Commencement Information

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Cap and Gown Information

Mid-April, report to the KCC Bookstore to purchase your monarch blue cap, gown, tassel, collar (for women), and pick up formal graduation invitations.

Cost for cap and gown is $36.00 (subject to change).


Commencement Information

Commencement Ceremony at Kapi‘olani Community College will be held on the last Friday of the Spring term at 6:00 p.m. at The Great Lawn inside Campus.


Free parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Visitors and students may park in unmarked stalls in parking lots A-E.

Additional Parking Options

Through the generosity of the Diamond Head Theatre on Makapuu Avenue, additional parking is available behind the theatre. There is also parking on the side streets near the college.

Parking for Motorcycles, Mopeds, and Bicycles

There are authorized parking areas for motorcycles, mopeds, and bicycles behind the Ohi‘a building and near the Koa and Kauila buildings. Parking is not permitted on the campus malls.


Diploma Information

Diplomas are available at Kekaulikie Information and Service Center (KISC) in ‘Ilima 102 approximately 12 weeks after the end of the semester.

Your diploma will not be released if you have oustanding financial obligation.

Please check your myUHportal for academic records and holds. KISC will contact you via email or regular mail indicating when diplomas are available to pick-up.

Mailing of Diplomas: If you are leaving the state of Hawai`i and will be unable to pick up your diploma in person, you may request that it be mailed to you. You may:

  • Complete a “Request To Mail Diploma” form available at KISC ‘Ilima 102 or
  • Email us using your account or
  • Fax a request at 808.734.9896. Please include your name, username/UH ID, mailing address and your signature.

Please email if you have any question regarding diploma or graduation application.


Disability Accomodation

For disability accommodations, advance notice requested: Contact the Graduation Office at or 808.734.9532 at least one week prior to the event.