Graduation & Commencement

Undergraduates in their final semester of coursework are eligible to apply for graduation.  Graduate and PhD candidates should visit Graduate Division for information.

As you prepare to for graduation, be sure to complete the following:

Applying for Graduation

Please follow these steps in applying for your degree:

  1. Meet with your college or school’s academic advisor to complete a degree audit check to ensure that you have met all requirements and are eligible to graduate.
  2. Complete the online Application for Degree by the posted deadline below.
  3. Approximately 4 weeks after the application deadline below, log into MyUH Services to pay your diploma fee of $30.00

All graduation candidates are reviewed for a final time at the conclusion of their final semester. Degrees awarded will be posted on your official academic transcript within 6 weeks (45-60 days) after the end of the semester.

Application for Degree Deadlines

Below are the University’s deadlines for your Application for Degree.  If you fail to apply for your degree by the deadline your name will not be published in the commencement program and you may not receive your diploma on time.  Please check with your college or school’s Advising Office for more information.

INTENDED GRADUATION TERM ONLINE GRADUATION APPLICATION AVAILABLE ONLINE APPLICATION LINK
Spring 2022 November 29, 2021 – January 28, 2022 Apply for Spring 2022
Summer 2022* November 29, 2021 – May 28, 2022 Apply for Summer 2022
Fall 2022 August 1, 2022 – September 15, 2022 Apply for Fall 2022 (TBA)

*Summer Graduates: Since there is no summer commencement, you must email the graduation team at uhmdipls@hawaii.edu and inform them about whether you want your name printed in the prior Spring or following Fall Commencement Program. Your Application for Degree must be received by the earlier Spring application deadline, in order for your name to be printed in the Spring Commencement Program. Otherwise, you will need to participate in the Fall Commencement Program.

Changing your Graduation Date

If you have already submitted an Application for Degree and need to postpone or cancel your graduation, please contact the Office of the Registrar’s Diploma Unit, uhmdipls@hawaii.edu. You must wait until the following semester to complete a new Application for Degree.

Registering for Commencement

Students must register separately to participate in commencement. Undergraduate students are eligible to participate in the Commencement ceremony at the end of their final semester.  The commencement ceremonies are:

  • Fall Commencement
  • Spring Commencement

Summer graduates may elect to participate in either the Fall or Spring ceremony.

Please visit Commencement website for additional important information: