About Hui

Literally translated as "a group woven together in friendship", Hui Hoaloha 'Ulana strives to weave lifelong bonds among students whose love for Hawaii brings them together. We endeavor to unite students from all over the University of Washington community by promoting participation in social and cultural events and to perpetuate the aloha spirit in Seattle. Through club events and public service, Hui Hoaloha 'Ulana spreads their aloha spirit within the Seattle community. For more information about our club please browse our website or feel free to contact us. Aloha!


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Hui Hoaloha 'Ulana's biggest fundraising event of the year is our annual Spring Lu'au held at the University of Washington Seattle campus. After months of planning, Hui members work alongside sponsors from the Seattle community to put on an amazing event that showcases the unique culture and lifestyle of Hawai'i. With this year's theme, Hele Mai, the Luau features a delicious dinner of Hawaiian food as well as beautiful hula and tahitian dance. We also have our popular Country Store which sells Hawaiian crafts along with our favorite island goodies.

This year, Hui Hoaloha 'Ulana is excited to partner with the UW Food Pantry, which aims to address student, staff and faculty food insecurity at the University of Washington.

Please bring non-perishable donations to the luau event on May 20th to be entered to win a number of raffle prizes, exclusive to those who donate to the UW Food Pantry. One raffle ticket will be given in gratitude for EACH non-perishable item donated. Bring as many donations as you'd like to increase your odds of winning a raffle prize at the Spring Luau.

Currently, the pantry provides non-perishable items including:
canned chicken, tuna, and salmon
canned fruit and vegetables
soups and stews
peanut or other nut butters (especially crunchy)
shelf stable milk/alternatives (rice, soy, hemp, etc.)
cereal, pasta, and grains
cooking oil

Join us for an evening of fun and entertainment—it only comes once a year!

Hele Mai

This year's annual lu'au is on SATURDAY, MAY 20th, 2017, in the Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom on the second floor.

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Want to help?

Without the loving support of parents, alumni, figures in the community and our company sponsors, our annual Luau would not be possible. With this in mind, we'd like to ask you to consider supporting Luau 2017! We are currently accepting monetary donations, as well as donations of merchandise, crafts, and other local goodies to stock our Country Store. For non-monetary donations, please contact Nikki Higa at nhiga@uw.edu

As a tradition, parents who donate to Luau are honored in our evening program, but if you are affiliated with a company and would like to make a donation, be sure to ask about free advertising at our event as a "thank you" for your support! Thank you for your consideration!

Please click the link below to submit a monetary donation.

View our highlights from 2016's Luau below.


Tickets can be purchased from club members at our table in Red Square from May 1st to May 19th.
(Cash, checks, cards, and venmo accepted)

Online sales will be availble at: http://thehubtix.com/


  • General Admission (UW students and faculty): $20
  • General Admission (No UW ID): $22

At the Door

  • General Admission: $25


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