1. How can I participate?
  2. Are tickets required, where can I pick them up?
  3. Will there be a live stream?
  4. When should graduates arrive at Windward Community College (WCC) to participate in the Commencement?
  5. When will doors open for guests with tickets?
  6. Where will live streams be available on WCC campus?
  7. Where do we park?
  8. Do I need to wear a cap and gown?
  9. Can I decorate my cap?
  10. Is my service animal permitted during this Commencement Celebration?
  11. How will the program be presented?
  12. Will there be a lei ceremony?
  13. Will I receive my diploma at the Commencement Celebration?
  14. What are the Covid-19 expectations during the ceremony?
  15. What happens following graduation?

1. How can I participate?

To participate, please RSVP (via Google Form) by Wednesday, 5/10 at 4:00 pm.

2. Are tickets required, where can I pick them up?

Yes, each graduate will receive two tickets. Tickets will be required for entrance into the Palikū theater. Tickets for register participants can be picked up at Hale Akoakoa 232 (Student Activity Center) from 9am-3:30pm Monday – Thursday. If those times do not work please contact Ka‘ahu Alo at kaahualo@hawaii.edu to make other arrangements

3. Will there be a live stream?

Yes, a link will be sent out soon. Please check back on the WCC website or ask your graduate for link as time gets closer.

4. When should graduates arrive at Windward Community College (WCC) to participate in the Commencement Ceremony?

Graduates should arrive no later that 3:00pm. Students will receive name cards, have a quick run through and participate in a WCC Kihei ceremony. Please follow the instructions of the WCC staff directing you.

5. When will doors open for guests with tickets?

Doors will open around 4:00pm.

6. Where will live streams be available on WCC Campus?

Live stream ink will be shared at a later time. Hale Mana‘opono will be one of the locations for guests to watch a live stream of the event. TRiO SSS may also be a site that will stream the live event.

7. Where do we park?

You will be directed by a WCC staff member to the available parking lots.

8. Do I need to wear a cap and gown?

Yes, cap and gown is required. The WCC Bookstore is selling caps and gowns for $42.95 Black cap and gowns will be used.

9. Can I decorate my cap?

Yes, you are more than welcome to decorate your cap. Please ensure that all decorations are appropriate for other graduates and attendees.

10. Is my service animal permitted during this Commencement Ceremony?

Please contact Ka‘ahu Alo at kaahualo@hawaii.edu if you intend to bring a service animal.

11. How will the program be presented?

The program will be live from the Palikū Theater at Windward Community College. It will also be live streamed (broadcasted) to those who are unable to attend the live event. Link will be sent our shortly.

12. Will there be a lei ceremony?

Yes, there will be a lei ceremony on the Great Lawn near the Hale Alaka‘i Learning Commons. Alphabetical signs will be posted to assist in finding graduates by last name.

13. Will I receive my diploma at the Commencement Ceremony?

No, if you purchased a diploma, it will be mailed to you. You will be presented with a diploma cover representing your completion.

14. What are the COVID-19 expectations during the ceremony?

Guest attending the live Commencement Ceremony will be required to wear masks while in Palikū Theater. 

15. What happens after the Commencement Ceremony?

You will be directed to the Great Lawn for a lei ceremony.