What to Expect on Move-In Day
Map Your Way Through Campus
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You’re on your way to becoming a Rainbow Warrior and in just a few short months, a 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). Learn about Moving to Mānoa from the very ones who experienced it first-hand!
Get Up & Get Moving
Making the Most at Mānoa
Mauka to Makai: O'ahu Trails
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Welina mai! (Welcome!)
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2018 Statehood Day
Friday, August 17
First Day of Instruction
Monday, August 20
Monday, September 3
Monday, November 12
Thursday, November 22
Friday, November 23
Last Day of Instruction
Thursday, December 6
Friday - Saturday, December 7 - 8
Monday - Friday, December 10 - 14
Saturday, December 15
2019 First Day of Instruction
Monday, January 7
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 21
Monday, February 18
Monday - Friday, March 18-22
Tuesday, March 26
Friday, April 19
Last Day of Instruction
Thursday, May 2
Friday - Saturday, May 3 - 4
Monday - Friday, May 6 - 10
Saturday, May 11
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Business Administration University High School 1
Warrior Recreation Center
Stan Sheriff Center Financial Management Office
Marine Sciences Building
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Japan Gard Hale Mānoa
Johnson Hall A
Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex
Clarence T.C. Ching Athletic Complex
Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
National Marine Fisheries Service
Makai Campus Portables
Air Force ROTC Building
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Clarence T.C. Ching Field
Kānewai Cultural Garden
Hale Aloha Lehua Tower
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Hale Noelani Hale Wainani
Hale Aloha Lokelani Tower
Hale Aloha ‘Ilima Tower
Kamakakūokalani Building (Hawaiian Studies)
Hale Aloha Cafeteria
Hale Aloha Mokihana Tower
Johnson Hall B
Lower Campus Portables
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University Health Services Mānoa
Physical Education & Athletic Complex
Office of Procurement, & Real Property Mgmt
Pacific Ocean Science & Technology
Lower Campus Parking Structure
Speech Pathology/ Audiology
Paradise Palms Café
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Snyder Hall Edmondson Hall
Agricultur Engineerin Institute
Andrews Outdoor Theatre
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Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services
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KHET TV PBS Hawai‘i
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University Ave. Annexes
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Lab School Lockers
Lab School Portables 1–4
Dole Street Parking Structure
Wa‘ahila Faculty Housing
University of Hawai‘i Press Federal Credit Union Thrift Shop
St. John Plant Sci. Lab
Campus Services Public Safety
Physical Plant Building
Maile-East #1-2 Maile-East A-B Lincoln Hall
Map Your Way Through
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Bookstore Computer Lab Dining Hall Pizza Hut Simply to Go Starbucks Stir-Fresh Subway UH Federal Credit Union UH Ticket & ID Office
Sinclair Library • • • •
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USDA Fruit Fly Lab
Pacific Biomedical Research Center
Mānoa Innovation Center and Kau‘iokahaloa Faculty/Staff Housing
Center for Korean Studies
Pamoa Bldgs C-MORE Hale Agricultural Science
Pope Laboratory Sherman Laboratory
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Institute for Astronomy
Environmental Protection Facility Environ. Health & Safety Office
Diving Safety Program
Audiovisual Center Computer Lab Honors Program Lounge Learning Assistance Center
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American Savings Bank Ba-Le Dental Office Ka Leo Newspaper Radio Station (KTUH)
• Computer Lab • Science/Technology Center Queen Lili‘uokalani Center For Student Services • Advising • Admissions • Career Center • Cashier’s Office • Commuter Services • Financial Aid • Student Employment
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Domino's Pizza Dunkin Donuts Honolulu Gourmet Foods India Cafe L&L Drive In Panda Express
• Hale Aloha Complex (lower campus) - Hale Aloha ʻIlima - Hale Aloha Lokelani - Hale Aloha Lehua - Hale Aloha Mokihana • Mauka/Makai Complex - Frear Hall - Gateway House - Hale Ānuenue - Hale Laulima - Hale Kahewai - Johnson House
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Newly admitted Rainbow Warriors are invited to attend a variety of orientation programs to help transition to the Rainbow Warrior lifestyle. Each are unique and a perfect way to start your collegiate journey at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. Choose one or a few that best fit your schedule. More information about these programs will be communicated through your MyUH email account. We look forward to seeing you soon! One-Day Freshman or Transfer Orientation Program hawaii.edu/nso Primarily for students who live on the island of Oʻahu, although the invite is open to all who will be on island the day of the event.
