Information for Faculty

Thank you for participating in the 103rd Annual Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 17, 2014 in the Stan Sheriff Center. The ceremony is scheduled as follows:

Undergraduate Degree Ceremony Advanced Degree Ceremony
  • Ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m.
  • End time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Faculty report at 7:30 a.m.
  • Speaker: Daniel Dae Kim
  • Est. No. of Participants: 1200
  • Est. Length of Ceremony: 3 hours hours
  • Ceremony begins at 3:00 p.m.
  • End time: 5:00 p.m.
  • Faculty report at 1:30 p.m.
  • Speaker: Kamana Ľopono M. Crabbe, Ph.D.
  • Est. No. of Participants: 800
  • Est. Length of Ceremony: 2 hours hours

To participate in the commencement ceremony, please register online to ensure that you are included in the procession. Please note that the deadline to request regalia is April 30, 2014.

Regalia Availability: Rental regalia is now available from the Chancellor's Office free of charge. You may reserve your regalia when you register to participate. The deadline to request regalia is April 30, 2014.

Parking: Please report to the Stan Sheriff Center by 7:30 a.m. for the Undergraduate Degree Ceremony, and by 1:30 p.m. for the Advanced Degree Ceremony.

Commencement Reception: The Chancellor invites you to join the pre-commencement reception for our commencement speaker(s) and distinguished guests in the Hospitality Room at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. We ask that you use the Security Entrance as that will be the only door open at those times. Once inside, turn right and follow the signs to the Hospitality Room.

Assemble for the Procession: Following the reception, we will assemble for the procession. Volunteers will assist in lining faculty and stage party in the appropriate order.

Doctoral Sponsors: At approximately 2:15 p.m., please report to the Security Entrance to assemble with the doctoral procession.

Faculty Procession and Seating Section: Faculty will proceed into the arena following the student procession, and will be seated above the stage party in the upper seating areas. Faculty Marshals will lead the procession. Please be on time in order to assemble and process with the faculty party.

Recession: Following the ceremony, faculty will follow the stage party out of the arena and line the hall along the Stan Sheriff Center exit to applaud the graduates as they exit the arena.

Questions? Contact the Commencement Coordinator at graduate@hawaii.edu.