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Spring 2021 Commencement


For information and inquiries about diplomas, please contact the Registrar’s Office (


For information about commencement photos, students can visit

The completion of this semester, your degree, and this journey came with challenges none of us would have expected. However, you persevered. You overcame. You did not give up.

People will look back on your class as among the strongest and most resilient ever. We are all so proud of you.

Below are links to messages compiled to honor you and your accomplishments. Our hope and expectation is that your experience at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, both in and out of the classroom, will continue to support you as you transition into the next chapter of your life.

Welina Manoa Ua Ike Ia – Oli

Congratulations to Graduates from President Lassner

UH Mānoa Spring 2021 Commencement Guest Speaker

Nainoa Thompson
President of the Polynesian Voyaging Society & Master Navigator

UH Mānoa Spring 2021 Commencement Student Speaker

Malika M. Dudley
Candidate for Master of Arts in Communicology

UH Mānoa Spring 2021 Commencement Mahalo Messages

Spring 2021 Program

A PDF copy of the printed program with candidate names is available. Friends and family of graduates may request a printed copy by emailing

University of Hawaii at Mānoa Commencement Exercises Program cover - Spring 2021

College of Arts Languages & Letters


Award Ceremony and Graduate Acknowledgement via Zoom

Wednesday, May 5th, at 5:30pm

For more information contact,

College of Education

During the COE Virtual Convocation, each graduate’s coordinator or faculty advisor will read aloud a statement of appreciation that the graduate composes ahead of time. Graduates may invite their family, friends, mentors, and others to attend this festive event.

Friday, May 14, 2021 5:00pm

Virtual Convocation Video

RSVP by April 15, 2021

For more information contact, Aaron Levine (

College of Engineering

Semester convocation for graduating BS, MS, and PhD degrees

Friday, May 14, 2021 at 5:30pm

For more information contact, Song Choi (

Hawaiian Island chain

Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge

Ke Kō A Ka Waiakeakua ~ Hawaiʻinuiākea’s Spring 2021 Commencement Video

Jabsom School of MedicineINE

BA, BS, MS, PhD (in-person, limited guests): Saturday, May 15 @ 1:00pm

MD (in-person, limited guests): Saturday, May 15 @ 5:00pm

Convocation and Recap Story

YouTube Live Stream

Will go live on May 15th at 1:00 p.m.

For more information visit this link or contact, Lee Buenconsejo-Lum (

College of Natural Sciences

Virtual ceremony YouTube

Will be posted Friday, May 14 at 4:00pm

For more information contact, Alison Sherwood (

School of Life Sciences

Virtual Convocation

Thursday May 13, 2021, at 4:00 pm

YouTube Live TBA

Graduates: Please fill out this RSVP form and a submit slide

Family and Friends: Please fill out this RSVP

For more info please contact Dr. Marguerite Butler, Dr. Cynthia Hunter

School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene

Virtual Recognition Ceremonies will be streamed via YouTube.

Dental Hygiene BS Graduates on Thursday, May 13, at 5:30pm

Nursing Graduates (BS, MS, DNP & PhD) on Friday, May 14, at 5:30pm

For more information, visit the nursing ceremony and dental hygiene ceremony event pages or contact, Carlyn Minster (

School of Ocean, Earth, Science & Technology (SOEST)

Virtual Graduation Celebration.

YouTube Link

Graduates: Please fill out this RSVP form which will ask for a photo of yourself by April 30.  

Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 9:00 am

For more information contact, Heather Saito (

Shidler College of Business


The commencement program will go live on May 14, 2021 at 4 p.m.

For more information, visit

College of Social Sciences

Aloha Celebration Video, to posted on CSS YouTube channel, featuring graduates, Dean Konan, faculty and special performances by Kumu Hula Manu Boyd and Dancer, Pono Fernandez

Friday, May 14, 2021 at 9:00am

Aloha Celebration (YouTube Link)

For more information contact, Sherrie White (

Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health

Social Work

Celebrate BSW, MSW, and PhD graduates during the Ke Ala Kupu and Convocation Ceremonies

Ke Ala Kupu: May 14, 3:30pm

Virtual Convocation: May 14, 5:00pm

More information


Public Health

Virtual ceremony (Facebook Live Stream)

Virtual ceremony celebrating the accomplishments of our incredible bachelors, masters, and doctoral public health graduates. Student speakers will share parting thoughts and students will be individually recognized.

Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10:00am

For more information contact, Liz McFarlane (

College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

Welcoming Remarks
Featured Guest Speaker
Interactive Prize Contest
CTAHR Student Speakers
Announcement of Graduates
Music Performance Closing Remarks

Friday, May 14, 2021 at 6:00pm

For more information contact, Herbenia Bowen (