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You’ve made your decision and a good one at that. Youʻre on your way to becoming a Rainbow Warrior and in just a few months, this new journey will begin. Like any transition there’s a learning curve and we wanted to make it as easy and seamless as possible for you (and 'ohana too). Our Office of Admissions partnered with Ka Leo O Hawai‘i, the campus newspaper, where a handful of Rainbow Warriors offered tips, best practices, and ins and outs for transitioning to life here at UH Mānoa. Learn about Moving to Mānoa from the very ones who experienced it first-hand!

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The Office of Admissions is located at the center of campus in the Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services in room 001. Moving to Mānoa is an annual guide sent to accepted students to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa sponsored by the Office of Admissions. Circulation is 5,000. No material that appears in Moving to Mānoa may be reprinted or republished in any medium without permission.

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CAMPUS CENTER • Bookstore • Computer Lab • UH Ticket & ID Office • Dining Hall

SINCLAIR LIBRARY • Starbucks • Subway • Pizza Hut • Stir-Fresh • Simply to Go

• Learning Assistance Center • Honors Program Lounge


• Computer Lab • Audiovisual Center

FEATURES • Computer Lab • Science /Technology Center


PARADISE PALMS FEATURES • L&L Drive In • Panda Express • The Curb

• Ba Le • American Savings Bank • Boutique Store • Dental Office





• Advising • Admissions • Career Center • Student Employement • Cashier’s Office

• Radio Station (KTUH) • Ka Leo Newspaper




• Domino's Pizza • Honolulu Gourmet Foods • India Cafe


• Financial Aid • Commuter Services

• Hale Aloha Complex (lower campus) - Hale Aloha ʻIlima - Hale Aloha Lokelani - Hale Aloha Lehua - Hale Aloha Mokihana (dining) • Mauka/Makai Complex - Frear Hall - Hale Ānuenue - Hale Laulima - Hale Kahewai - Gateway House - Johnson House

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2017 Statehood Day


First Day of Instruction


Labor Day


Veterans Day




Non-Instructional Day


Last Day of Instruction


Study Period

FRI.- SAT. DEC 8 - 9

Examination Period

MON.- FRI. DEC 11 - 15



2018 First Day of Instruction


Martin Luther King Jr. Day


President’s Day


Spring Recess

MON. - FRI. MAR 26 - 30

Kuhio Day


Good Friday


Last Day of Instruction


Study Period

THURS. - FRI. MAY 3 - 4

Examination Period

MON. - FRI. MAY 7 - 11



BEGINNING YOUR ACADEMIC JOURNEY UHM offers a wide array of majors and degrees, a great many resources, and hundreds of exciting opportunities. To make the most of your academic journey, you will want to work closely with your academic advisors, who can help you: • • • • • •

Figure out when you need to do what Clarify your academic and career goals Make a plan, so you can graduate on time Take advantage of all that is offered here Navigate the system to find what you need Transform your dreams into reality

You should meet with your academic advisors regularly and often. Advisors and students share equally in the work of advising, from researching answers to creating academic plans. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR, VISIT MANOA.HAWAII.EDU/ADMISSIONS/ACCEPTED/ADVISORS.HTML

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HOW THE ID CARD WORKS At UH Mānoa, student identification cards are called Mānoa One Cards and are free. These are obtained at the Campus Center Ticket, Information & ID Office after a student has established a UH email account and registered for classes on campus. All holds and financial obligations need to be cleared before a card can be issued. A valid form of identification is required for a student to receive a card. Uses of the Mānoa One Card range from discount rentals to dining services:






The UPass — a sticker placed on the UH Mānoa One Card aka your student ID card — provides free bus transportation around the island on TheBus.

Many campus services offer discounts for students with IDs. At the Leisure Center, students are eligible for cheaper equipment rentals and leisure classes. Tickets to Kennedy Theater will sometimes be sold at student rates with these cards. Students are also eligible for special pricing on computers and student-designed HI Pride T-shirts at the UH Bookstore.


Campus Center hosts numerous events throughout the year, such as free movie nights and dances, which require a UHM ID to enter. Warrior Recreation Center and many of the computer labs on campus also require your UHM ID.

Students need their cards to borrow items from Hamilton and Sinclair libraries. The cards are also needed to enter the libraries after 9 p.m.

Any fee-paying student is eligible for discounted or free tickets to UH Mānoa athletic events. Free T-shirts or prizes are often given out to students who attend games and sit in the student sections.


The Mānoa One Card is used for meal transactions, such as meal swipes for meal plans and dining dollars.


Mānoa One Cards can get students deals off campus, too. There are many restaurants and shops where students can flash their IDs to receive benefits like a free drink or meal discount.

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At the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, whether you have a broken toe or a broken heart, there are services on campus to support the varying needs of students. Veterans, the disabled, women, LGBT members, and student parents can find the support they need on-campus. Most of these services are located in the Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services (QLC).

University Health Services

Career Services

First Year Programs

Located by Kennedy Theater on EastWest Road, University Health Services is a walk-in clinic that offers general and specialized care along with immunizations and a pharmacy. It’s where you send your health clearance forms to enroll and where you go when you need a flu shot. This office can be reached at (808)-956-8965.

The Mānoa Career Center is where you go to fill out your W-2 for an on-campus job and store your letters of recommendation for graduate school. This office can be reached at (808)-956-7007.

