At Kapi‘olani Community College, students are eligible for graduation upon successful completion of the academic requirements of their declared program of study. In other words, Graduation is the technical obtainment of credits to receive a degree.
Commencement is the annual ceremony for students who have or are expected to graduate in the current or next semester. It is an opportunity for you, your family, friends, and the KCC ‘Ohana to celebrate your accomplishment. Detailed information about the commencement ceremony is available here. All students who have completed their degree requirements are eligible to “walk” in the Commencement Exercises. Check with your academic counselor if you have questions regarding your graduation eligibility.