Housing Rules and Protocols

The East-West Center is following local public health orders currently in effect and will adjust policies and procedures as the situation changes. We appreciate your continued vigilance with regard to COVID-19 in recognition that it remains a dangerous disease that affects everyone differently and can lead to serious illness and death, as well as long-term health impacts.

If you have questions about housing protocols, you may call EWC Housing at (808) 944-7805 or email housing@eastwestcenter.org.

The COVID Health and Safety Plan for EWC Residence Halls (Updated June 2023) includes important information on:

  • EWC Vaccination Policy
  • What you must do if you test positive for COVID-19
  • What to do if you have symptoms or are a close contact
  • Keeping our community healthy

While the EWC no longer requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination, we strongly urge all residents to get the most updated series of vaccinations (including the bivalent booster) from the list approved by the US CDC or the WHO. Please visit: COVID-19 Vaccine – Hawai‘i DOH: Info & Resources for Managing COVID-19 (hawaiicovid19.com) to learn more about getting vaccinated in Hawaii, and prioritize time upon arrival to get this done. If you are not sure if you are up to date with your vaccinations and have an approved vaccine, please visit: Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC

Testing: Should you need a PCR test, please visit Hawaii’s testing resource site for information about where to get a test: Hawai‘i DOH: Info & Resources for Managing COVID-19 (hawaiicovid19.com)

All residents should maintain a supply of high-quality masks to wear whenever symptoms of illness arise. Residents also should keep at least one test kit on hand at all times.

Please be advised that circumstances around COVID-19 or other serious illnesses may change quickly. Residents are asked to keep their RAVE Alert information up to date, and to check and review emails regularly to stay up to date on policies. Sometimes, policy changes will be made via email or RAVE alert, and you will be expected to know about and abide by such policies.

Useful Contacts

Hale Manoa Front Desk:  808-944-7960.  Available 24 hours.
University of Hawaiʻi Student Health Services:  808-956-8965
University of Hawaiʻi Registrar:  808-956-8010
University of Hawaiʻi International Student Services: 808-956-8613