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Spring Commencement, Saturday, May 17, 2008

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The Commencement will begin at 1:00pm at Paliku Theatre.

Graduates should gather in Hale Pālanakila Room 225 no later than 12:00 noon.  You will pick up your name card and line up for the procession.

The ceremony should be done by 2:30pm, followed by a reception in the main courtyard of Pālanakila.

For graduating students we suggest you wear comfortable attire under your gown, preferably dark-colored clothing and shoes.

Note: a rehearsal will be held in Palikū Theater on Friday, May 16 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  All participants are strongly encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Leslie Opulauoho, Commencement Chairperson, at 235-7469, email:

Picture of man with many leisTickets

Due to limited seating, tickets will be required for admission to the Commencement Ceremony in the theater. 

Commencement announcements and tickets for family and friends will be available in Student Services, Hale Akoakoa Room 212. 

Announcements and tickets are not reserved for students.  They are offered on a first-come, first served basis.  You will need to arrange to pick up announcements and tickets, during the distribution period.  Family and friends who do not have tickets, may view the ceremony by closed circuit television.  Certified graduates with commencement regalia may still participate in the ceremony.

  • During the initial distribution period, April 28 to May 2 you may have a set of four (4) announcements and four (4) tickets.
  • An additional set may be picked up beginning May 5 to 9.
  • From May 12 to 16, additional sets will be offered on a first-come, first served basis.

Pick up times are Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 12:30pm, 2:30 to 4:00pm.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this momentous and joyous event. The following have confirmed that they can attend:

  • Alan Ragains
  • Ann Lemke
  • Brian Richardson
  • Dave Krupp
  • Ed Bernauer
  • Emi Troeger
  • Frank Mattos
  • Frank Palacat
  • Gloria Moore
  • Inge White
  • Kathleen French
  • Jean Shibuya
  • Libby Young
  • Marty Nikou
  • Michael Tom
  • Pam DaGrossa
  • Paul Briggs
  • Peggy Regentine
  • Snowden Hodges
  • Tara Severns
  • Toshi Ikagawa
  • Young-a Choi

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