LIST: It’s grad season! Hawaii commencement ceremonies kick off this weekend

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Published: May. 4, 2022 at 1:51 PM HST|Updated: May. 4, 2022 at 3:30 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It’s graduation season!

The fun begins this Saturday with in-person commencement ceremonies for the University of Hawaii West Oahu and Chaminade University.

Other universities have planned commencements for later this month.

Here’s a look at the schedule:

May 7
May 13
May 14

Meanwhile, Hawaii public schools are set to kick off commencement ceremonies May 19.

[For a full list of public school commencement dates, click here]

The events will be in person, but there will be school-by-school protocols.

  • Ceremonies must be held outdoors or in a venue with adequate ventilation or fans/filtration systems.
  • All participants must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to the ceremony.
  • Graduates will be allowed to bring a pre-set number of household members as guests. The amount of guests will be determined by each school based on capacity.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

Officials said the guidance is subject to change.

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