2016 Commencement Faculty Instructions

Faculty at Ivy Cutting

Ivy Cutting

Friday, June 10, 9:30–10:30 a.m., Tiffany Loop

Faculty members, please meet between Moyer Hall and Peterson Hall at
9:15 a.m. to line up for the processional. Please dress in academic regalia.

Graduate Hooding Ceremonies

Friday, June 10, various times and campus locations

Graduate faculty members and school deans will hood graduate students in individual school/program hooding ceremonies prior to the Graduate Commencement ceremony at various on-campus locations. Faculty, please dress in academic regalia.

12:30 p.m.
School of Business, Government, and Economics
Gwinn Commons 
12:00 p.m.
School of Psychology, Family, and Community
12:30 p.m.
MA - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
12:00 p.m. School of Health Sciences Sanctuary, First Free Methodist Church
12:30 p.m.
School of Education
12:30 p.m.
Seattle Pacific Seminary
*The Master of Fine Arts program will perform their hooding ceremony in Santa Fe, NM.

View a map of all Hooding Ceremony locations

Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Friday, June 10, 23:30 p.m., Tiffany Loop

Graduate faculty members, please meet between Moyer Hall and Peterson Hall at 1:45 p.m. to line up for the processional. Graduate faculty will process up to the front where there will be faculty seating.

Similar to Ivy Cutting, please note that this is an outdoor ceremony. Please be prepared for the weather, as the ceremony will take place rain or shine. 


Friday, June 10, 7:30–8:30 p.m., Royal Brougham Pavilion

This is an informal worship service planned by the undergraduate students. Academic regalia is not worn.

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, June 11, 1–3:30 p.m., Key Arena, 305 Harrison Street

Faculty, please enter Key Arena by 12 p.m. through Gate 4A, accessible via Thomas Street on the south side of the building (closest parking garage is 1st Avenue North Garage, between John and Thomas Street, 1/2 block south of the arena). You will then be directed to the faculty entrance into the building.

  • Please arrive no later than 12 p.m.
  • You must have a ticket to enter the arena.
  • All faculty will gather in Club Live. 
  • Please pick up your ticket outside of Gate 4A before entering Key Arena.  
  • Proceed to the marked area where you will line up.
  • The faculty marshals will assist with arranging the procession.

Faculty, you are required to attend Ivy Cutting and either Undergraduate or Graduate Commencement (as assigned by your dean). You are encouraged and welcome to attend both Commencement ceremonies and Baccalaureate.

If you are unable to attend any of the required events, you must receive written permission from your dean to be absent. If you need to rent academic regalia, contact Brittany Ford in the Bookstore at 206-281-2137 before April 17.

Directions and parking

2016 Commencement FAQ

If you have additional questions, check the Commencement FAQ or contact the Office of the Provost: 206-281-2125 or graduationinfo@spu.edu.