Aloha! We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to campus!

In order to facilitate a smooth move-in process, please read the information below very carefully.

Move-In Information

Move-In Appointment

If you have signed your contract and paid your deposit, you will receive a link via your UH email to sign up for a move-in appointment period. You must have a pre-arranged appointment time before arriving to campus as you will only be able to move-in during your appointment window.

See the table below for available appointment dates and times to schedule your appointment for your building.

After you made your check-in appointment online, you should have received a confirmation email from Please double-check this email to ensure you are arriving to campus at the appropriate date and time. If you need to change your appointment, please contact us at

Check-In Appointment Dates

Available Check-In Appointment Times

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022
Hale Aloha (Lokelani, Lehua, ‘Ilima, Mokihana)
Johnson Hall
Gateway House
Hale Kahawai & Hale Laulima
Frear Hall (Freshmen Only)
Hale Wainani G (Freshmen Only)

Window #1: 8am – 10am
Window #2: 10am – 12pm
Window #3: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Window #4: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Friday, August 19th, 2022
Frear Hall
Hale Wainani

Window #1: 8am – 10am
Window #2: 10am – 12pm
Window #3: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Window #4: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

48-Hours Before your Move-In Day

You will receive an email from where you will be REQUIRED to complete a pre-check. Save/screenshot the confirmation page to expedite your check-in, as you will be required to show it when you arrive to campus. (Example below)

Arrival to Campus & Check-In

Please select the transportation method you will be using on Move-In day below:

Please have the driver take you to the Kalele Rd. entrance to campus (off of Waialae Ave.). You can set “2915 Kalele Rd” as your drop-off location. Please see attached PDF.

DO NOT get dropped off at or near your building. After completing your registration and screening, there will be a shuttle to take you to your building.

Upon Arrival

  1. You will complete check-in paperwork and receive your room key.
  2. You will be directed to a move-in queue line to wait until you are released to go to your building.

Unloading & Moving In

  • When released to go to your building, please follow signs and instructions from staff to your designated active unloading area.
  • Staff and volunteers will be nearby to assist you with the move-in process and issuing you a rolling cart should you need.
  • Please be mindful of directional signage and elevator occupancy limits as you move throughout the building.
  • As soon as your vehicle has been emptied, you will need to immediately relocate it outside of the unloading area.

After Unloading

Immediately after unloading, you will need to relocate your vehicle to allow for other residents to unload. Any vehicles left unattended or not actively unloading will be subject to tow at the owner’s expense. Make sure you return your rolling cart (if applicable).

On the 8/16 and 8/19 move-in dates only, there will be complimentary day-of parking passes available for a nearby parking lot so you can more easily relocate your vehicle after unloading.

Shuttle Service
On Tuesday, 8/16 and Friday, 8/19 shuttles will run between the Parking Garage to the open halls for your convenience between the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm. Signs for the designated shuttle stops will be posted.

Passengers under the age of 10 must be properly restrained as stated in HRS Section 292-11.5, Act 112.

Act 112 Overview:
  • Children under 2 years of age must be properly restrained in a rear-facing car seat with harness.
  • Children older than 2 years of age but less than 4 years old must be properly restrained in a rear-facing or forward=facing car seat with harness.
  • All passengers under 10 years of age must be properly restrained regardless of how many seat belt assemblies are in the vehicle.

Missed Appointment

If you miss your move-in appointment time, please call us at (808) 956-8300 and let us know. We will work with you to re-schedule your move-in appointment.

If you have any questions about the move-in process, please contact us at or call at (808) 956-8300.

