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Ride the Wave


Homecoming is a special time of year! We hope to see you at one or all of our events!  A number of events require an RSVP.  Please be sure to RSVP today to reserve your spot by clicking on this link! Register. Join in. Celebrate HPU.

Take part in our tradition. Share our pride.

Homecoming is a traditional celebration at many U.S. and Canadian colleges, universities and high schools. It began in the early 20th century when universities began to invite their alumni to return to campus, or “come home,” to join current students in watching a particular athletic game. Homecoming is also a time to celebrate HPU, the people who make HPU what it is, and meet other members of this 'ohana who share a connection to and appreciation for this university.

Be a part of history as Hawai‘i Pacific University brings together a new Homecoming tradition. Please find the schedule below full of a variety of events that fit your interest!  

Make plans to attend Hawai‘i Pacific University's Homecoming 2023! The schedule is updated weekly, please check back often for new and additional information. 

January 28th at the Howard A. Okita Field at Hawaii Loa Campus 

Softball Alumni Game

 Cheer on Sharks and Sea Warriors alike, as our softball team play against the current team. 


February 10th @ 1pm and 3:30pm at the Howard A. Okita Field at Hawaii Loa Campus 

Home Opener Softball Games


February 10th @ starting at 3:30pm at SharkTank 


Tailgate with us HPU style! We invite you to and your 'ohana to enjoy food from a variety food trucks and games prior to joining the alumni section for the women’s and men’s basketball games in the alumni section. Alumni are also invited to join us in the exclusive 21+ years old VIP room with complimentary beverages and exclusive conversations with the basketball coaches for insight into the upcoming games.


February 11th @ 11:00am at Hana Koa Brewery

Sharks on Tap 

Join us for one of the first in-person Hana Koa tours since COVID-19. We will learn what makes their beer an island staple as well as sample what's currently on tap. After the tour, we invite you to join us for lunch in The Mezzanine located upstairs.

Hana Koa Brewery is located at 962 Kawaiaha‘o St, Honolulu, HI 96814. Please visit the Hana Koa Website for parking information. 


February 11th @ 5:30pm at Aloha Tower Marketplace

HPU's Gradu'EATs': Alumni Networking Dinner

Join us for a special networking reception exclusively for our alumni. This event will be an informal reception with opportunities for great conversations, networking tips and tricks, and connecting new and old members of the our 'ohana.


We hope to see you at one or all of our events! A number of events require an RSVP. Please be sure to RSVP today to reserve your spot by clicking on this link

If visiting campus isn't an option during Homecoming Weekend, alumni and Shark supporters across the globe can still share their Hawai‘i Pacific pride that day by wearing HPU gearPost your photos to the Hawai‘i Pacific University Alumni Facebook pages, or Instagram. Be sure to tag us @hpu_alumniandfriends and use the hashtag #ridethewavehome.


Live Stream of HomeComing Game

Come tailgate with us from afar! Sign up to receive a FREE streaming code to watch our Sharks take on Holy Names.

Women's game starts at: 4:30pm HST

Men's game starts at 6:30pm HST


Virtual Campus Tour 

Reminisce about your college days as you enjoy a virtual tour of campus to see what may have changed and what may remain the same since you became an alum.

Click the video below to watch our virtual tour!


Homecoming shirts will be gratefully given to those who have made a gift of $50 or more during our 12 Days of Giving to Homecoming. Please visit our website at www.hpu.edu/donate to make your donation today!