Instructions for Advanced Degree Candidates
2014 Mid-Year Commencement Exercise
Combined Undergraduate & Advanced Degree Ceremony
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Stan Sheriff Center

All graduates must register to participate in the ceremony by December 12, 2014.

Combined Undergraduate & Advanced Degree Ceremony
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Stan Sheriff Center
Candidates report by 8:00 a.m. to Stan Sheriff Center Security Entrance.


Please limit your guests to five (5) individuals. No tickets will be issued. Gates will open at 7:45 a.m. We strongly recommend that your guests arrive early, as the doors to the Stan Sheriff Center will be closed when the arena reaches maximum capacity.

Balloons and strollers are not allowed into the arena for safety reasons. Also, advise your guests that photographs and videos may be taken from their seats only.


All campus parking will be free, and all parking areas, except the area near the ROTC buildings will be open to the public. Please note that the road leading from the Waiʻalae gate entrance will be closed once the parking structure is full. The road will reopen following the ceremony for exiting only. Plan to arrive early, as there will be considerable congestion surrounding the campus entrances. Those needing disability parking are especially encouraged to arrive early


Because semester records will not be available by the date of commencement, the conferring of degrees at the ceremony is provisional, pending verification that degree requirements have been met. Diplomas will be available for pickup 10 weeks after the ceremony at the Office of the Registrar, Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services 010. To receive your diploma by mail, complete a "Request to Mail Diploma" card at the Office of Admissions and Records (be sure to check postal rates for mailing outside the United States). For further information, call 956-8010.


Audience members may take photographs and video from their seats only. A photographer will take a photograph of each candidate receiving his/her diploma. After commencement, you will receive an email message from the photographer with a link to view your proof online. You may order additional photographs at that time. If you do not wish to have your contact information forwarded to the photographer so that he may send your proof, please submit your request in writing by December 9, 2014 to the Commencement Coordinator, 2500 Campus Road, Hawaiʻi Hall 209, Honolulu, HI 96822.

For further information, email, or call 956-GRAD.