grad

The are numerous types of masters and doctor of philosophy degrees.

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa will host its 108th commencement ceremonies on May 11. 

Approximately 2,200 students are registered to participate in both ceremonies. UH anticipates heavy traffic on Dole Street, University Avenue and other roads leading from campus. 

The first ceremony will start at 9 a.m., and graduates are required to report for the ceremony at 8 a.m. The estimated end time for the ceremony is 11:30 a.m.

Undergraduates and degree candidates from the listed schools and colleges will be participating in the 9 a.m. ceremony:

College of Arts & Humanities

College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature

College of Natural Sciences

College of Social Sciences

College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources

Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge

Interdisciplinary Studies

School of Ocean and Earth Science & Technology

School of Pacific & Asian Studies

The second ceremony will start at 3 p.m., and graduates are required to report for the ceremony at 2:30 p.m. The estimated end time for the ceremony is 6 p.m.

Undergraduates and degree candidates from the listed schools and colleges will be participating in the 3 p.m. ceremony:

College of Education

College of Engineering

John A. Burns School of Medicine

Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, including Public Health

School of Architecture

School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene

School of Travel Industry Management

Shidler College of Business

William S. Richardson School of Law

After the Ceremony:

The graduates will be by their appropriate alphabetical sign on the following fields:

A-K: Clarence T. C. Ching Complex

L-Z: Les Murakami Baseball Stadium

Guests with special needs may want to consider meeting graduates at a location closer to the Stan Sheriff Center.

Guests will be asked to clear the fields by 12:30 p.m. for the 9 a.m. ceremony, and 7 p.m. for the 3:30 p.m. ceremony.

Guest Speaker

Michael Bennett, an NFL player for the New England Patriots, will be speaking at both ceremonies. He attended college at Texas A&M.  The NFL player has won the Super Bowl and two National Football Conference games. He also was announced as the Pro Bowl Defensive MVP in 2015. In 2007, he was selected to the honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference team at defensive end.