Frequently Asked Questions
Below we address some of the most common questions the Institute receives. Feel free to contact us if you have additional inquiries.
There are multiple options available for parking:
Off-Campus parking locations, such as the Church of the Crossroads (1212 University Ave), and Mānoa Valley Church (2728 Haupala Street), have reasonable rates and are located on UHM Rainbow Shuttle routes. Visit UH Commuter Services for additional details.
Visitor parking is theoretically available from 5 am to 4 pm for a flat fee of $5. However, without a UHM parking permit (which only full-time UHM students and employees are eligible for), it is hard to access parking on campus between 9:00 am and 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Our members report “Lot Full” signs as early as 8:30 am and until 1:30 pm. Commuter Services asks us to “please understand that about 26,000 affiliates access our campus daily, causing lots to fill by 10 am.” Come early to get a parking spot. Enter the main Parking Structure on Lower Campus Road (first right off Dole Street past the University Avenue and Dole Street intersection). After 4 pm, on Saturdays, and for special events, the flat fee is $7.
Visitor parking is limited and expensive. From 6:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday, the parking fee is $6 per hour. The green striped visitor stalls in the parking lots at Orvis Auditorium, Sinclair Library, behind Kennedy Theatre, next to Kuykendall Hall, and at Varney Circle have Pay-to-Park ticket machines; place receipts face-up on your dashboard.
Handicapped Parking Permits
With a current valid City & County Disability Placard and UHM ID you may purchase a campus visitor parking entry for $5 at campus entry gates and park in any legal, marked parking stall on campus. You may also be asked to show your blue card that you received with your hangtag, along with your UH ID. If your visitor parking receipt for that day is not visible face-up on the dashboard, and your ADA parking placard is not clearly hanging on your rearview mirror, you WILL get a ticket. NOTE: You may be told this perk is no longer available, but it has been extended through June 2020.
- Visit UH Commuter Services for information on Disability Access.
Cars with an Electric Vehicle (EV) license plate can park free for up to 3 hours in a valid Upper Campus visitor parking stall between 6:30 am and 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, and all day on weekends; and in the Lower Campus Parking Structure on a space-available basis (i.e. you may not be allowed in the parking structure while the “Lot Full” signs are displayed).
- Visit UH Commuter Services for information on Electric Vehicle Policies.
Fines have been increased and range from $40 to $260. Please pay attention to signs and instructions to avoid getting expensive citations. DO NOT park in loading zones, reserved parking, and other no parking areas.
- Visit UH Commuter Services for information on campus parking policies.
As parking at UH Mānoa can be difficult and costly, consider these alternatives:
For detailed information on getting to UH, download How to get to UH on TheBus. The official Honolulu bus tracking app, DaBus2, available on iTunes and Google Play, shows bus riders where the bus is and when it will arrive at your chosen bus stop.
Free UHM Rainbow Shuttles
The UHM Rainbow Shuttle is one of the sustainable options that UH makes available at no charge. Shuttle routes travel into Mānoa Valley, Mōʻiliʻili, Kaimuki and Makiki. All shuttles are air-conditioned, ADA-compliant, and equipped with bike racks. Shuttle arrivals may be tracked in real-time via the UHM Shuttle Tracker. We recommend familiarizing yourself with the semester shuttle schedule and route maps/hours of operation to see if they offer you an alternative to driving.
Closest route stops to OLLI-UHM:
- F1, Mānoa/Faculty Express Route - Varney Circle
- M1, Makiki/Moiliili Express Route - Varney Circle and Sinclair Circle on University Ave
- N1, Night Shuttle - Andrews Amphitheater
- W1, Wai’alae Avenue Express Route - Varney Circle or Burns Hall
- P1, Parking Express - Andrews Amphitheater
To ride the Rainbow Shuttle, you are required to show a valid UH ID. OLLI Members are now eligible for a UH ID once registration is complete and names are submitted to the UH ID office in Campus Center. There is a $10 charge per ID card.
Consider using a ride service such as a taxi, Lyft, Uber, and the Handi-Van. Note that some UH buildings lack the accurate street addresses needed to book rides. The closest buildings to Krauss Hall with actual addresses are the John Young Art Museum (2500 Dole Street) and the Art Building (2535 McCarthy Mall).
OLLI-UHM faculty and presenters are members of the community who are excited about teaching and involving an enthusiastic group of learners in a new way. Instructors represent a broad range of formal education and life experience. Our faculty includes individuals with no college degree and those with a PhD. It includes active and retired educators, skilled artists, and sophisticated enthusiasts, as well as community members who are experts in a particular subject. Some members teach in areas entirely different than their professional expertise, as they expand their knowledge base with post-retirement passions. Members may be students in one class and the instructor or facilitator in another.
OLLI-UHM Instructor Questionnaire
You will be asked to provide a course title (50 character limit), description (1300 character limit), biography (375 character limit), and other questions. To complete the form easily, have your course title, description, and biography readily available before you access the form below. See the current term catalog for examples. If you would like to discuss your ideas before completing a proposal form, contact Director Carole Mandryk.
- Please contact the director for more information and for proposal timelines.
Until recently OLLI-UHM classes were taught primarily on a volunteer basis. We now offer instructors a modest honorarium of $50 per week (some areas may warrant a slightly higher rate) in acknowledgment of their contribution of knowledge, time, and talent. We also greatly appreciate instructors who teach on a volunteer basis, contributing to the sustainability of our program. Reimbursement for parking and class material expenses may be possible with pre-approval. UH system employees are not eligible for direct monetary compensation.