Spring Virtual Commencement
STREAMED LIVE SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2020
Commencement Drive-through Celebration
9:00am – 1:00pm – On campus drive through of Graduates to receive diploma, photo opportunity and to be recognized.
Virtual Pre-Commencement Music
5:00pm – 5:30pm – Featuring Kūikawā
Virtual Commencement Celebration
Immediately Following – Post-Commencement Concert
with Kahālāwai featuring Joshua Kahula and Piʻilani Arias
All Available Via Streaming or Cable
Also broadcast on MCTV Digital Cable Channel 354
Download The Commencement Program
For viewing on your computer or mobile device
To print a booklet version of the 2020 UH Maui College commencement program, please download this file, print double-sided and then fold appropriately into a 5.5″ x 8.5″ booklet.
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from the University of Hawai’i Maui College! Unfortunately, due to ongoing challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to make some very difficult decisions. Based on our current situation, the university has decided that in-person commencement exercises will not be able to take place this May, but we will celebrate this milestone with an online celebration held on Saturday, June, 6th 2020 at 5:30 pm. All 2019-2020 UH Maui College graduates will be eagerly invited to participate in a future ceremony held on campus as soon as we are allowed to provide one.
While no one could have anticipated a virtual commencement, we would like our graduates and their families to know we are committed to ensuring our graduates are recognized and celebrated for their accomplishments.
“I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL OF OUR GRADUATES; YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AS THE CORONAVIRUS GRADUATING CLASS. YOU HAVE OVERCOME HUGE BARRIERS TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE YOUR DEGREE AND YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF YOURSELF. ALTHOUGH THESE CHANGES WERE CHALLENGING I BELIEVE THIS EXPERIENCE WILL SERVE YOU WELL IN YOUR CAREERS OR CONTINUED STUDIES. YOU HAVE RISEN TO THE OCCASION AND NOW YOU HAVE ARRIVED.”
Who: UH Maui College & University Center Graduates
What: University of Hawaii Maui College & University Center Virtual Commencement Ceremony
Where: Link to be provided at a later date
When: June 6, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
Why: To Honor UH Maui College and University Center Student Graduates
Students who have obtained one of the following degrees are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony: Academic Subject Certificate (ASC), Associates in Applied Science (AAS), Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), Certificate of Achievement (CA), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS),
Picture Taking Update:
Congratulatory emails have been sent to all graduating students who submitted and paid for their graduation application. These emails include the following:
- Commencement Information
- Information on Purchasing Regalia, Announcements, and Photos
- Special Accommodations
*Please let us know asap if you have not received these emails*
With the intent of including as many participants as possible, we have decided to allow alternative options for approved attire. There will be three permissible options:
- Traditional Regalia (Cap and Gown)
- Kihei over Aloha/Business attire (request in advance if you do not have your own kihei)
- Official Program Uniforms (Programs will communicate specific requirements)
Culinary, Nursing, and Dental Hygiene are currently approved and additional departments may be approved upon request.
Order your Regalia – The UHMC Bookstore taking Orders Now
Black Graduation Gown Set ($44.95)- Includes: Gown, Surefit Cap, UHMC tassel with year signet
Custom Black Graduation Gown Set ($44.95)- Includes: ” XL/looser fitting” Gown, Surefit Cap, UHMC tassel with year signet
Ala Carte items:
- University of Hawaii – Maui College Tassel in Kelly Green and Royal Blue with year signet ($8.95)
- Black Graduation Surefit Cap with elastic fitting – one size fits most ($14.95)
- Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) items are still pending as we are working with Ellen on the best way to offer these items to PTK students.
Students can visit our website to place their orders: www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/maui
Orders usually ship within 1-2 business days. We utilize United Parcel Service (UPS) for shipping orders so students will need to provide a street address for their order to be delivered to as UPS cannot deliver to a PO Box or military APO address.
*Please note that since all Graduation merchandise are not eligible for refunds*, we are recommending students order gowns true to their height.
Order Your Announcements:
All orders are normally handled by the Herff Jones Company, but due to most of the country hosting virtual ceremonies of some sort, they have not been offering this service, but we are attempting to organize this specifically for our commencement….stay tuned.
The photos we will be taking will be used in our online ceremony, so the intent was to have them look as professional as possible and will be at no cost to graduates. You will though, be able to order from Nagamine if you would like some for keepsake purposes. We realize that not everyone will be able to attend one of the scheduled sessions, as Moloka’i and Lana’i will be included so we will be allowing you to submit your own picture if needed. Picture appointments will be scheduled on May 14-15, 2020.
Deadline to submit photos: Monday, May 18 by 4:00pm.
Before taking and submitting your own photo, click here to view the UHMC Commencement Photo Guidelines.
The safety of our students and staff are of utmost importance and at the forefront of all of our decisions. With that said, the student lounge will be utilized in a manner which adheres to all current safety precautions, including strict social distancing guidelines and the required use of a mask, with the exception of when you are taking your actual picture.
Again, congratulations on your wonderful achievement and stay tuned for more info!