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The Center has two housing facilities for its student scholarship recipients — Hale Mānoa and Hale Kuahine. In addition, housing in these residence halls is available to students with no formal affiliation with the East-West Center, e.g., University of Hawaiʻi graduate students as space permits. The Special Housing program accommodates graduate students whose academic work is related to the East-West Center mission of promoting better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific.

Student housing (website)
Provides information on the check-in and check-out procedures, housekeeping services and other details on housing.

Visitor Housing (website)
Provides information on the check-in and check-out procedures, housekeeping services and other details on housing.

Hale Mānoa (Website)
Hale Mānoa generally houses the Center’s long-term degree-seeking students and other participants. Hale Mānoa is a 13-story dormitory serviced by two elevators. Certain floors or units are designated for male only or female only room assignments. Other areas are for coeducational living where married couples are accommodated in double rooms.

Video tour of Hale Mānoa

Hale Kuahine (Website)
Hale Kuahine is a four-floor dormitory with no elevator. Physical arrangements are similar to Hale Mānoa single and double rooms.

Lincoln Hall (Website)
Lincoln Hall is a four-story building serviced by one elevator. Lincoln Hall houses visiting scholars and short-term conference participants. All apartments have cable TV, telephone service, broadband internet connectivity and private bathroom/toilet facilities. A limited number of apartments with kitchens are also available.

Room Furnishings and Services

Rooms contain a desk, dresser, chair, bed, study lamp, telephone, fan, clock radio, bookshelf and closet space. Linen and bedding (including pillow, blanket, bedspread, two sheets, and a pillow slip) are provided. You may want to bring a towel with you from home or purchase a set from local stores or the housing office. A towel set is available for purchase in the dormitories and includes a bath towel, washcloth, and small bar of soap. 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.


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.

If your room assignment is at Lincoln Hall, you check in at the front desk of Lincoln Hall from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. After hour check ins are handled at Hale Mānoa front desk.

Mailing Address for East-West Center

If you are not currently living at EWC Housing and would like to mail your personal belongings from off-island locations, you may use the following address, 1711 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848-1711. Please plan to be here in order for you to receive the package(s). Otherwise, the package(s) will be returned. A personal mailbox number will be assigned after you arrive.