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Opening Days

Our student ambassadors, student council, residential prefects, and faculty will all be there to greet and assist you when you arrive for Opening Days in August. Opening Days are your first few days as an HPA student. You’ll receive orientation and important information, become familiar with the campus, and have lots of opportunities to get to know your roommates, classmates, teachers, and administrators. Opening Days are also full of fun! We explore some of the most beautiful locations on our island and engage in a multitude of activities. We invite you to bring your curiosity and a willingness to learn and engage with your new community. With just a little effort, you will soon find your place in our wonderful, supportive school.


2017 UPPER SCHOOL Opening Days Schedule

Sunday, August 13

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Move In Day for New Boarders
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Lunch, Anna's Field
12:30 to 3 p.m. - Small Group Campus Tours by Student Ambassadors
4 to 4:30 p.m. - New Upper School Family Meet and Greet, Gates Performing Arts Center
5 to 6:30 p.m. - E Komo Mai Welcome Reception, Kennedy Square
7 to 8 p.m. - New Boarding Student Dorm Meetings
8 to 10 p.m. - New Student Orientation Activities

Monday, August 14

7 to 8 a.m. - Breakfast for Boarders, Taylor Commons
8 to 9 a.m. - Registration for Boarders, Kennedy Square*
9 to 10 a.m. - Registration for All New Day Students, Kennedy Square*
*Please bring computer devices to registration
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Parent Information Session I: College Counseling, Information Technology, 'Ohana Association, Gates Performing Arts Center
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Student Symposium I: School History and Core Values, Citizenship and Honor Systems, Student Activities, Student Support, Ko Kākou Student Union
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch, Taylor Commons
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Facilities Orientation for Students, Castle Gym
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Parent Information Session II: Student Activities, Student Support, Citizenship and Honor Systems, Residential Life, Gates Performing Arts Center
1:30 p.m. - Advisor Meet & Greet, Taylor Commons
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Parent Farewell, Residence Halls
3 to 4 p.m. - Swim Test and Pool Orientation for New Boarders, Dowsett Pool
5:45 p.m. - Dinner for Boarders, Taylor Commons
7 p.m. - New Boarding Student Dorm Meetings
8 to 9:30 p.m. - Student Activities

Tuesday, August 15

8 to 11:15 a.m. - Assessment/Placement Tests for New Students
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Lunch, Taylor Commons
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Student Symposium II (Boarders Only): Daily and Evening Schedules, Study Hall Procedures, Tech Use and Social Media, Ko Kākou Student Union
1:45 p.m. - Kona Commons Shopping Trip
5:45 p.m. - Dinner for Boarders, Taylor Commons
7 p.m. - Boarding Student Dorm Meetings

Wednesday, August 16

7 to 8 a.m. - Breakfast for Boarders, Taylor Commons
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Class Retreats
5-7 p.m. - Town Vans
7 p.m. All Residential Community Meeting at Gates Performing Arts Center (GPAC)

Thursday, August 17

Upper School Classes Begin


Please visit our Key Dates page for important dates for the 2017-2018 school year. Please contact the Student Life Office at studentlife@hpa.edu with any questions.


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