This page summarizes some key information about our Housing facilities. For full details about EWC Housing facilities, policies, procedures and services, please read our Housing Guest Handbook.

The East-West Center provides housing for participants in three on-campus residence halls on its 21-acre campus adjacent to the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Hale Mānoa and Hale Kuahine principally house the Center’s international residential community of graduate students and longer-term participants, and Lincoln Hall houses visitors, professional participants, and conference attendees.

Click on the links to each of the residence halls for visuals.

Hale Mānoa

Hale Kuahine

Lincoln Hall guesthouse

Room Furnishings and Services

Hale Mānoa and Hale Kuahine are comprised of single (7’x14’) and double rooms (14’x14’). Rooms are arranged into living units, with each unit consisting of 4 to 5 single (7’x14’) rooms and 2 to 3 double rooms (14’x14’). Each living unit has shared bathroom/toilet facilities and storage room. 

All rooms have telephone service and Wi-Fi. Rooms contain a desk, dresser, chair, bed, extra-long twin mattress, bookshelf and closet space. Bedding/linen, pillows, towels, and soap are not provided.

Shared kitchen facilities and coin-operated laundry machines are located on the common floors of each residence hall. In addition, residents have access to lounges for TV viewing and small meetings or social functions.

Each residence hall has a reception desk with services such as checking persons in and out of rooms, taking messages, providing change for laundry and vending machines, issuing spare keys, maintaining security and providing general information.

More information on each residence hall can be found on the Housing website: Hale Kuahine and Hale Mānoa.

Single-Gender Floors at Hale Mānoa: Usage guidelines (PDF)

EWC Housing Visitor Policy 8/23/23 (PDF)


If your room assignment is at Hale Mānoa or Hale Kuahine, you will check in at the front desk of Hale Mānoa. The Hale Mānoa desk is open 24 hours. If you are assigned a room in Hale Kuahine, you may wish to have the car with your luggage wait in a loading zone at Hale Mānoa while you confirm your room assignment and receive your key.

Mailing Address for East-West Center

If you are not currently living in EWC Housing and would like to mail your personal belongings from off-island locations, you may do so up to two weeks prior to your move-in:

(Your Name)
1711 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI

For current dormitory residents, please plan on being here to receive your package(s), otherwise they will be returned. A personal mailbox is assigned to all residents after arrival.

Lincoln Hall

For information on Lincoln Hall services/amenities, please see:

Emergency Information

Please refer to this linked PDF for information on emergency preparedness, procedures, and contacts.