If you are coming to UH Mānoa for the first time, first year programs are designed to promote a smooth transition into college life and life at UH Mānoa. The ACE program will help you register for classes and through the peer-mentoring program, other students can help you find your place at UH Mānoa. This office can be reached at (808)-956-8626

Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) Found in QLC room 312, the CSDC offers students mental health counseling services on appointment and walk-in basis. If you, or a student you know is in need of immediate mental health counseling, the CSDC will see emergency walk-ins during business hours. This office can be reached at (808)-956-7927.

KOKUA KOKUA is UH Mānoa’s disabled student center. Support for students of all levels with learning, physical, psychiatric or other disabilities is offered. Services are provided on a case-by-case basis. This office can be reached at (808)-956-7511.


Women’s Center The Women’s Center commits itself to the personal and academic support of women and LGBT students. The center will provide crisis and referral services, legal aid, support for sexual assault victims, and other emergency needs. This office can be reached at (808)-956-8059.

Native Hawaiian Student Services (NHSS) The NHSS is the primary support center for Native Hawaiian students. It will provide academic counseling regardless of major, tutoring, and help in finding scholarships. This office can be reached at (808)-956-3805.

LGBT Student Services LGBT Student Services offers support and resources for student members of the LGBT community. It also offers sexual harassment prevention training for LGBT supporters. This office can be reached at (808)-956-9250

International Student Services (ISS) If you are an international student, ISS will help you with visa information, campus employment, and scholarships. They also have a mentoring program and a school club called the International Students Association where you can connect with other international students. This office can be reached at (808)-956-8613

Learning Emporium Housed in the College of Natural Sciences, the Learning Emporium offers tutoring in entry level chemistry, math, physics and information and computer science courses. If you have homework you don’t understand or a midterm to study for, the Learning Emporium has resources to help you. This service can be reached at (808)-956-6451



Take charge of your own research, or assist a professor’s

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The research emphasis at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is unmatched at any other university in Hawaiʻi. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s designation of UH Mānoa as having “very high research activity” is not just for show. Not only do the faculty actively conduct their own research, but students are encouraged to get in on the action. Ranging from exploring theater in Iran, to examining the cancer-fighting properties of the noni fruit, and exploring gender and society in Bolivia - research is not confined just to the sciences or the “laboratory.”


If you ever wondered what it is like to be a lab rat in an experiment, the researchers at UH Mānoa do their best to make it worth your while. Not only will you lend a helping hand to someone in need, but experiments often offer compensation for your valuable time, such as cash, gift cards, and the oh-so-important extra credit. The Communications, Psychology and Economics departments, among others, at UH Mānoa, often hold studies involving student participation, so be sure to ask them about any upcoming opportunities.


Consider working with a professor on his or her research. You will get a first-hand look at what goes on inside a study, and you may even get to do some of the cutting-edge research yourself. Professors will work with you so that your research hours fit with your class schedule. The Student Employment & Cooperative Education (SECE) and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program’s (UROP) are two good starting places to search for assistant positions. Network with your professors to find someone who has a research interest that matches yours and work to create your own position, as most labs have or are looking for undergraduate helpers.


Dive into your own research project and your resume will shine! Go abroad to conduct your research or stay local. UROP helps with project approval and funding, as they have funded over 300 student-led projects under the guidance of faculty mentors. The Associated Students of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (ASUH) also offers funding for research projects. At the end of each semester, the Honors Program and UROP hold an undergraduate showcase, to present your work for feedback, judging, and awards. Ask your professors for advice or set up an appointment with UROP. Getting an early start is key to beginning your research journey.

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Tips and tricks to avoid the ‘Freshman 15’

College can be stressful. Schedules are often packed with trying to juggle a social life, relationships, classes, jobs, clubs and many other responsibilities, leaving students with little to no time at all to pay attention to what they eat, or spare time to exercise. But, let’s face it: too much neglect can lead to the Freshman 15 – the traditional weight gain that many students experience during their first year of college. Below are some tips for staying fit and healthy throughout the school year.




UHM offers a variety of intramural sports, including indoor/outdoor soccer, flag football, basketball, dodgeball, kickball, softball and volleyball.All leagues are welcoming to newcomers and first-timers. This is a perfect way to make new friends and meet new people, all the while staying healthy and burning those extra calories.

The Warrior Rec Center is equipped with a variety of weight machines, cardio machines, free weights, an indoor track and volleyball and basketball courts. Familiarize yourself with the hours, rules and regulations to ensure that you come to the gym prepared. Be sure to bring your validated UHM student ID, a small towel, workout apparel and shoes. Don't forget socks or a lock for your locker. Forgot anything? Stop by the Bookstore next door to grab any last minute items!

Student Recreation Services offers students many ways to be active outdoors. Students can learn how to kayak, sail, surf, body board, stand-up paddleboard, scuba dive or snorkel. To participate, stop by the Physical Education/Athletic Complex, Room 200 located near the Stan Sheriff Center. Don’t forget your validated UHM student ID and money to pay for classes. Most activity classes cost approximately $22-$27, and more advanced classes like scuba diving or sailing are $97-$210.

EAT HEALTHY While it’s tempting (and convenient) to grab a burger and fries or a slice of pizza, try to limit those unhealthy food selections. Increasing your fruit and vegetable intake is a great source of energy, all the while keeping extra calories at bay. Opt to make a healthy sandwich such as a pb&j with banana slices on whole wheat bread, or a salad with a bit of chicken for added protein. Bringing home lunch regularly can help you resist the temptation to buy unhealthy meals. Furthermore, instead of getting soda, fill up your water bottle at one of the refill locations or drinking fountains on campus.

