May 12th, 2018

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Pictured: Graduation Day 2017 with some of the members of the MD class that year.

It is the day they’ve been working hard for and waiting for–the MD Class of 2018 from the John A. Burns School of Medicine become certified holders of an MD degree today! The ceremony at the Stan Sheriff Arena begins at 3:30 p.m., but grads are asked to report no later than 2:30 p.m. to line up before the march into the arena to the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance.”

Here is the info you need! All of JABSOM’s degrees will be awarded in the same afternoon ceremony, along with those of several other schools or colleges at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Graduates report at 2:30 p.m.

The Commencement 2018 Speaker is Kauaʻi native General Eric K. Shinseki, Former United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Undergraduate and advanced degree candidates in the following schools/colleges will participate in the 3:30 p.m. Ceremony:

  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • John A. Burns School of Medicine
  • Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, including Public Health
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
  • School of Travel Industry Management
  • Shidler College of Business
  • William S. Richardson School of Law

    Instructional Video:
    An instructional video for students and guests is available:

    Your loved ones can WATCH the live stream!

    Both ceremonies will be viewable via UHM webcast.

    All graduates must register to participate in the ceremony by: May 1, 2018. The registration site opened in mid-February.

    Purchase regalia through the UH Bookstore.