Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

We are so proud of our graduates. Your commitment, perseverance, and dedication have paid off! We wish you God’s richest blessings on your future plans.

Watch the replay of LAPU’s 2023 Commencement Ceremony.

Commencement FAQs
When and where does the commencement ceremony take place?

The 2023 commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, December 16th 2023 at 6:00pm in the Felix Event Center on APU’s campus.

When do I need to arrive to check in on commencement day?

Check in begins 1 hour prior to the start of the ceremony.

Will my family and guests need a ticket to attend the commencement ceremony?

Each graduate will be allotted a certain number of tickets for friends and family. You will be notified of the ticket limit and how to reserve tickets towards the end of November. Stay tuned.

Can I purchase additional tickets?

No, additional tickets may become available as students return any unused tickets and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

When will the venue doors open for family and guests at commencement?

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. (4:45 p.m. for special assistance needs)

How long does the ceremony usually last?

Most commencement ceremonies are approximately two hours, depending on the number of graduates.

I have a guest with disability-related needs. Are accommodations provided?

On the day of the event, please visit the ADA check-in station for assistance with any disability-related requests. Accessible seating will be available for wheelchair users and other mobility-related seating needs 15 minutes prior to doors opening.  Sign language interpretation will be provided upon request only; requests must be made no later than two weeks prior to the date of the event. If you have a question or request regarding a guest who may need other accommodations, please email

Can I bring my dog or other pet to the commencement ceremony?

No animals are allowed at the ceremony with the exception of ADA-approved service animals.

How can I order personalized graduation announcements?

Visit the online store for commencement related items.

Click here for pricing.

Will there be a reception for graduating students?

There will be a meet and greet starting at 5:00 pm near the check-in area.

Can I watch the Commencement ceremony online?

A link to the livestream will be available on December 16th, beginning at 5:30pm at

Can I purchase or pre-order flowers for myself or someone else for commencement?

Pre-order leis and flowers here.

When can I expect my diploma in the mail?

Diploma cases, including a certificate, will be awarded at the commencement ceremony. The actual diplomas are mailed 8 weeks after degrees are posted. All owing balances to the university must be resolved to receive your diploma.

When will my degree post?

Degrees should post within three weeks after final grades and/or transcripts have been received.

How can I order my transcripts?

Complete the online transcript request form to receive an official transcript. Please note: Be sure to review the transcript fees and policies to allow enough time to order transcripts to meet your needs.

Are job opportunities available at LAPU?

Yes, many job opportunities exist at LAPU. For a complete list, visit LAPU’s Employment Opportunities page.

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