2024 LŪʻAU: Moananuiākea



This year's annual Lūʻau will be held on May 12, 2024 on Maxwell Lawn. The theme of this year's Lūʻau is Moananuiākea, which refers to the vast Pacific Ocean. Moananuiākea symbolizes more than just a physical body of water; it embodies the interconnectedness of the people of the Pacific and the ocean that sustains and connects us all. We also aim to honor the legacy of Hōkūleʻa and its mission to revitalize traditional navigation practices. The Lūʻau will feature performances representing several cultures across the Pacific as well as live music, games, and ʻono (delicious) food! See you there!

About Lūʻau

Hōkūpaʻa, Dartmouth's Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander student group, is an important part of the Dartmouth community and functions as a home away from home for many Hawaiian and Polynesian students. Each year, we put on a Lūʻau to celebrate the continued existence and growing representation of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander identities on the Dartmouth campus. The lūʻau brings together the many different parts of the Dartmouth community to celebrate and learn about Hawaiian and Polynesian culture through food, song, and dance and has been voted the #1 student-organized event by the Office of Student Life. Over the past few years, we have expanded from having around 150 attendees to over 450 attendees at our annual Lūʻau.