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
Exhibition Hall Viewing Room: Doors open approximately 30 minutes after processional
Guests not seated by 5 p.m. will be seated following the graduate processional.


Important Commencement Deadlines

1. Order Your Caps and Gowns
    Sunday, October 19, 2014
    Deadline to preorder caps and gowns for a discounted price at

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.

Exhibition Hall Viewing Room

Enjoy the live viewing of HPU Commencement in the Exhibition Hall. Doors will open about 30 minutes after processional. Tickets are not needed for entry.

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.