Hemenway Hall building exterior
Hemenway Hall

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hemenway Hall will celebrate its 80th anniversary at Makana o Mānoa, an event where students can come together to celebrate Hawaiian culture. Makana o Mānoa is on Wednesday, November 7, 5–7 p.m. in the Hemenway courtyard.

The milestone will be celebrated with Hawaiian food, live music and giveaways. The first plate is free for registered UH Mānoa students with an ID and $5 for the public.

Peruse a gallery of photos and exhibits of Hemenway Hall over the years and pick up Hemenway Hall’s 80th anniversary commemorative giveaways.

For more on the celebration go to the UH Mānoa events calendar.

History of Hemenway Hall

Built in 1938, Hemenway Hall, named after Charles Reed Hemenway, was one of the first student-centered facilities to be constructed on the UH Mānoa campus. The building is memorable for its design by master architect Claude Albon Stiehl.

The campus began to prosper by the end of the 1930s, after the Great Depression. However, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, many facilities at UH Mānoa, like Hemenway Hall, were used as evacuation shelters and Army training.

Today, Hemenway Hall houses the Graduate Student Organization, Student Activity Program and Fee Board, ASUH Food Vault Hawaiʻi, Student Media Program, Ka Leo, Mānoa Now, KTUH 90.1 FM, American Savings Bank, Ba-Le, dental hygiene clinic, Hawaiʻi Review, Student Media Board, UH Productions and more.