Class of 2020, we're making plans to celebrate you. 
Apply now for graduation. Stay tuned for more.


Commencement 2020 Update

We are all extremely proud of the Class of 2020 and are making plans to celebrate their achievements in memorable ways.

We are:

  • Inviting the class of 2020 to walk in a future commencement ceremony.
  • Preparing a “Commencement in a Box” to ensure graduates receive the keepsakes of our traditional commencement like a diploma cover, program, and other fun gifts.
  • Exploring if we can safely host activities on each campus around the original June 25 date.
  • Seeking to highlight graduates at each of our colleges. If you know of someone with a great story submit it here.
  • Planning a special campaign to highlight and salute the Class of 2020, including a strong social media component so everyone can share in the celebration.
  • Creating a video for that campaign. We invite you to join us in celebrating our Class of 2020’s unstoppable spirit by contributing a short clip or your own to that video. Learn more and upload your submission by end of day on Thursday, June 4.

Stay tuned for more information.

Apply for Graduation Now

If you are ready to start the graduation process, please visit your college’s graduation page (North | Central | South) for information on:

  • The steps to graduate.
  • How to get your official diploma.

A Message to Our 2020 Graduates

The coronavirus pandemic has changed many things. But it doesn’t change the exceptional achievements of our Class of 2020.

In years past, we have used our commencement ceremony to award degrees and celebrate our graduates. This year will be slightly different, but our passion and enthusiasm remain.

Uncertainty around the current pandemic has led us to cancel the June 25 in-person commencement ceremony. However, we are working with student leaders to evaluate options and alternatives to show love, appreciation, and admiration to graduates.

Make no mistake, we are determined to celebrate the Class of 2020 in a manner fitting of our students’ hard work and perseverance. Graduates should apply for graduation in the normal manner (start with your campus and these links: North | Central | South).

Although things are different than we had planned, we encourage everyone to keep looking forward, remain hopeful, and show compassion and understanding for those in need.

Stay home, stay healthy, and an early “Congratulations!” to the Class of 2020 from all of us at Seattle Colleges.