Honoring our Past, Celebrating our Present, Creating our Future

About the Mark

The University of Hawai‘i Centennial Mark instills a sense of pride in our first century celebration.

The joining of the U and the H expresses unity, balance, harmony - values held in the highest regard by our unique island communities.

The depiction of the rainbow references the show of nature's beauty that gracefully arcs across Manoa skies - a beacon of hope that lights the path to a bright and prosperous future.

The rainbow also recalls UH symbolism of the past, so fondly and firmly embedded in our shared nostalgia.

The mark was designed by UH Distinguished Alumnus Kurt Osaki of Osaki Design.