Jon Burdios
Jeniah and Nicky Banasihan

It’s the happiest time of the year—commencement! What better way for University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa graduates to celebrate than share mahalo messages on their big day.

A fast-paced video montage conveys the personal aloha of almost 80 students, who thank classmates, professors, family members and friends, as they achieve the monumental milestone of earning a university degree. There are multicultural shout-outs, joyous turnings of the tassels and throwing of mortarboards, and some sharp dance moves, too.

The messages were filmed and edited by the student-run UH Productions, and will run continuously on the Stan Sheriff Jumbotron before the 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12.