GO ON A HIKE EVERY WEEKEND Get a group of friends together and set out for some adventure. Hiking is a great way to incorporate exercise while seeing the beauty that Oʻahu has to offer. Views ranging from waterfalls and lush green valleys to the city skyline and everything in between, you will not be disappointed. With a variety of difficulty levels and terrains to choose from, there is guaranteed to be a trail perfect for everyone.

BIKE AND BUS RIDERS Although catching the Rainbow Shuttle is convenient, walking to and from class everyday is a quick way to get exercise in, especially if you don’t have time to make it to the gym. Also, rather than waiting for TheBus, opt to bike or skateboard to your destination. There are more than 50 free bike racks and a bike cage on campus for bike parking. Also, there are bike repair stations on campus for bike commuters.

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The student U-Pass lets you ride the bus anywhere, anytime during the Fall and Spring semesters. Convenient and economical, Honolulu's award-winning bus system will get you to your campus destination and around the island of O'ahu. GET YOUR U-PASS STICKER AT THE UHM TICKET & ID OFFICE, CAMPUS CENTER 2ND FLOOR.


Bicycling is a convenient, healthy, and "green" alternative to driving to campus. Bike parking on campus is free and, with more than 50 bike racks, allows much closer access to your destinations. SAFETY TIPS FOR CYCLISTS • Lock the frame and both wheels to the bike rack • Park your bike in bicycle racks to avoid citations • Use multiple solid steel u-locks • Change location of where you park your bike; thieves notice patterns • Check with about renting bike lockers • Register your bike with the UHM Commuter Services and the City & County of Honolulu • Free secured bike cage parking for cyclists and moped drivers is available in the Zone 20 Structure, next to Stan Sheriff Center. The Bike Cage includes bike racks and video surveillance as well as card-access entry for added security. Registration is required. REGISTER YOUR BIKE WITH UHM COMMUTER SERVICES, QLC RM. 014 AND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BIKE SAFETY VISIT MANOA.HAWAII.EDU/DPS


It's easy, healthy, and eco-friendly! Pick up a map from Commuter Services to plan your next route. Should you be walking alone during dawn or dusk hours, feel free to utilize our Campus Safety Escort. See page 34 for more on Campus Safety. CHECK OUT THE CIRCULATORY AND ACCESSIBILITY PLANS ON THE COMMUTER SERVICES WEBSITE AT: WWW.MANOA.HAWAII.EDU/COMMUTER/RESOURCES.HTML VISIT UHM COMMUTER SERVICES, QLC RM. 014 FOR YOUR FREE MAP.


By sharing your ride, you'll be doing your part to protect the environment and reduce traffic, as well as the demand for parking on campus. You may also speed up your commute by using the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) or Zipper lanes on our highway systems. A limited number of Carpool Permits for the Lower Campus Parking Structure are available to registered students who do not live in Student Housing. Carpool Parking Permits gives access to Zone 20 (Lower Campus Parking Structure) from 5am -11:59pm, weekdays; and all-day on the weekends and State holidays. Carpool Parking Permits also now include preferred parking stalls on the 4th floor of Zone 20 (Lower Campus Parking Structure) between 6:30am – 1:30pm daily on a space-available basis. VISIT MANOA.HAWAII.EDU/COMMUTER/CARPOOL FOR MORE INFORMATION. NEED TO RENT A CAR? Enterprise CarShare is available at UHM for individual drivers 21 years or older or UHM Department employees 18 years or older. VISIT MANOA.HAWAII.EDU/COMMUTER/CARSHARE FOR MORE INFORMATION. DRIVE AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE? Electric vehicles may park free in the Lower Campus Parking Structure, as long as space allows. Charging stations are made available on the first floor through OpConnect. VISIT UHM COMMUTER SERVICES, QLC RM.014 FOR A FREE EV CHARGING ETIQUETTE TAG OR VISIT MANOA.HAWAII.EDU/COMMUTER/CARSHARE FOR MORE INFORMATION.


For some UHM students, commuting is essential. While a limited number of parking permits are available to students, there are many other forms of transportation to get you to, from, and around campus. We encourage our incoming commuter freshman to share in our committment to environmental sustainability and learn alternative ways of traveling.


The Rainbow Shuttle System is our free campus shuttle system that consists of multiple routes through campus and surrounding neighborhoods, including stops near shops, student housing, and academic buildings. These shuttles have day and evening hours on weekdays during the fall and spring semesters, with modified routes on breaks and holidays. The shuttles seat 28 passengers, with extra room for people to stand, and are ADA-compliant. 5 REASONS WE LOVE THE SHUTTLE 1. Ride for free 2. Enjoy air conditioning 3. Bring your bike with you 4. Explore nearby neighborhoods including Mānoa, Makiki, Mōʻiliʻili, and Kaimuki 5. Donʻt worry about parking DOWNLOAD THE APP Track shuttles by downloading the Rainbow Shuttle app for free from the App or Google Play store.


DISABILITY ACCESS The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for persons with disabilites. All UHM Rainbow Shuttles are ADA-compliant. In addition to a Disability Parking Permit, persons with mobility impairment may use TheBus, the KOKUA Van, or TheHandi-Van to commute to and from campus. FOR DETAI LS, VISIT MANOA.HAWAII.EDU/COMMUTER/DISABILITYACCESS. MOVE WITH ALOHA Bicyclists and users of other coasting devices on campus are responsible for using them in a safe manner, allowing pedestrians and persons with disabilities the right of way. There are share zones on campus and in those areas to "walk your wheels." FOR DETAILS, VISIT MANOA.HAWAII.EDU/DPS/MOVEWITHALOHA. VISIT COMMUTER SERVICES 2600 Campus Rd. Rm 014 Honolulu, HI 96822 808-956-8899 M-F 7:45AM-4:30PM Sat-Sun Closed

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MOVE-IN DAY Whether you are an incoming freshman moving out on your own for the first time, or you are simply new to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa as a transfer student, moving into an on-campus residence hall can be stressful.However, worry not. Below you will find a few tips that will help make this a smooth transition during the move-in process.


Student Housing Services has created a list of suggested residence hall items for students to bring, as well as a list of items or services that will be provided by the university. Keep in mind prohibited items, such as candles, air-conditioning units and toasters/toaster ovens. The UHM Bookstore carries many necessities for residence hall living year-round such as toiletries and also, a Bed, Bath, & Beyond pop-up shop at the beginning of Fall semseter.

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DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE WEATHER All of the residence halls except for Frear Hall do not have air-conditioning, so dress accordingly. There will be a lot of people using the elevators and traveling in and out of the dorms. Be sure to take short breaks when you see fit, and stay hydrated.


Upon move-in you will receive a check-in packet that includes a form from Student Housing Services where you will have the opportunity to assess and record any damages or concerns you see in your room. If these damages are not reported at the beginning of the year, you could be assessed a fee for them upon moving out. Be sure to take your time, and check the list twice. Common problems include tack holes in the walls, stains and chipped furniture.



Student Housing Services will have large rolling carts available for students to help transport large items, such as microwaves or mini-fridges. Carts are limited, so if you own a hand truck or rolling cart, be sure to bring that along to minimize heavy lifting or waiting around for a university-issued cart.


Student Housing Services has designed a scheduled time slot for each student’s move-in according to the residence hall that you are moving into, and your last name. Make sure you are moving in at the correct time so you don’t have to wait. Upon arrival, there will be staff and signs directing you to your destination where you will check-in at the front desk. Try to be prompt because traffic will be heavy during the move-in process, so plan accordingly.

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Parking Structure

Entrance Kiosk

Holmes Hall

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Tennis Courts GATEWAY HALL


National Marine Fisheries Service


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When I look at my University Student account on-line at, why is my housing payment $100 less than what I paid?

I paid my housing and meal costs. Why does my UH student account show that a payment is due?



When your initial payment is made, $100 is put into a security deposit account. Unfortunately, this account cannot be seen on-line through the MyUH site. After you checkout and once all post-checkout damage charges have been posted, the deposit will be released into your University Student Account. Once released to your account, the payment will have the description “Man Housing Deposit,” and will be applied to the balance of your University Student Account. Any remaining credit balance will be refunded to you. If you have other UH charges (i.e. tuition, student activity fees, etc.) that are unpaid, the system will redirect your housing and/or meal plan payment and apply it to those other outstanding charges first. Therefore, though you intended to pay off your housing charges, your account may still show a balance due for housing charges if you had other UH charges that needed to be paid off first. Your initial $400 housing payment, however, will be immediately applied to housing charges only ($100 as a security deposit and $300 as rent).



Where do I go if I’m locked out?


You may go to your front desk during desk hours or to the Staff-OnCall after desk hours.



What is a Staff-On-Call?



Where is the Student Housing Office?


At least one staff member is on duty in each residence hall after business hours, on weekends and during holidays. The On-Call staff member responds to policy violations, lock-outs and emergencies. Student Housing Services is located in the south facing tower of Frear Hall, 2569 Dole Street. Telephone: (808) 956-8177




I don’t get along with my roommate, what do I do? MAIL


How do I receive my mail/ packages?


Contact your RA or CIR or any other hall staff member. They will be able to talk to you about the situation, offer you different options about what to do or assist in helping you communicate with your roommate(s). Mediation service is also available through the CIR’s.

Each residence hall is equipped with mailboxes. Mail is delivered Monday thru Saturday (except Johnson Hall which does not have mail delivery on the weekends). Packages must be picked up at the full-service front desk.



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How can I connect to the Internet from my room?


All student rooms provide direct connections to the campus network through ResNet (residential network). Computers must have a functional Ethernet Network Card with an RJ45 port. Students will also need to provide their own ethernet network cable (straight through ethernet cable with RJ45 connectors). More information can be found on the ResNet webpage.


FOR NEW STUDENTS College is more than just textbooks and long nights of studying. For most, it’s a break away from the constraints of living at home. Traveling from off island, it may be difficult to ship everything you own. Aside from clothes and maybe a few electronics, students enter their residence hall with virtually nothing. Unfortunately, the residential halls do not come fully furnished, meaning many products are needed for basic survival in an average college student’s life.


Alarm clocks




Computer and network cable

1 Small refrigerator (limit 1 per room)

Desk or Study lamp and bulbs

Stationery supplies


Cleaning products


Plates, mugs, glasses, utensils

Laundry basket & detergent

First-aid kit

Linen (long boy sheets 80”) & towels

Surge protectors

Microwave (limit 1 per room)

White “tack gum”/painter’s tape

Personal toiletries


Towels and wash cloths

Hair dryer/curling iron

Soap and soap dish

Small plastic tote

Rubber slippers Bathrobe Personal care products: toothpaste, shampoo, razor, etc.


