Congratulate your UH graduate!

University of Hawaiʻi
Daniel Meisenzahl, (808) 348-4936
UH Spokesman, UH Communications
Posted: May 13, 2020

(Link to video:, more information below)

It is graduation time for more than 8,100 University of Hawaiʻi students as the spring 2020 semester comes to a close at UH’s 10 campuses. More than 8,600 undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and certificates will be awarded this spring, in a year that will be remembered for the COVID-19 pandemic. The health crisis led to the sudden shift to online courses impacting more than 46,000 UH students and the cancellations of spring commencement ceremonies at the 10 campuses. 

"It cannot be overstated that, even in the midst of this present crisis, every student who graduates this semester should be very proud of everything that they have accomplished," said UH President David Lassner. "Nothing should eclipse the feelings of well-earned pride for our graduates and everyone who has worked hard to help them achieve this important goal."

The University of Hawaiʻi asks the community to remember to congratulate your college graduates and celebrate this milestone in their lives. UH graduates, their families and friends are encouraged to use #UHOhana when they post their graduate images and videos on social media.

The spring 2020 UH graduates are invited to participate in the next scheduled commencement ceremony for their respective campus in December or May 2021. Some campuses are tentatively planning to hold special commencement ceremonies in December for spring semester graduates, if conditions allow. The campuses and many individual units have come up with different ways to mark the milestone for their students this month.

The information provided below for each campus will be updated after the semester officially comes to an end on Friday, May 15. Please check back the week of May 18 for updated information. 

For individual campus information, see the UH News story.

VIDEO BROLL (1 minutes, 12 seconds): 

  • Mahalo messages from UH Mānoa graduates (:00 - :23)
  • UH West Oʻahu Tik Tok video congratulating graduates (:23 -:48)
  • Previous UH commencement ceremonies including Kauaʻi CC, UH HIlo, UH Maui College and UH Mānoa (:48 - 1:12)