Events Celebrating the Class of 2020

To honor the amazing and resilient Class of 2020, Punahou has several events and activities planned for our soon-to-be graduates and their families. Some are taking place virtually; others are in-person, but adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Seniors and parents of seniors: Detailed information about year-end activities can be found on the parent and student portals. Please use your School login credentials to access.


Date: Sunday, May 24
Time: 6 p.m.
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Punahou School Baccalaureate 2020 will be shown as a YouTube Premiere on the Punahou School YouTube channel online at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 24.

Prior to Sunday’s Premiere, a shareable and public watch page will be created and published here. You may choose to watch the show live on that page, or you may watch through YouTube directly.

When the premiere starts, a countdown will show during the first two minutes of the premiere. When the countdown is over, viewers will watch the video together in real-time. When the premiere is over the video will remain on the Punahou School YouTube channel for viewing.

Awarding of Diplomas

With approval from the Honolulu Mayor’s Office, we will hold an in-person diploma ceremony on campus, inviting seniors and two family members to walk through the Sullivan Administration Building on campus to receive their diploma (at social distance, with health precautions taken) from President Mike Latham ’86 in the presence of the Deans and Academy Principal.


Date: Saturday, May 30
Time: 7 p.m.
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Please join the entire Punahou community to celebrate the Class of 2020. You will hear from administrators and student speakers, and enjoy pre-recorded performances from the Senior Class. The program will be viewable live online on May 30.

Other Ways to Celebrate Seniors


Punahou School and Punahou Alumni Association invite alumni, parents, family, faculty, staff and friends to share a note of encouragement and advice for the Class of 2020 on an online wish board that will be shared with them in late May.

Photos and video messages are encouraged.

To post, go to

Buff ’n Blue Together: Live from Punahou

Date: Saturday, June 6
Time: 4 p.m.
Where to watch: Punahou Alumni Facebook Page

Although Alumni Lū‘au and Reunion Week have been postponed until October, the Punahou Office of Alumni Relations is putting together a live celebratory event on June 6 that will be viewable on Facebook Live.

It will include alumni reporting from the Punahou campus, alumni musicians, and recognition of the Class of 2020. Please mark this date on your calendars for this live event celebrating Punahou alumni!

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