What To Bring

Suggested Items

For Your Room
  • Comforter/Bedspread
    • Mattress Width = 38″
    • Mattress Length = 80″
    • Mattress Height = 7″
  • Linen (Twin XL, 80″ long)
  • Pillow
  • Fan
  • Mirror
  • Printer
  • A few plates, mugs, glasses, utensils for snacks
  • Microwave (limit 1 per room. Must not exceed a stated FCC rating of 700 watts, and the FCC rating placard must be intact.)
  • Small refrigerator (limit 1 per bedroom, cannot exceed 4.5 cubic ft and should be energy star compliant)
  • Computer and/or tablet
  • Surge protectors (multi outlet power strip) with an integral circuit breaker for fuse, 15 amps maximum, cord no longer than 10 feet, bear the UL approval rating, and are plugged directly into a wall outlet.
  • Personal toiletries
    • Shower shoes
    • Tissues
    • Shower caddy
  • First-aid kit (adhesive strip, antiseptic cream, medicine, etc.)
  • Cleaning products (dust cloth, sponge, hand-vacuum, disinfecting wipes, etc.)
  • Hangers
  • “Blue Tape” painter’s tape for hanging posters on walls
For Bathing
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Shower shoes/shower slippers
  • Small plastic shower caddy to carry supplies to/from room and shower
For Laundry
  • Laundry basket or bag
  • Detergent, bleach, softener, etc.
Miscellaneous Items
  • Umbrella
  • Flashlight
  • Plants
  • TV
  • Small rugs
  • Storage bins
  • Games
Apartments additionally require:
    • Toilet paper
    • Trash can
    • Full complement of kitchen equipment
    • Cleaning supplies for full apartment

On Move-In Day...

Halls have carts or dollies to help you move your stuff into your room, but it will be faster if everything is boxed or bundled together.

Please note that the following halls DO NOT HAVE AN ELEVATOR:
  • Hale Kahawai
  • Hale Laulima
  • Johnson Hall
  • Hale Ānuenue

Shipping Your Personal Items

Personal belongings shipped to your residence halls must be pre-paid, shipped directly to your hall, and timed to arrive after hall opening. Find the address to your hall…

As an alternative to shipping, please consider the following options:

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited (this is not a complete list):

  • Pets (except for service animals, pre-approved emotional support animals, fish)
  • Air conditioners, Ceiling fans, Heaters
  • Extension cords
  • Temporary lighting such as string or decorative holiday lighting (even if battery operated)
  • Halogen lights, lava lamps
  • Homemade or modified electrical wiring
  • Self-balancing scooters or hoverboards
  • Illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia (bongs, etc)
  • Tobacco products or smoking devices (if you are under 21 years of age)
  • Dangerous substances such as flammable liquids, motor vehicle batteries, acids
  • Tasers
  • Laser pointers
  • Weapons/firearms
  • Firecrackers, fireworks, explosives
  • Dangerous objects (per policy): paintball, BB, pellet or air soft guns, spears, machetes, nunchucks, bows and arrows.
  • Knives (Other than kitchen knives)
  • Personal lofts or other structures
  • Waterbeds
  • Furniture that is non-University/Housing issued
  • Door locks that are non-University/Housing issued
  • Aerials, antennas extending outside the building

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will I be able to change my room or hall after I check in?
A: Room or hall transfers will begin approximately 2 weeks after the halls open. Residents will be emailed detailed instructions on how to request a hall or room transfer shortly after hall opening.

Q. What items will I need and don’t need to bring with me?
A: Information on recommended items to bring, mattress sizes, and prohibited items are found on the What to Bring section of this page.

Q. Can I mail packages to my hall before I check in?
A: Yes, however any packages sent directly to the halls should be sent to arrive AFTER you move in. Building staff will not accept packages before hall opening as they are not equipped to safeguard such deliveries.

If you submitted a photo ID to the university’s Ticket, Information, ID Office by August 5, 2022 and had your submission approved, your student ID/meal card will be available for pickup at:

LOCATION:  Hale Aloha Courtyard
DATES & TIMES: Tuesday, August 16 between the hours of 10:00am – 2:00pm and 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday, August 19 between the hours of 10:00am – 1:45pm

LOCATION:  Checker station at either the Gateway House or Hale Aloha dining facility
DATES &TIMES: During meal hours on Wednesday, August 17, Thursday, August 18, Saturday, August 13 & Sunday, August 14

Q. I didn’t submit a photo ID to the Ticket, Information, ID office before August 5th. Where do I pickup my Student ID/meal card?
A: You can obtain your UH Mānoa ID Card, now known as the Mānoa One Card, at the Campus Center Ticket, Information and ID Office. See for more information.