Residence Hall Move-In manoa.hawaii.edu/housing If you are living in the residence halls, they will have orientation type activities for you to participate in as well. Please check the Mānoa Move-In website (when available) for information on your move-in dates.
New Student Extended Orientation (EO) hawaii.edu/nso Primarily for students who are out-of-state, neighbor island, and international; EO coincides with your residence hall check-in. Get ready to move-in and enjoy a week of activities to get you oriented.
Welina Mānoa: And the adventure begins... A campus-wide community event to kick-off the brand new academic year, the UH Mānoa campus welcomes new and returning Rainbow Warriors with food, fun, activities, and prize giveaways! Save the Date! Monday, August 20, 2018 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Campus Center, Legacy Path & Kuykendall Lawn FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: manoa.hawaii.edu/welinamanoa
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Set Yourself Up For
Education at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa strengthens you from the inside out, starting with core requirements that provide a solid foundation for the rest of your life. We help you develop critical thinking skills, guided by social values from the perspective of our Asia-Pacific region and host-culture. Foundation These are your basics: written communication, symbolic reasoning, and global and multicultural perspectives.
Diversification These courses broaden your mind by exposing you to the arts, humanities, and literature, as well as the social and physical sciences.
Focus Focus requirements are designed to give you the additional skills and knowledge to live and work in diverse communities.
Hawaiian or Another Language At the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, students have the opportunity to gain skill in Hawaiian or a foreign language up to the 202 level.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CORE REQUIREMENTS, VISIT www.catalog.hawaii.edu/corerequirements
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
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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: UPASS 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.
Library Privileges 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.
Discounts for Campus Activities 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.
UH Athletics 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.
Access to Campus Events & Resources 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.
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Dining Services 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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What to Expect on Move-In
Here's a Guideline to Help Prepare You Before You Arrive
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. 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.
Heavy Lifting 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.
Inspect Your Room 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.
Time is of the Essence Student Housing Services has designed a scheduled time slot for each student’s movein 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.
Know What to Bring • Alarm clock
• Soap & soap dish
• Hair dryer/curling iron
• Plates, mugs, glasses,
• Can opener
• Iron & ironing board
• Surge protectors
• Cleaning products
• Laundry basket
• Toothpaste, shampoo,
• Linen (long boy sheets
• Computer and network cable
• Money for laundry card
• Detergent • Fan
• Microwave (limit 1 per room)
• First-aid kit • Flashlight
• Personal toiletries
• Stationery supplies
razor, etc TV
• Rubber slippers
• Sewing kit
• Small rugs
• White “tack gum”/
• Study lamp & bulbs
• Small refrigerator (limit 1 per room)
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 bookstore.hawaii.edu/manoa Moving to Mānoa | 14
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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 may not make sense at first. 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. 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.
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. Is It Worth It? 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 - smaller meal plan or maybe a bigger one. 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.
On a meal plan? The following locations are meal plan friendly:
There are other food options available throughout the Mānoa campus, although they don't accept meal plans. They're just as tasty and nutritional but you will need cash or card.
