Transportation, Health & Safety

Transportation, Health & Safety


For getting around campus and the vicinity, Commuter Services provides the Rainbow Shuttle service, free to the entire UH Mānoa community. The Shuttle operates weekdays during the Fall and Spring semesters. Routes and schedules are available online.
Download the free “UHM Shuttle” app

UH Mānoa promotes “living aloha” by encouraging the practice of sharing our valuable resources and being a good neighbor. We acknowledge the advantages associated with the use of non-motorized vehicles (bicycles, skateboards, etc.) as a means of convenient and energy efficient transportation on campus. Look for Share Zones, Sharrow Lanes, and Bike Routes around campus. Please also remember to be respectful of our campus neighbors.

As a benefit of paying dues, UH Mānoa students (except medical, law and Outreach College students) receive stickers for their IDs known as UPASS, which is good for unlimited rides on the O‘ahu-wide city bus system known as TheBus. There is no need to have a car when students can take TheBus to Waikīkī (26 minutes away), Ala Moana Shopping Center (20 minutes away) and the North Shore (approx. 2 hours away). For questions on routes, call TheBus customer service at (808) 848-5555 (ext. 2) daily from 5:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. HST. Find routes and timetables on their website!
Download the free “DaBus” app

As with many university campuses, the demand for parking spaces at UH Mānoa is greater than the supply. Bicycle parking is always free in the 50+ campus bicycle racks on campus. You may also sign up on our website for access to the free secured bike cage in the Zone 20 parking structure. Moped/motorcycle, carpool, and both day and evening permits for students and employees are all available online for purchase.

UH Mānoa has an Enterprise Carshare program on campus. This is a great method that allows you to have accessibility to a car, but only use it when you need it. All Carshare cars also come with a reserved stall so there is no need to worry about finding parking. We also have an Enterprise car rental booth on campus, if you would like to do a more traditional car rental.

The clinic, pharmacy and clinic laboratory are staffed by physicians, nurse clinicians, nurses, and other support staff. A wide range of medical services and programs are offered, including general medical care on a walk-in basis. Other health services, offered by appointment, include women’s health, sports medicine, psychiatry, and dermatology clinics. The clinic is open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00pm.

The DPS patrols the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus to enforce laws, rules, and regulations for the protection and security of personnel and property, and to detect and prevent attempts by persons to violate the law. There are 76 emergency call boxes that connect a caller directly to the DPS dispatcher. DPS also provides a transportation or walking escort from dusk to dawn for anyone walking alone on campus at night. Call (808) 956-SAFE (7233). In addition, DPS introduced a new mobile safety application called Mānoa Guardian.