The University of Hawaii is implementing a pilot program to make a big change to its spring commencement ceremony in 2017.
Rather than having two ceremonies that separate undergraduates and advanced degree graduates, the ceremonies will be divided by college. This means undergraduates and advanced degree graduates will walk together.
The university expects the pilot program will lessen traffic congestion, increase parking and make more seating available for family and friends.
The morning ceremony will consist of undergraduate and advanced degree students from: College of Arts and Humanities Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge Interdisciplinary Studies College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature College of Natural Sciences School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology School of Pacific and Asian Studies College of Social Sciences College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
The afternoon ceremony will consist of undergraduate and advanced degree students from: School of Architecture Shidler College of Business College of Education College of Engineering William S. Richardson School of Law John A. Burns School of Medicine School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene Public Health Studies Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work School of Travel Industry Management