Residential Learning Programs

Residential Learning Programs

One of the ways to enhance your on-campus living experience is by joining a Residential Learning Program. Student Housing Services is partnering with academic departments and/or campus resource offices to establish Residential Learning Programs that foster a greater connection between the in-class learning experience and the out of class experience. Research has shown that residential learning experiences provide positive impacts on student satisfaction, connection to the university and academic performance. Ultimately, we believe these communities can help you develop long lasting connections while also focusing on your academic aspirations.

Students with similar majors or interests will live together on selected residential floors. Residents will be able to study together, work together and learn from each other. Hall staff will focus programming elements to connect classroom learning with your out of class experience.

Who can be a part of the Residential Learning Programs?
A student can be a part of any program that is housed within a facility in which they are qualified to reside, unless otherwise indicated above.

How to apply for Residential Learning Programs
Applying to be part of a Residential Learning Program is easy! For every program except the Honors RLP, simply select the program on your housing application.

For more information please contact rlpshs@hawaii.edu.

College Of Business

Be a part of a living and learning experience that uses the resources that the Shidler College of Business has to offer.

Location: Hale Aloha Mokihana

College Of Education

Develop a network of peers with interest in a career in education. Enjoy community service project at schools and exposure to faculty in the college of education.

Location: Johnson Hall

Health Professions

Engaging in programming and activities designed to help you explore the health professions, forming close relationships with faculty and staff in the health majors.

Website: manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/PAC/

Location: Hale Aloha Lehua

College of Natural Sciences

Connect with faculty and staff outside the classroom and immerse yourself in exciting extracurricular experiences. Surround yourself with students taking similar coursework for added academic support throughout your first year.

Website: www.hawaii.edu/natsci/advising/rlp/

Location: Hale Aloha Lokelani

Travel Industry Management

Interact with students in the Travel Industry Management program and attend programs and activities designed to enhance your academic, personal, and social success.

Location: Hale Aloha Mokihana

Eō: College of Engineering

Eō: Acknowledge your calling and be a part of the Engineering ‘Ohana, which is a residential learning program designed specifically for first-time freshmen & second-year students, pursuing a degree in Engineering. Students majoring in Engineering will find their niche while living together in an engineering student community within Johnson Hall, conveniently located across the street from Holmes Hall, home of the College of Engineering. As part of the residential learning program, students will be engaged in a variety of academic and social networking activities led by UHM College of Engineering Staff and Student Ambassadors. Through these activities, students, as a community of learners, can overcome any obstacles they may be facing together as new students; will have the opportunity to learn about the different areas of engineering; network with faculty and industry partners; discover their academic focus; and connect with other engineering students who share their interest.

Eō is a Hawaiian word (pronounced as “eh-ooh”) that has two meanings: 1) you acknowledge a thought, call, or a request AND 2) to win, to overcome, to conquer.

Location: Johnson Hall

Honors

This program is only for students already admitted into the Honors program. Students in this program reside with other students that are ready to meet the challenges of a stimulating and rigorous program.

Website: manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/honors/

Location: Hale Aloha Lokelani

Hale Pa'akea

Designed for students interested in taking a look at issues and experiences facing Native Hawaiians in higher education. Workshops, community service opportunities, mentoring, seminars, and academic counseling in partnership with Hawai‘inuiākea Native Hawaiian Student Services.

Website: manoa.hawaii.edu/nhss/

Location: Johnson Hall

Alice Ball

Picture Yourself - residing with other students interested in understanding African diasporic issues, history and culture in Hawaiʻi, United States, and the world. Alice Ball will partner with the Black Student Association (BSA) as well as the Department of Ethnic Studies to build, network, and engage with communities surrounding blackness in Hawaiʻi.

Location: Johnson Hall

Filipino Language and Culture

Focusing on language and cultural appreciation through programming, language exchange, lectures, and cultural events.

Location: Johnson Hall

Japanese Language and Culture

Meet other students and make new friends who share your interests in Japanese language and culture.

