Alumni Week FAQs

General Questions

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • When can I register for Alumni Week?

    Registration opens online at on Wednesday, March 13 and closes Wednesday, April 24. 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. New for 2024, we are offering a 24% discount on Alumni Lu‘au tickets (max 2) when you register by March 23.
  • Will you send my tickets in the mail?

    This year, we will be distributing wristbands on the day of Lu‘au from 3:30 to 5:15 pm. at the white tent between Old School Hall and Mamiya Science Center. If you arrive after 5:15 p.m., please pick up your wristband at the buff 'n blue Information tent on Chamberlain Field. The wristband reserves your seat under the tent; the tab on the wristband is your dinner ticket ... so do not pull it off!
  • My plans have changed and I can no longer attend Alumni Week. Can I get a refund?

    Full refunds are available through Wednesday, April 24, 2024. You can modify your registration online or contact the Alumni Relations office at 808.944.5740 for assistance. Once registration closes on April 24, there are no refunds and itineraries cannot be modified.
  • 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 the registration landing 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 2024 Alumni Week honors alumni in classes ending in 4s and 9s. If you are not in one of these classes, we invite you to attend E Ho‘i Mai: Alumni Celebration on Thursday, June 6 in the Academy Quad. The PAA Awards Ceremony and the Alumni Week Chapel and President’s Welcome are also open to all alumni. These events are free to attend.
  • Who is responsible for planning Alumni Week?

    Your Class committee has been tirelessly working since August 2023. 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 2028.
  • 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. You can also update your profile on Ka ‘Ohana Punahou, our online alumni directory.
  • 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 12 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. 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 below.

    Class YearTimeLocationDate
    193911:45 a.m.Kupuna Lu‘auWednesday, June 5
    194411:45 a.m.Kupuna Lu‘auWednesday, June 5
    194911:45 a.m.Kupuna Lu‘auWednesday, June 5
    195411:45 a.m.Kupuna Lu‘auWednesday, June 5
    195911:45 a.m.Kupuna Lu‘auWednesday, June 5
    19644 p.m.Pauahi HallSaturday, June 8
    19694:30 p.m.Pauahi HallSaturday, June 8
    19742:15 p.m.Dillingham Hall stepsSaturday, June 8
    19794:45 p.m.Pauahi HallSaturday, June 8
    19844:15 p.m.Pauahi HallSaturday, June 8
    19894:30 p.m. Dillingham Hall stepsSaturday, June 8
    19944 p.m.Dillingham Hall stepsSaturday, June 8
    19994:15 p.m. Dillingham Hall stepsSaturday, June 8
    2004 4:45 p.m. Dillingham Hall stepsSaturday, June 8
    20095 p.m.Pauahi HallSaturday, June 8
    20145 p.m.Dillingham Hall stepsSaturday, June 8
    20195:15 p.m.Pauahi HallSaturday, June 8
    20245:15 p.m.Dillingham Hall stepsSaturday, June 8
  • 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 1974 makes their grand entrance into the tent.
  • Where can I park?

    On campus parking will be available. Because of campus construction, the 2024 Alumni Lu‘au will be held on Chamberlain (Lower Field), and this may alter normal traffic patterns. Please enter campus through Upper Manoa Gate. Security will direct you to the nearest parking. For handicapped parking, please show your placard to the attendant.

    Additionally, off campus parking will be available at the Lutheran Church on Punahou Street. Please enter the lot from Dominis Street.
  • If I use a rideshare service, where can I be dropped off?

    Rideshare cars should enter through Upper Manoa gate and drop off passengers at Case 7/8 pick up/drop off.
  • 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 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.
  • What attire is appropriate for the Lu‘au?

    Aloha attire, preferably in buff ’n blue, is always appropriate. This year, the Lu‘au will be held outdoors on Chamberlain (Lower) Field. We suggest wearing flat or thick-heeled shoes. Weather in Manoa is always changing, so prepare for warm temperatures or even rain.
  • Where do I get my name badge?

    Your Reunion Committee will have your name badge. Please look for them on your Class table.
  • 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 at the Alumni Lu‘au on the Sullivan Administration Building 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.
  • I have additional questions. Who do I contact for help?

    Please email or call the Alumni office at 808.944.5740.
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