Fall Commencement Ceremonies

students in graduation garb

Three University of Hawaiʻi campuses will hold their mid-year commencement ceremonies this month. Families and friends of graduating students are welcome to attend.

UH Mānoa

Combined Undergraduate and Advanced Degree Ceremony
Saturday, December 17, 9 a.m. to noon, Stan Sheriff Center
No admission ticket required
Keynote Speaker—UH alumnus Henk Rogers, founder and chair of Blue Planet Foundation
View Mānoa’s commencement website for details.

UH Hilo

Saturday, December 17, 9 a.m., UH Hilo New Gymnasium
No admission ticket required
Keynote Speaker—Robert K. Iopa, Big Island–born architect and president of WICT Architects
View Hilo’s commencement website for details.

UH West O’ahu

Sunday, December 18, 3 p.m., Hawai’i Theatre, 1130 Bethel Street
Admission ticket required
Student Speaker—Adam Nahulu, member of the UH West O’ahu 2007 inaugural freshman class
Go to WestPress for details.

This Post Has 8 Comments
  1. “University of Hawaii holds fall commencement ceremonies” Technically since it is not until the 17th, it should “will hold”. I am sitting in Auckland NZ and read your headline and think I missed the hooding of my student.

    Please talk to the English department about tenses.

    1. Thank you for your comment, David. We discussed your suggestion and did shorten the headline after some new editorial input.

      Generally speaking however, headlines are not beholden to the same grammatical rules as sentences. We stand by “University of Hawaii holds fall commencement ceremonies” because it is active voice and shorter than future tense verb forms, i.e. will hold, to hold, will be holding, etc. But the meaning is still conveyed with reasonable accuracy.

      Thanks again for your input, we love to talk about grammar and style. Happy travels!

  2. Is there going to be a small ceremony for us neighbor island hybrid program post-grad students on the Big Island somewhere?

  3. I will not be able to attend graduation and was wondering if there is a way to get a copy of the program since my name will be in it?

    Please advise.


    1. Maybe if you contact the campus office where you registered for graduation they could help you? Otherwise, maybe ask a friend to grab you a copy? Congrats on your graduation!

  4. I’m sure that I’ve been through editorial hell with the University over less than grammatical errors, like the Hawaiʻi in the name; expect us to use it, and then in your responses you cannot be bothered. Shame.

    1. Dear former student– I’m sorry, I don’t quite understand your objection? We acknowledged and addressed the initial suggestion, then came up with an even cleaner solution based in part on the feedback, which is always welcome.

      Now, if you are seeing Hawai’i with a non-letter character in it, that is actually a technical issue having to do with proper browser display of the ‘okina, or glottal stop. If that is the case, may I ask what browser you are using to view our site?

      Mahalo for taking the time to comment.

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