Congratulations! Graduation is one of the most rewarding experiences in your academic journey. The Commencement Ceremony is held once a year in mid-May. If you obtain your degree at the end of the Fall semester, we encourage you to participate in May.

Spring 2017 Commencement will be held on Friday, May 12 from 5:00 – 7:30pm on Tuthill Courtyard, Pearl City Campus.

Commencement Ceremony Participation Policy

To participate in the annual Commencement Ceremony, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • candidates for any Associate Degree must be within nine (9) credits of completing the requirements for the degree.
  • candidates for any Certificate must have earned, or be enrolled in, all of the requirements for the certificate.
  • candidates must have an official degree/certificate check and degree audit (Degree/Certificate Check) on file with the Records Office by the published deadline.

Application for Degree/Certificate: Graduation

To be awarded a diploma from the College, you must submit an “Application for Degree/Certificate”. We strongly recommend that you schedule a “Degree/Certificate Check” appointment with a counselor before applying. Send an email to set up a Degree/Certificate Check now.

A non-refundable $15 fee is required for an Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement. If you are denied graduation, the fee may be applied to subsequent degree/certificate applications. Proof of payment is required for the fee to be waived for subsequent semesters.

Applications for a degree/certificate will be denied if all requirements, including incompletes, have not been met by the end of the graduating semester. An “I” grade, regardless of the contingency grade assigned, is considered non-completion of a course. You will be eligible for graduation in the semester that the “I” grade has been changed and will be required to re-apply for graduation.

Click on the link for this year's Commencement ceremony.

Deadlines for Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony

To have your name printed in the Commencement Program:

    • Pay fees at the Cashier’s Office by Friday, April 21.
    • Any “Application for Degree/Certificate” received after April 21 is not guaranteed to be listed in the Commencement Program. However, you are still eligible to participate in the Ceremony
    • Deadline to participate in the Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony: TBD
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