Laundry basket or bag

Money for laundry card

Detergent Bleach Softener







Sports Equipment


Sewing Kit


Can opener

Phone/answering machine

Small rugs

Iron & ironing board

For your convenience, the UHM Bookstore carries the following student survival items: toiletries, microwaves, linens, laundry baskets & detergent, fans, desk or study lamps, computers, network cables, stationery supplies, cleaning products, personal care items, umbrellas, batteries, sports equipment! Select items available for ordering online at


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The campus bookstore offers more than just books. In addition to school supplies such as planners, lab equipment and notebooks, there is also a computers and tech accessories, UH and Rainbow Warrior apparel, spirit and convenience items, snacks and beverages, health and beauty aids, gift items and more. All proceeds from UH Bookstores support the educational mission of the University of Hawaiʻi.

TEXTBOOK SAVINGS TIPS SHOP EARLY AND AVOID THE RUSH! Shop before the first day of class to avoid the crowds and find a wider selection of used books (before they are sold out)! Save time by taking advantage of bookstore extended hours or order online for in-store pick-up. SAVE YOUR RECEIPT. Dropping a class? One of your textbooks changed? No problem! You may return your books during the first week of instruction for a full refund, but not without your original receipt! Review the bookstore's full return policies and deadlines before you purchase. RENT YOUR BOOKS. With a rental, you pay a lower price and return the book at the end of the semester. UH Bookstore's rental program has saved students more than $2 million since it started in 2010. Before you buy, ask your cashier if your textbook can be rented! OPT IN TO GO DIGITAL. For courses participating in the Interactive Digital Access Program (IDAP), lower-priced digital texts are delivered directly and charged conveniently to the student, without having to step foot in the bookstore. SELL BACK YOUR BOOKS. If your book is being used in an upcoming semester, you may be able to sell them back to the bookstore for as much as 50% of the new book price. Keep your books free from excessive marking, clean and free of water damage. Watch for our Buyback dates posted in-store and around campus. ASK FOR HELP. Mānoa Bookstore's Book Information Desk is staffed by textbook experts waiting to help you find your books and choose among the various textbook options available.

MĀNOA MUST-HAVES UH GEAR Find your favorite new UH sweatshirt or student-designed HI Pride T-shirt.

SCHOOL & ART SUPPLIES Let your creative side show with paints, pens, and notebooks.

BACKPACKS JanSport and Herschel in-stock year-round and other fashion brand bags

UH SPIRIT ITEMS From foam shakas to pom-poms, everything you need for a Mānoa Maniacs pep rally.

SHOPPING FOR TEXTBOOKS IS EASY! Just follow these simple steps online at The Mānoa Bookstore website: 1. 2.

3. 4.


Go to the Textbooks tab and click Shop for Books Enter your term, your courses, and section numbers, then click on Compare Prices. Compare retail prices & arrival times on your books - all in one place. Select which books you want - used, digital, or rental - at your desired price. Choose your shipping method: in-store pick-up or delivery to your home.

You may also bring your course list in-store and visit the Book Information Desk.

GO GREEN! In an effort to reduce waste in our environment, the bookstore does not provide any bags with purchases. Grab a reusable tote and go green with us


Fast-fashion and cute gifts for date night or your best friend’s party COMPUTERS & TECH ACCESSORIES

TecHub, the computer/technology center, offers the latest in computers, software and accessories. As an Apple authorized dealer and Dell products provider, students are eligible for education pricing, technical services and repairs, and device trade-ins for money. RESIDENCE HALL ITEMS & SUNDRIES

Ran out of shampoo? Lost your beach towel? The bookstore’s got you covered!


Campus Solutions, located within the bookstore, is your one-stop shop for copy and print services (copy, print, scan, fax). And check out our custom print program for banners, signs, stickers, shirts, etc. GYM SUPPLIES

Water bottles, socks, yoga mats, or gym locks for your Warrior Rec Center workout SNACKS & DRINKS

Grab on-the-go munchies for your next study cram jam 2465 Campus Road Honolulu, HI 96822 808-956-9645 VISIT US IN CAMPUS CENTER! Fall and Spring Semesters M-F 7:45AM-6:00PM Sat 9AM-12:30PM Sun Closed Summer and Semester Breaks M-F 9AM-4:30PM Sat 9AM-12:30PM Sun Closed

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DINING LOCATIONS AROUND CAMPUS: RESIDENT DINING - Hale Aloha - Gateway RETAIL DINING - Simply to Go - Jamba Juice - Campus Center Food Court - Stir Fresh - Pizza Hut Express - Ba-Le - The Market PARADISE PALMS* -Domino's Express -Honolulu Gourmet -India Cafe -L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

-Panda Express -Super Gyros -The Curb FOOD TRUCKS & KIOSKS* -Da Spot -Green Garden -Kamitoku Ramen -Le Crepe Cafe -Serg’s Mexican Kitchen -The Bean Counter -Uahi Island Grill *Note: These vendors do not accept meal plans. Cash or credit only.

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To ensure the student population does not go hungry, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa mandated that students living on-campus have meal plans. Terms like meal swipes, points, Hale Aloha and Gateway will get thrown at you, and none of it will make any sense. Rest assured, we’ve got you covered. Here is a rundown of meal plans at UH Mānoa. Meals Initially, the most confusing thing about a plan is the difference between meals and points. Each week, depending on your meal plan, you have seven to 19 meals a week. Using a meal swipe at one of the residence halls cafeterias, Hale Aloha Cafeteria or Gateway Cafeteria, will get you into an all-you-care-to-eat buffet. Using a meal swipe elsewhere will give you $5.50 cash value. Meals expire at the end of the week.

