Find Your Community

Find Your Community

Deciding which residence hall is best for you is no easy task. With a wide variety of options to choose from at UH Mānoa, you'll want to take some time to learn more about the communities and room types available.

Housing Options

Freshmen Students

For Student Housing, "Freshmen" are defined as students who are enrolled in their first year at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and recently graduated high school in the spring of the current year. Once admitted to UH Mānoa, you can apply for Student Housing.

The four Hale Aloha towers are Freshmen Only environments. There are many Residential Learning Programs available for students residing in Hale Aloha, these programs are an excellent opportunity to get to know peers in your field of study and get involved during your first year.

Graduate Students

Graduate students are able to apply for Graduate Housing in the Hale Wainani Apartments. Learn more about Graduate Housing...

Family Housing

Family Housing is available in the Hale Wainani Apartments for students with children, students who are married, or in a domestic partnership. Learn more about Family Housing...

Specialized Communities

A wide variety of specialized communities are available for students, see our specialized communities page.

Choose the Community Best for You

What is most important to you?


ADA rooms are available for students. Please learn more about applying for these rooms on our disability accommodations page.

These buildings have floor elevators available for student use:
  • Hale Aloha
  • Frear Hall
  • Gateway House
  • Hale Wainani
The upper floors of the following buildings are only accessible by stairs:
  • Johnson Hall
  • Hale Kahawai & Hale Laulima
  • Hale Ānuenue


See our rates page to learn more about the prices for each community.

Air Conditioning

Only Frear Hall and Hale Ānuenue have AC units in each room.

AC may be requested as a disability accommodation through KOKUA.
Learn more about Disability Accommodations....

Bathroom Type

Single User Community Bathrooms
Shared with hall residents but only one resident can use at a time
  • Hale Aloha
  • Johnson Hall

Community Bathrooms
Multi-user bathrooms shared with hall residents
  • Hale Kahawai & Hale Laulima
  • Hale Ānuenue
Shared Private Bath
Private bath shared between suitemates
  • Frear Hall (2 or 4 bedrooms suites)
  • Gateway House (2 bedroom suites)
  • Hale Wainani (2 bedroom apartments)

Private Bath
Private bath for residents of a single room
  • Frear Hall (1 bedroom suites)
  • Gateway House (1 bedroom suites)
  • Hale Wainani (1 bedroom apartments)

Residential Learning Programs

Student Housing offers many learning programs, please learn more at our Residential Learning Programs page.

Proximity to class

Most of our residence halls are located across the street from upper campus.

Hale Kahawai & Hale Laulima are located on upper campus, across from Moore Hall.

Hale Ānuenue is located by the athletic complex, and is farther from upper campus than our other communities.

Room Type

Our various communities offer different living styles for you to choose from:

Single Occupancy Rooms
  • Frear Hall
  • Hale Ānuenue
  • Hale Laulima
Double Occupancy Rooms
  • Hale Aloha
  • Johnson Hall
  • Hale Kahawai
  • Hale Laulima
Suite Style Rooms
  • Gateway House (2 bedroom)
  • Frear Hall (2 bedroom and 4 bedroom)
  • Hale Wainani (1 bedroom and 2 bedroom)