Resident Hall Dining Hale Aloha Café Gateway Café The Market at Hale Noelani (convenience store)
Paradise Palms Retail Dining Domino's Express Honolulu Gourmet India Cafe L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Panda Express Super Gyros Dunkin' Donuts
Hemingway Hall Retail Dining Ba-Le Campus Center Retail Dining Simply to Go Jamba Juice Campus Center Food Court Stir Fresh Pizza Hut Express Starbucks
Hemingway Hall Retail Dining Mānoa Gardens
Food Trucks & Kiosks Da Spot Kamitoku Ramen Le Crepe Cafe The Bean Counter The Sistah Hot Tacos Peace Cafe Punchbowl Cafe Food trucks & kiosks are subject to change
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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, LGBTI 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). Counseling & Student Developmental Center manoa.hawaii.edu/counseling Found in QLC room 312, the CSDC offers a variety of counseling services to meet the needs of students in support of their personal, academic, and career goals. If you, or a student you know is in need of immediate counseling, the CSDC will see emergency walk-ins during business hours. First Year Programs manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/freshman 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. International Student Services (ISS) www.hawaii.edu/issmanoa 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. KOKUA www.hawaii.edu/kokua KOKUA is UH Mānoa’s center for students with disabilities. Support for students of all levels with learning, physical, psychiatric or other disabilities is offered. Learning Emporium natsci.manoa.hawaii.edu/learningemporium.php Located 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.
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LGBTI Student Services manoa.hawaii.edu/lgbt LGBTI Student Services offers support and resources for student members of the LGBTI community. It also offers sexual harassment prevention training for LGBTI supporters. Native Hawaiian Student Services (NHSS) manoa.hawaii.edu/nhss The NHSS is the primary support center for Native Hawaiian students. They provide academic counseling tutoring, and assistance in finding scholarships. Online Learning Academy (OLA) manoa.hawaii.edu/ola Free, online tutoring sessions available to students in math, science, and writing. Interested in being a tutor yourself? OLA tutors are UHM undergradate and graduate students. You can apply to become one. Student Parents at Mānoa (SPAM) manoa.hawaii.edu/studentparents Located in the Women's Center, SPAM is a support center for student parents as they pursue education while parenting. University Health Services www.hawaii.edu/shs Located by Kennedy Theater on East-West Road, UHS 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. Women's Center www.hawaii.edu/womenscenter The Women’s Center commits itself to the personal and academic support of women and LGBTI students. The center provides crisis and referral services, legal aid, support for sexual assault victims, and other emergency needs.
Mānoa Career Center manoa.hawaii.edu/careercenter
The Mānoa Career Center offers many services for students, such as career counseling, resume review, interview prep and also hosts a Career Fair semesterly on campus with over 70 employers.
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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. Campus Road Fashions 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! Copying & Printing 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
Shopping for Textsbooks is Easy! Just follow these simple steps online at The Mānoa Bookstore website bookstore.hawaii.edu/manoa 1. Go to the Textbooks tab and click Shop for Books 2. Enter your term, your courses, and section numbers, then click on Compare Prices. 3. Compare retail prices & arrival times on your books - all in one place. 4. Select which books you want - used, digital, or rental - at your desired price. 5. 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.
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Visit the Mānoa Bookstore (808) 956-9645 bookstore.hawaii.edu/manoa 2465 Campus Road Honolulu, HI 96822
Fall & Spring Semesters Mon - Fri: 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM Sat: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Sun Closed
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For some 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. TheBus The student U-Pass lets you ride the bus anywhere, anytime during the Fall and Spring semesters. 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. Bike manoa.hawaii.edu/dps 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. Carpool manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/carpool By sharing your ride, you'll be doing your part to protect the environment and reduce traffic. You may also speed up your commute by using the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) or Zipper lanes on our highway systems. Carpool Permits for the Lower Campus Parking Structure (Zone 20) are available to registered students who do not live in Student Housing. Need to rent a car? manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/carshare Enterprise CarShare is available for individual drivers 21 years or older or UHM Department employees 18 years or older. Drive an electic vehicle? manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/carshare 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 Commuter Services, QLC 014 for a free ev charging etiquette tag. 21 | Moving to Mānoa
Disability Access manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/disabilityaccess The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for persons with disabilites. All UHM Rainbow Shuttles are ADAcompliant. 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. Move With Aloha manoa.hawaii.edu/dps/movewithaloha 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." Walk manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/resources.html 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. Visit Commuter Services, QLC 014 for your free map! Rainbow Shuttle 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 ADAcompliant.
