Bellevue College Commencement

Bellevue College Commencement

June 20, 2014 - - 5:30 am -

WHEN AND WHERE:  The next ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Key Arena. Please note the venue change from the BC Gymnasium to Key Arena, which allows you to invite an unlimited number of guests. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and you must arrive no later than 5:45 p.m. for check-in and lining up for the processional. Directions and parking information are available at

WHO MAY PARTICIPATE:  All students who graduated during Fall 2013 or Winter 2014 and those have applied for graduation for Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 are invited to attend this commencement ceremony. The invitation letter will be mailed out in early May. The letter will contain detailed information for both graduates and their guests. The actual awarding of the degree occurs only when the candidate completes all requirements and then receives official notification from the college.  This invitation to Commencement is therefore not verification of the actual awarding of your degree or certificate. (Back to the top)

CAPS AND GOWNS: All graduates participating in the ceremony are required to wear caps and gowns provided by the college. Pick up your cap and gown at the bookstore beginningMay 19th through June 18th during normal business hours. There is no charge for these items. Formal graduation announcements are available for purchase at the bookstore. Those who have earned honor cords will receive them with their caps and gowns. Phi Theta Kappa honor society graduates should contact the chapter office (425-564-3050) for specific information on their colors.

TICKETS: Tickets are not required. You may bring as many guests as you wish!

CHECK-IN:On June 20th all participating graduates must check in at Key Arena beginning at 5:30 pm and ABSOLUTELY NO LATER THAN 5:45 PM.  Please allow time for traffic conditions and parking.

ACCOMMODATIONS: For disability of special-need accommodations, contact Pavy Thao at 425-564-3151 (TTY 425-564-4110) or Please contact Ms. Thao if you have other questions regarding the commencement ceremony.

TELECAST:  For your convenience, the event will be shown live on the College Channel, which is aired on Comcast cable channel 28, available in East King County and Snohomish County.

LIVE STREAM: The event will also be streamed live online

PHOTOGRAPHY:  Guests are not allowed to stand on the Key Arena floor to take photographs. There will be professional photographers at the ceremony to take pictures of grads receiving their diploma covers. Information on this service will be included with your cap and gown. There will also be a backdrop available at the reception for individuals to photograph graduates, family and friends.

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