TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR SATURDAY – SR 99 will have two lanes closed, both northbound and southbound, in the stadium district. More information can be found here.
Friday, June 8, 9:30–10:30 a.m., Tiffany Loop (on campus)
If you would like to join the Ivy Cutting processional with the faculty and administration, you are welcome to do so. Please meet between Moyer Hall and Peterson Hall at 9:15 a.m. to line up for the processional.
If you prefer to attend, but not process, we are happy to reserve seating for you. Remember that this is an outdoor ceremony, so please be prepared for the weather. (Note: Faculty will be in regalia, so we are able to arrange getting your regalia to you that morning, if you choose to process).
Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Friday, June 8, 2:00–3:30 p.m., Tiffany Loop (on campus)
If you would like to join the Graduate Commencement processional with the faculty and administration, you are welcome to do so. Please meet between Moyer Hall and Peterson Hall at 1:45 p.m. to line up for the processional.
This is also an outdoor ceremony, so please be prepared for the weather. See rain plan for more information. (Note: Faculty will be in regalia, so we are able to arrange getting your regalia to you that afternoon, if you choose to process).
Friday, June 8, 7:30–8:30 p.m., Royal Brougham Pavilion (on campus)
This is an informal worship service planned by the undergraduate students. Academic regalia is not worn.
Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, June 9, 1:00–3:30 p.m., KeyArena, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle
The Board of Trustees will process with the faculty and administration. Please plan to arrive by 11:00 a.m. If you have not already done so, please confirm with Ruth Jacobsen your participation in the Commencement ceremony.
Vehicle entrance is through Gate 4, accessible via Thomas Street on the south side of KeyArena. Please show your “platform party” ticket to the parking attendant (based on your RSVP, this will be mailed to you). Parking is on the upper level.
Upon entering the building, SPU staff will be available to direct you to the waiting area in the Champions Club before lining up for the processional. A light lunch will be served.
Arena map, directions, parking (PDF)
To arrange for academic regalia for either Commencement ceremony (and Ivy Cutting, if so desired), please contact Ruth Jacobsen in the President’s Office at 206-281-2111 before Friday, March 30.
Please let Ruth know if you own your own regalia. If not, please indicate if you have an advanced degree (master's or doctorate). This will determine the color of your hood.
If you have additional questions about Commencement, please contact Michelle McFarland in the Office of the Provost: 206-281-2508.