Commuter Services (808) 956-8899 firstname.lastname@example.org manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter
2600 Campus Rd. Rm 014 Honolulu, HI 96822 Mon - Fri: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM / Closed weekends
DOWNLOAD THE APP: UHM SHUTTLE Track shuttles by downloading the app for free from the App or Google Play store.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE APP AT: manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/rainbowshuttle
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The 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 activity 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 (808) 956-SAFE DPS provides vehicle transportation or walking escorts from dusk until dawn for anyone walking alone on campus at night. By calling 808-956SAFE(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 manoa.hawaii.edu/dps 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.
UHM Deparment of Public Safety (808) 956-6911 manoa.hawaii.edu/dps
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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 www.hawaii.edu/alert 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.
DOWNLOAD THE APP: MĀNOA GUARDIAN 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. Free to download from the App Store or the Google Play store. Search for "Rave Guardian." 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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Get Up & Get
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. Intramural Sports 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. Gym Time 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!
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Leisure Center 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 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 unhealthy temptations. 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 Hiking is a great way to incorporate exercise while seeing the beauty of Oʻahu. Views ranging from waterfalls and lush green valleys to the city skyline will not leave you disappointed. With a variety of difficulty levels and terrains to choose from, there is guaranteed to be a trail perfect for everyone. Bike & Bus Riders Walking to and from class everyday is a quick way to get exercise in. 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. There are also bike repair stations on campus for bike commuters.
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Geographically, O‘ahu is divided into for main are as known simply by local residents as the North, South, East, and West. You will often also hear these locations referred to as “the Country” (north), “Town” (south), “Windward” (east) and “Leeward” (west). Each of these areas offers an array of opportunities to adventure and connect with nature, discover new eateries and to take in the beauty of the islands. While attending UH Mānoa we are certain you will find your own favorite side of the island, but we wanted to share some of our favorites.
Known for its untouched beauty, less crowded beaches and epic sunsets, the leeward side of O‘ahu is located along the Wai'anae mountain range, the western side of the island. There is a local vibe when you head west and the further you drive, the less crowded and more peaceful it gets. WEST SIDE BUCKET LIST: • Hike up to Mākua Cave and catch the sunset to end the perfect day • Grab a poke bowl from Tamura Super Market and enjoy it at Makaha Beach • Camp out for the weekend at Yokohama Bay
The South Shore of O‘ahu extends from Pearl Harbor to Hawai‘i Kai and includes many areas in Honolulu such as Downtown, Ala Moana, Kaka‘ako, Waikīkī, Makiki, Kaimuki and Mānoa. Because UH Mānoa is in the heart of Honolulu, these areas are very accessible for students. SOUTH SHORE BUCKET LIST: • Experience a number of events in the revitalized and hip area of Kaka’ako that includes Eat the Street, Honolulu Night Market, Art & Flea • Eat an acai bowl at da Cove Health Bar & Café, malasadas at Leonard’s or grab a plate lunch at iconic Rainbow Drive-In
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One of the best places to relax and unwind is the North Shore of O‘ahu. World-renown surfing capital of the world, the northern part of the island is home to iconic Hale'iwa Town, Dole Plantation, Polynesian Cultural Center and Ka'ena Point. It takes a little bit of effort to get there from the UH Mānoa campus, so grab a few friends for the adventure and make a day out of it. NORTH SHORE BUCKET LIST: • Grab a shave ice from Matsumoto, or better yet, avoid the crowd and cross the street to Aoki’s Shave Ice • During winter, witness the ultimate surfing showdown during the Van’s Triple Crown of Surfing and the World Surf League Tour (WSL) contest • Explore the various food trucks selling garlic shrimp and determine which one is best (Kahuku)
The eastern part of O‘ahu is home to some of the most incredible beaches, hikes and scenery on the island. When you hear of the Windward side, you often think of beaches like Sandy’s and Makapu’u and scenic points like the Pali Lookout and Chinaman’s hat. And the Ko'olau Mountains - truly a sight to see! Ask any student on campus and most likely their favorite beach will be located on this side of the island. EAST SIDE BUCKET LIST: • Take in the beauty of the Ko’olau Mountain Range from Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden • Adventure by horseback or ATV at Kualoa Ranch while exploring the location where many movies such as Jurassic World were filmed • Snorkel with thousands of fish at Hanauma Bay
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Makai: Island Trails
Easy to Moderate Trails with Delightful Scenery Diamond Head The Diamond Head State Monument sits on the eastern edge of the Waikīkī coastline. The trail includes a paved path and steep steps, with coastal views of Waikīkī and Honolulu. $5 entrance fee and $10 for parking. The charge is $1 for pedestrians. The park closes at 6 p.m.
