University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu


Commencement at the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu is the culmination of years of hard work by our students. We celebrate you, our candidates for graduation, and we honor your perseverance and commitment to achieving your goals.

Spring 2022 Commencement

The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu held two in-person ceremonies for the Spring 2022 Commencement at our Outdoor Courtyard area on campus. The dates and times of the ceremonies were:

Morning Ceremony for Applied Science, Business Administration, Education, Humanities, and Math, Natural and Health Science: Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m.

Afternoon Ceremony for Creative Media, Public Administration, and Social Sciences: Saturday, May 7 at 1 p.m.

Morning Ceremony Photos (Flickr)
Afternoon Ceremony Photos (Flickr)

Committee volunteers have been actively planning the morning and afternoon commencement ceremonies over the past several months. Candidates, guests, and volunteers agreed to attend and participate with the full understanding of guidelines and capacity parameters. To revise those parameters now would be extremely challenging. Therefore the number of guests remains four per candidate.

Photo collage of graduates standing next to their family in the courtyard.
UH West Oʻahu is proud to feature a trademark element for its commencement. As part of the program, candidates for graduation join their guests in the audience to mark the turning of the tassel – a rite of passage to mark the transition from candidate to graduate. This signature piece allows our graduates to celebrate in a personal way with those who helped them to achieve this momentous achievement.

All candidates who have submitted their Graduation Application have received the Commencement Registration link.

Please review the Graduation website for information on purchasing your commencement regalia (cap, gown and tassel) from the UH West Oʻahu Bookstore.

Plans are subject to change depending on the status of the pandemic. To ensure you have the latest, most accurate information, please check this site regularly for updates.

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