Locations If you want to avoid spending cash, eat at the residence hall cafeterias, Pizza Hut, Sitr Fresh, Ba-Le, the Campus Center cafeteria, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Simply to Go and The Market. These locations accept your points as a form of payment. The best value is a residence hall cafeteria. If you do not have time to eat at the cafeteria, you can pay 50 cents for a take-out box and cup.

Points Each semester you are given a certain number of points ranging from 100 to 250, depending on which meal plan you get. A point is worth a dollar. Use points to pay the difference between one meal swipe and the full cost of your meal when not at one of the residence hall cafeterias. Points roll over from the fall to spring semester. Use them by the end of the school year.

Is it worth it? Compared to cooking for yourself, meal plans are not worth continuing. However, cooking takes time and planning. During your college years, you may find yourself with barely enough time to go to the cafeteria to eat. Use this first year to find the best option for the future. Though meal plans can be costly, they can be easy and convenient for those living on campus. Spend your meals, keep track of your points and eat your fill.


The lines at Campus Center, Ba Le and Paradise Palms can get long at lunch time. Try out these locally-owned food trucks, wagons and stands located across campus.

Serg’s Mexican Kitchen

Kamitoku Ramen



Ono food and drink off the beaten path

Hall (M, W, F) Holmes Hall (T, Th) HOURS: Mon - Fri 10 am - 2 pm PRICE: $5 - $10 Serg’s near Manoa Marketplace is a hot destination for Taco Tuesdays, thanks to its close proximity to campus. Now Serg’s food is even more accessible with the opening of its food wagon on campus. Grab flautas, tacos, chimichangas, burritos and more Mexican classics on the way to class. Beans and rice are also offered as side items or ala carte.

for Korean Studies Mon - Fri, 10am - 2pm PRICE: $5 - $10 Kamitoku Ramen specializes in a Tottori-style beef bone ramen. With a hint of Manchuria cuisine at its roots, Kamitoku Ramen is famous for its “cattle bone soup” which offers a unique, sweet and fragrant flavor, a flavor which took over 60 years to perfect. Choices of ramen include a Beefy variety of Wild, Lite, Miso and Spicy, as well as a Special Ramen. Side dishes of gyoza and a variety of ramen topping are also available. HOURS:

Uahi Island Grill LOCATION: East-West

Road by Kennedy Theatre Mon - Fri 10 am - 2 pm PRICE: $5 - $10 Contemporary Cuisine, Vintage Aloha: Uahi Island Grill is a locally-owned and operated contemporary local style plate lunch restaurant with a new twist on local cultures and favorites using high quality ingredients. They strive for local first for all their ingredients. All their fish is fresh and locally caught; all their beef is Hawai'i Island grass fed. Scratch-made sauces and dressing are sure winners. HOURS:


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There’s plenty to do on the island of O‘ahu without venturing too far. There are many places you can access near Mānoa, whether in a car, on the bus or by foot. The south side of O‘ahu is composed of several neighborhoods, including the new and hip Ka‘kaako, world-famous Waikīkī with hidden treasures and, of course, Mānoa. We asked a handful of Rainbow Warriors to share their best picks in and around town.

"Shaka Shaka Tea Express on University Avenue. They use fresh ingredients, no powders, and have a variety of flavors even with boba! I really like their milk tea!" YASMEEN MANSOUR CIVIL ENGINEERING

"I am obsessed with breakfast food, so a place that I recommend that is close just a Rainbow Shuttle away is Kaimuki Superette. The organic and locally grown food varies seasonally so if you are lucky you can get a taste of their sensational lilikoi butter!" NATALIE HAJINELIAN POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ECONOMICS

"Cafe GG - Internet Gaming cafe that offers college discounts to play on high level gaming computers. It's close to campus and has great prices! They are open until 2AM on Fridays and Saturday. My personal favorite is to play League of Legends." MATTHEW CHOY BIOLOGY

"Sikdorak on Keeaumoku. It is all you can eat Korean Barbecue. You get rice, kimchee, assorted meats - it's so good! If you have a party of 6, it's cheaper great to go with your friends!" JAMES COWPER CIVIL ENGINEERING

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"The Republik! It's a concert venue on Kapiolani Blvd. that host artists ranging from indie to alternative, to reggae, to EDM. It's a smaller concert venue so you get to be closer to the performers. My favorite show was when Halsey performed; it was great!" LEAH MIYASATO CIVIL ENGINEERING

"Gyu-Kaku on Kapiolani is my favorite yakiniku spot in town. Half off on select food and drinks. Make sure to make reservations." SIERRA CALLIHAN ENGLISH AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

"Pa’ina Café located in Koko Marina Shopping Center on Kalanianaole Hwy. Known to be the home of the original poke bowl. There is no better way to top off a day at the beach than eating a delicious poke crunch bowl." KENT RYKMAN ACCOUNTING (BUSINESS)

"On campus, I recommend going to The Curb for coffee instead of Starbucks, as the lines are usually shorter, and it can often be cheaper if you're smart about what you purchase. Try the home made lavender syrup it's subtle but delicious. I would also recommend trying the crepe food truck by the law school - the prices are high, but if you get a savory crepe, it's well worth it. Within Mānoa Valley, I recommend checking out Fendu Boulangerie for amazing pastries, and Morning Glass Cafe for tasty coffee and breakfast foods." NICOLYN CHARLOT PSCYHOLOGY

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a beginner’s guide to surfing on O‘ahu Hawai‘i is one of the top surfing destinations in the world, in fact, this is where surfing was born. Being a student at UH Manoa, provides a perfect opportunity to learn how to surf and experience some of the best waves in the world. So where exactly can beginners go to learn to surf? Here are a few places:


Directly across the Duke Kahanamoku Statue on Kalakaua Avenue, Canoes is a popular attraction for tourists and for longboarders looking for party waves. This surf spot tends to be crowded with both beginners and more advanced surfers. However, it has consistent waves over reef and coral with a swell that is normally 1 to 3 feet working up to 10 feet when the winter swells kick in.

