When fellow Honors Students live just a door away, it's easy to form study groups, build support networks and make lifelong friends!
Honors Housing creates a sense of community for academically oriented students. Through both spontaneous and programmed activities that aid the integration of residential and academic life, we achieve this sense of community. Students form study groups, mentor one another, provide informal support in academic work and campus life. The Honors Program organizes and sponsors Study Sessions, Faculty Visits and Scholarship and Graduate School Prep Talks, among other things.
For many students, going to college provides the first opportunity for independent living, but it is also a chance to become an active member of a vibrant residential community. Students tend to build more relationships with those in their general proximity. Studies consistently show that engagement in co-curricular life and the formation of networks of supportive friends are important factors to success in higher education. With this in mind, the Honors Program encourages students to be a part of a community of scholars in the residence halls as well as the classrooms of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
The Honors Program reserves the top three connecting floors in the newly renovated freshman hall, Hale Aloha Lokelani. The Hale Aloha complex consists of four 13-story towers. All four towers are Substance Free (i.e. do not allow smoking or drinking) and offer direct access to the campus computer network. Each floor accommodates 24-26 students, who share two community bathrooms. These floors also share two lounges which are perfect for getting to know other students. The top floor of the dormitory has a recreational area, a kitchen with major appliances, and laundry facilities.
Rooms in Honors Housing are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply early!
Living in Honors Housing is optional. Honors Students are not required to live in Honors Housing and may choose to live elsewhere on-campus or reside off-campus.
Students may only apply to live in Wainani Apartments for their second year or onward. You may only be exempted from this rule if you are 22 or older.