Traffic Alert: Saturday morning, December 19, UH Mānoa and vicinity

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Dec 17, 2009

Mid-Year Commencement exercises begin at 9 a.m.
Mid-Year Commencement exercises begin at 9 a.m.
UH Mānoa’s Mid-Year Commencement exercises are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, at the Stan Sheriff Center on the makai/lower campus. The student procession will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Traffic has been known to back up at H-1 University off-ramps in both directions prior to the ceremony.
Graduates, families, friends, and UH faculty and staff who plan to attend this year’s Commencement should be aware of possible traffic congestion, to approach the campus with caution, and to arrive early to avoid delays.  
Nearly 1,600 students are eligible to receive degrees and certificates to conclude the fall academic term. Just over 1,090 students will receive bachelor’s degrees, and more than 566 will receive master’s and doctorate degrees, and post-baccalaureate certificates in secondary education.
Doors to the Stan Sheriff Center will open at 7:45 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are issued, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Balloons and strollers are not allowed inside the Stan Sheriff Center.
Free parking will be available in the lower campus parking structure, which will open at 6 a.m.  Parking shuttle service will also 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.
Friends and family members may greet graduates following the ceremony on the football practice field (surnames A-L), the soccer practice field (M-T) and at the softball stadium (U-Z).
There will be a live Webcast of the ceremony. For information on the Webcast and further details about the commencement ceremony, visit