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Message from the Chancellor on Spring 2021 Commencement Event

The UH Hilo Spring 2021 Commencement videos will premiere at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 15 on the UH Hilo YouTube Channel and on our Commencement page.

This message was sent to all faculty and staff via email today. Please refer to the email to view campus maps.

Aloha UH Hilo ‘Ohana,

UH Hilo seal, red lettering University of Hawaii and the state motto.Mahalo to all of you, our faculty and staff, who have all worked together to help get our students over the finish line in a time of unprecedented challenges. I hope that you will join our students graduating this semester in our hybrid celebrations.

The UH Hilo Spring 2021 Commencement videos will premiere at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 15 on the UH Hilo YouTube Channel and on our Commencement page. This is a pre-recorded virtual presentation that includes messages from administration, name cards of students, our commencement speaker, and our student speakers. Everyone is welcomed to view the videos at any time following the premier.

Also on Saturday, May 15, the procession of students in their vehicles will begin at 10:00 a.m. in our Commencement Drive-thru Celebration. We anticipate approximately 200 students with about 50 students per 30 minute block. (A map was attached to today’s email.) We encourage faculty and staff to participate, and also note that this event is not open to the public, as our campus is still closed. Please be mindful that there will be temporary road closures and designated parking areas for this event (also on map in today’s email).

The livestream link will be available on our Commencement page to view the awarding of the diploma cover to each student as their name is announced with their name card also displayed.

Let’s congratulate our Spring Class of 2021.

Aloha,

Bonnie D. Irwin
Chancellor

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