Ala Moana Courts

The Ala Moana Courts break is located across from the tennis courts at Ala Moana Beach Park. Next to it is Concessions, where more experienced boarders paddle to. Like Canoes, Courts is also over reef and coral. The swell is normally 2 to 4 feet working up to 5 feet at the most. It can get crowded during dawn patrol but if you get lucky, bring your board out and enjoy the break.

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White Plains

If you’re looking to for out-of-town surf spots, White Plains has decent sets for beginners, although the waves do not have much power. At the most, the swell goes up to 6 feet but regularly peaks at 1 to 2 feet year-round. White Plains is a popular destination for families and military, so the break crowds easily. However, the sets are easy, party waves that beginners can learn to maneuver on. When choosing a surfboard, beginners should start off with a longboard because longer and thicker boards make riding waves easier. Beginners should also pay attention to surf etiquette. Respect goes a long way. Be honest with your abilities and be willing to learn through observation and sometimes, correction. Understanding unwritten rules such as wave priority, placement, and lineups will help you become a better and more respected surfer in the water. At the end of the day, surfing is all about having fun in the water and while at it, respecting the environment around you.

] BEACH SAFETY ] Hawai‘i is famous for its beaches, but its important to practice beach safety. The ocean poses a number of unseen dangers, including sharp reefs and rocks, aquatic life, strong currents, powerful waves, and others. Prior to entering the water, be sure to practice the following tips: • Look out for warning signs or flags posted, and check with a lifeguard to find out where safe and unsafe swimming areas are, especially if you are new to a beach. Do not assume that a section of water is safe to swim in just because there are other people swimming there. • Be confident in your swimming abilities prior to entering the water. If you are inexperienced, have someone teach you until you feel comfortable swimming alone. Do not underestimate the power of the waves or overestimate your capabilities. • Wear sunscreen, even if it is cloudy. Do not stay in the sun for an extended period of time in order to avoid sun stroke. • Drink lots of water during your time at the beach – it is easy to get dehydrated after spending time in the sun and surf. • Be mindful of others and their safety. Familiarize yourself with the location of a nearest lifeguard in case of any emergenies. • State law prohibits touching or playing with aquatic life such as Green Sea Turtles and the Hawaiian Monk Seal. If you see any of these animals on the beach or in the water, please remember to enjoy them from afar.

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Mysterious crater The Diamond Head State Monument sits on the eastern edge of the Waikīkī coastline. The trail includes a paved path and steep steps, which eases hikers up to an elevation of 560 feet with coastal views of Waikīkī and the crater. The view is breathtaking, and the historical U.S. military pillboxes and tunnel are fun to explore. Hikers who drive must pay a $5 entrance fee and $10 for parking. The charge is $1 for pedestrians. The park closes at 6 p.m.

Nautical in paradise Makapuʻu Point Lighthouse Trail is within Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline, and has amazing views of the shoreline. The lighthouse gives a foreign-far-awayland feel. The temperatures, for the most part, are bearable during the later afternoon hours, although the trail can get quite hot during the middle of the day.

Million-dollar view Lanikai Pillboxes Trail is short and intermediate, The path has some steep slopes and hikers must occasionally hold on to trees while going up and down the trail. Tennis shoes or hiking boots with good traction are a must for this trail. The view is unforgettable, but there are also three old military pillboxes you can climb into and explore. This trail is often popular in the mornings, as one can frequently view the sunrise from the ridge. Street Parking available

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] HIKING SAFETY ] O'ahu's hiking trails are some of the most beautiful in the world. Before hitting the trails, here are a few tips to keep you safe: • Do your research. Determine whether you are capable of completing the hike. Be aware that different people will have different perspectives on what constitutes "easy," "intermediate" and "hard" difficulty levels. • Wear good hiking shoes with grip and support. Apply sunscreen and bring more water than you anticipate (at least two to three liters). • Tell at least one person who isn't coming with you where you will be hiking and when you expect to return. That person can contact the necessary authorities in case of an emergency. • Take a cell phone with you, but remember that you may not always get reception on Oʻahu trails. • Stay on the designated path and do not leave the trail for any reason, as there may be unforeseen dangers. • Be aware of your capabilities. If you begin a hike and realize you are not capable of continuing on, turn around. • Check weather conditions. Prior to leaving for your hike, be sure weather conditions are appropriate for hiking. If it has recently rained or there is a forecast for showers, reschedule the hike for another day.

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Explore the best of this island Besides going to the beach, hiking, shopping or watching a movie, our island does hold many surprises, many of which are thrilling outdoor activities.

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Horseback Riding

Coconut Island

Have you ever wanted to learn how to ride a horse? Becoming a professional rider and learning how to ride on your own can take up a lot of time and energy, neither of which college students usually have. However, there are places (such as Kualoa Ranch or Happy Trails Hawai‘i) that offer a scenic tour on horseback. The adventure and unique experience are often worth the fee.

A perfect introduction for Marine Biology majors, a tour of Coconut Island is a great way to participate in hands-on activities to learn more about marine life. The drive toKāne‘ohe is an adventure by itself, but experiencing Coconut Island is simply riveting. To get to the island, you have to take a quick three-five minute motorboat ride. Once there, you take a tour and get to see a shark tank as well as participate in other fun hands-on activities.

