SPU honors the Class of 2023 at Ivy Cutting on Friday, June 9

Seattle Pacific University’s annual pre-graduation tradition called “Ivy Cutting” will take place Friday, June 9, 10–11 a.m. in Tiffany Loop on campus.

Begun as an "Ivy Planting" ceremony in 1922, this long-honored tradition involves hundreds of graduating seniors dressed in caps and gowns circling a rope of ivy, surrounded by family, friends, fellow students, faculty, and staff. After a brief ceremony, each graduate receives a sprig of ivy, signifying both the student’s tie to SPU and the independence that comes with graduation.

SPU’s Undergraduate Commencement will be held Saturday, June 10, 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at T-Mobile Park. More than 1,000 students will graduate from SPU this spring. 

Seattle Pacific University is located at the corner of Third Avenue West and West Nickerson Street, on the north slope of Queen Anne Hill. Tiffany Loop is located at the corner of 3rd Avenue West and West Cremona Street.

Posted: Tuesday, June 6, 2023