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No tickets are issued. Seating is first-come first-served. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. We strongly recommend that you arrive early as doors to the ballroom will close promptly at 5:30 p.m. and will reopen approximately 5 minutes later, after the graduate processional is complete.

Ballroom Regulations

Balloons are NOT allowed at the Hawaii Convention Center. All guests will be restricted to the general seating areas. Guests should not sit in reserved seating unless it is pre-arranged and your name is on the seat. Ushers will help guests with disability access needs. Also, please refrain from the use of noisemakers or horns. Smoking and/or use of electronic cigarettes is not permitted in the Hawaii Convention Center.

Pictures and Video

Guests may take photographs and videos from their seats. Flash photography is strictly prohibited. A photographer will take individual photographs of students as they are recognized on stage. After the Recognition Ceremony, graduates will receive a link to view their photos online. Photographs may be ordered from the photographers at that time.

Meeting Graduates After the Ceremony

Immediately following the recessional, graduates will be escorted to appropriate alphabetical signs outside of the ballroom to meet their families. We recommend that graduates consider meeting guests with physical disabilities at a pre-determined location outside of the ballroom

Lei Vendors

There will NOT be lei available for purchase at the event.

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