UH Announcement: Watanabe Hall Closed Until Further Notice

7:00 p.m.
Watanabe Hall will be open, and will resume normal operations, on Tuesday, October 14.

The building was closed this afternoon and evening due to noxious fumes.

4:00 p.m.

Watanabe Hall will be closed this evening, October 13, due to noxious fumes presenting a safety hazard to our community.

The source of these fumes is currently under investigation, and Watanabe Hall will be closed until further notice.

It is unknown whether or not classes will resume as normal tomorrow morning, so please continue to look for further updates.

Join us for our Safety Walk on Tuesday, October 14!

Join us for our Safety Walk on Tuesday, October 14!

Due to inclement weather, our Safety Walk had to be rescheduled.  The new date for this event is Tuesday, October 14 (6:00 PM – 8:15 PM).  Please meet at Paradise Palms, where we will have refreshments and free t-shirts!  Check-in will start at 5:45 PM. 
 
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About the Safety Walk
In honor of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, the UHM Department of Public Safety is hosting its first-ever Safety Walk, which is a practice that has been used at college campuses across the country, with great success.  This after-hours event will help to identify tangible and immediate safety issues such as inadequate lighting, signage, uneven walkways, and overgrown vegetation.  These events provide an opportunity for positive discussion between walk participants - administrators from various departments, students, and other members of the campus community.  Our goal is to address safety concerns on campus so we can begin to remedy these issues, while providing an avenue for positive rapport within the community.  This event is open to any member of the UHM and surrounding community.  We hope to see you there!

For more information about this event, please contact Sarah Rice at srice@hawaii.edu

UHM Alert - Auto Theft at Hale Noelani Parking Lot

On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 6:20 p.m., a vehicle theft was reported in the Hale Noelani parking lot.  An auto theft report has been filed with the Honolulu Police Department.

Vehicle description:
- Year/Make/Model: 1994 Nissan Hardbody (truck)
- Color: Black
- License plate: FSF 779

If you see this vehicle, or if you have any information regarding this auto theft, please call the UHM Department of Public Safety at (808) 956-6911 or the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

UH Alert - Sexual Assault at Law School Parking Lot

On Monday, August 11, 2014, at 3:40 p.m., an unknown male sexually assaulted a UHM student in the Law School parking lot.

When the student entered the parking lot, she reported hearing two mopeds drive in from Dole Street. On her return to the Law School building, she was grabbed from behind by the unknown male, who then fled on a black moped.

The male was described as:
--Age: Early 20's
--Height: 5'4"-5"6"
--Weight: 120 pounds
--Build: Slim
--Hair: Wavy black with bleached blond streaks
--Eyes: Brown
--Earrings: Both ears
--Clothes: Red tee shirt, shorts

Any witnesses, or those with information about this case, are asked to call the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

The UH Manoa Department of Public Safety will continue to operate throughout the storm

The UH Manoa Department of Public Safety will continue to operate throughout the storm. 

If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at (808) 956-6911. Please be aware that response times may be lengthened or delayed due to severe conditions. 

For the safety of all students, the UHM Department of Public Safety has decided to cancel our Security Escort Service for Friday evening. Please make other arrangements for safe passage through campus this evening.

For the most current information and updates, "like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SafeManoa and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UHManoaSafety.  The UHM Department of Public Safety recommends that you closely follow your local news stations and be prepared in case of evacuation. 

UH Manoa Severe Weather Alert

The University of Hawaii at Manoa will be closed on Friday, August 8, 2014, and throughout the weekend, due to the approach of Hurricanes/Tropical Storms Iselle and Julio. Campus buildings will begin "Powering Down" at 4:30 p.m. today, Thursday, August 7. There will be no classes or scheduled activities on campus throughout the weekend.

UH Alert - Severe Weather Alert for August 8, 2014

For the safety of students, faculty and staff, the University of Hawai'i will be closing all campuses on O'ahu and Kaua'i on Friday, August 8, 2014 in anticipation of severe weather caused by Hurricane Iselle.

Currently Oahu, Kaua'i County and Maui County are under tropical storm warnings. Hawaii Island is under a hurricane warning.

UH Hilo and Hawai'i Community College, along with its West Hawai'i Education Center on Hawai'i Island are closed today, August 7th and Friday, August 8th due to potentially dangerous weather conditions.

UH Maui College and its Education Centers in Hana and Lahaina and Moloka'i and Lana'i will close at noon on today, August 7th and all day Friday, August 8th. Weekend operations will also be suspended.

Please go to hawaii.edu/emergency for up to date information.

Honolulu police at Waahila Ridge

9:36 p.m.
Honolulu police ceased operations at Waahila Ridge.

8:07 p.m.
Honolulu police report they are looking for a burglary suspect in the forest reserve area of Waahila Ridge.

Please stay away from the area and follow the direction of the Honolulu Police Department.

For emergencies, call 911.

Water Main Break

9:00 p.m. IMPORTANT AND FINAL UPDATE
Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of UHM Facilities Management and the Board of Water Supply, water service has been restored to UH Mānoa. The campus will be OPEN and OPERATIONAL on Friday.  Traffic advisory: Continue to avoid driving on Dole Street near the School of Hawaiian Knowledge, near the site of the water main break, if possible.

4:30 p.m.
Due to the water main break on Dole Street impacting water service and air-conditioning to Upper Campus, UH Mānoa Upper Campus is closed. Monitor email for updates on the status of repairs. There is a possibility that, if water service cannot be restored by Friday morning, that the UH Mānoa Upper Campus may be closed on Friday. An announcement will be made early Friday morning. Please check your email.

3:55 p.m.
Water and air-conditioning to buildings on Upper Campus and at Student Housing (except for Johnson Hall) are being affected by the water main break on Dole Street. Lower Campus is reportedly not affected.

The Board of Water Supply is working on the problem.

3:00 p.m.
There is a water main break on Dole Street near the Wa'ahila Faculty Housing and School of Hawaiian Knowledge.  Dole Street is closed in both directions near the point of the water main break.

The Board of Water is assessing the situation, but it is unknown what the cause is or when it will be fixed.

If you are exiting campus via East-West Road onto Dole Street, vehicles may only turn right.

In order to alleviate traffic congestion exiting campus, the entryway at Metcalf and University Avenue near Sinclair Library is temporary opened for exiting only.

UH Alert - Car theft reported from Hale Noelani parking lot at UHM

According to UHM Campus Security, an automobile theft was reported to have occurred between the hours of 5:30 p.m. yesterday, June 3, to 8:15 a.m. today, June 4, 2014, from the parking lot outside Hale Noelani on the UH Manoa campus.

The car is a two-door, blue Honda with the license number JXE 345.

If you have any information about this incident, call the Honolulu Police Department at 911.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously on the UHM campus or UHM property, call Campus Security at 956-6911.