On Friday, June 21, 2024, graduates from all three Seattle Colleges will join together to celebrate their accomplishments in front of proud family members, friends, faculty, staff, and guests. The anticipation and preparation for this day is long-awaited. Chancellor Rosie Rimando-Chareunsap 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.

Graduates should plan to arrive when gates open at 3 p.m. to ensure enough time to pass through security and get your Grad Pass. Upon arrival, graduates are asked to enter at the Right Field Gate entrance along Edgar Martinez Drive and check in. (Guests enter at the Home Plate Gate.)

First Stop: Get Your Grad Pass 

Graduates, you will need a physical Grad Pass card to walk across the stage at the commencement ceremony. Pick up your Grad Pass as soon as you arrive at T-Mobile Park. After security check, you will pick up your Grad Pass by entering a line with the first letter of your last name. Keep your Grad Pass card with you. You will be asked to show your Grad Pass before you walk across the stage.  

Click on the topics below for important information to assist as you plan for your commencement day.

Before you can register to attend commencement you need to apply for graduation. Refer to your college’s graduation website for information about applying for graduation, deadlines, and related information.

Commencement is the annual shared event on Fri., June 21, 2024, where we celebrate our graduates’ accomplishments along with family, faculty and staff, and the community.

Eligible graduates are invited to register to attend the commencement ceremony through the email address and mobile phone on file in ctcLink. The link to register for Commencement will be emailed to eligible students by Wednesday, May 15. The registration process allows you to record your name to ensure it is pronounced correctly and allows you to leave a quote about your experience at Seattle Colleges. Once you register for Commencement, it will activate your GradPass, which is required to cross the stage on June 21. Learn more.


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 $15 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

A map of the Student Concourse at T-Mobile Park can be found below. After you pick up your Grad Pass, you can enjoy the selfie station and take professional headshots. There will be a snack cart where you can purchase refreshments (credit card only), as well as a charging station for your phone. Restrooms are available for your use on the Concourse. You can also take the time to relax in Sections 110-112 before lining up for the processional at 4:30 p.m.

Map of Concourse Student Area with text: After you enter, do this: 1) Get your Grad Pass. Line up by the first letter of your last name. 2. No Grad Pass? Head to the register table. 3. Take time to prep. 4. Relax in sections 110-112 until line up time. 5 Line up: listen for the 10 minutes to line up announcement.

PDF of Concourse Map


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.
  • At check-in, make sure to pick up your GradPass as you enter the concourse. You will need this to cross the stage as your name is read.
  • 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.



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.

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.

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
  • You may preregister your email address at to ensure an accurate address is on file. By pre-registering, you will receive a coupon for 20% off your order.


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.


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.

  • Use the PNG file if you want to insert the invitation into the body of an email.
  • Use the following PDFs if you want the invitation to be an attachment to an email or you want to print the invitations.
    • PDF for email attachment (8.5" x 5.5")
    • PDF for print - folding (8.5" x 11" to fold to 8.5" x 5.5")
    • PDF for print - two on one (8.5" x 11" to cut in half)
Please join me in celebrating my graduation from Seattle Colleges. Friday, June 21, 2024. 5 p.m. (3 p.m. doors open) T-Mobile Park, 1250 1st Avenue S. Seattle. Class of 2024 with Seattle Colleges commencement seal.


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 #SeattleCollegesGrad24.


Watch the livestream of Seattle Colleges Commencement on Friday, June 21, starting at 5 p.m. PDT at

For those unable to attend commencement in person, SCCTV will livestream the ceremony on Friday, June 21, starting at 5 p.m. PDT at Following the ceremony, SCCTV will post the video for on-demand viewing.

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