‘It’s truly a blessing’: UH-Hilo holds in-person commencement

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Caitlyn Cabral processes into the gym during UH-Hilo College of Arts and Science commencement on Saturday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald April Ruth Kaina Housman gives the student address after graduating from Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani, the College of Hawaiian Language, with a Doctor of Philosophy in Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization from UH-Hilo on Saturday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Torylee Castro claps for a friend while waiting her turn to graduate from the UH-Hilo College of Arts and Science on Saturday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald John Hadley Anson receives his diploma while graduating from the UH-Hilo College of Arts and Science on Saturday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald April Pitcher moves her tassel after officially graduating from the UH-Hilo College of Arts and Science on Saturday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Nicole Garcia walks off the stage after receiving her Master of Arts in Heritage Management at UH-Hilo commencement on Saturday.

After nearly two years without a traditional graduation, the University of Hawaii at Hilo celebrated more than 200 graduates at an in-person commencement Saturday morning.