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Parking Services' Mission
To maximize access to the UH Mānoa campus through a commitment to innovation, environmental sustainability, resource management, and quality customer service.
Meet our Alternative Transportation Heroes

Several UH students, faculty members, and staff came forward to tell their stories about their daily commutes using sustainable modes of transportation. Their messages are displayed around campus. Click here for videos and to sign up to be another Alternative Transportation Hero.
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Online Payment System Technical Difficulties

We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties with our online payment system. Please go to the Parking Office in QLC to pay for citations, permits, etc. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Free Presentation on Moped/Motorcycle Helmet Safety

Did you know that each year, approximately 25 college-aged individuals are brought to Queen's Medical Center's Trauma Center with serious injuries sustained during a moped or motorcycle crash? Learn some life-saving facts at an hour-long workshop on Tuesday, April 17, at the Athletics Complex KRS Lecture Hall 241, across from Stan Sheriff ticket office. Presentation begins at 6:30pm and includes raffle drawing for 95 free helmets (must complete a survey and show proof of ridership). Co-sponsored by UH Mānoa Parking Services. Read more
Electric Vehicle Owners Benefit

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's Parking Services extends further benefits to electric car vehicle owners, who may currently park for free (on a space available basis) in the Lower Campus Parking Structure. Partnering with Better Place Hawaii, two charging stations for electric vehicles are now also available on the ground level of the structure in Row F. Charging is limited to four hours per day per vehicle. The six parking spaces adjacent to the chargers are reserved for EV use only.

The Better Place "Charge Spots" are activated with a membership card, available from There is no cost for membership through 2012; thus charging in the UH parking structure is effectively free for this year. The card also gives members free access to the entire network of more than 130 Better Place charge points expected to be operating across the state this year. Beginning January 1, 2013, drivers will have the option to sign up for an affordable Better Place membership plan.
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Car Sharing Coming to UHM

WeCar, the web-based car sharing program successful on numerous mainland college campuses, is anticipated to be available soon at UH Mānoa. Members will be allowed to rent one of WeCar's vehicles (located at UHM) for an hour, a day, a weekend, or longer. WeCar's promise to be "good for the environment" extends to their rental fleet, which includes electric cars. For our commuters who prefer not to drive to campus, it's access to a car when you need one! More details about this exciting new transportation option coming soon.
Proposed Permit Rate Increases

On November 30, 2011, new permit parking rates were approved for presentation at public hearings by the University of Hawai'i Board of Regents.

Implementation of the new rates require final approval by the BOR after the conclusion of the public hearings. Proposed effective date is July 1, 2012.

Parking Structure Condition Survey
Parking Operations Program Review
Rationale for Parking Permit Rate Increases
Proposed Parking Rates FY2013 - 2017
New Visitor Parking Rates

Parking Services announces the following increases to visitor parking rates on the UH Mānoa campus, effective January 1, 2012.

Mon - Fri, 5am - 4pm: $5.00
Mon - Fri, 4pm - closing: $6.00
Saturday & Special Events, 5am - closing: $6.00

Mon - Fri, 6:30am - 4pm: $5.00
Mon - Fri, 4pm - closing: $6.00
Saturday & Special Events, 6:30am - closing: $6.00

Mon - Fri, 6:30am - 4pm: $4.00 per hour at pay-to-park stations *
Mon - Fri, 4pm - closing: $6.00
Saturday & Special Events, 6:30am - closing: $6.00
* Hourly rates remain unchanged.

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April 11, 2012

Alerts for Dalai Lama Campus Events April 14 and 15

The University expects traffic delays, parking lots at capacity, and heightened security surrounding the Dalai Lama's presentations at Stan Sheriff Center this weekend.

For more details on where to park, alternate transportation recommendations, and more, please click here.
April 2, 2012

Student Summer 2012 Parking Permit Reservations

Student Summer 2012 Parking Permit reservations can be made online by registered students at this link.
April 30 - May 11: Reserved permits may be purchased online

May 14 and on:
Permits may be picked up at the Parking Office on the ground floor of QLC.
Read more about Student Parking Permits here and consider carpooling!
March 19, 2012

2012 Spring Break/Mānoa Green Days Schedule

Please note the following hours of operations for Parking Services during the 2012 Spring Break/Mānoa Green Days.

Rainbow Shuttle:
March 26 - 30
No shuttle service
April 2
Regular service resumes
Parking Office in QLC:
March 26 - 30
Call 956-9290, in case of emergency.
January 30, 2012

Physical Science Lot Closed for Construction

While the lot near the Physical Science Building is closed for construction (anticipated re-opening May 2013), Zone 13 permitholders may find parking in other Zone 13 locations. Those include lots near POST and Holmes Halls, around Krauss Circle, and even spaces on East-West Road. Zone 13 permitted sites are marked in bright blue in the attached map.
Parking in the Lower Campus Parking Structure (Zone 20) is also available at all times with an Upper Campus permit.
Zone 13 permitholders with a Disability Parking Permit may park in the spaces reserved for persons with disabilities in the Visitors’ lot behind Kennedy Theatre.
January 26, 2012

Free Presentations on Moped/Motorcycle Helmet Safety

Did you know that each year, approximately 25 college-aged individuals are brought to Queen's Medical Center's Trauma Center with serious injuries sustained during a moped or motorcycle crash? Learn some life-saving facts at an hour-long workshop on Monday, January 30, at UHM's Shidler College of Business A-102. Two presentations offered at 4pm and 5:30pm, with free helmets available to the first 75 attendees who also complete a survey and show proof of ridership.
Media Advisory from Queen's.
January 18, 2012

