Online GRAD

File for Graduation if you are 1-3 semesters away from graduating

“Commencement” is the ceremony when you walk across the stage to receive your diploma and you and your family celebrate your accomplishment.

Register for Commencement: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commencement.

To walk in the Commencement ceremony, register by the appropriate deadline:

For Spring Commencement:               1 May

For Fall Commencement:                     1 December

“Graduation” is official certification that you completed all requirements for your degree. By completing the steps below, you notify the Advising Center to certify you for graduation.

To file for Graduation, complete the Online GRAD steps in the section below. Be sure to file by the appropriate deadline:

For Spring Graduation:               1 November

For Summer Graduation:            1 November

For Fall Graduation:                     1 April

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Complete the Goldenrod form by filling in Side A (the student side); be sure to sign and date at the bottom.

Meet with your major advisor to confirm your current and remaining major requirements and have your major advisor complete Side B (the major advisor side); be sure your major advisor signs and dates at the bottom.

NOTE: If you have more than one major, you will need a separate Goldenrod for each major.

If you do not have a minor or certificate, skip this step.

If you do have a minor and/or certificate, print the Minor Verification/Certificate form.

Meet with your minor / certificate advisor to verify your current and remaining course requirements.  Be sure the form has the required signatures.

NOTE: If you have more than one minor or certificate, you will need a separate Minor/Certificate form for each.

Print and complete the Graduation Plan worksheet (2 pages).

Read the “Requirements and Rules for Graduation” on page 2, then sign and date at the bottom. You are responsible for these requirements and rules.

NOTE: Be sure your plan includes all of your current and remaining requirements by checking your:

·      Major requirements (on Side B of the Goldenrod form)

·      Minor/Certificate requirements (on that form)

·      GenEd, Graduation, and College/Degree requirements (on your program sheet)

If you need assistance completing the plan, please contact the Advising Center.

Turn in your completed forms to the Advising Center in QLC113:

·      Goldenrod

·      Minor Verification/Certificate

·      Graduation Plan

NOTE: An appointment is not necessary, but be sure to leave time to complete your Application for Degree at the Service Counter (it is not available online).

Once an advisor reviews and verifies your Graduation Plan, you will receive an Online GRAD follow-up e-mail. Once you receive the email, pick up your plan from the Advising Center’s Service Counter at QLC 113. No appointment is necessary
  • Remember to register for Commencement at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commencement.
  • If you need documentation of Graduation (for a job or application), complete and submit a Request for Written Verification form.
  • Approximately 2 weeks after receiving your Online GRAD follow-up e-mail, a $30 diploma fee will be posted to your MyUH account; be sure to pay it.
  • Approximately 3 months after Graduation, your diploma will be available for pick up from Records in QLC 010.