2023 Lūʻau


Luau 2023 flyer

The annual Lūʻau will be held on Sunday May 14th, 2023. The event will start at 12pm on Baker-Berry Lawn and will involve mele (songs), hula (dances), meaʻai (food), and pāʻani (games)!

Aloha ʻĀina

Aloha ʻĀina is the physical manifestation of our love for our land. With the value of Aloha ʻĀina, the Native Hawaiian people understand that all things are woven together within the fabric of the universe. While Aloha ʻĀina directly translates to "love for the land", this concept provides a foundation for Hawaiian patriotism in today's world. 

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.