KS Kapālama 133rd Commencement



Sunday, May 28, 2023 | Stan Sheriff Center

2:00 pm- Seniors report to Gym #1
3:00 pm- Stan Sheriff Center Doors Open via entry at Gate A (ticket required for entry)
4:00 pm- Commencement Ceremony Begins

Attire: Special Events Attire

Girls: Uniform Special Events white mu‘umu‘u purchased from Lands’ End, a long white or beige slip, fully enclosed white flats or pumps.

Boys: Long-sleeved white Special Events dress shirt, white dress pants from Lands’ End, belt, white dress shoes (no athletic or canvas shoes), full-length white socks.

Note: Ribbons, flowers, lei, hair decorations and jewelry except for watches and class rings are not to be worn for both Baccalaureate and Commencement events. Students must wear kīhei and blue silk lei for Commencement (kīhei and lei will be given at check-in at Stan Sheriff Center).

HPU AA Graduates: Graduates that successfully graduated and received their HPU AA degrees will be allowed to wear their white co-branded (HPU/KS) stole over their KS kīhei.

Parking: Parking is $10 and may be paid at the kiosk. Be sure to display the parking pass on your dashboard. Parking is available in the Parking Structure and on the Upper Campus of UH Mānoa. Enclosed is more information about parking.

Tickets: Each senior will receive TWELVE (12) tickets for their family to attend the ceremony. Two (2) tickets for the floor level and TEN (10) tickets for the Upper Levels. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. There are no extra tickets. Students are encouraged to check with one another if any additional tickets are needed and available.

Livestream: Commencement will be livestreamed on the Commencement Website- https://bit.ly/ksk2023

At Kamehameha, Commencement ceremonies are conducted with dignity and pride. They exemplify our Hawaiian ancestral value of pono -- to be correct and proper. In keeping with this tradition, we ask you to remind your children and guests about appropriate behavior and demeanor. Only people who will support the occasion in a positive, respectful, and dignified way should be invited to attend.

For the safety of students, staff, and guests, please follow the instructions of Stan Sheriff staff, HPD, security staff, and school personnel. Mahalo for your cooperations with the school and facility rules of the Stan Sheriff Center.

We believe that catcalling, loud cheering, yelling, and signs distract from the recognition of each student being honored on stage. We ask your support in maintaining the dignity of the ceremonies.

Parents and guests are asked to refrain from moving to the front of the stage to take pictures. Professional photos will be taken of each graduate by Ace Portrait Studio during the ceremony and made available for sale to the graduates. See enclosed for more information.

Our Hale Ola staff would like us to remind all of you to feed your child before arriving to the Stan Sheriff Center. It will be a long night and it’s important that your child is fed and well-hydrated for the evening’s festivities.