Register now for the Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremony!
Saturday, December 16, 2023, 9:00 a.m.
University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Vulcan Gymnasium
If you have not purchased your Cap and Gown, please visit or call the UH Hilo Bookstore: (808) 932-7394.
The Commencement Ceremony is not open to the public, only registered guests will be able to attend.
The Ceremony may be viewed via live stream.
Rehearsal will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2023 at the UH Hilo Vulcan Gymnasium.
All graduate degree students will rehearse the hooding process at the end of rehearsal. You do not need to bring your hood.
All campus parking lots will be open.
Beginning at 7:30 a.m.:
Registered guests may check-in at the Gym entrance (see map below) and enter.
Graduate Check-in, Kīhei Tying, and Name Readers will be at the Student Life Center lobby (see map below) and then proceed to graduate line-up.
Graduates may participate adorned with lei. Lei vendors will be located near the parking lot.
Reed Takaaze Photography will capture that perfect moment. Participants will be emailed information to view and order photos.
Family and friends will not be allowed on the floor during the ceremony to take pictures. After the ceremony, there are many opportunities for photos on this glorious day outside of the gym!
Graduates will exit the stadium during the recession to meet family and friends outside of the gym. Please celebrate safely. We anticipate the ceremony to end prior to 11:00am.