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UH Mānoa Dedicates Newly Renovated International Gateway House Residence Hall

August 10, 2012

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's Student Housing Services held a blessing ceremony on August 9, 2012 to dedicate the newly renovated International Gateway House residence hall.

Constructed in 1962, the two-tower complex was the first co-ed dormitory at UH Mānoa. Gateway House was shut down in September 2011 to undergo a renovation project that would provide its 218 student occupants with modernized living accommodations.

newly renovated Gateway House residence hall

Gateway House residence hall - before

Improvements to Gateway House include:

  • ADA improvements (including a renovated front entrance with new ADA ramp into building)

  • Wi-fi capability, new windows, plumbing and electrical upgrades throughout the building

  • Addition of new public areas (including study lounges on each floor, centralized laundry facilities and updated kitchens in each tower)

  • Upgraded bathrooms, flooring, lighting, furniture and other upgrades in student rooms

Sustainability Features include:

  • New, more efficient fluorescent lights throughout building
  • Low flow toilets; low flow shower heads
  • Increased air flow in rooms and public areas

"The newly renovated International Gateway House, or Gateway, as we fondly call it, adds another dimension to our students' transformational experience at UH Mānoa by providing a supportive learning their living environment in which they can confidently pursue their academic dreams," said Chancellor Tom Apple.

The cost of the renovation project, is estimated to be about $12 million.

With the completion of the Gateway project, sixty percent of students that reside on-campus will live in buildings that are brand new or have been significantly renovated within the last five years.

For more information, visit: UH Mānoa Student Housing Services website at:


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