Q. Am I required to have a meal plan?
A: If you are assigned to a residence hall, your participation in the meal program is required. If you are assigned to an apartment community, your participation in the meal program is not required. However, apartment residents may elect to have a regular meal plan or participate in a plan designed for apartment residents. Meal plan information may be found on our Residential Dining page.

Q. What must I do if I have changed my mind about living in the residence halls or apartments?
A: If you have already accepted your housing contract, i.e. made a payment and signed the contract, you must notify the Student Housing Services Office in writing. Your notification must include your university student ID, provide the effective date of your contract termination, and state why you are terminating your housing contract. Contract cancellation penalties will apply; detailed information about these penalties may be found on our Rates page, in the Refund and Contract Cancellation Terms section.

Q. Do I need to have a Health Clearance?
A: A valid health clearance from University Health Services is required to live in student housing. You will not be allowed to move in without a valid health clearance. All students must comply with the following requirements:

  1. Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance
  2. Measles Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  3. Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap)
  4. Varicella
  5. Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV), for first-year students living in on-campus housing only

Q. I made the initial housing payment of $400. How do I check my balance or make additional payments?
A: Your housing balance may be paid either by visiting the Student Housing Services cashier office or online on MyUH. Refer to for online payment methods accepted by the University.

Please note that online payments require payment of your entire balance including, but not limited to, tuition and fee charges.

Credit/Debit Card payments:  To ensure proper credit to your housing account, please make your payment online through your MyUH account by following the steps below. This process allows you to pay ONLY your housing and meal charges.

  1. Access your account at
  2. Click “Pay Tuition and Fees”
  3. Log in with your UH username and password
  4. Select “Make Payment”
  5. Select “Pay by Line Item” (if you do not pay by line item and select housing and meal charges to be paid,your payment may be applied against other outstanding charges such as tuition.
  6. Select Student Housing charge(s) with description “Man Housing…” and “Man Hsg Meals…”
  7. Follow payment instructions

In-person payments:  Payments to the Student Housing Cashier Office may also be made via check (payable to the University of Hawaii) or money order. Payments may also be made in person at the cashier window in Frear Hall. To ensure that your account is properly credited, your name and student ID number should be included with your payment.

Q: I am unable to pay in full at this time, is there a payment plan?
  The University has an installment payment plan. More information can be found here:

Q. Why does my housing charge cover only the fall costs when I have an academic year housing contract?
A: The Student Housing Services office follows the university practice of billing by semester. The spring portion of your housing cost will be posted to your account in mid-October.

Q. I will be receiving financial aid that will cover my housing and meal (if applicable) costs. How do I make my housing payment?
A: Hopefully, you have already made your initial payment by the deadline indicated on your housing invoice. If you paid your entire housing balance, any remaining balance will be disbursed into your MyUH student account when your financial aid is received. If you paid only the initial $400 housing payment, you will be responsible to meet all housing payment deadlines. Please contact the Student Housing Services cashier office if you have payment questions before a payment is due.

Additional SHS Frequently Asked Questions can be viewed on our Housing FAQ page.

Week of Welcome Events

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Tuesday, August 16th

Hale Aloha Courtyard

9PM – 12AM

Wednesday, August 17th

Klum Gym

8PM – 11PM

Wednesday, August 17th

See info in your hall for time and location

Thursday, August 18th

Student Housing Orientation
* Mandatory for All Residents *

Stan Sheriff Center

10AM – 11:30AM

Thursday, August 18th

E-Sports Night
* RSVP Required – First Come First Serve *

HPU E-Sports Arena
(Transportation Provided)

7PM – 11PM

Thursday, August 18th

See info in your hall for time and location

Friday, August 19th

Gateway Cafe

9PM – 12AM

Saturday, August 20th

Night at the Pool
* RSVP Required – First Come First Serve *

Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex

8PM – 12AM

Sunday, August 21st

Gateway Cafe

7PM – 8PM

Monday, August 22nd

Campus Center/Kuykendall Lawn/Legacy Pathway

3PM – 6:30PM