University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu

Places on Campus

Due to health and safety precautions related to COVID-19, some locations on UH West Oʻahu campus have modified hours or are closed. Please see the Impacted Locations list on our COVID-19 Information page.

UH 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 cared for, to be safe, and to be 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 its students, faculty, and staff a conscious responsibility toward respecting, caring for, and sustaining our ʻaina, both within the campus boundaries and beyond.

James & Abigail Campbell Library

The James & Abigail Campbell Library is a focal point on campus, where students, faculty, and the public intermingle in and around seating areas, study spaces, and computer desks bathed in natural light and high ceilings seemingly designed to inspire creative and critical thinking. The library creates a sense of place - and not just a space - on campus where the University community can connect and engage. It hosts musical performances, research workshops, and traveling exhibits focused on indigenous cultures, histories, and practices within its 60,000-square feet of space. To learn more about library news, events and exhibits, visit the library's website.

James & Abigail Campbell Library
Library (B-Bldg)
M-Th: 9:00a-3:00p, F: 9:30a-1:30p *
(808) 689-2700
uhwolib@hawaii.edu
http://westoahu.hawaii.edu/library
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UHWO Library
Tutor from the No'eau Center

Noʻeau Tutoring Center

The Noʻeau Tutoring Center is the tutoring and testing services center on the University of Hawaiʻi - West Oʻahu campus. The center offers an innovative approach to assisting students through peer-tutoring, testing, workshops, and other support services. It promotes lifelong learning for students at all levels of ability to gain the skills necessary for effective, confident, and independent learning. The center also schedules events designed to help students and provides additional support throughout the semester with extended tutoring hours, group study sessions, and faculty-led sessions. It provides service to roughly half of the student body population each semester.

Noʻeau Tutoring Center
Library 2nd Floor, B203
Temporarily closed due to COVID-19
(Virtual services available via Zoom Session) *
(808) 689-2750
uhwowc@hawaii.edu
http://westoahu.hawaii.edu/noeaucenter
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Dining Hall: Da Spot

The Dining Hall features a modern, contemporary space with numerous tables and booths for students to eat, study, or meet. Operated by Da Spot Health Foods & Juices, the Dining Hall offerings range from made-to-order to grab-and-go dining options. Outside seating is also available for those looking for an outdoor dining experience. Da Spot offers a number of cuisines ranging from Mediterranean and North African to American, Asian, fusion, and Hawaiian, with vegan and specialty meat options that can be certified halal or kosher. Da Spot also serves up a delicious selection of smoothies, acai bowl and zabadi side dishes, and homemade desserts, including freshly baked baklava.

Dining Hall: Da Spot
Campus Center 1st Floor
Temporarily closed due to COVID-19 *
(808) 689-2970
daspot@hawaii.edu
http://daspot.net/
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Students Eating and Hanging Out at Da Spot
UHWO Clothes at Bookstore

Bookstore

The UH West Oʻahu Bookstore is the authorized on-campus retailer for books - including used, new, and rental textbooks, as well as books by UH authors and UH Press. The bookstore also carries UH West Oʻahu apparel and gear, school supplies, commencement regalia, and offers educational pricing through UH Mānoa’s TechHub. It also sells a wide variety of office supplies, sundries, and snacks. Most items are tax-free, and all purchases support the University of Hawaiʻi. The bookstore is a part of the UH Bookstore System, and includes stores across nine campuses. It supports special events for UH students, faculty, and staff. If your group is interested in co-sponsoring a campus event or promotion, please contact us at uhwobkst@hawaii.edu.

Bookstore
Campus Center 2nd Floor, C226
M-Th: 10:00a-2:00p *
(808) 689-2550
uhwobkst@hawaii.edu
https://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/westoahu/
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Hale Kuahuokalā and Student Organic Garden

Hale Kuahuokalā was constructed in December 2014 under the direction of Kumu Francis “Palani” Sinenci and Hālau Hale Kuhikuhi. Many hands from UH West O‘ahu and the community came together to kāko‘o the building of the hale. The name Kuahuokalā was given by Uncle Shad Kane due to its alignment with the sun's path. Kuahuokalā means "the marker of the sun." It is also an altar dedicated to the sun and an animated place for all people to honor growth, transformation, illumination, and life. Kuahuokalā is a gathering place for all students, staff, faculty, and the larger community to engage in a variety of academic, cultural, and community-based workshops. Kuahuokalā is nestled within UH West Oʻahu’s thriving Student Organic Garden, which is located to the west of the Laboratory Building and provides a half-acre learning center for students.

Hale Kuahuokalā and Student Organic Garden
Adjacent to Classroom (D) and Lab (E) Buildings
(808) 689-2934
piko@hawaii.edu
http://westoahu.hawaii.edu/piko
Outside Shot of Hale
Table in Naulu Wellness Center

Nāulu Culture, Engagement, and Well-Being

The Nāulu Center renovation was funded by a US Department of Education Title III ANNH grant. Its purpose is to help cultivate meaningful relationships across campus and the community, sustain a safe, inclusive and nourishing space to gather, socialize and participate in recreational activities, provide space, resources and opportunities for all on their paths to excellence, nurture the overall well-being of our community, and perpetuate cultural values, traditions and practices to strengthen sense of belonging and place. The center is made up of several important spaces that students, faculty, staff and community members are able to use and enjoy.

