Campus Life


More than 200 current REGISTERED INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATIONS (RIOS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa serve the campus and greater community by providing leadership development for students and by promoting community spirit, activism, public service, and social, recreational, and cultural interaction among UHM students, faculty, and staff.

The ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT MĀNOA (ASUH) is the undergraduate student government representing all full-time, classified, undergraduate students at the Mānoa Campus. ASUH strives to serve students by advocating on their behalf with various entities, including the university administration, faculty, staff, community groups, and government officials. ASUH also serves students by utilizing student fee money to fund diverse student programs and events on-campus.

INTRAMURAL SPORTS on campus is a fun way to stay active. Intramural Sports offers a wide variety of recreational activities for the university community. For those with a competitive spirit, you can test your skills in our team and individual sports leagues. Intramural Sports also maintains an equipment check-out service for those students wanting to borrow basketballs, volleyballs, tennis rackets, and various other basic sports equipment.

UH Mānoa’s libraries offer resources, services, and expertise to facilitate discovery and the 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.

UH Mānoa also offers great LEISURE PROGRAMS that will please those seeking adventure or just a fun activity to enjoy. From hula to sailing, the Leisure Program was designed to provide students and the community with a variety of activities that complement the academic experience. The programs provided are all reasonably priced (with an additional discount to students). The Leisure Center also rents out tents, surfboards, kayaks and hiking gear.

The Department of THEATRE AND DANCE holds auditions several times a year for their season of plays, musicals, and dance performances. The shows perform in the 630 seat Kennedy Theatre mainstage, the 150 seat Earle Ernst Lab Theatre, or in other locations on and off campus. Interested students are also invited to join TaDa, the student theatre and dance club or participate in Late Night Theatre, our student-run theatre company.

The Mānoa Career Center provides assistance with student employment, job placement, cooperative education, and internship opportunities. The career 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.

The student-funded WARRIOR RECREATION CENTER (WRC) is approximately 67,000 sq ft and is considered to be one of the best recreational facilities in the state. The two-story WRC boasts a wide array of cardiovascular and weight training equipment, an indoor jogging track, a spin room, Skywalls, locker rooms and showers, and multipurpose courts for basketball, volleyball and badminton.