Before Ceremony Information


Cap and Gown: 

Cap and gowns must be purchased at the Leeward CC Bookstore, available starting March 20th.
Bookstore hours: Monday-Thursday from 10am - 3pm

Online orders can be placed for pickup and can schedule a non-store hour pickup appointment.  Further information will be sent via email once the online order has been processed.    

Bookstore extended hours: May 12th until 5pm. 

Shipping rate within Hawaii is $9.00 for the first item and $1.50 for every additional item

Cap and gown: $44.95 

Tassel only: $8.95

Cap only: $14.95

Limited number of 2022 tassels are available upon request.

Announcements on sale at the Bookstore starting March 28

Phi Theta Kappa: 

Phi Theta Kappa tassels, stoles and cords: Contact Phi Theta Kappa Advisor

Michael Bauer at


Honors Program: 

Michael Oishi: 

Hoods sold at the Bookstore:  $21.25

Honors Program hoods are only available to students accepted into the Leeward CC Honors Program.


Phi Beta Lambda 

Phi Beta Lambda cords please contact 

Doug Choy:



Contact LeeAnne Egan: 


Only approved hoods, stoles, and tassels are allowed at the Ceremony. Please check the website for a listing of the approved regalia.

Audience Seating: 

Audience seating is on a first come first serve basis, so we recommend your family arrive between 4-4:30pm.  THIS IS A NON TICKETED CEREMONY. 

If you have guests who need reserved seating because they need accommodations please request it here. 


GRAD FAIR: Schedule an appointment to get your photos taken professionally before the Ceremony in the Student Lounge

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

10:00-2:00 PM


Disabled Shuttle Service

Will be available before and after the ceremony. Information will be emailed to all participating graduates. 


All information is subject to change. 


Financial obligations do not prevent students from submitting their Application for Graduation or from participating in the Ceremony. If the financial obligations are not cleared once diplomas come in, then A&R will not release the diploma until the obligation is cleared.


NOTE: The Ceremony is optional.  Diplomas are not distributed at any Commencement Ceremony.  The diploma cover and diploma will be mailed 6-8 weeks after the close of grades.


Vendor Guidelines:

Effective Spring 2023 vendors are not allowed to solicit and sell their products on-campus on the day of the ceremony without prior authorization.  Prior to the Ceremony, all vendors must contact Will Akama: to provide a Certificate of Insurance.  Campus Security will request that vendors without prior authorization depart campus property.