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To effectively compete, UH facilities must offer state-of-the-art technological infrastructure to support research and provide new opportunities for teaching and learning. Funding for facilities creates comfortable living and studying facilities, first-rate libraries, and an enriched campus life that are central to the student experience.

New and well-maintained facilities inspire achievement; improve faculty retention; facilitate cutting-edge technology, innovation, and research; and build pride in our university. By improving our facilities, we equip our faculty to teach, our researchers to find solutions to global challenges, and our students to flourish.

Student’s ʻohana gives back by renovating UH Mānoa welcome center
A new, modern welcome center will greet prospective students to the UH Mānoa, thanks to the generosity of a spring 2024 graduate and her family.
RISE opens to students marking milestone in entrepreneurship, innovation at UH
More than 325 students have become the first residents to move into the new state-of-the-art Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs (RISE) student housing facility for the fall 2023 semester.
Grateful alum supports pre-nursing at UH West Oʻahu
Deborah Olson is giving back and helping equip the UHWO pre-nursing program with what it needs to provide an outstanding educational experience to our future nurses.
New lab honors beloved grad
“Tom would have admitted the days of working in individual cubicles in front of dimly lit computer screens was a feature of the past, where individual effort was the norm."
$700K in industry contributions to upgrade UH Mānoa engineering labs
Six civil and environmental engineering labs at the UH Mānoa College of Engineering have been officially renamed to reflect their industry sponsors. A targeted campaign recently raised more than $700,000 from more than 80 individuals and corporate donors to provide much-needed upgrades to the facilities.
Family honors its Hilo roots

UH Hilo’s ʻImiloa Astronomy Center features an award-winning landscape offering a glimpse of Hawaiʻi’s pristine, native ecosystem as it once was. Now, to memorialize longtime Hilo residents Koon Leong and Bertha Chock, beneficiaries of the K. L. Chock Trust have made a gift for the continued care of the native garden, renamed the Koon Leong and Bertha Luke Chock Garden. “We sought a fitting way to express our gratitude for their contributions to their family and to the Hilo community,” says daughter Thelma Chock Nip.

Shidler career services office receives a facelift from HouseMart

Shidler College of Business undergraduate students hoping for internships, employment opportunities and career training can now do it in style thanks to a $200,000 naming gift from HouseMart, the company that operates Ace Hardware, Ben Franklin Crafts and Daiso Hawaiʻi retail stores.

Law School’s $9.3 Million Clinical Building Dedicated

The celebration ended a 15-year quest for much-needed space to provide practical training for law students while simultaneously serving members of the community in need of access to justice.

Supporting the next wave of chefs

Forward-thinking in business and giving - Y. Hata has a long history of supporting education in Hawai‘i, and an even longer history of delivering food products and restaurant supplies to Hawai‘i businesses.  

A gift for art-lovers, artists, and architects

“Legacy is about recognizing the past as a path for future generations. My contribution to UH is in honor of my teachers, in recognition of the education UH provided me, and in gratitude for the opportunity to offer a lecture series in 2010 as a guest of the school of architecture.”

Rick Fried

“Tennis is a little like litigation,” L. Richard Fried, Jr. told the Honolulu Advertiser in 2008 on the occasion of his induction into the Hawai‘i Tennis Hall of Fame. “You've got to be a little competitive so you don't get walked over, and you have to do it ethically."

James & Abigail Campbell Library

The University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu library has been named the James and Abigail Campbell Library to recognize their legacy role in the school’s history.