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SIIT 2019

Aloha SIIT 2019 participants!
This page has been created exclusively for your use. We have included information and links that we hope will be helpful to you throughout the course. If you find any errors, or have suggestions or comments, please comment at the bottom of the page of email us at We will continue to update this page, so come back often! 

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Housing Information 

SIIT participants are responsible for their own housing arrangements. That said, we have developed this section to help you along the way. If you need a reference for housing purposes, CITS is happy to provide reference letters stating that you will be with us for the duration of the program. Unfortunately, on-campus housing options are extremely limited for non-credit students (such as SIIT participants), as the University of Hawaii reserves housing for students in credit-awarding programs. 

off-campus housing

Honolulu housing prices are a bit higher than many other places in the U.S. A one-bedroom apartment in town close to the University can cost from $900 to $1400 a month or more. You can often find a room in a shared house for somewhat less.
There are places around campus you can look into for a place to sublet during the summer when a student leaves for 6 weeks. 

We are working together with Hawaii Student Suites who have two buildings for students in a UH program. Just tell them you are in the SIIT summer program and they can tell you the options they have for housing. HURRY! Space is filling up! Fill out their application form here, and feel free to call them for more information.

Please log on to our LAULIMA summer SIIT 2019 site to see a list of others in our program. you can write to all to ask who else needs a roommate or who is looking for an apartment, etc. Feel free to start a conversation! You'll receive info as soon as it is out on logging in to Laulima.

The Website of the UH Manoa Women's Campus Club  regularly updates its list of short-term rentals and exchanges. Many places (besides Craigslist) advertise for short-term stay, such as Zumper at 

You can also check the following:

1. There is a new off-campus housing building privately-owned with all kinds of amenities: Hale Mahana Apartments 
2. You can try and search for the exact dates you want. The zip code area close to UH is 96822. If you will use a bicycle or a bus, you can try 96816.

However, we do not endorse or verify any information you may find on external Websites. Be careful of SCAMS and avoid giving out any credit card information before getting a key!

Campus Life

The SIIT is a non-credit program which is offered through Outreach College.  Please visit the outreach website all kinds of information about campus life.

Traveling around Oahu

If you do not live near campus, you might need transportation to get to class. Fortunately, Hawaii has one of the best public transportation services in the United States. Take a look at The Bus website, which has lots of features to help you find your way around.  Regular, one-way fares are $2.75. Once you receive your UH ID, you also have access to discounted bus passes. Without a bus pass, you must have exact change, as the drivers do not carry change.

The latest thing in Honolulu is BIKI BIKES
Rent a BIKI all over Honolulu and drop it off on campus or anywhere! Check out their website to understand more of how it works:

The UH Department of Commuter Services has also developed a website with tips and information for getting to and from campus. Be sure to check it out as it has tons of valuable information.
ways to manoa

First Day of Class

-= Location =-
Class begins at 8:30 everyday. Our classroom is TP 103, right next door to the CITS office.  On the first day of class, stop by early to our office at Temporary Portable 103 to say hi, grab some snacks and coffee and get your seet in TP 104. 
(Click here for a map that shows you how to get to CITS office).

-= Parking =-

You should be able to purchase a PARKING PASS after you get a Student ID on the first day, but you will need to park at the lower campus parking structure and walk. For the most up-to-date information on parking on campus, including permits and passes, fees and hourly rates, visit the Commuter Services website

You may also wish to purchase a parking pass at St. Francis School, which is 5 minutes from our classrooms. Please contact their Business Office for more information: Phone: (808) 988-4111.  We strongly recommend you park at St. Francis School parking, since it is a 5 minute walk to our campus. The school is closing down, and you can purchase a DAY PARKING PASS for $5 (?) from their business office. (Whether or not anyone is checking parking passes is unknown, but they give a warning for first time offenders and do not tow cars. )  You can also purchase a summer month parking pass from them for a little over $100. You can park on Pamoa road for free, since school is out of session.

-= What to Bring =-

  • Lab & Participant Fee - $100 cash or check made out to cash

  • Electronic dictionary (recommended)

  • Notebook/paper

  • Pen/pencil (We suggest an interpreter pen!)

  • Laptop or iPad (optional)

  • Umbrella (it can rain unexpectedly in Mānoa!)

  • Sweater or jacket (for Air Conditioned rooms)

  • Voice recorder (recommended) (cell phones can record)

  • Money/change for drinks, snacks, copies, or printing

UH ID cards

For non-UH students, after the first day of class, you may go to Campus Center
 212 to obtain your temporary UH ID. The cost of the card is around $10.

With the ID, you are entitled to certain privileges and discounts, including discounted bus passes, discounted entrance fees to local attractions and borrowing privileges at the library.

UH Internet Wireless Access

Those of you who do not yet have UH usernames will receive an email with instructions to set up wireless access on your computer or phones. Please follow these directions carefully as they will guide you through the set-up process. As a reminder, access to the UH wireless system is temporary and it will expire at the close of SIIT.

If you have a UH Username and have not set-up your wireless yet, the wireless "network name" and password needed for set-up can be found by logging in to the UH Account Management system. Once you log in to the Account Management system, look for the link titled "UHM Wireless Network Settings." Clicking on that link will give you the wireless network name and password.

For a UHM Wireless Network map, including coverage areas indoors and outdoors, please click here.


There will be no class on July 4th. However, on the evening , Ala Moana Beach Park has a great 4th of July Fireworks show. You won't want to miss it if you are in Hawai‘i! We will arrive around 5 pm to get a good spot picked out and will play Frisbee and other games and just get to know each other before the show.  Bring something to sit on and food, and join us! (Alcohol and smoking is prohibited in public areas.) 
Magic Island, Honolulu, HI for a map of Ala Moana.