Innovative Student Living in Honolulu


Live in the heart of innovation at the Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs (RISE), a new live-learn-work student housing community located near the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in Honolulu. Equipped with co-working spaces, meeting rooms, prototyping labs and a classroom, RISE is more than a space to live – it’s a collaborative learning environment, where students from across disciplines can explore their passions, solve complex problems, build prototypes, and test their ideas. Located at the corner of University Avenue and Metcalf Street, RISE is across the street from the UH Mānoa campus, putting you near the Warrior Recreation Center, Campus Center, and libraries.

Opening in Fall 2023, RISE will offer single- and double-occupancy residences for both undergraduate and graduate students across the UH system. If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, leader or creator who wants to be a part of a unique living experience, put your name on the list to stay informed and apply to live at RISE.

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Modern Living Meets Collaborative Learning

RISE is home to the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders, welcoming graduate and undergraduate students from across the University of Hawai‘i system. Through support from the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the University of Hawai‘i, residents have access to entrepreneurship programs dedicated to nurturing creativity and innovation. In addition to meeting rooms, co-working areas, and makerspaces, RISE features community kitchens, lounges, and courtyards where residents can unwind, relax, and connect with friends. On-site dining, indoor garage parking, surfboard and bicycle storage, laundry room, and a package room add convenience to comfort. Respecting the importance of preserving our island home, RISE is a LEED-certified building and offers car sharing and electric vehicle charging stations.

Innovative Dorm-Style Living in Honolulu

Want to live with an old friend or make a new one? It’s up to you! RISE has everything you need to make your home away from home uniquely yours.

With multiple unit options, RISE offers a fresh take on dorm-style living not found in Honolulu. Whether you are winding down after a day at the beach, catching up on studies during an exciting school week, or taking a breather between class, you’ll feel at-ease in our one-of-a-kind spaces.

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Resident Comfort and Community Amenities by Design

Choose RISE as your future home, and life will be a breeze. Your academic adventure at UH is important, and RISE offers amenities that are sure to help you on your journey.

From professional on-site management and maintenance to secured entry, you can rest assured that our unique style of living will be a comfortable place to call home. Relax in the resident lounge with your new neighbors or get to work on that academic project in our classroom and co-working spaces. Need a place to store your surfboard and bike for that long-awaited beach day? No problem! RISE offers surfboard and bicycle storage to keep your possessions secure between use.

From on-site dining facilities to private courtyards with seating, RISE is the definition of everything you need under one roof.

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Community Amenities
  • Resident Lounge
  • Barbecue Grills & Lounge Seating
  • Courtyards with Seating Areas
  • Community Kitchens
  • Classroom
  • Co-Working Spaces
  • Indoor Garage Parking
  • Car-Sharing & Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  • Surfboard & Bicycle Storage
  • Package Room
  • On-Site Dining Offerings
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Controlled Access Security
  • LEED-Certified
Resident Amenities
  • Fully Furnished Units
  • Key Fob Access Security
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • 9-Foot Ceilings
  • In-Unit Air Conditioning
  • Carpeted Flooring
  • Roommate Matching Available


Office Hours

M-F: 9am-5pm
Sat and Sun: Closed