Photos & Full Video: UH Hilo 2018 Fall Commencement

This fall commencement, approximately 192 students received degrees and/or certificates from UH Hilo’s six colleges. I mua!

Photos by Bob Douglas for UH Hilo Stories.
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Graduate in lei all the way up to his face. Big smile, holding balloon, giving the shaka.

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo 2018 Fall Commencement was held Saturday, Dec. 15, on campus at the Vulcan Gym. Approximately 192 students received degrees and/or certificates from the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Natural and Health Sciences; the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management; the College of Business and Economics; the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy; and Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language, and for various post-graduate credentials.

Lieutenant Governor Joshua Green gave the keynote address, and English major Kai Anthony Gaitley was student speaker.

Video of entire commencement ceremonies follows photos.

Opening Ceremonies

Woman blows conch shell at opening ceremony.

Keynote and Student Speaker

Mortarboard Communication

Message on top of candidate's mortarboard: She believed sh could, so she did.


Conferring of Degrees

Candidates switch tassel from right to left.


Graduate in lei with family after the ceremonies.


About the photographer: Bob Douglas is a local artist, photographer, and sometimes part-time student who volunteers his photography skills to the Office of the Chancellor and UH Hilo Stories.