Canceled | 50th Anniversary Lu'au - Kū ʻOkoʻa

In accordance with guidelines from state and federal authorities, several upcoming events have been canceled, including the 50th Anniversary Lu'au - Kū ʻOkoʻa. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus and resuming normal operations just as soon as possible, and will continue to do everything we can to ensure the health and safety of the campus community. 

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on campus, but we are aware that could change at any time. We have been following guidance from all relevant government and health authorities in making decisions in the best interests of the campus community. Detailed information about our response is available at


Every year, the University’s Hawaii club, Ka Ohana me ke Aloha, puts on a student-operated lu'au, and this year marks the 50th anniversary! The theme this year is “Kū ʻOkoʻa” which means "stand different." The goal is to educate the public about the culture of Hawaii by highlighting the beauty of each island and expressing how each island is different, but together we stand as one: the Hawaiian islands with aloha (love) for all.

This year there will be a catered dinner served to watch with the show for those who purchase dinner tickets. Non-dinner tickets will also be available. Information about getting involved in dancing is below. Not interested in dancing? Come and support the show and purchase tickets!

Alumni, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to come out and dance if they are interested! There is no experience necessary, all are welcomed to dance For more information please contact our dance chair Sydnee Kokubun '22 at and she can direct you further. 

If you have any further questions regarding ticket sales or Luau please feel free to contact Angel Ai-Perreira '22