Visit Punahou

Visitors to Campus

Punahou School’s campus is closed to the public. There are, however, work-related exceptions in which authorized visitors are allowed to be on campus with supervision. In these instances, authorized visitors must be reported to Physical Plant ( prior to their arrival and must check in with a security guard upon arrival and the School office of the area they are visiting to obtain a “Visitor” badge. A Punahou School Visitor badge must be worn at all times during their visit and must be returned upon departure.
Parents, guardians, alumni, vendors, and other guests can be on campus to attend specific events or meetings when invited by faculty or staff. When on campus, we expect visitors to follow all campus safety rules.

If you are a family applying to Punahou, please contact the Admissions Office at

Visiting alumni should reach out to before coming to campus.

Social Media Policy for Visitors

To safeguard the privacy of Punahou students, all visiting guests of Punahou School, including visiting speakers, artists, etc., may not videotape or photograph any current students of the School and share these videos or images on social media without the written consent of the Punahou Communications Office. Social media includes such platforms as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, Snapchat, YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr, Reddit, Pinterest and others.

Driving on Campus

All visitors to campus are asked to cooperate willingly in observing these necessary regulations:

  1. To operate a car on Punahou property, a driver must have a driver’s license.
  2. Observe a general campus speed limit of 5 miles per hour.
  3. The driver is responsible for ensuring that passengers do not ride on the outside of the car and that a car is not overloaded with passengers.
  4. Operate the car as quietly as possible.
  5. Turn off the car engine while waiting for passengers. Engine idling will not be tolerated for more than a few minutes.
  6. Be considerate of neighborhood private property adjacent to school boundaries. Do not park in areas belonging to the school’s neighbors (i.e., near the Vancouver exit).
  7. Rules applying to automobiles also apply to motorcycles, scooters and mopeds.
  8. The campus opens to general traffic at sunrise and closes to general traffic at sunset, except on Friday and Saturday nights and for special events.
  9. Overnight parking is not allowed without prior authorization from the Physical Plant office.


Visitors to campus should enter through the Main Gate at Wilder Ave. and Punahou St., then proceed along Chamberlain Drive to park in the Sullivan Visitor Parking Lot.

All numbered stalls on campus are for assigned use only by faculty and staff of the School. Parent parking is only allowed in the Sullivan Visitor Parking Lot or where directed by a security guard.

Event Parking
For event parking, please follow the parking instructions provided in your event invitation, or please ask a security guard for directions upon arriving on campus.
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