Commuter Cycling 101

Hawaii Bicycling League offers free two-hour bicycle safety course at UH Mānoa every weekend from now thru the end of April. Learn more here.
December 9, 2011

Rainbow Shuttle Schedules - Winter Break 2011
December 9
No Express Shuttles
December 12-15
Regular Service
December 16
No Express shuttles.
Note: Student Housing Shuttles go only as far as Frear from 10:00am
December 19 - January 8
No shuttle service
January 9
Regular service resumes
December 5, 2011

Student/New Employee Online Permit purchases

STUDENTS: Online payment for reserved spring parking permits begins today at 5pm and continues through December 31, 2011.
Student parking permits will be available for pickup across from the Campus Mailroom starting January 4, 2012.

NEW UHM EMPLOYEES: Online payment for permits may be made starting today. After completing payment, your permit(s) are available for pickup at the Parking Office (please be prepared to show proof of employment).
November 21, 2011

Spring 2012 Parking Permit Reservation

Students who wish to reserve a parking permit for the Spring 2012 semester must reserve a permit upon completion of their class registration for the Spring 2012 semester.

To reserve a permit, students must go to
October 7, 2011

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa holds first “BikeUHM” on October 19
Bike-to-campus day features informational fair at Hamilton Library Plaza

BikeUHM (pronounced bike-um), an inaugural event at the University of Hawai
ʻi at Mānoa, invites students, faculty, and staff to ride their bicycles to campus on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. The consortium of sponsors hosts a two-hour fair on the Hamilton Library Plaza, adjacent to the newly installed bicycle racks, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Free mini-workshops in bike repair, maintenance, and security by
Cycle Mānoa; a flat-tire clinic led by the “Red Hot Ladies” of the Hawaii Bicycling League; a video demonstration of TheBus bike racks; and “Ask the Bike Doctor” will be available to current cyclists, as well as those considering commuting by bike. In addition, there will be light refreshments, giveaways such as clip-on flashing lights, and drawings for prizes of bike helmets and bike locks.

BikeUHM is sponsored by
Cycle Mānoa; Hawaii Bicycling League; City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services; and University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Bicycling Committee (Move with Aloha initiative), Parking Services, and Campus Security. Prizes donated by Hawaii Bicycling League, Island Triathlon and Bike, and University of Hawaiʻi Bookstore.
September 27, 2011

Campus Transportation Open House on October 4

All University students, staff, and faculty are invited to an open house highlighting UH Mānoa campus transportation options on Tuesday, October 4, at 4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom (301A).

Transportation planning specialists Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates will present results of this spring’s online survey of commuters and solicit input on initial alternative transportation strategies under consideration for UH Mānoa. Public participation is vital to creating an effective access plan for our campus. Please join us on October 4!
August 22, 2011

A friendly reminder for student drivers from the Chancellor.

Friendly reminder about parking on public streets

Our campus shares the beautiful Mānoa area with the friendly, supportive communities of St. Louis, Makiki and Mānoa Valley—and we strive to be a good neighbor. So when parking on public streets, please follow all state and city laws and ordinances; arrive and depart quietly, respectfully and without littering; and continue to foster cordial relationships with the people you meet.

Students, faculty and staff are all ambassadors of UH Mānoa so each of us shares the responsibility of being a good neighbor. We all need to be respectful with regard to leaving our vehicles in surrounding neighborhoods. Thank you in advance for parking responsibly and with the utmost consideration.

Mahalo nui loa!

Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw
May 3, 2011

You are required by law (Section 286-52, Hawaii Revised Statutes) to immediately notify the Division of Motor Vehicle, Licensing and Permits when you sell or otherwise dispose of a vehicle, i.e. car, motorcycle, or moped.



Protect yourself from responsibility for any tickets or citations received by future owner(s) using a car/motorcycle/moped that is still legally under your name.

Further information is available at 532-7700 x213 and at the City and County of Honolulu website.

Notice of Transfer form is here

If you receive a citation on UH Mānoa campus for a vehicle that you are no longer the registered owner for, please submit a copy of your notice of transfer to UH Parking Office.

April 14, 2011

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Guidelines for Electric Vehicle Parking
Effective April 2011

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) encourages the use of electric vehicles (EV) as part of the campus’ commitment to environmental sustainability.

Electric vehicles with a valid City and County of Honolulu certified EV license plate are allowed to park in the Lower Campus Parking Structure at no charge, on a space available basis.

Daily parking for EVs is allowed in the Parking Structure during these hours:
  • Monday to Thursday: 6:30 a.m. to midnight
  • Friday 6:30 a.m. through midnight Sunday
  • Holidays (observed by University of Hawai‘i): all day

Please note that the Parking Structure is temporarily closed to any vehicle without a permit whenever the designated allotment has been reached. The Structure is reopened as soon as space becomes available.

Any questions regarding EV parking may be addressed to the Parking Office at 956-8899 or
October 1, 2009

Attention Bicyclists!
Please note that numerous bike racks are located throughout the UH campus. If you cannot find a place at a particular rack please use a space at a bike rack at a nearby building.

DO NOT LOCK YOUR BIKE TO SIGNPOSTS OR RAILS. Sidewalks, ramps, and walkways must remain clear for safety reasons. Bicycles locked in violation of University Rules are subject to citation, immobilization or impound.

Click here for Map of bike rack locations

The following photos show illegal bike parking that will result in a citation and signage regarding bicycle parking.