Commencement Ceremony

Leeward Community College holds one Commencement Ceremony every year in the Spring Semester. 

 

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

5:00pm-7:30pm

Tuthill Courtyard

* Degree/Certificate application information can be found here:

http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/graduation-app

The $15.00 Commencement fee must be paid by Friday, April 20, 2018 to have your name printed in the Commencement Ceremony Program.

Fall Graduates: After you pay the fee you'll receive a postcard in the mail and the email link to RSVP for the ceremony around March

Spring Graduates: After you pay the fee you'll receive a postcard in the mail and the email link to RSVP for the ceremony around 2-3 weeks after payment if your application went through the entire process. 

RSVP: When you RSVP via the email link you can include your preferred name to be read at the Ceremony, instead of your legal name.

Please check your hawaii.edu email for updates. 

 

Dress Code for Commencement Ceremony

  • Casual/business attire
  • Black cap and gown
    Please note that if you do not have your cap and gown on the day of the ceremony, you will need to purchase it with the Bookstore.  They will close at 5pm that evening otherwise you will not be able to participate in the Ceremony.
  • Black caps cannot be decorated
  • No head lei or lei can be worn during the ceremony
  • High heel height: Maximum of 3 inches
  • Footwear is required
  • Only approved PTK, PBL, and Honor’s hoods and stoles may be worn in addition to the cap and gown

 

General Information:

  • Must stay for the entire ceremony
  • No personal items. You will not be allowed to carry personal items (ie. purses, bags, folders, signs, etc.) with you during the ceremony. There is no storage place for your personal items. Please give them to your family or friends before the ceremony.
  • Please inform your family and friends that they cannot hang banners from the railings
  • You do NOT receive your diplomas on Friday night. You will receive your diploma/certificates in the mail from Admissions and Records in 16 weeks.