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Makapu'u Lighthouse Located before Makapu'u Beach, this easy to moderate hike is paved the entire way with a slight incline. The top overlooks Makapu'u Beach and Rabbit Island, and also, the Makapu'u Lighthouse. Free parking and no entrance charge.
Lanikai Pillboxes Trail Located in Kailua, this is a short and intermediate trail with steep slopes on unpaved terrain that requires sturdy hiking shoes with good traction. Once at the top, the view overlooks the Mokulua Islands and is popular at sunrise. Street parking available.
Hiking Safety Tips 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. • 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 and when you expect to return. That person can contact the necessary authorities in case of an emergency. • 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, turn around. • Check weather conditions. Prior to leaving for your hike, be sure weather conditions are appropriate for hiking. If it recently rained or there is a forecast for showers, reschedule the hike for another day.
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Makai: Surf Spots
A Beginner's Guide to Surfing & Ocean Safety Being at UH Mānoa, provides the perfect opportunity to learn how to surf and experience some of the best waves in the world. After all, this is where surfing was born. Canoes 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.
Ala Moana Courts The Ala Moana Courts break is located across from the tennis courts at Ala Moana Beach Park. It can get crowded during dawn patrol but if you get lucky, bring your board out and enjoy the break.
White Plains White Plains is located on the west side of the island and a popular destination for families and military, so it often gets crowded. It is an easy wave for beginners and a great place away from the city crowds.
Surfing & Ocean Safety Tips Before hitting the water, here are a few tips to keep you safe: • 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. • Wear sunscreen, even if it is cloudy.
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• Drink lots of water during your time at the beach - it is easy to get dehydrated. • 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 surfer. • Surfing is all about having fun in the water and while at it, respecting the environment around you.
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Whether it be finding your favorite study places on campus, downloading the best apps on your phone, or simply being ready with an umbrella for an occasional rain shower - every Warrior has a list of tips, tricks and must haves to help navigate the Mānoa Experience with ease. Rachel Wallace
Alex Lee Hometown: Makiki, Honolulu, Hawai‘i Major: Microbiology Must Haves: Laptop, Boardshorts, Hiking shoes Fave Study Location: Sinclair Library Best Phone Apps: Gmail, Tapingo, Quizlet
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada Major: Public Health Must Haves: Laptop, Water Bottle Fave Study Location: Sinclair Library - outdoor balcany. Great views of Diamond Head and pretty cool sunsets Best Phone Apps: TheBus, Tapingo
Louie Sicorsicon Hometown: Kalihi, Honolulu, Hawai‘i Major: Communicology Must Haves: Hydroflask and laptop Fave Study Location: Balcony of Sinclair Library Best Phone Apps: Instagram, Yelp
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Airah Martin Hometown: Honolulu, Hawai'i (O'ahu) Major: Nursing Must Haves: Planner, Laptop, Hydroflask, Earphones Fave Study Location: I only go to Sinclair when I have food and Hamilton when I need a really quiet place to concentrate. I also like to reserve a study room for study groups with peers. Best Phone Apps: Alarm and Focus (this one organizes study times by allowing you to have set intervals and breaks.)
