There’s more to life than going to classes—like cheering at athletic events, eating and socializing with friends, and attending lectures, presentations, art exhibits, theater performances, musical concerts, and community events.

Student Resources

The Mānoa Career Center provides assistance with student employment, job placement, cooperative education, and internship opportunities. Mānoa Career Center counselors will also help you with career planning, including choosing a major, applying to graduate school, refining your interview skills, or reviewing your resume, cover letter, and personal statement. If you are unsure of a career path and want to learn more about your interests and skills, the Mānoa Career Center can help you with career assessments and career counseling.

UH Mānoa’s libraries offer resources, services, and expertise to facilitate discovery and exchange of information. Our libraries also serve as an intellectual, cultural, and social hub for UH Mānoa and the larger community. Library collections include over three million volumes together with microform units, digital files, manuscripts and archives, audiovisual materials, maps and aerial photographs, and current journals and serial titles in paper and electronic formats.


There is always something to do at UH Mānoa. From strolling through the campus art gallery to watching a production at Kennedy Theatre, or attending a music concert at Orvis Auditorium, there are a number of cultural activities happening on campus to keep you inspired and entertained.

The Kennedy Theatre offers a full array of student lead theatrical performances to our community.

The University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery presents a varied exhibition program which plays a significant role in providing information about the visual arts in both a historical and contemporary context. One of the finest temporary exhibition facilities in the nation, the gallery consists of approximately 4,200 square feet of versatile space.

As the only fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) in the state of Hawai‘i, UH Mānoa’s Music Department is renowned for its wealth of performing ensembles representing cultures from Asia and the Pacific.

Campus dining at UHM

Places to Eat Around Campus

Vegetable masala or gyros sandwich; an Angus “Warrior” burger or a quiche and salad; a bento box, Hawaiian plate, or a create-your-own fruit smoothie? You’ll find these ‘ono (delicious) edibles and more just steps away from your classroom on the Mānoa campus. There’s definitely no lack of places to eat at UH Mānoa, where your tastebuds can find an array of American, Mexican, and Asian foods that are delicious, moderately
priced, healthy and ready to go.
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If you want to venture off campus, there are many delicious food options and local grocery stores to choose from in the surrounding neighborhoods of Mō‘ili‘ili and Mānoa. From Indian cuisine in Mō‘ili‘ili to a French-influenced European-style bakery in Mānoa Marketplace featuring fresh baked breads, pastries, pizzas…you have a multitude of culinary delights to choose from. There is a Safeway and a Long’s Drugs nearby, and if you are interested in trying a different type of market, then you’ll want to check out Nijiya Market, a unique Japanese Supermarket located just down the street from the University, which specializes in all-things Japanese. If you are looking for an all-vegetarian and organic alternative, we also have Down-To-Earth, the only ALL VEGETARIAN natural foods store in Hawai‘i…located right on University Avenue and King Street.