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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Hawaii chapter.

When you’re somewhere unfamiliar even after a few weeks you might feel a little lost.Maybe you’re new to the University of Hawii and you skipped your campus tour during Warrior Welcome Week to go to the beach (I don’t blame you). Maybe you went on your campus tour with your parents, but forgot all those little details your tour guide told you. Or maybe, you’re a returning student who needs a refresher. Listed below are locations you’ll encounter daily and how to use them to your advantage.Remember, your tuition pays for it!

Student Health Services

UH Health Services, located on East West Road, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Have an infection or an injury?  The general clinic takes walk-in appointments and scheduled appointments made through your Patient Access Portal. Got an acne problem? They also have dermatology services available by appointment. Need birth control or a STI test? The women’s health clinic has a number of other services for all your lady needs. Don’t forget, your health is just as important as your studies- so take care of yourself!

Visit the website for more information, click here or call them at (808) 956-8965.

Of course,if you find your self in an emergency, call 911.



Warrior Recreation Center

Okay ladies! Bikini season never ends in Hawaii, and to keep fit and tone you need to work for it. The Warrior Rec Center is conveniently located in the center of campus, so there’s no excuse. There’s no need to be a “gym rat”, but a trip to the gym has its benefits, including some eye candy. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that “adults get 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic workout a week” and two days (or more) of weight training. You can use your student I.D. to get in for free and to take any of the free classes offered. Not only does working out keep you fit, but it also helps keep stress levels low and those brainwaves function better!  It’s open on weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For the hours of the basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, ping-pong and swimming schedules, click here!


Sinclair and Hamilton Library

Did your professor assign your class a book that’s really expensive? Did you order it online and are waiting for it to come in the mail? If either of these are true you can go to the library to rent your book; if the book is at any of UH’s sister schools, the library will have it delivered to our campus for you to pick up! Both libraries have computer labs at your disposal as well as printers- just make sure you have a print card! Your workload might be light now, but when mid-terms begin you may become overwhelmed. If you study better in quiet locations, this is the place for you. With beauty and brains, that cutie in BIO171 class will be dying to talk to you.

For more information on all campus libraries, click here!


Campus Center

The center of campus. … Need I say more? With the bookstore and the cafeteria located here, it’s arguably the most important location on campus. You can use your meal plans the Food Court,Jamba Juice and Starbucks (pumpkin spice everything approaches soon). However, you can’t use your meal plans at Subway and the bookstore (yes, people have asked me that). If you lose your student I.D. you can buy a new one (including the U-Pass) for $65 dollars at the ticket office. Also at the ticket office are concert tickets at different theatre productions on campus and other concerts hosted at different venues around town. If you’re thinking about studying abroad and need a passport, the ticket center provides applications and even takes your photo. So smile ladies, everything you could ever need is within walking distance at Campus Center.


East West Center Garden

Sometimes, you just need to relax- and we’re not talking about Netflix and chill either. Get away from the hustle and bustle of campus or downtown Honolulu by wandering to the East West Center’s Garden with your beach towel. Here you can listen to the sound of the waterfall and stream or watch koi peacefully swimming around. If you’re feeling ambitious, bring your yoga mat and take a break from the gym. Quiet time is important for your mental health, so stay sane and mediate in the East West Center Garden.

If you ever need additional support, visit the Counseling and Student Development Center on the third floor of QLC. Visit their website , or call 956-7927.

Zebley Foster is a senior at University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is getting her major in journalism and a minor in English. In her free time she dances salsa, reads books, writes, and of course: goes to the beach!
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