Leeward CC Commencement Ceremony 2024

Leeward CC Commencement Ceremony 2024 is not quite ready yet. If you are a graduate, please register and build your online profile.

Congratulations! Graduation is one of the most rewarding experiences in your academic journey. It means you have met all the requirements to earn your degree or certificate. To celebrate this achievement, Leeward CC wants to celebrate with you! See all Commencement Ceremony information here.

Registration and Regalia

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Purchase graduation attire, diploma frames, and class rings from the Leeward Bookstore.

Commencement Ceremony Information

To participate in the Commencement Ceremony, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • candidates for any Associate Degree must be within nine (9) credits of completing the requirements for the degree.
  • candidates for any Certificate must have earned, or be enrolled in, all of the requirements for the certificate.
  • candidates must have completed and submitted the online graduation application by the published deadline.

Note: You do not receive your diploma or diploma cover at the ceremony. Your diploma and diploma cover will be mailed to you (approximately 6 to 8 weeks after the semester ends). Should you have any questions, you can contact the Admissions & Records Office at (808) 455-0642.

Learn more here.

Oli Komo

The oli komo, or welcoming chant, is a gift offered to those who visit our home. Hālau Puʻuloa tells of the beauty and abundance of our lands of Wai‘awa and the harbor of Pu‘uloa (Pearl Harbor). The area possessed fishponds teeming with marine life and natural springs that fed the lush vegetation that ‘Ewa is known for. It speaks of the refreshing winds that cool and the guardian of the bay who protects. The oli extends all the riches of Pu‘uloa to our guests as we invite them into our home.

Hālau Puʻuloa he awa lau no ʻEwa
He awa lau moana na ke Kēhau
He kiʻowai lua he muliwai no ʻEwa
No ua ʻāina kai (iʻa) hāmau leo
E hāmau ana ka leo o ke kanaka
ʻO pānea mai auaneʻi hilahila
Keʻeo ua iʻa la i loko o ke kai
O ke kai puakai ʻula ai ke kai o Kuhia – e
He mai, he mai
Eia no mākou nei.

Expansive is Puʻuloa a harbor for ʻEwa
An extensive harbor belonging to the Kēhau breeze
An abundant, overflowing estuary for ʻEwa
To this land belongs the iʻa that silences voices
The voices of people will be silenced
Yet, a response is always given lest there be shame
The aforementioned iʻa fills the sea
from the sacred reddish sea to the sea of Kuhia
Greetings, Please enter
For here we are to welcome you.