photo of Hurricane Lane near Hawaii

Hurricane Lane approaching Hawaiʻi (Credit: NOAA)

All University of Hawaiʻi campuses and System offices on Oʻahu and Kauaʻi will be closed from Thursday through Sunday. All UH Mānoa athletic events scheduled for Thursday and Friday are cancelled. A decision on athletic events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday will be made depending upon weather conditions and facility availability. Residence halls at UH Mānoa and UH Hilo will remain open for student residents. All employees who have been designated as disaster response workers or have been directed to report to work or remain at work due to operational needs, must still report to work.

At this time, the UH campuses on Hawaiʻi Island, Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi remain closed until further notice.

The State of Hawaiʻi announced today (August 22) that all state government offices and facilities on Oʻahu and Kauaʻi will be closed, starting Thursday, August 23, because of Hurricane Lane, a category 4 storm currently on track to move dangerously close the islands.

Hurricane Lane could make landfall on any or multiple islands, and may bring strong winds, heavy rains, flooding, high surf and storm surges. All students, faculty and staff are asked to keep informed of the latest developments and prepare for the possibility of the need to shelter in place or move to a public shelter. Prepare yourself and your families for the potential effects of the storm. Officials recommend a 14-day emergency supply.

Students in residence halls will continue to receive more specific communications and instructions from their respective student housing office. However, please do not hesitate to contact them with any questions or concerns at UH Mānoa: vcs@hawaii.edu and UH Hilo (808) 932-7403.

Please follow the National Weather Service, other official agencies and local media for the latest weather news.

All members of the UH community are urged to sign up for UH Alert to receive emergency text alerts. If you have already signed up, log in to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date: www.hawaii.edu/alert/

Notifications affecting UH campuses will be posted on the Emergency Information webpage, as well as on social media:

Please stay informed and updated: