By Theran Galisa | Staff Writer

Friday May 14, KapCC will be hosting a Walk-Through Commencement Celebration from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. for all Spring 2021 graduates.

There will be around 315 students who are intending to attend the commencement according to Romyn Sabatchi, co-chair for the Commencement Celebration.

As always, all participants must have a mask on at all times (except for official photos) and must practice social distancing. Graduating students are allowed to bring only two guests. If there are more than two, they will have to wait in the car, or entry to the commencement will not be allowed. 

It is recommended to come 15 minutes before and nothing earlier to  allow time to find parking and visit the check-in booth. 

To enter KapCC, turn into the Diamond Head entrance near the Chapel. There will be security/HPD there to ensure that there is a graduate in the vehicle. Having a graduate in the vehicle that is entering into Lot C is required or the vehicle will be turned away.

For students who are walking onto campus, follow Cactus Garden Road to the back of Ohi’a, walk in between Ohi’a and ʻōhelo and you will see the check-in tents. 

Make sure to have the required eventbrite RSVP and a LumiSight check in.

Caps and gowns are not required at this event; students may wear what they think best reflects themselves and is appropriate for an event such as this. 

Keep in mind to stay hydrated and to wear comfortable footwear to walk up and down steps and footwear that you would like to wear when you take pictures at the staging area.

There will be three photo opportunities for graduates: one near ʻiliahi, one in front of the great lawn with Chancellor Louise Pagotto, and an optional one upon exiting near Parking lot C. 

There is a video guided walkthrough provided to understand the flow of the commencement.

All students who are planning to be on campus this Friday must take into account of the following areas that will be closed. 

  • Parking Lot C
  • Ohia Building parking area
  • Ohelo Building rear stalls
  • Ilima Building parking area