Alumni Week FAQs

General Questions

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • When can I register for Alumni Week?

    Registration opens online at on Wednesday, March 8 and closes Thursday, April 27. Some events and activities, including Alumni Lu‘au, are limited in capacity and fill on a first-come, first serve basis. We recommend you register early.
  • My plans have changed and I can no longer attend Alumni Week. Can I get a refund?

    Full refunds are available through Thursday, April 27, 2023. You can modify your registration online or contact the Alumni Relations office at 808.945.1351 for assistance. Once registration closes on April 27, there are no refunds.
  • Are guests allowed at Alumni Week events?

    Some events are for reunioning classmates only. Other events allow for guests, including children. Please see the event descriptions in your Reunion packet or online registration for details on guest capacity and age requirements.
  • I didn’t register on time. Can I come anyway?

    For Class events, check first with your Class Activity chair. Contact information can be found on your Class page. If there is room, you may be able to walk in and pay at the door. For School-sponsored events, please call the Alumni Relations office at 808.945.1351 or email Unfortunately, some events fill up quickly and may not be open to walk-ins.
  • Does Punahou provide hotel room blocks?

    Punahou has negotiated exclusive rate codes for Punahou alumni from a range of hotel chains. To view discounted rates, click here.
  • I’m not celebrating a milestone Reunion this year. Can I still attend?

    The 2023 Alumni Week honors alumni in classes ending in 3s and 8s. If you are not in one of these classes, we invite you to attend E Ho‘i Mai: Alumni Celebration on Thursday, June 8 in the Academy Quad. The PAA Awards Ceremony and the Punahou Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are also open to all alumni.
  • Who is responsible for planning Alumni Week?

    Your Class committee has been tirelessly working since August 2022. Committee members meet monthly to plan events, activities and coordinate your Class Gift. If you are interested in joining the next reunion committee, please keep an eye out for more information in summer 2027.
  • I didn’t receive any information on Reunion either by email or postal mail. Why not?

    It’s important that you keep your contact information updated in order to receive Reunion news. To update your contact information, click here.
  • My classmates told me I’m “lost.” What does that mean?

    Punahou considers you “lost” if we do not have a valid physical mailing address on file for you. To update your contact information, click here.

Alumni Lu‘au Questions

List of 14 frequently asked questions.

  • Will you send my tickets in the mail?

    This year, we will be distributing wristbands on the day of Lu‘au. Please make sure to pick them up at your Class photo session. If you arrive after your Class photo, pick up your wristband at the Information Tent on Bishop Lawn. The wristband reserves your seat under the tent; the tab on the wristband is your dinner ticket ... so don’t pull it off!
  • What time should I arrive? When and where is my Class Photo?

    Please refer to the Class Photo schedule here.
  • What time does the seating open?

    Seating opens at 4 p.m. The lu‘au program begins at approximately 5:15 when the 50th Class of 1973 makes their grand entrance into the tent.
  • Where can I park?

    Please enter Punahou through the Main Gate on Wilder and Punahou streets. Security will direct you to parking. If you require special assistance and have a handicap placard, please inform Security, who will direct you to the “special assistance tent” in front of Sullivan Administration Building and let you know where to park.
  • If I use a rideshare service, where can I be dropped off?

    You can instruct your driver to enter the Main Gate and drop you off at the Sullivan Administration Building (across the baseball field).
  • What is included with my Lu‘au registration?

    Your registration includes a traditional Hawaiian plate with kalua pig, squid lu‘au, poke, lomilomi salmon, sweet potato, poi, haupia and pineapple. The traditional slow-cooked kalua pig is prepared by the famous Imu Gang Emeritus of alumni volunteers in the School’s imu on Atherton Track. Side dishes are prepared in-house by Dole Hall cafeteria staff. Beer, wine, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase.
  • Does the bar accept credit cards?

    Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased directly from the bar with Apple Pay, Google Pay and credit cards. Cash will not be accepted at the bar. Drink scrip will no longer be needed to purchase beverages. Coolers and outside alcoholic beverages are not allowed.
  • What attire is appropriate for the Lu‘au?

    Aloha attire, preferably in buff ’n blue, is always appropriate. The Lu‘au is held outdoors on Middle Field. We suggest wearing flat or thick-heeled shoes. Weather in Manoa is always changing, so prepare for warm temperatures or possible rain.
  • Where do I get my name badge?

    Your Reunion Committee will have your name badge. Please look for them on your Class table.
  • Alumni Lu‘au sold out, and I wasn’t able to purchase a ticket. Can I still attend? 

    The open reception area and bar are open to all. Seating in the tent is reserved for registered guests wearing a wristband, and lu‘au meals require a dinner ticket.
  • I’d like to buy some Punahou merchandise. Will the Buff ’n Blue Store be open?

    Yes! A pop-up store will be set up on the Dillingham Hall mauka lanai.
  • Are children allowed at Alumni Lu‘au?

    Alumni Lu‘au is an adults-only event. Seats are limited to ticketed guests only, however, just like the airlines, lap children are allowed if they do not occupy an additional seat. 
  • Is there a Friends of Bill W. meeting this year?

    Yes, the meeting will be held from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Old School Hall, Room 102. Please enter from the Dillingham side of Old School Hall.
  • I have additional questions. Who do I contact for help?

    Please email or call the Alumni office at 808.945.1351.
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