Night Market


Shop Local

On the third Saturday of each month, locals and visitors alike enjoy the Honolulu Night Market held in Kaka‘ako. It features a variety of arts and fashion exhibitions, as well as food trucks to satisfy every culinary craving. The theme is different each month, which means you would experience something new each time. Other monthly events that occur in Kakaʻako include Art & Flea — a craft fair that is held on the last Thursday of every month, and Eat the Street — an event which occurs on the last Friday of each month that features many different types of foods from various vendors around the island.

Grab some friends, a few tents, food and blankets, and head out to a safe and secure location. Camping is a great way to bond with new friends, get away from technology for a while, do some stargazing and enjoy nature at its finest. However, before you camp, make sure you determine whether or not you need to acquire a permit, and whether there are any camping fees at your site. On campus, you can conveniently rent out camping equipment through the Intramural and Extracurricular Office.

In addition to the big name shops and malls, O'ahu offers many locally owned boutiques found throughout the island for one-of-a-kind products and items made in Hawaiʻi. A must see is the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet in the city of Aiea, near the Arizona Memorial. Looking for fresh produce and taste of the islands? Visit a number of local Farmers Markets throughout the week, including our very own at Campus Center every Tuesday and Friday. A little creativity, investigation and willingness to try something new can go a long way and lead to more meaningful and memorable experiences on the island.

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YOU STAY SAFE, MĀNOA The UHM Department of Public Safety (DPS) is dedicated to providing and promoting a safe and secure campus, and serving our community with aloha. DPS operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to patrol and respond to reports of crime or suspicious activing on UH Mānoa campus. DPS also offers a variety of crime prevention and awareness programs, which are available through the department's Community Policing Unit. Students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa have plenty of options to help them feel safe on campus. CAMPUS SAFETY ESCORT SERVICE DPS provides vehicle transportation or walking escorts from dusk until dawn for anyone walking alone on campus at night. By calling 808-956-SAFE(7233), an escort can be dispatched to your location. The escort will either transport you in a DPS vehicle or accompany you on foot to any UHM parking lot or facility. MOVE WITH ALOHA UHM promotes "living aloha" by encouraging the practice of being considerate of one another and sharing our valuable resources. UH Mānoa acknowledges the advantages associated with the use of bicycles, skateboards and coasting devices as a means of convenient and energy efficient transportation on campus. Our Move with Aloha policy was developed to promote the welfare and safety of our campus community. Visit to learn more. EMERGENCY CALL BOXES Emergency call boxes are installed throughout campus to ensure students’ safety. They can be identified by their blue lights. Call boxes are activated by lifting the handset or pressing a button. DPS dispatchers can immediately identify the location of the caller, even if the caller is unable to verbally communicate with the officer. UH ALERT EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS UH Alert is a comprehensive system of emergency messaging to inform the campus community of an immediate threat to the safety and security of UHM students or employees, including campus closures. You must register for the service to receive alerts via email and/or SMS/text messaging. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up online. Message and data rates may apply. Visit to sign up online. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON UHM DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, VISIT MANOA.HAWAII.EDU/DPS.

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DOWNLOAD OUR CAMPUS SAFETY APP Mānoa Guardian is one of the best ways to not only improve your personal safety, but also your fellow guardians within your own private security network. The app is free to download from the App Store or the Google Play store. Use it to protect yourself and others. • Set a Safety Timer. Notify others you trust to check in on you if you are alone or in an unfamiliar place. •

Manage and Message Your Guardians. Invite family, friends,

and others to be your Guardian and communicate with them within the app as needed.

Easy Emergency Communication.

Call safety officials directly for help if you are in trouble and send text message tips, including photos.


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to our contributing Rainbow Warriors Name: Nicolyn Charlot Hometown: Volcano, Hawai‘i Major: Psychology, Class of 2016 Fun Facts: Worked as a ranger at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, studies romantic relationships, and going to Canada for grad school.

Name: Joelyn Dalit Hometown: Oceanside, California Major: Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Class of 2016 Fun Facts: Surfed, played football, volleyball, track and field in high school; and originally from the Philippines and moved to Southern California when I was 10.

Name: Zebley Foster Hometown: Perryville, Maryland Major: Journalism, Class of 2016 Fun Facts: I’m a professional ballroom dancer, I modeled diapers when I was a baby, and when my mom was seven months pregnant with me she went to a Beastie Boys Concert. Name: Brye Kobayashi Hometown: Kealakekua, Hawai‘i Major: Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Class of 2017 Fun Facts: Polar bears are my favorite, I love to binge watch cooking videos on YouTube, and my favorite hobby is identifying fonts on signs and menus.

Name: Lauren Tabor Hometown: Waikoloa Village, Hawai‘i Major: Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Class of 2017 Fun Facts: I was born in Singapore, I love mini horses, and am terrified of butterflies.

Other contributing Rainbow Warriors: Yasmeen Mansour, Jose Magno, Czarina Caberto, Shane Grace, Kent Nishimura, Bradley Dell, Noelle Fujii, Kevin Harrison, Jessica Henao, Mason Higa, Lynn Nguyen, Victor Ong, Bree-Latifah Pettway-Dela Cruz, Ken Reyes, Ikaika Shiveley, Nicole Tam, Danielle Woo, Christina Yan, Emily Benton, Sarah Rice, and Jay Hartwell.

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