  • Ho‘okipa Room (multipurpose area)
  • Conference Room
  • PIKO Project Offices
  • Ho‘onanea Room (lounge area)
  • Culinary Arts Lab
  • Prep-Kitchen
  • Pueo Fitness Center
The Nāulu Center is currently managed and facilitated by the PIKO Project, Title III ANNH. For questions, space availability and reservations, contact Kimberly Reed at naulu@hawaii.edu.

Nāulu Culture, Engagement, and Well-Being
Campus Center 1st Floor, C131
Tuesday – Wednesday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
(Reservations through STAR Balance) *
(808) 689-2683
naulu@hawaii.edu
https://westoahu.hawaii.edu/naulucenter/
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Pueo Fitness Center

The Pueo Fitness Center sits off the side of the Nāulu Center, packing state-of-the-art exercise machines and free weights into its 500 square feet. It features Freemotion Fitness machines designed for cardio and strength include state-of-the-art pulley machines, treadmills (one of which can be adjusted to a 30-degree incline), free weights, and two bikes. The fitness center also serves as the home for UH West Oʻahu’s Intramurals Sports, Fitness and Wellness program. Students may sign up for one-hour workout appointments on Starfish (MySuccess) (search for “UHWO”), with a limit of three appointments per week. Faculty and staff must email imwest@hawaii.edu to request appointments. To use the fitness center, people must sign a standard waiver and agree to sanitize machines and tidy the area after workouts. There is also a shower in the back of the Nāulu Center for a quick rinse after workouts.

Pueo Fitness Center
Campus Center 1st Floor, C135A
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
(Reservations through STAR Balance) *
(808) 689-2673
imwest@hawaii.edu
http://westoahu.hawaii.edu/im
Treadmill in Pueo Fitness Center
Student Playing Video Games in Lounge

Student Life Center

The Student Life Center is a dedicated space for students to lounge, study, and meet. With a flexible room arrangement featuring couches, tables, and chairs, students can relax between classes, watch TV, or catch up with friends. Students looking for a more hands-on experience can play ping-pong or the piano. This space also offers activities such as West Sesh - an open mic night - and arts and crafts activities in the evening. The Student Lounge is home to the Office of Student Life and ASUHWO Student Government. The Student Life Center may be reserved for student club meetings and trainings anytime after 4:30 p.m. Contact the Office of Student Life (slwo@hawaii.edu) to borrow equipment for student club use.

Student Life Center
Campus Center 2nd Floor, C215
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm *
(808) 689-2942
slwo@hawaii.edu

ʻUluʻulu Archive

ʻUluʻulu: The Henry Kuʻualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaiʻi is the official state archive for moving images. The archive is dedicated to the care, preservation, and digitization of film and videotape related to the history and culture of Hawaiʻi. ʻUluʻulu aims to perpetuate and share the rich moving image heritage of Hawaiʻi through the preservation of film and videotape related to the history and culture of Native Hawaiians and the people of Hawaiʻi.

ʻUluʻulu Archive
Library 1st Floor, B135
M-F: 9:00a-5:00p *
(808) 689-2740
uluulu@hawaii.edu
http://uluulu.hawaii.edu/
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The CLEAR location in the library.

Center for Labor Education and Research

The Center for Labor Education and Research (CLEAR) was established in 1976 by State Law. Like the many university and college Labor Studies programs nationally, the CLEAR is designed to provide labor education, research, and labor-related programs to workers, their organizations and the general public through a variety of methods including classroom instruction, seminars, workshops, publications, the internet and other public media.

Center for Labor Education and Research
Library (B-building), Second Floor
M-F: 9:00a-5:00p (best by appointment) *
(808) 689-2760
clear@hawaii.edu
https://www.hawaii.edu/uhwo/clear/home/

Multi-Purpose Ballroom

The Multi-Purpose Ballroom at Campus Center is outfitted with panoramic windows and vaulted ceilings that provide natural light and gorgeous mountain views. Equipped with automated shades to accommodate audio visual presentations, the Multi-Purpose Ballroom is a beautiful and functional space that is suitable for a variety of informal and formal gatherings. At 3,840 square feet, the recommended seating capacity is 200 guests, banquet style. The Food Services and Events department works with catering companies and facilitates special events and activities at these venues that serve the West Oʻahu community and beyond. With comprehensive planning and seamless event execution, our experienced team of industry professionals custom tailor events that exceed expectations.

Multi-Purpose Ballroom
Campus Center 2nd Floor, C208
(808) 689-2526
uhwofse@hawaii.edu
Intramural Sports leader addressing students in the multipurpose room
The Naulu Center Outdoor Learning Center in the campus mall.

Outdoor Learning Space

The Nāulu Center Outdoor Learning Space, also referred to as the Cultural and Performing Arts and Education Amphitheater, is a flexible multipurpose performance and event area. Construction of the Outdoor Learning Space was funded by the Title III Poʻo ʻIke Kino & ʻOhana (PIKO) Project. It features a metal shade structure (approximately 1,872 square feet) that incorporates supporting infrastructure — including power, telecommunications, WiFi, audiovisual capabilities for sound, theatrical lighting, and a large blow-up projector — to dually serve shading and performance needs. Areas within the shade structure and surrounding plaza now have furniture for seating and collaborative gathering. The existing planters are also modified to incorporate bench seating and convenience power outlets, and enhanced with new lei-friendly plantings.

Outdoor Learning Space
Campus Center pavilion
(808) 689-2683
naulu@hawaii.edu

* Hours subject to change

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