Join us in celebrating the class of 2015! The graduation ceremony is an annual celebration open to all students graduating during the academic year, including summer quarter.

2015 Commencement
Friday June 12 at 1 pm
Red Square

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 2015 Class Gift which will be donated to Safe Place, a women's shelter in Olympia.

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

Get ready for commencement!

You are required to have a "Check in Card" in order to cross the stage to receive your diploma cover.

There is no rehearsal prior to graduation. Meet at the Lab I/Lecture Hall Courtyard at 12:30 p.m. on graduation day to begin the procession by 1 p.m.

More instructions for graduates.

If you are graduating and need special accommodations for the procession or the ceremony, contact Michele Elhardt in Enrollment Services, Library 1245 or by Tuesday, June 9th to discuss your needs.

About the Ceremony

Instagram #TESCGRAD15

Graduates, friends, and family! Hashtag your graduation moments on Instagram with #TESCGRAD15 for display at the reception, immediately following commencement!

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 is streamed live.

Parking & Transportation

All parking is free on graduation day. However, more than 7000 people are expected to attend the ceremony and parking will be at maximum capacity.

Download a campus map (PDF) marked with locations for graduation day parking. Marked shuttle vans will run from 11 am to 1:30 pm and from 3 pm to 5 pm between the farthest parking areas (Parking Lot F, meadow parking off Driftwood Road) and the main campus.

Intercity Transit buses also run to the college every 15 minutes between downtown Olympia and the college, and every half hour between Capitol Mall and the college.

Accessibility Notice

If you are a person with a disability in need of an accommodation during Commencement, please view the disability accommodations that will be available for your benefit on the day of the event.