Bailey Carlson Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado Major: Marine Biology Must Haves: Laptop, pens, spikeball, transportation to the beach, surfboard Fave Study Location: Sakamaki Hall (when classes are out) Best Phone Apps: Podcasts, Mendeley, Yelp, GroupMe, Slack
Amelia McKenzie Hometown: Kaimuki, Hawai'i (O'ahu) Major: Asian Studies Must Haves: Headphones for when you ride the buses and shuttles and SnapChat to keep in touch with friends Fave Study Location: Hamilton Library. It's quiet and cold, so I just put on my earphones and study Best Phone Apps: UH Shuttle, TheBus. I commute to campus and don't own a car. With these apps, I don't have to worry about missing a class or getting to work late. I can plan my schedule. Moving to MÄ noa | 34
Making the Most at
College is one of the most exciting times of your life. It is where you gain independence, find out who you are and build a community of friends to create memories cherished far beyond your time on campus. Your Mānoa experience goes by in a blink of an eye, so we asked some of our students how one can make the most of being a Warrior.
First year students who are undeclared should take classes they're interested in and use their first year to find what they are truly passionate about. College is an essential part of our lives and it not only teaches us lifelong skills but it also gives us lifelong friends. College is all about what you make of it!” KYLE SWARDENSKI
Fremont, California Travel Industry Management
The best thing you can do at UH is get involved on campus as early as possible... join clubs, Greek life, study groups, get an on campus job, etc. If you create a good support system (both on and off island) early, you'll be more successful in the long haul.” FAITH HALL
Cincinnati, Ohio Anthropology
It’s easy to feel welcomed on the UH Mānoa campus. There are lots of free events that go on throughout the semester and by attending those events you can learn a lot about the campus and meet a ton of people. Some of the best ways to make the most of Mānoa are by exploring the clubs, organizations, and student employment opportunities on campus." LAURA AMBROSECCHIO
Mililani, Hawai'i (O'ahu) English
Get involved and get active. Once you start to find your place on campus, you will starting enjoying college to the fullest extent.” ALEX MCLAURY
Elk Point, South Dakota Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science
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As a commuter student, transportation and being prepared are essential to making the most out of my time at Mānoa. I utilize my UPASS to get around, and I always pack my umbrella, water bottle and jacket to be prepared for any type of weather on campus. I tend to stay late at school to study and work, so I often buy dinner at Ba-le, then study at Sinclair Library which is open on most weekdays for 24 hours. DPS, our campus public safety, provides a Safety Escort Service which offers rides from campus to the dorms or anywhere else on campus that you don't want to walk alone, especially when it's late on campus.” LAUREN YEE
Honolulu, Hawai'i (O'ahu) Graphic Design
A student can make the most of being at Mānoa by attending sporting events (football, baseball, volleyball, etc.) and supporting our Rainbow Warriors and Wahine. Students should participate in events around campus, and take advantage of the island by hiking and going to the beach." MAKANA DELARA
Hilo, Hawai'i (Big Island) Computer Engineering
Make the most of being at UH Mānoa but taking up an extra curricular that you enjoy and can also put on your resumè! Such as an intramural sports or clubs. Also take advantage of all the free things on campus such as the gym, career/help centers, the bus pass, etc.” HANNAH PETRO
Lakewood, Colorado Entrepreneurship/International Business
My advice to incoming freshman is to be bold. Go to all of UHM’s offered orientations. I know its challenging but get out of your c omfort zone and attend as many activities as you can instead of staying cooped up in your dorm. The more people you meet, the more comfortable you become and less frightening the change becomes. O'ahu is a long way from home, but having a strong support system with your new ohana will prevent homesickness” GABRIELLE CARVALHO
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to our contributing Rainbow Warriors and to our future Rainbow Warriors like you! See you soon!
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