Graduation

Graduation

UH Graduation Fee

UH Mānoa assesses all graduates an application fee to your MyUH account when applying for graduation.  The fee includes the degree verification and awarding of the official UH Mānoa diploma.

English & Hawaiian Language Diplomas

UH Mānoa will provide each graduate with a diploma signifying your degree completion in English.  However, as a Hawaiʻinuiākea graduate, should you wish to also order a Hawaiian Language diploma, you must declare this option at this time.  You cannot order a Hawaiian Language diploma after you graduate.  There is an additional fee charged for the Hawaiian Language diploma that will be billed to your MyUH account.

UH Commencement Regalia

Baccalaureate (BA) graduates who decide to participate in the UH Mānoa Commencement ceremonies must purchase and wear the prescribed regalia for commencement.  The price for the regalia is determined by the university bookstore, but includes the set of green cap and gown & white tassel.

Student Marshals

Two student marshals from Hawaiʻinuiākea are selected to represent our graduates and faculty at the UH Mānoa commencement.  Student marshals must attend all required meetings. Please consult with your Advisor if you are interested in serving in this honorable position that celebrates your leadership, service and scholarship as our proud graduate.

UH Commencement Tickets & Printed Program

No tickets are necessary to attend the UH Commencement at the Stan Sheriff Center.  Seating is on a first come first served basis for all guests.  Graduates should arrive by 8:00 AM on the Saturday of graduation wearing commencement regalia.  Printed commencement programs are placed on each graduate’s seat.  After commencement, meet your friends and family under your first alphabet of your surname on the adjacent fields, to receive congratulations and your leis and aloha.

Hawaiian Protocol

It is a UH Mānoa tradition that all Hawaiʻinuiākea graduates (and other Native Hawaiian graduates and faculty) are honored with the opportunity to open the UH Mānoa commencement ceremonies with a chant and protocol at each commencement event, in fellowship with the Hawaiʻinuiākea faculty and staff.  Your participation is voluntary, but you are encouraged to participate as our newest HSHK graduate.

Similarly, the chant and protocol are offered as part of separate celebratory ceremonies hosted by Hawaiʻinuiākea as a gift of Aloha to family and guests who gather the evening before the UH Mānoa commencement for our Lā Hemo Kula celebration.