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 Natural Sciences

Dive deeper into the various natural science fields by connecting with staff and faculty outside of classes, immerse yourself in exciting extracurricular experiences, and meet other students taking similar coursework.

Website: www.hawaii.edu/natsci/advising/rlp/
Location: Hale Aloha Lokelani

Shidler College of Business

Be a part of a living and learning experience using resources provided by the Shidler College of Business and join other students pursuing a career in business.

Location: Hale Aloha Mokihana

College of Education

Connect with others with similar interests in a career in education. Enjoy community service projects at schools and exposure to faculty and staff in the College of Education.

Location: Johnson Hall

Health Professions

Engage in programming and activities designed to help you explore further within the health professions by forming close reslationships with faculty and staff in the health majors.

Website: manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/PAC/
Location: Hale Aloha Lehua

Travel Industry Management

Expand your experience in the Travel Industry Management Program by meeting with fellow students and attend activities and other programs designed to further your academic, personal, and social success.

Location: Hale Aloha Mokihana

College of Engineering

Engage in academic and networking activities led by UHM College of Engineering faculty, staff, and student leaders. Learn about the different areas of engineering, discover their academic focus, and connect with other engineering students and faculty.

Location: Johnson Hall

Honors

This program is only for students already admitted into the Honors program. Students in the 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

Shidler College of Business

Designed for students interested to look deeper into 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

Filipino Language and Culture

Students can have a chance to understand and appreciate Filipino language and culture through a variety of programming, language exchange, lectures, and cultural events.

Location: Johnson Hall

Japanese Langauge and Culture

Students can have a chance to meet other students and make new friends who share similar interests in Japanese langauge and culture.

Location: Johnson Hall

Rainbow Village

Where gender and gender identity is not taken into account, this community is intended to be a supportive environment for LGBT+ students or allies of LGBT+ students.

Website: manoa.hawaii.edu/lgbtq/
Location: Gateway House

Alice Ball RLP

Join alongside fellow African, African American, or Black students who are interested in engaging on issues and challenges within Hawai‘i, United States, and the world. Alice Ball with partner with the Black Student Association (BSA) as well as the Ethnic Studies department to further build networks and partnerships.

Location: Johnson Hall