3. Hale Manoa Dormitory
a. Hale Manoa Reception Desk
Hale Manoa desk is open 24 hours a day and provides the following
* handling check-ins and check-outs;
* making change for up to five dollars, if available;
* light bulb exchange;
* taking messages for residents (placed in unit boxes
* checking out duplicate keys for lock-outs;
* lounge reservations and check-out;
* recording of needed reparis;
* reservation and check out of items such as typewriters,
kitchen equipment, handcart (time limits
a nominal monetary deposit).
b. Some Regulations:
1) State law
forbids gambling, firearms, and solicitation on state property.
2) Alcohol is prohibited on the ground floor and in public
areas of the building.
3) Cooking is permitted ONLY in kitchens located in the
04 and 11 units of lounge floors. Each kitchen contains a common refrigerator.
located outside of kitchens are the property of private individuals.
Stored food should be labled with your name, date, & room number
and kept in airtight containers or plastic bags. Discarded food should
be wrapped properly and kitchens should be kept clean by users.
4) Do not throw anything out of room windows or open areas
(including watering of plants on sills). Please keep all objects clear
unscreened portion of the window. Any such falling material may be
dangerous to persons around the building.
5) Do not soak, wash, or hang clothes in the bathrooms. Coin-operated
washing machines and dryers, large wash basins and irons are located
in the 03 unit of lounge floors.
6) Visiting hours are not formally restricted. Men and women may
visit each other at any time if accompanied by a resident hostess/host.
Guests of the opposite sex are not to use the unit bathrooms, and
should remain no longer than necessary in the unit corridors. Potentially
embarassing situations must be avoided and due consideration must
be given to all other residents.
7) There are no restricted quiet hours but you are requested to
keep noise to a minimum in the evenings, particularly after 11:00
8) Lock your room and secure your valuables at all times. The East-West
Center is not responsible for personal loss of or damage to residents'
possessions. Also, the reception desk will not accept responsibility
for holding valuables for residents. If you lock yourself out, present
identification to the desk clerk in order to borrow a duplicate key.
Please return the key to the desk clerk as soon as possible (within
c. Check-Out Procedure
time is 10:00 am. Residents are considered "checked out" only
when their keys are returned to the front desk. Avoid additional
room charges by returning your key(s) upon departure from the dormitory.
d. Room Cleaning/Linen Exchange
are responsible for cleaning their own rooms. A broom and dust pan
are available in each unit and a mop is available in the laundry
room. Linen may be exchanged at the reception desk.
e. Building Amenities
ground floor includes a lounge/reading room, gameroom, and vending
machines. Each lounge floor has kitchens, coin-operated washers and
dryers and a TV lounge. Additional amenities include: study room
(601), ice machine (6th floor laundry room), music/piano room (1204).
use the stairwells at the end of each wing (by the green EXIT sign).
HEALTH: contact the reception desk for assistance, staff on duty
will be notified. Emergency treatement is available at the Student
Health Service (956-8956).
REPAIRS/DAMAGES: notify the desk clerk (x7813) or a Housing Staff
THEFTS/SUSPICIOUS PERSON: notify the reception desk or staff on duty
g. Visitor and Guest Parking
available, parking is located behind Kennedy Theater. Refer to current parking information
posted on bulletin board across from elevator.
directly any number with the East-West Center, including offices and
residence halls (4-digit extensions). To make an OUTSIDE call, dial
9 then the desired number. Long distance calls can be made from the
room telephones by accessing toll free "1-800" numbers.
Refer to current telephone information posted on the bulletin board
across from the elevator. Those requiring operator assistance (0)
need to use the pay phones.
i. Frequently Used Numbers
of Hawaii Switchboard: 956-8111
Hale Manoa Desk (24 hours): x7960
East-West Center Information: x7111
Hale Kuahine Desk (7:30 am - 9:30 pm): x7813
Lincoln Hall Desk: (7:30 am - 9:30 pm): x7816
Desk Services: x7802
j. Office Hours
- 4:30 pm (Monday through Friday)
k. General Guidelines
We believe you will find living here a unique and enriching
experience! Please read the Housing section of the Orientation Handbook
provided in your room. This will familiarize you with the residence
hall's services and rules. Respect and sensitivity for your fellow
residents are the most important aspects of learning to live together
in our international community. As we have a year round resident population,
we would like to provide a few guidelines which will help make the
first few days smoother for yourself and others.
security concerns, lock your door at all times.
Do not leave any personal
items of value in public areas. Items have a way of walking off!
3) Do not hang anything on the doorknob. This may prevent the doorknob
from turning properly and thus deny room entry.
4) The noise factor. The walls are thin and sound travels very easily.
Be aware that the majority of our residents are year round students/researchers
and their need for quiet should be respected. Keep noise levels to a
minimum, especially after 10 pm.
5) Wear appropriate clothing. Be sensitive that your neighbors may be
very uncomfortable/embarrassed with persons wearing little or no clothing.
6) Smoking is probihited in all public areas (bathrooms, hallways, kitchens,
etc.) of the building. If you smoke in your room, please keep your room
toilets after use and leave the seats clean and dry when you are finished.
not flush sanitary napkins down the toilets. There are bags and waste
containers provided especially for this purpose.
not soak or wash dishes in the sink.
Do not wash your feet in the sink.
Do not leave clothes soaking in the sink.
Water on the floor can be slippery and dangerous. If you splash water,
please mop it up so no one gets hurt. A clogged sink from food items
or a sink broken from the weight of one's feet can cause havoc in the
Coeducational (coed) Living Units
The bathrooms in the coed living units require special attention and
Residents in the coed units should wear appropriate clothing
and respect an individual's concern for privacy. If someone of the
opposite sex is showering, please wait until he/she is finished before
entering the shower area.
CAPE students as short term residents at Hale Manoa dormitory
are not allowed to use the kitchens except for refrigerators and microwave
ovens on limited time. Your cooperation is appreciated!
(1) You can use
the refrigerators which are in the kitchen for public use. Items
should be labeled with your name, date & room #. Refrigerators
are routinely cleaned and items not properly identified will be
discarded. Refrigerators outside the kitchen are privately owned and
not for communal
(2) Microwave oven: You may use the microwave oven during off-meal
time only. You must avoid the busy meal time when long-term residents
are using. Respect and sensitivity for long-term residents are very
important. You should be considerate of others. Your cooperation
(3) East-West Center dormitories including Hale Manoa where you will
be staying are designed for East-West Center graduate students, NOT
for college students like you. Allowing our CAPE undergraduate students
(short-term residents) to stay at Hale Manoa is very special. Thus
we should be thankful for this exceptional treatment and privilege,
and be especially cautious and considerate of other long-term graduate
residents. Due to a lack of consideration and respect by undergraduate
students for other long-term residents, our CAPE undergraduate students
were PROHIBITED from staying at the dormitory for TWO YEARS. To avoid
a repeat of the unfortunate happenings, we strongly urge you to be
cautious and especially considerate of other long-term residents who
are using the kitchens:
for microwave oven use, avoid the meal time when most of the long-term
graduate students are using.
not try to borrow any dishes and utensils from them.
should not disturb anyone in the kitchens.
not pour grease and food waste down the drains. Empty sink drain
baskets. These items should be put in the large garbage containers.
in the kitchen are for public use. Items should be labled with your
name, date & room #.
are routinely cleaned and items not properly identified will be discarded.
outside the kitchen are privately owned and not for communal use.)
sanitary concerns, please do not spit in sinks.
Mop when there is
that all burners and ovens are turned off after use.
otherwise labled, cooking appliances, dishes and utensils are privately
owned by other residents and should not be used without