Location: Johnson Hall

Rainbow Village

Rainbow Village is a supportive environment for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) or allies. The Rainbow Village is a gender-inclusive community where gender is not taken into account when housing assignments are made. Residents will take part in educational programs that keep them involved with the LGBTQ+ community. The Rainbow Village is part of the UH Mānoa Safe Zone Program and is committed to equity, diversity and social justice.

Website: manoa.hawaii.edu/lgbtq/

Location: Gateway House

College Of Business

Be a part of a living and learning experience that uses the resources that the Shidler College of Business has to offer.

Location: Hale Aloha Mokihana

College Of Education

Develop a network of peers with interest in a career in education. Enjoy community service project at schools and exposure to faculty in the college of education.

Location: Johnson Hall

Health Professions

Engaging in programming and activities designed to help you explore the health professions, forming close relationships with faculty and staff in the health majors.

Website: manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/PAC/

Location: Hale Aloha Lehua

College of Natural Sciences

Connect with faculty and staff outside the classroom and immerse yourself in exciting extracurricular experiences. Surround yourself with students taking similar coursework for added academic support throughout your first year.

Website: www.hawaii.edu/natsci/advising/rlp/

Location: Hale Aloha Lokelani

Travel Industry Management

Interact with students in the Travel Industry Management program and attend programs and activities designed to enhance your academic, personal, and social success.

Location: Hale Aloha Mokihana

Eō: College of Engineering

Eō: Acknowledge your calling and be a part of the Engineering ‘Ohana, which is a residential learning program designed specifically for first-time freshmen & second-year students, pursuing a degree in Engineering. Students majoring in Engineering will find their niche while living together in an engineering student community within Johnson Hall, conveniently located across the street from Holmes Hall, home of the College of Engineering. As part of the residential learning program, students will be engaged in a variety of academic and social networking activities led by UHM College of Engineering Staff and Student Ambassadors. Through these activities, students, as a community of learners, can overcome any obstacles they may be facing together as new students; will have the opportunity to learn about the different areas of engineering; network with faculty and industry partners; discover their academic focus; and connect with other engineering students who share their interest.

Eō is a Hawaiian word (pronounced as “eh-ooh”) that has two meanings: 1) you acknowledge a thought, call, or a request AND 2) to win, to overcome, to conquer.

Location: Johnson Hall

Honors

This program is only for students already admitted into the Honors program. Students in this program reside with other students that are ready to meet the challenges of a stimulating and rigorous program.

Website: manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/honors/

Location: Hale Aloha Lokelani

Hale Pa'akea

Designed for students interested in taking a look at issues and experiences facing Native Hawaiians in higher education. Workshops, community service opportunities, mentoring, seminars, and academic counseling in partnership with Hawai‘inuiākea Native Hawaiian Student Services.

Website: manoa.hawaii.edu/nhss/

Location: Johnson Hall

Alice Ball

Picture Yourself - residing with other students interested in understanding African diasporic issues, history and culture in Hawaiʻi, United States, and the world. Alice Ball will partner with the Black Student Association (BSA) as well as the Department of Ethnic Studies to build, network, and engage with communities surrounding blackness in Hawaiʻi.

Location: Johnson Hall

Filipino Language and Culture

Focusing on language and cultural appreciation through programming, language exchange, lectures, and cultural events.

Location: Johnson Hall

Japanese Language and Culture

Meet other students and make new friends who share your interests in Japanese language and culture.

Location: Johnson Hall

Rainbow Village

Rainbow Village is a supportive environment for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) or allies. The Rainbow Village is a gender-inclusive community where gender is not taken into account when housing assignments are made. Residents will take part in educational programs that keep them involved with the LGBTQ+ community. The Rainbow Village is part of the UH Mānoa Safe Zone Program and is committed to equity, diversity and social justice.

Website: manoa.hawaii.edu/lgbtq/

Location: Gateway House