Friday, June 14, 2019
T-Mobile Park

3 p.m. Grad entrance opens.
Security inspections performed.
3:30 p.m. Visitor entrance opens.
Security inspections performed.
5 p.m. Processional begins.
5:30 p.m. Ceremony begins.
7:45 p.m. Tassel turn.
8 p.m. Ceremony concludes.

Congratulations on your achievement. If you are ready to start the graduation process, please visit your college’s graduation page at the links below for information on:

  • The steps to graduate.
  • Graduation fairs.
  • How to get your official diploma.
Seattle Central College North Seattle College South Seattle College

Prepare for the commencement ceremony by reading the information on this website.

Attire

A cap and gown is required for all graduates participating in the commencement ceremony. Your cap, gown, tassel, and stole may be purchased at your college bookstore.

Cap and Gown Rentals

Each campus offers gown rentals and other resources for those who cannot afford to purchase a cap and gown. Get more information at the locations listed below.

  • Central: Women’s Programs and Student Leadership
  • North: Equity & Welcome Center
  • South: Student Life and Trio
Cap and Gown Donations

Please consider donating your cap and gown to future graduates. Donation bins will be available at T-Mobile Park near exits and elevators and at all college bookstores.

What to Bring with You

Personal storage is unavailable. It’s recommended that you only bring small necessary items (phone, wallet, keys, tiny purse) to the ceremony.

Timeline

3 p.m. Graduate entrance (Right Field Gate) opens. Security inspections performed.
Registration, pronunciation station, selfie-station, graduate headshots and professional photos, concessions.
4.30 p.m. Begin lining up for processional.
You will be assembled by college and led through the stadium tunnels.
5 p.m. Processional begins.
5:30 p.m. Ceremony begins.
7:45 p.m. Tassel turn.
7:50 p.m. Recessional begins.
Receive your aumni lapel pin.

Ceremony Conduct Agreement

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

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

Graduates are required to return to their seats after they receive their degree and remain until the recessional. Please plan accordingly.

Seating

  • Seating while waiting in the tunnels for the processional to begin is available for graduates who need it.
  • Seating on the track is available for graduates and companion.
  • Seating for guests is available on the top row of the concourse.
  • Designated quiet/distraction-reduced area for guests are located on the 5th floor.

Ceremony

  • Captions will be displayed on the right-field and third-base scoreboards.
  • ASL interpreters will be displayed on the Mariner Vision Screen.

Parking

  • Accessible parking in T-Mobile Park parking garage is available with a state-issued disability permit.
  • The sky bridge on the 5th floor connects the garage to T-Mobile Park.

Other

  • All restrooms are ADA accessible.
  • If requested a student with a disability can be accompanied by a companion.
  • Service animals are welcome at T-Mobile Park.

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

Seattle Central College North Seattle College South Seattle College

Transportation/Parking

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

Seattle Central College parking garage will have free parking available for students and employees attending commencement on a first-come, first-served basis. Inform the parking attendant that you are parking for graduation as you pull up to the booth to receive your pass.

Other

  • T-Mobile Park requires all graduates and guests to go through security and metal detectors before entering the stadium.
  • Balloons and drones are not permitted at T-Mobile Park.
  • Refreshments will be available for purchase at park concession stands.
  • Gender neutral restrooms are available.

Invitations

You may invite as many guests as you would like. Invitations 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.

Photos

  • GradImages, a professional photography service, will be at commencement to photograph graduates as they are recognized on stage. GradImages will have a photographer on the concourse from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for professional headshots.
  • Your proofs will be sent via email and mailed to your home address. If you have questions regarding your proofs, contact GradImages Customer Service Department at (800) 261-2576 or email them at giservice@gradimages.net.
  • You may pre-register your email address at https://gradimages.com/Preregistration to ensure an accurate address is on file. By pre-registering, you will receive a coupon for 20% off your order.

Stay Connected

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, and Twitter using #SeattleCollegesAlum or #SeattleCollegesGrad19.

Seating

  • Seating for guests is available on the top row of the concourse.
  • Designated quiet/distraction-reduced area for guests are located on the 5th floor.

Ceremony

  • Captions will be displayed on the right-field and third-base scoreboards.
  • ASL interpreters will be displayed on the Mariner Vision Screen.

Parking

  • Accessible parking in T-Mobile Park parking garage is available with a state-issued disability permit.
  • The sky bridge on the 5th floor connects the garage to T-Mobile Park.

Other

  • All restrooms are ADA accessible.
  • Service animals are welcome at T-Mobile Park.

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

Seattle Central College North Seattle College South Seattle College

Transportation/Parking

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

Seattle Central College parking garage will have free parking available for students and employees attending commencement on a first-come, first-served basis. Inform the parking attendant that you are parking for graduation as you pull up to the booth to receive your pass.

Other

  • T-Mobile Park requires all graduates and guests to go through security and metal detectors before entering the stadium.
  • Balloons and drones are not permitted at T-Mobile Park.
  • Refreshments will be available for purchase at park concession stands.
  • Gender neutral restrooms are available.

Ceremony Conduct

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

  • Silence all cell phones and devices.
  • Keep aisles clear.
  • Refrain from blocking anyone’s view of the stage.
  • Graduates are required to return to their seats after they receive their degree and remain until the recessional. Please plan accordingly.

Live Stream

Those unable to attend can watch a livestream of the June 14 ceremony starting at 5 p.m. PST at www.scctv.net.