Johnson Hall reopens, 4,000 students moving in to UH Manoa this week

Hawaii Independent Staff

HONOLULU—The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s historic Johnson Hall reopens Monday to student residents after a $6.7 million, year-long renovation project.

Major improvements were made to all 98 double rooms, lounges, and offices. Modern safety devices were also installed.

As UH Manoa’s oldest residence facilities, Johnson Halls A and B were constructed in 1958 and 1962 at a cost of $897,000. With its reopening, the majority of the nearly 4,000 Manoa campus housing units are either new or newly renovated. UH Manoa is currently housing a record-high number of students on campus.

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As part of Manoa Move-In 2011, students will be moving into the newly refurbished Johnson Halls Monday from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.

Earlier this year, Kaleo O Hawaii reported problems following the the renovations of other campus dorms—Frear Hall and the Hale Aloha Towers, including missing furniture, soap dispensers, and trash cans and broken locks.

Commuters can expect traffic delays around UH Manoa as nearly 4,000 students move into campus dorms throughout the week.

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