Commencement Ceremony


Congratulations! Graduation is one of the most rewarding experiences in your academic journey. Please check the Virtual Commencement Site for a listing of the graduates and the virtual recording starting May 10th. The live stream will start at 9:45am on May 14th.

NOTE: The Drive-Through Celebration is optional.  Diplomas are not distributed at any Commencement Ceremony/Celebration.  The diploma cover and diploma will be mailed 16-18 weeks after the close of grades.



UPDATE AS OF MAY 5, 2021: The below information is just to reference.  The application and RSVP form are NOW CLOSED.

Application for Graduation

To be awarded a diploma from the College, you must submit an Application for Graduation.  To ensure that you receive the RSVP link for this year's Commencement Celebration Drive-Through, please apply by the 3rd Friday in April.  UPDATE: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE DRIVE-THROUGH AND YOU DID NOT MEET THIS APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION DEADLINE PLEASE EMAIL: ACHOU@HAWAII.EDU

A non-refundable $15 fee is required in order to participate in the Commencement Celebration. This fee will also entitle you to receive one diploma written in English, one diploma written in ʻŌlelo Hawai‘i, and a diploma cover.  If you paid this fee as a Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, or Fall 2020 graduate you do not need to pay it again.

The Graduation Application is open all year round, but is closed every December through January for maintenance, and reopened for Spring application in early February.  The deadline to submit the Application for Graduation is the Last Day of Instruction for the semester you are graduating. Upon submitting the Application for Graduation, the fee will be reflected in your MyUH account.