From Planning, Operations and Maintenance…

Illicit Drugs and Alcohol

This Official Notice, by the University of Hawaiʻi Office of the President, is issued   pursuant to the requirements of the federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.

In conformance with the existing law, Hawaiʻi Community College faculty, staff and students are not permitted to manufacture, distribute, possess, use, dispense, or be under the influence of illegal drugs and/or alcohol as prohibited by State and Federal law, at College-sponsored or –approved events or on University of Hawaiʻi System property or in buildings used by the College for education, research or recreational programs.

Emergency Devices Are To Be Kept Clear

Blocking Safety Devices

It is against safety regulations to block any safety devices.  This includes but is not limited to fire extinguishers, fire alarm pull boxes, circuit breaker panels, etc.


 Just a reminder. You are reminded to present proper identification upon request from Campus Security personnel. This assists the security personnel in filling out their Incident Reports and/or other forms.

Smoking on Campus

Effective January 2003, the University of Hawaiʻi system established a non-smoking policy which applies to the entire university community including, faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Smoking is prohibited in the following areas:

  1. All interior space owned, rented, or leased by the university;
  2. In building courtyards, breezeways, and terraces, on exterior stairways and access ramps, and outdoor dining patios, terraces, and lanais;
  3. Within 20 feet of building entrances, exits, air intake ducts, vents, and windows of buildings that are not air-conditioned;
  4. Within 50 feet of designated pick-up and drop-off points for campus and public bus transportation;
  5. Within the gates of the university’s outdoor sports and performing arts stadiums and arenas, including walkways, corridors, and seating areas;
  6. Any area that has been designated by the person having control of the area as a non-smoking area and marked with a no smoking sign.
  7. NO SMOKING:  Smoking is not allowed within 20 feet of building entrances and open windows.
  8. For more information regarding Hawaiʻi Smoking law SB3262 Act 295 you can log on to the following link:

This ashtray post, situated between Admissions & Registration, Records and the Counseling, Advising & Support Services, is an example of what to use on campus.

Cigarette Butts

Janitors and Grounds keepers continue to spend a lot of time picking up cigarette butts to ensure that our campus does not resemble an ash tray.  This is a waste of our campus resources. Please put your cigarette butts in designated smoking receptacles.


Flyers on Walls

Putting/taping any type of flyers on building walls is not permitted. The removal on the flyers pulls the paint off and makes the walls unsightly. This also creates un-necessary additional work for the Maintenance crew and consumes much needed material. If you do have information or or a bulletin you would like to share with the campus, contact the Information Center in person (Building 378) or call 974-7611 so they can be placed on one of the campus bulletin boards.

Pets On Campus

Only Certified/Valid Guide/Aide Dogs Are Allowed On Campus

Although they are cute and cuddly, pets are not allowed on campus.  Reminder, only certified/valid guide/aide pets are allowed on campus. So for everyone’s benefit please leave Fido at home. Your co-operation is appreciated.

Planting vegetation/trees on campus

Please do not plant any kind of vegetation/trees on campus. The groundskeepers want to make sure that whatever is planted is easily maintainable and will survive.

Additional parking is located in the back 


  We have paved the old gravel lot #1. We have added 200 parking spaces to the rear (South/Puna) of campus. There are parking spaces on campus for everyone! Save your gas and time circling the parking lots.  Our overflow parking is also south of these additional parking spaces.  Signs are posted to direct you to the additional parking.  It only takes seven (7) minutes from the farthest parking space to the farthest classroom.

Handicap Parking

 Please respect the handicap stalls.   Stalls are for valid/approved handicap individuals.  The handicap tag must be displayed at all times.  If you are parked in a handicap stall AND you do not have a handicap tag prominently displayed, Hawaiʻi Police Department will cite you.  These handicap tags are not transferrable.  Also, you may be asked to show your handicap pocket card.  If you cannot provide the pocket card, your vehicle will be reported to Hawaiʻi Police Department.  Maximum fine of  $500.

Skateboarding, Rollerblading & Bicycles

Skateboarding and rollerblading are not allowed on campus! For everyone’s safety, do not ride your bicycles on the walkways and sidewalks.

Please park and lock your bike using bicycle racks on campus. 

Bicycle Racks

Bicycle racks have been installed at various locations on campus.  The racks are designed for two (2) bicycles each.  More may be installed as the need arises.  Be sure to lock your bikes.

Theft on Campus

In the past, we had a bicycle reported stolen on campus.  The bicycle was not secured (locked). Please do not leave your bicycle unattended nor unlocked. A cell phone was left charging in a classroom unattended. When the owner returned from using the restroom, the cell phone was gone. So although we are comfortable with our campus, it is important to remain mindful of ours and our neighbors’ belongings.

The following messages were brought to you by POM (Planning, Operations & Maintenance Division)

Extension Cords 

POM is in the process of installing more electrical outlets to eliminate the use of extension cords that violate safety requirements.

Use of extension cords are for very short, temporary periods of time, typically for a day.  Any other use of extension cords is a safety violation and not authorized. When using cords, keep walk areas clear to prevent tripping hazards. If you need clarification, call Bill Affonso at 933-9992.

Recycle Batteries

Also, if you tape dead batteries together, mark the dead batteries and place them on the floor next to the trash can in your room/office, the janitors will pick them up and dispose of them  properly.

Boxes/receptacles to recycle used/dead batteries have been placed at the following locations:

  •  379 room 15
  • 393-between the men’s and women’s restrooms
  •  380- outside of room 8
  •  389-outside of the POM office room 7

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