COVID-19 Information

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In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, the 10 campuses of the University of Hawaiʻi are closed, effective immediately, to everyone except current students, employees, and select services.

Please also read the latest message from Chancellor Irwin regarding COVID-19, and steps being taken by UH to control the spread.

Please Kokua sign: social distancing, masking, stay home if sick

COVID-19 Info for Students and Employees

Last updated 21 May, 10pm, regarding CARES Act.

If you are returning to UH Hilo from off-island, please submit a response to the UH Hilo Student Travel Survey Form.

Info for Students
updated 9 April

Info for Employees
updated 7 April

Please see the UH Hilo report on the The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

For research information about COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 virus itself, please visit Coronavirus: Research, Commentary, and News.

Campus Updates

Last updated 24 April, 4pm, regarding reopening in Fall.

UH is planning a safe return to campuses in the Fall.

Building Closures

Last updated 7 April, 8am, regarding Library - Learning Center.

The following buildings will remain open for employees and students to access during regular business hours:

  • Administration Building
  • Auxiliary Services – Mailroom only
  • Mookini Library (Main floor only)
  • Student Services Center third floor - Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

In addition, we are adjusting hours to service offices on campus:

  • Student Services Center first and second floors: Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm
  • Campus Center: Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm
  • Campus Center Dining Room: Monday – Friday, 8am – 3pm
  • Mailroom: Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm
  • Cashier’s Office: Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm
  • Bookstore: Monday – Friday, 10am – 2pm
  • Graphics Services: Job Pick up Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am – 3:30pm. Job requests to be submitted online
  • Parking Office: Closed, call 932-7001 or email
  • Human Resources: Closed, call 932-7626 or email
  • Contracts, Procurements and Payments office: Closed, call 932-7397
  • Mookini Library (Main floor only)
    • Sunday: Noon – 7pm
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8am – 4pm
    • Tuesday, Thursday: 8am – 7pm
  • Mookini Library - Learning Center (lower level), open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 9am – 3pm.

Building List

Note: Open buildings are accessible to employees and students. Closed buildings are accessible to those with approved key access only. The restriction on public on campus remains, so open buildings are not open to the general public.


Open ¹ Indicates reduced hours as listed above.

Building Name Open/Closed
Administration Open
Army Reserve Complex Closed
Athletics Complex Closed
Auxiliary Services Closed
Auxiliary Services - Mailroom Open ¹
Business Ed. & Computing Center Closed
Business Office Closed
Campus Center & Bookstore Open ¹
College Hall A, B, C Closed
College of Agriculture Closed
Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy Modular Buildings Closed
Edith Kanakaʻole Hall (EKH, K Bldg) Closed
EEO/AA Trailer Closed
Hale Kihoʻihoʻi (Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy) Closed
Haleʻōlelo (College of Hawaiian Language) Closed
ʻImiloa Astronomy Center Closed
Kū Kahauʻula (Institute for Astronomy) Closed
Life Science Closed
Marine Science Building Closed
Mookini Library & Media Center (main floor) Open ¹
Mookini Library - Learning Center (lower level) Open ¹
Old Gym Closed
Performing Arts Center (Theater) Closed
Portable Buildings 1-22 Closed
Sciences and Technology Building Closed
Student Life Center Closed
Student Services Center - First and Second Floor Open ¹
Student Services Center - Third Floor - Office of VCSA Open
University Classroom Building (UCB) Closed
Waiʻōlino (College of Business Economics) Closed
Wentworth Hall Closed


Off Campus Buildings Open/Closed
Hilo Small Business Incubator Closed
PACRC Closed
Panaʻewa Farm Closed
Waiākea Research Center Closed