Fall 2014 Commencement

Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Location: Neal Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Ave., Honolulu
Graduating Student
3 p.m., Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
Doors Open for Guests: 4 p.m., Blaisdell Arena
Graduate Line-up: 4:30 p.m., Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
Ceremony: 5 p.m., Blaisdell Arena


Important Commencement Deadlines

1. Order Your Caps and Gowns
    Sunday, October 19, 2014

Deadline to preorder caps and gowns for a discounted price at Caps & gowns ordered after this date will be at a higher price and subject to availability. Full sets can be ordered online and individual components can be ordered at the Downtown store.

Deadline to order an international sash at for standard countries and the Downtown store for non-standard countries.

Contact the Downtown HPU Bookstore at or 808.544.9367 with any questions.

2. Pick Up Caps, Gowns, and Seating Tickets 
    10 seating tickets per graduating student.
    Any time after December 3, 2014


There are 10 seating tickets per graduating student. Everyone, children included, will need a ticket for entry into the Blaisdell Arena. Tickets are not needed for the Exhibition Hall Viewing Room.

Ceremony Length

The ceremony is anticipated to take up to 2.5 hours. The ceremony is not complete until the recessional has ended. We ask that all graduating students stay for the entire ceremony and recessional.


The ceremony will be webcast live at HPU does not guarantee the quality of webcast.

Exhibition Hall Post Ceremony Meet-And-Greet

Following the graduate recessional, the Exhibition Hall will be open to your guests for a meet-and-greet event. Graduates may meet faculty, friends and family near signs designated with the first letter of your last name. The event will conclude at 9 p.m. Those who do not wish to participate in the meet-and-greet may leave the Exhibition Hall at the conclusion of the recessional.