Graduation

Graduation

UPDATE – November 17, 2021

Fall 2021 Graduation Ceremony

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an in-person graduation ceremony on December 11, 2021 at Aloha Tower Marketplace and each graduate may invite up to 5 guests. We are also excited to announce that lei greetings after the ceremony will be welcomed back.

It is required that all graduates and guests 12 years and older provide proof of full vaccination in order to attend the ceremony, per the regulations from the City and County of Honolulu. Below we have drafted FAQs to answer the most common questions.

Please keep in mind that HPU is legally required to abide by these City and County regulations and so we are unable to make any exceptions. Please note that the regulations are subject to change at any time. HPU Leadership continues to monitor the regulations and will provide updates as necessary.

Please email graduation@hpu.edu if you have questions.

 

Common FAQs:

  1. Do I need my full vaccination to attend?
    • Yesproof of full vaccination is required by the City and County of Honolulu to attend the event.
  2. Can I provide a negative test within 48 hours to attend?
    • No, proof of full vaccination is required by the City and County of Honolulu to attend the event.
  3. Can my child attend who is not vaccinated?
    • There is no requirement for children 11 years and younger to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test result in order to attend, per City & County guidelines.
  4. I have a medical exemption from being vaccinated. Can I still attend?
    • No, all guests must be fully vaccinated to attend as required by the City and County of Honolulu.
  5. Will I be able to acquire more tickets?
    • Each graduate will be allotted five guest ticket registrations. This is due to the capacity limits under current COVID-19 restrictions from the City and County of Honolulu.
  6. How do I register guests?
    • An email was sent on November 12, 2021 to all registered graduates with directions on how to register guests and acquire guest tickets.
  7. Do my guests need full vaccination to attend?
    • Yesproof of full vaccination is required by the City and County of Honolulu to attend the event
  8. Will the ceremony be live streamed?
    • Yes, the ceremony will be live streamed. An email will be sent out the week of graduation with the live stream link, and the link will also be posted to the graduation website: www.hpu.edu/graduation.
  9. When is my ceremony?
    • December 11, 2021 at Aloha Tower Marketpalce – details regarding check-in time will be shared in November.  Updates will be provided by email as well as on the hpu.edu/graduation site.