Applying for graduation
Students in their final semester of coursework to fulfill degree/certificate requirements are eligible to apply for graduation. A separate application is required for each degree/certificate.
Follow the steps outlined below in applying for your degree:
- Meet with your college success advisor to complete a degree audit check to ensure that you have met all requirements and are eligible to graduate.
- Complete the online Application for Graduation by the posted deadline below.
- Log into MyUH Services or in-person at the Cashier’s Office, C-141 to pay your diploma fee of $25. Failure to make payment in a timely manner may result in a financial obligation to the University of Hawai‘i.
All candidates for graduation are reviewed for a final time at the conclusion of their final semester. Degrees awarded will be posted on your official academic transcript within 4-6 weeks after the end of the semester.
Application for Graduation Deadlines
Below are the University’s deadlines for your Application for Graduation. If you fail to apply for your degree by the deadline, you will need to apply for the subsequent semester.
|Graduation Term||Application Deadline|
|Fall 2023||September 22, 2023|
|Spring 2024||February 9, 2024|
|Summer 2024||June 7, 2024|
Students who have already submitted an Application for Graduation and need to cancel or postpone their graduation, should contact the Office of the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students will need to complete a new Application for Graduation if they are graduating in a future semester when it’s available.
The University commencement ceremonies are held twice, in May for Spring and in December for Fall. Students who plan to graduate in summer will be able to participate in the following fall commencement ceremony.
Additional information is emailed to prospective graduates. Students who participate in the commencement ceremony and meet the distinction requirements (3.75 cumulative UHWO gpa) at the time they petition to graduate will be recognized as a candidate for distinction.
Diplomas are not distributed at commencement ceremonies and will be mailed directly to the graduate after their degree(s) have been conferred and posted to their academic record.
A Graduation regalia set which includes a black mortarboard cap, black gown and red tassel (or purchased individually) is available at the UH West O‘ahu Bookstore, 808-689-2550 or online at www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/westoahu.
Please visit the Commencement website for additional information on the ceremony and up to date announcements.
A complete graduation regalia set includes a black mortarboard cap, black gown and red tassel (cap and tassel can be purchased separately when needed) and is available at the UH West O‘ahu Bookstore, 808-689-2550 or online at www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/westoahu.
Degrees are formally conferred at the end of the fall (December), spring (May), and summer (August) terms. Conferring of degrees is completed within 4-6 weeks after the semester ends. Students may view their STAR account to confirm the awarding of their degree.
Graduation with distinction will be conferred on those graduates who complete 30 or more UH West Oʻahu credits with a minimum UH West Oʻahu cumulative GPA of 3.75, including courses whose credits were not applicable to the degree.
University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu diplomas are supplied and expedited to our graduates by our new vendor Paradigm.