arrives. If you are relying on financial aid to help cover your housing costs, please apply as early as possible. Failure to return a housing contract, select a meal plan, and remit the non-refundable deposit will result in cancellation of your assignment offer. If you’re still interested in on-campus accommodations, you will need to reapply and you will be placed at the bottom of the waitlist.
If you’ve been placed on a waitlist, you may have some questions about what to expect. Check out the FAQs below. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, call us at (808) 956-8177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not everyone who is placed on the housing waitlist will receive an offer to live on-campus. Over 19,000 students attend UH Mānoa each year and there are approximately 3,200 beds for students to reside on campus.
While we are unable to disclose a specific number on the waitlist due to a number of variables implicit in the assignment process, we are able to communicate the date range of applications that are currently under review and offers are being extended for. This information will be provided on the top section of the apply page starting in Mid-May.
Applicants that are waitlisted when the initial round of housing offers are extended will receive notification in early May. If space becomes available, individuals will receive housing offers based on priority criteria established by the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents. If you are still on the waitlist as of July 1st, we strongly encourage you to explore off-campus housing accommodations.