Join us in celebrating the class of 2016! The graduation ceremony is an annual celebration open to all students graduating during the academic year, including summer quarter.

2016 Commencement

Friday June 10 at 1 pm
Red Square

Every graduation has a theme and related t-shirt and student speakers. Learn more about this year’s theme.

For Graduates

Buy your graduation t-shirts online or in the Greener Bookstore on campus. Greener Bookstore donates $5.00 for each t-shirt sold to the 2016 Class Gift which will be donated to Gateways for Incarcerated Youth.

You must apply to graduate! See what you need to do to graduate and participate in commencement.

Apply for graduation by April 15 to get your name in the program. Participation in the ceremony does not confirm degree completion and is not your graduation date. Graduation is confirmed once all credit is awarded and degree requirements are met.

If you are getting ceremony information and do not plan to graduate this year, let us know through the survey link on so we take you off the mailing list.

About the Ceremony

Evergreen’s commencement is held outdoors on Red Square at the center of campus, rain or shine.

The ceremony begins at 1 pm and lasts approximately three hours. A reception will follow in the Daniel J. Evans Library Lobby. With 1,000 or more graduates to recognize, we ask that the audience remain seated until the recessional has concluded. The last person recognized deserves the same support, respect, and celebration as the first. Your presence is part of the graduation experience for all. Graduates, families, and friends will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Tickets are not required. Early arrival is recommended for best seating and parking.

Food will be available for purchase on Red Square and in the adjacent College Activities Building.

Can’t attend in person? The commencement ceremony will be streamed live. This page will have the details on the day of the event.

Snapchat geofilter

Share Your Experiences

Use the Hashtag

Use #geoduckgrads to share your graduation day experiences on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. We’ll compile the best ones after the event and share them here.

Snapchat Geofilter

Send graduation snaps to your friends! A special graduation-themed geofilter will be available on the day of commencement. Using Snapchat, take a photo or video on and around Red Square, then swipe right to find the filter.