Saturday, May 13, 2017
Stan Sheriff Center
|Morning Ceremony||Afternoon Ceremony|
- College of Arts and Humanities
- College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature
- College of Natural Sciences
- College of Social Sciences
- College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
- Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
- School of Pacific and Asian Studies
- College of Education
- College of Engineering
- John A. Burns School of Medicine
- Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, including Public Health
- School of Architecture
- School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
- School of Travel Industry Management
- Shidler College of Business
- William S. Richardson School of Law
Any prospective summer or spring graduate who has filed a degree application is eligible and encouraged to participate in the commencement ceremony.
Please consult with the student academic services office of your college/school for instructions on filing a petition to graduate – preferably prior to the semester you will be graduating. A degree check is usually performed to confirm if you are qualified to graduate.
Register at manoa.hawaii.edu/commencement/register by May 1, 2017 to participate in the ceremony. Please be advised that registering for the ceremony is not the same as filing a degree application.
You must register and have a cap and gown (and hood for advanced degree candidates) to participate.
You may purchase your cap and gown (and hood for advanced degree candidates) online via the Bookstore's Website or visit the Bookstore between March 1, 2017 and May 12, 2017 to purchase your cap and gown in person. * Note: Purchase your regalia early. The Bookstore cannot guarantee the availability of all sizes, hood and tassel colors after April 14, 2017.
Prices: (*All subject to change)
Gown prices: Undergraduate $41.00, Master's $48.00, Doctoral $57.00*. Note: Gowns requiring special sizing must be ordered by March 31, 2017. Special sizing orders after this date will be assessed a service charge for air freight.
***Please note that the undergraduate gowns are GREEN.
Hood prices: Master's $39.00, Doctoral $46.00*.
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
For more information, call the Bookstore at 956-6884.
Contact the Commencement Office at 956-3889 or in writing to: Commencement Coordinator, 2500 Campus Road, Hawaiʻi Hall 209, Honolulu, HI 96822 to request a registration form. You may order your cap and gown by phone by calling (800) 842-6657. Place your order by April 21, 2017.
Personalized graduation announcements are available at the Bookstore. Minimum order: 25 cards. Regular price: $1.80 each (price subject to change). Early order price: 10% discount on orders placed by March 25, 2017. You may place your order online at the Mānoa Bookstore Grad Store website.
When you register online, be sure to print your name card. After printing, please fold the sheet in half, and bring it with you to the ceremony. Please present the name card, to the name reader as you cross the stage.
Approximately three months before the ceremony, inform faculty advisers of the honor societies to which you belong that you are a candidate for graduation.
No tickets will be issued. All guests are welcome to the ceremonies on a first-come, first-seated basis. However, as a courtesy, graduates are asked to limit their guests to five (5) individuals. Gates will open at 7:45 a.m. for the morning ceremony and at 2:45 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony. We strongly recommend that guests arrive early, as the doors to the Stan Sheriff Center will be closed when the arena reaches maximum capacity.
Balloons, large signs, and strollers are not allowed into the arena for safety reasons.
All graduates report to the Stan Sheriff Security Entrance by 8:00 a.m. for the morning ceremony and 3:00 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony. Please be on time and bring your completed name card to the ceremony.
Wear your cap and gown. Alteration of gowns is prohibited (i.e. shortening the length). Without a cap and gown, you cannot participate in the ceremony. Do not decorate your cap with items that will obstruct the view of your fellow candidates.
The audience may take photographs and videos from their seats. A photographer will take individual photographs of students as they are recognized on stage. After commencement, you will receive an email message from the photographer with a link to view your proof online. If you do not wish to have your contact information forwarded to the photographer so that he can send the proof to you, please submit your request in writing by May 1, 2017 to the Commencement Coordinator, 2500 Campus Road, Hawaiʻi Hall 209, Honolulu, HI 96822.
Because semester records will not be available by the date of commencement, the conferring of
degrees at the ceremonies is provisional, pending verification that degree requirements have
Diplomas may be picked up approximately 10 weeks after the commencement ceremonies at the Office of the Registrar, Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services 010.
Students planning to leave Oʻahu before picking up their diplomas should report to the Office of the Registrar to complete a "Request to Mail Diploma." For diplomas mailed to foreign countries, check with the same office regarding postal costs. For more information on having your diploma mailed, please call 956-8010.
Programs containing a list of the graduates will be provided to graduates at their seats. For additional copies after the ceremony, call 956-3889 or email email@example.com. Guests will be given an abbreviated copy upon entering the arena.
Meet your guests by the appropriate alphabetical sign at the Clarence T. C. Ching Field (A-K) and the Les Murakami Stadium Field (L-Z). You should consider meeting guests with physical disabilities at a location closer to the Stan Sheriff Center.
For information and referral, visit the Commencement website or call 956-GRAD.
The commencement ceremony is a special rite of passage, honoring you and your fellow students who have all worked hard to reach this moment. Please honor your fellow graduates throughout the ceremony by treating them with respect and dignity.
For further information, contact the Commencement Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 956-3889.