Graduates

On June 21, Graduates from all three Seattle Colleges will join together to celebrate their accomplishments in front of proud family members, friends, and guests. Chancellor Shouan Pan and the leadership of Seattle Colleges will be there to confer degrees as each graduate makes that milestone walk across the stage at T-Mobile Park.

The anticipation and preparation for this day is long-awaited. Click on the topics below for important information to assist as you plan for your commencement day.

Cap and Gown

A cap and gown are required for all graduates participating in the commencement ceremony.

Attire and Personal Items

  • Wear comfortable shoes. Graduates will be walking and standing for extended periods of time. 
  • Heels are not recommended. Graduates will be walking on a warming track during the processional and up and down multiple sets of stairs during the ceremony.
  • Personal storage is unavailable. Bring only small necessary items (phone, wallet, keys, tiny purse) to the ceremony.
  • Concessions will not be accepting cash. Please bring another method of payment if you choose to purchase snacks.

Photos

GradImages, will be taking the photos of graduates as they are recognized on stage. Proofs will be emailed and mailed to your home address.

  • If you have questions regarding your proofs, contact GradImages Customer Service Department: Phone at (800) 261-2576 or email at giservice@gradimages.net.
  • You may preregister your email address at gradimages.com/Preregistration to ensure an accurate address is on file. By pre-registering, you will receive a coupon for 20% off your order.

Schedule:

3:00 p.m. Graduates arrive. Doors open for guests.
 
  • Grads enter at the Right Field gate entrance.
  • Guests enter at Home Plate gate entrance.
     
  • Security inspections performed.
  • Have electronic GradPass at the ready
    (printed or on mobile device)
  • GradImages headshots available on concourse
4:30 p.m. Graduates line up.
 
  • Grads will be assembled by college and led through the stadium tunnels.
  • Seating will be available for those who need it while waiting in the tunnels for the processional to begin.
5:00 p.m. Ceremony begins with processional.
7:15 p.m. Ceremony concludes.
 
  • Receive your alumni lapel pin upon exiting. Lapel pins will not be available until the end of the ceremony. Please plan accordingly.
     

 

 


Conduct Agreement

The commencement ceremony is a dignified academic event that recognizes the achievements of graduates and honorees. By participating, you agree to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Silence all cell phones and devices.
  • Keep aisles clear.
  • Refrain from blocking anyone’s view of the stage.

Graduates are encouraged to return to their seats after they receive their diploma cover and remain until the ceremony concludes. Please plan accordingly.

Diplomas and Diploma Covers

Graduates participating in commencement ceremonies will receive a Seattle Colleges diploma cover. Upon successful completion of your degree requirements, your official diploma will be mailed to the address in your student ctcLink account approximately 8 to 10 weeks after the end of the quarter.

Visit your college’s graduation page for more information about diplomas and ordering duplicate diplomas.

Parking

The Seattle Mariners transportation page shows the various ways to get to and places to park at or near T-Mobile Park. The fee to park at T-Mobile Park Garage is $10 on Commencement Day.

  • Accessible parking in T-Mobile Park garage is available with a state-issued disability permit.
  • The sky bridge on the fifth floor connects the garage to T-Mobile Park.

Facilities

  • T-Mobile Park requires everyone to go through security and metal detectors before entering the stadium.
  • Please read the Mariner’s Gate & Bag Policy FAQ for a full list of prohibited items.
  • Refreshments will be available for purchase at park concession stands (card only/no cash transactions).
  • Gender-neutral restrooms are available.
  • The nursing lounge is located at Section 128 near guest services.

Accessibility

  • Ceremony
    • Captions will be displayed on the right-field and third-base scoreboards.
    • ASL interpreters will be displayed on the MarinersVision Screen.
  • Service animals are welcome at T-Mobile Park.
  • All restrooms are ADA accessible.
  • If requested, a student with a disability can be accompanied by a companion.

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

Guests

Graduates are encouraged to bring guests to attend the ceremony.

  • Seattle Colleges does not use a ticketing system for guests.
  • There is no limit on the number of guests a graduate may bring.
  • Seating for guests is available on the top row of the concourse.
  • Information for guests.

Invitations

You may invite as many guests as you would like. Invitations and/or tickets are not required for entry to T-Mobile Park.

Download a digital invitation to send friends and family. Paper copies will also be available at your campus grad fair.

  • Use the PNG file if you want to insert the invitation into the body of an email.
  • Use the PDF file if you want the invitation to be an attachment to an email.

invitation PNG file

 

Sharing on Social Media

Congratulations, you will soon be a Seattle Colleges alum. We know you will do great things. Please share your successes with Seattle Colleges on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. We encourage you to use the tags #SeattleCollegesAlum and/or #SeattleCollegesGrad22.

Livestream

Watch the livestream of Seattle Colleges Commencement on Tuesday, June 21, starting at 5 p.m. PDT at www.scctv.net