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at Walter Dods, Jr. RISE Center

Rise to your full potential at Walter Dods, Jr. RISE Center. Walter Dods, Jr. RISE Center is a unique innovation center coupled with student housing that presents a new way for makers and doers across a variety of disciplines to connect, collaborate, and innovate with an integrated living/learning community located on the UH Mānoa campus in Honolulu.

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As Unique as
You Are

Equipped with co-working spaces, meeting rooms, prototyping labs, and more, Walter Dods, Jr. RISE Center invites undergraduate and graduate students to utilize PACE amenities, explore their passions, solve problems, and create lasting bonds.

And when it’s time to take a break, we’ve got you covered with indoor and outdoor lounge spaces for chilling in style in a brand-new building established in 2023. Walter Dods, Jr. RISE Center is for those ready to dive into an authentic learning and living environment.

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More is on
the Horizon

Immerse yourself in a welcoming community that celebrates diversity and creativity. At Walter Dods, Jr. RISE Center, you are on-campus and close to the Campus Center and Warrior Recreation Center. Walter Dods, Jr, RISE Center provides a one-of-a-kind university experience. Our residents enjoy a live, learn, work community at their home away from home. Offering private and shared living accommodations, RISE is also equipped with tools and technology to inspire entrepreneurship and collaboration with like-minded University of Hawai'i Students.

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A Partnership
With Pace

The unique components of Walter Dods, Jr. RISE Center are made possible by the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at UH Mānoa. All UH students—not just Walter Dods, Jr. RISE Center residents— will have access to its co-working spaces, meeting rooms, makerspaces, and entrepreneurship programs dedicated to nurturing creativity and innovation. PACE is the central unit that coordinates and offers entrepreneurship events, competitions, mentorship programs, and scholarship opportunities to students at all campuses of the University of Hawai’i System.

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