Media Advisory: UH to break ground Thursday on RISE entrepreneurship, student housing facility

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Dan Meisenzahl, (808) 348-4936
Spokesperson, UH Communications
Marc Arakaki, (808) 228-3215
Content Producer, UH Communications
Posted: Jan 12, 2022

WHAT: The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will break ground on the $70 million Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs (RISE), an innovation and entrepreneurship center/student housing facility on the site of the former Atherton YMCA across University Avenue from UH’s flagship campus.

WHEN: Thursday, January 13 at 9 a.m. (speakers will be available for interviews immediately after the ceremony)

WHERE: RISE construction site at the corner of University Avenue and Metcalf Street


In-person speakers include:

  • UH President David Lassner

  • UH VP of Advancement and UH Foundation CEO Tim Dolan

  • UH Mānoa PACE Board of Directors Vice Chair Susan Yamada

  • Hunt Companies—Hawaiʻi Division President Steve Colón

  • City and County of Honolulu Councilmember Calvin Say

If you plan to attend in-person, please RSVP to Marc Arakaki at Parking in marked news cars is available on campus in a non-reserved or non-green stall. Limited street parking is also available at own expense. Vaccination cards will be checked prior to entering the ceremony location.