Please join us at the Seattle Colleges' Commencement to honor and celebrate your achievements. 2018 Commencement is set for June 19 at Safeco Field. The time of Commencement is 4 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m.

Grad help checklist

  • Submit your free graduation application form.
  • Purchase a cap and gown.
  • Once you receive your cap and gown, each student will be given a graduation registration card. This card serves as your ticket to commencement and MUST be brought to Safeco Field on the day of your commencement. Tickets are not required for your guests.
  • There is no rehearsal. You will be directed when you arrive at the event.
  • Arrive early at Commencement and with a gown!

More Info

Learn more about the Seattle Colleges' Commencement.

Note, parking in the Seattle Central College garage is free to Commencement participants. However, space is limited. Please visit the Seattle Colleges' website for more information about parking and other event details.


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Who may participate

You may participate in the commencement ceremony if you have completed or expect to complete your program requirements for a degree, certificate or diploma during the 2017–18 academic year. Students who plan to take classes in summer quarter are free to march but their names will be in the following year's program.

If you have not done so already, please complete your FREE graduation application form and submit it to the Registration & Records office. Learn more about Graduation Requirements.

What to wear

Graduates must wear caps and gowns. These will be available for purchase mid–May at the Seattle Central Bookstore. Be sure to keep track of your tassels!

If there is no way the student can afford a gown they should contact Women's Programs and Student Leadership to borrow a gown that prior graduates have donated.

More detailed information about the ceremony will be provided with the gown purchase. Keep track of your tassels.

Honors Students

Any student that has accumulated 30 or more credits and has a cumulative GPA of 3.8 and above as of Winter Quarter is considered an Honors Student and will receive a gold tassel.

Note, qualifying for the President's List, the Dean's List, or Phi Theta Kappa is not necessarily equivalent to being on the Honor Roll because the GPA requirements differ.

Request disability–related accommodations

If you or your guests require disability related accommodations contact your campus Disability Support Services office.