Photo: UH Center and UHMC joint Commencement 2017, Photo credit: Marc Antosch


Location:  UH Maui College Great Lawn
Date:  Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time:  5:30pm
Student Check-in: 3:30pm
Questions? Inquiries?  Contact us: (808) 984-3523 or


3:30pm – Student Check-in.  Enter the Pāʻina cafeteria and look for the University Center tables.

4:15pm – Rehearsal Begins.  Students will be directed to Pilina for picture taking and the Great Lawn for rehearsal.  Rehearsal is important to save your spot in line – especially since we have multiple campuses graduating at one time.  Your space in line is important!

5:00pm – Line-up and Picture Taking.  You will be guided to your positions to get ready to enter into the commencement ceremony.  Take a photo to commemorate this wonderful day!  Order forms are available on commencement day.

5:30pm – Commencement Begins!  Breathe, smile, and enjoy the moment!


Parking can be found in the back parking lot or in the open field adjacent to the ʻIke Leʻa building.  Exits after the ceremony: Kaʻahumanu Avenue exit, through Harbor Lights, ʻIke Leʻa exit, and back parking lot into Wahine Pio.

Seating will be available from 3:30pm.  There will be chairs behind graduates, and bleachers toward the back of the Great Lawn.  Thereʻs also lawn seating for those with lawn chairs or beach blankets.

Where to meet your grad:
Graduates will be lead out to the Great Lawn area closes to the Kaʻahumanu entrance.  You can meet your ʻohana there.  Lighting may not be as bright, so try to plan ahead on where to meet. 

The UHMC bookstore will be open if you need some last minute snacks.


Commencement Ceremony for UH Center, Maui

Congratulations!  Graduation is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have on your career journey.  To celebrate this milestone, we invite UH degree/certificate candidates from UH Manoa, UH West O’ahu, UH Hilo, and other University of Hawaii campuses to participate in commencement exercises on Maui.

Commencement exercises are held once a year in mid-May.  If you obtained your degree at the end of the Fall semester, or will be obtaining your degree in the Spring or Summer, you are encouraged to participate.

Should you have any questions regarding the commencement ceremony, please feel free to contact the University of Hawai’i Center at: or (808) 984-3523

Registration / RSVP is REQUIRED to participate.


Commencement Checklist

Student Checklist 2018:

  1. Order your regalia (cap, gown), stoles, and announcements:  Download instructions HERE.
    • Regalia must be worn at Commencement
    • Must be ordered in March and April – check with your college bookstore for details
  2. Complete Graduate Survey – you need to be logged into your UH email to access the survey (click here)
  3. RSVP for Commencement – even if not participating, RSVP to include your name in the Commencement program – you need to be logged into your UH email to access the RSVP form (click here)
  4. Review schedule and show up on time!


Graduate Survey

To complete the graduate click here:  Graduate Survey.  You will need to first login with your UH username and ID.

Having difficulty accessing the form?  Login to your UH email first.


UH Center, Maui Commencement Registration / RSVP (Deadline: April 20, 2018)

Please complete the form below to include your name in the UH Center, Maui Commencement Ceremony Program.  RSVPs will be accepted until April 20, 2018.  Please provide us a future email address in addition to your email so we can stay in touch and provide you with a link to access commencement photos we’ve taken as well as information on how to order the Commencement DVD.

To RSVP click here: RSVP.  You will need to first login with your UH username and ID.

Having difficulty accessing the RSVP form?  Login to your UH email first.