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Congratulations! Graduation is one of the most rewarding experiences in your academic journey. It means you have met all the requirements to earn your degree or certificate. To commemorate this achievement, Leeward CC holds a Commencement Ceremony at the end of every Spring semester.* For RSVP and Diploma payment deadlines, please check the Academic Calendar.

*Summer and Fall graduates are also invited to apply by the deadline to participate in Spring Commencement cermonies.

Ready to graduate? Start here.

Leeward graduate walking toward tent during ceremony, holding her mock diploma

Submit an Application for Graduation* to receive your diploma. This form will be available until the last day of instruction. We strongly recommend that you schedule a “Graduation Check” appointment with a counselor before applying.

When accessing the application form, you will be prompted to log in to your UH account. You cannot be signed into a personal Google account while filling out the form—please sign out of your personal account.

Diploma Fee*

You have the option to receive your degrees and/or certificates free of charge. When you file the free option in the graduation application, your degree(s) and/or certificate(s) will be posted to your unofficial transcript in STAR and your official transcript at the end of the term.

For students who would like to receive a printed diploma, there is a non-refundable fee of $25 which covers the cost of your diploma. If you order a diploma you will receive one (1) diploma written in English, one (1) diploma written in ‘ōlelo Hawai’i, one (1) Certified Electronic Diploma (CeDiploma) in English, and one (1) diploma cover.

For more information about the fee, please see the Graduation Application. You will be notified, and your diploma will be mailed approximately 6 to 8 weeks after the semester ends.

*Applications for graduation will be denied if all requirements have not been met by the end of the graduating semester. An Incomplete or “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.

*Students who file for a diploma will receive an invitation to the Spring commencement ceremony. Attendance is optional.

Now, let’s celebrate!

Now that you have completed your Application for Graduation, you are eligible to celebrate your achievement at our Commencement Ceremony! View information for all things relating to the Commencement Ceremony.

Graduate with lei, family and friends at Commencement Ceremony