Guest Information
2014 Mid-Year Commencement Exercise
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Stan Sheriff Center

Driving to Stan Sheriff Center

From the Airport: Travel east on the H-1 freeway. Take the University exit (Exit 24B). Stay in the far right lane heading north on University Avenue. Take a right on Dole Street at the first light. Take another immediate right on to Lower Campus Road.

From Waikiki: Head north towards Ala Wai Boulevard. Travel west on Ala Wai Boulevard (one-way street) and make a right turn at McCully Street. Take a right at the first light on to Kapiolani Boulevard. Take a left at University Avenue. Stay in the far right lane heading north on University Avenue. Take a right on Dole Street. Take another immediate right on to Lower Campus Road.

(Directions courtesy of the UH Athletics Dept.)

From H1 East Directions / Google map.
From H1 West Directions / Google map.


Parking is available at no charge during the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa Commencement ceremonies in the lower campus parking structure as well as the lots on the main campus.

Parking is restricted in the areas behind the Stan Sheriff Center and around the Les Murakami Baseball Stadium. The parking lots in the Student Housing areas are restricted for permit holders only. Stalls marked with a Reserved Parking sign are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The lower campus parking structure is expected to fill up quickly. When the parking structure is full, drivers will be directed to park in the lots on the main campus.

Drivers will be directed by parking attendants on the main campus to the available lots. As each lot fills, the attendants will direct drivers to the next available lot. They will continue to do this until all lots are full.


Parking shuttle service will be provided. The shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible and run a continuous route from the Biomedical Science Building to Krauss Circle. The lower campus areas are accessible by crossing Dole Street and proceeding to the elevators on the top floor of the parking structure.

All stops along this route will be marked with the RAINBOW SHUTTLE STOP signs.

The stops along the shuttle route are:

  • Biomedical Science Building
  • Moore Hall
  • Kennedy Theatre
  • Physical Science Building
  • Art Building
  • Krauss Circle
  • Kuykendall Hall
  • Watanabe Hall
  • Jefferson Hall
  • Center for Korean Studies
  • Biomedical Science Building

For the return trip, passengers may board the shuttles at Krauss Circle. Please be aware that the length of time for the shuttles to return to this area may vary according to the amount of traffic along the route.

Disability Accommodations

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Entering the Arena

The doors will open to the public at 7:45 a.m. All seating is open to the public (no tickets or reservations required).

Arena Regulations

Please be advised that large signs, placards, balloons and strollers will not be allowed inside the arena for safety and security reasons. Please be advised that only graduates will be allowed on the arena floor. All guests will be restricted to the general seating areas.

Pictures and Video

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, the graduate will receive an email message from the photographer with a link to view their proof online. Additional photographs may be ordered at that time.

Meeting the Graduates After the Ceremony

Meet your guests by the appropriate alphabetical sign on the athletic fields:

  • A-J meet at the football practice field,
  • K-T meet at the soccer field,
  • U-Z meet at the Softball Stadium.

Maps will be available in the commencement program. Guests with physical disabilities: We recommend you consider meeting graduates at a location closer to the Stan Sheriff Center.

Lei Vendors

Several vendors selling flower lei will be on campus during the commencement ceremonies. The vendors will be located near the tennis courts adjacent to the parking structure.

Live Webcast of Ceremony

The webcast will air live during the ceremony, and will be available for viewing for several months thereafter. Please visit the following page for the webcast.

Do I or my family need tickets?

No tickets will be issued. All guests are welcome to the ceremonies on a first-come, first-seated basis. Graduates are urged to limit their guests to five (5) individuals.

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