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111th Annual Commencement Exercises
Friday, May 13, 2022 and Saturday, May 14, 2022
Stan Sheriff Center


All participating graduates must register by May 1, 2022.

UPDATE: The ceremony and lei reception that follows are both open to the public.

UPDATE: Attendees are required to wear masks during the indoor ceremonies.

Tickets and guest names upon registration will no longer be required, and will not be needed to enter the arena. All guests are welcome to the ceremonies on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Lei locations posted here

On Saturday, the public may view a livestream of the ceremony from Murakami Stadium.

(On Friday night, the livestream is only available online due to the previously-scheduled baseball game.)


Friday, May 13, 2022 – 5 p.m.

Graduates report at 4:00 p.m.

Estimated end time – 6:30 p.m.

Gates will open for guests at 3:45 p.m.

Undergraduate and advanced degree candidates in the following schools/colleges will participate in the Friday, May 13, 2022 – 5:00 p.m. Ceremony:

  • College of Social Sciences
  • College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
  • School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology
  • William S. Richardson School of Law

Saturday, May 14, 2022 – 9 a.m.

Graduates report at 8:00 a.m.

Estimated end time – 10:30 a.m.

Gates will open for guests at 7:45 a.m.

Undergraduate and advanced degree candidates in the following schools/colleges will participate in the Saturday, May 14, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. Ceremony:

  • College of Arts, Languages & Letters
  • College of Natural Sciences
  • Hawai’inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • John A. Burns School of Medicine
  • Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
  • School of Architecture
  • Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health

Saturday, May 14, 2022 – 3:30 p.m.

Graduates report at 2:30 p.m.

Estimated end time – 5:00 p.m.

Gates will open for guests at 2:15 p.m.

Undergraduate and advanced degree candidates in the following colleges will participate in the Saturday, May 14, 2022 – 3:30 p.m. Ceremony:

  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • Shidler College of Business, with School of Travel Industry Management

All three ceremonies will be viewable via webcast live here during the ceremony, and will be available for viewing for several months thereafter.

Purchase regalia through the UH Bookstore.

Masks Required at Ceremonies

UH Mānoa is requiring commencement attendees to wear masks during the indoor ceremonies. The three ceremonies will be held at the Stan Sheriff Center — one on Friday, May 13, and two on Saturday, May 14.

The only time masks may be removed is when the graduating student poses for the on-stage photo when receiving their diploma. This decision was made in the hope of keeping everyone at the ceremonies safe. 

The recent increase in COVID-19 cases has prompted the change from encouraging masks to requiring them. State health officials and experts from the UH medical community have warned that preventive measures should be followed to limit the current rise in cases.

Mask wearing is encouraged during lei giving outdoors.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements Suspended

Per the UH System Press Release, COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements have been suspended across all 10 campuses within the system effective March 26, 2022. Regular testing and proof of vaccination for COVID-19 will no longer be required for commencement participants. However, we strongly recommend graduates and their guests wear masks as a way to protect the community as a whole at the commencement ceremonies. Please visit the COVID-19 website for further information.


Future Ceremonies

2022 Mid-Year Commencement Exercise
Saturday, December 17, 2022

112th Annual Commencement Exercises
Saturday, May 13, 2023


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