Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the May 17, 2020 Commencement Ceremony must be postponed. The College is working on alternative plans, which include an in-person ceremony for graduates at a later date. However, as the end of the semester approaches and our graduates near the completion of all their graduation requirements, we wanted to celebrate with you now!
Commencement is about your great achievements; it is about being surrounded by family, friends, classmates, instructors, and those who share in that journey. We have created pages where everyone can “gather” and celebrate with the Class of 2019-2020. This is a space where our graduates and their instructors, classmates, friends and family can all share in the joy of this major milestone by leaving congratulatory videos, photos, slideshows, and other messages!
2019-2020 Graduate Celebration Booklet
This booklet includes the names of all students who graduated in Summer or Fall 2019 and students whose applications for graduation were processed prior to April 24, 2020. This is not an official commencement program. A big mahalo to New Media Arts graduate Eryn Iwanaga for creating this booklet!
What to Post: You have a lot of options! You can post a sweet and simple text message, a photo with a personal message, a special slideshow, or a video message. Whatever you decide will be very special.
Where to Post a Message: Pages are broken down by degree program. Click on the appropriate link below to post a message. If you do not know which program the graduate belongs to, refer to our 2019-2020 Kapi‘olani Community College Graduates Booklet above to find a specific name and degree program.
How to Post a Message: The sites do not require you to download or create an account. All you need to do is click the pink “+” button in the lower right corner to start a post. Please provide your name in the title, let us know who you are and add your text, media, or link, then click anywhere else on screen to save your post. Posts will be available within 24 hours, so check back often for new content!
Note: Kapi‘olani CC reserves the right to use any media posted to the graduation celebration pages without expressed written permission. This content may be used in publications, videos, or other media material produced for the campus or the University of Hawai‘i System.
Caps, Gowns, Tassels and Memorabilia
Graduates can purchase caps, gowns, tassels and other memorabilia online through the campus bookstore, which has created a section called Grad Store. You can order items and have it shipped to you or pick it up at the bookstore. You must be wearing a mask and practice social distancing in order to pick up your items.