Commencement 2016


picture of grad ceremonyWindward Community College's Commencement Ceremony is an annual event honoring our graduates for 2015-2016.  This includes students from Summer 2015, Fall 2015; and Spring 2016.

Where: Ko‘olau Ballrooms & Conference
45-550 Kionaole Rd.
Kane‘ohe Hawai‘i 96744
When: Friday, May 13, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Additional information for students

Additional information for faculty

Student Process

Through MyUH, visit your STAR Degree Check/View Transcript/Academic Pathway to view your progress for completing the degree or certificate you are pursuing.  Work with your counselor to verify eligibility to graduate.

The following steps must be completed by the last day of instruction,
Wednesday, May 4, 2016.  If you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony and want your name included in the commencement program, you will need to complete the following process by Friday, April 15, 2016.

  1. Graduation Certification Appointment:  Call the Counseling Office at 235-7413 for an appointment.
  2. Take the completed Graduation Certification and Diploma OrderForm to the Admissions and Records Office.
  3. Pay $15.00 to the Business Office for each diploma (in English or Hawaiian). There is an additional $15 charge for a copy of your diploma (in English or Hawaiian).  There is no obligation to purchase a diploma.

If you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony you will need to purchase a cap and gown from the Bookstore in Hale 'Ākoakoa between March 28 and May 13, 2016.  They are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., closed on holidays.  The cost for a cap and gown is $41.00.  You must show proof of graduation certification completion.  Four (4) commencement announcements will be distributed by the Bookstore upon purchase of the regalia.  Announcements, or tickets, are not required for admission; the ceremony will be open seating.

Commencement Speakers

If you are interested in becoming a commencement speaker for the class of 2016 please fill out the Commencement Speaker Application



If you have any questions regarding the graduation process or your eligibility to graduate, please see your counselor in Student Affairs.  Call 235-7413 or stop by Hale 'Ākoakoa 212 to make an appointment.

Summa Cum Laude - "with highest academic honors"
students with a GPA of 3.9 to 4.0

Magna Cum Laude - "with great distinction"
students with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.8

Cum Laude - "with honor"
students with a GPA of 3.0 to 3.4

Previous Commencement Ceremonies

The event is organized by the Commencement Committee