The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu serves as a puʻuhonua, where one is nurtured and prepared with a solid foundation. It is a place where one goes to be educated, informed, cared for, safe, and re-energized, which extends beyond the campus in a synergetic relationship with the community. Reflective of its unique place and the culture of UH West Oʻahu, the University instills within students, faculty, and staff a conscious responsibility toward respecting, caring for, and sustaining our ʻaina, both within the campus boundaries and beyond. UH West Oʻahu acknowledges Hawaiʻi as an indigenous space whose original people are today identified as Native Hawaiians through its Hōʻoia ‘Āina.
Getting to Campus
The University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu is located in the City of Kapolei on the island of O‘ahu, approximately 30 minutes west of the Honolulu International Airport. Parking is free. Visitors and students are allowed to park in designated parking areas on a space-available basis.
TheBus serves the campus with its Route 40, which stops at UH West Oʻahu as it travels between Ala Moana Center and Mākaha Tower. TheBus also operates an express bus service mornings and evenings which serves UH West Oʻahu and includes stops at the Wahiawā, Mililani, and Waipahu transit centers