Commencement ceremonies to be held at Stan Sheriff Center on Saturday

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Diane Chang, (808) 956-0391
Dir of Communications, Chancellor's Office
Posted: May 10, 2012

Congratulations, Spring 2012 graduates!
Congratulations, Spring 2012 graduates!
UH Mānoa’s two Spring 2012 Commencement exercises are scheduled for this Saturday, May 12, at the Stan Sheriff Center.  The undergraduate ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. and should end around noon; the advanced degree ceremony is set for 3-5 p.m.
Anticipate increased traffic and possible tie-ups near the University off-ramp area and on side streets leading to campus.
More than 1,400 students are eligible to receive bachelor’s degrees at the morning undergraduate ceremony.  Later in the day, master’s and doctor’s degrees and post-baccalaureate certificates in secondary education will be awarded to nearly 800 graduate degree candidates. 
Featured speakers for the morning undergraduate ceremony will be UH Mānoa alumni Dr. Claire Asam, Trustee of the Queen Lili‘uokalani Trust, and her husband, Dr. J. Kuhio Asam, Executive Director of Lunalilo Home & Trust and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the UH Foundation.  Honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters will be awarded to philanthropists and educators Bernard and Barbro Osher.
Featured speaker for the afternoon graduate ceremony will be Anton Krucky, co-founder and President/CEO of Tissue Genesis.  Dedicated public servant U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka and internationally renowned author Haruki Murakami will receive honorary degrees.
Doors to the Stan Sheriff Center will open at 7:45 a.m. for the undergraduate ceremony and at 1:45 p.m. for the advanced degree ceremony. Both events are 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 Parking Structure, which will open at 6 a.m.  Parking shuttle service will be provided for the undergraduate ceremony from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. only.  The shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible and will run a continuous route from the Biomedical Science Building to Krauss Circle.
Friends and family members may greet graduates following the ceremony on the football practice field (surnames A-L) and soccer practice field (M-Z). 
There will be a live Webcast of the undergraduate ceremony. For information on the Webcast and additional details about graduation, see