Commencement Ceremony

image of graduates throwing caps in air

Commencement Ceremony – June 23, 2023 at T-Mobile Park

Congratulations, Graduates!

The Bellevue College commencement ceremony brings our community together to honor and celebrate your success.

More information will be added here as we get closer to June 23. Please check back for updates!

When and Where

  • Date: 6/23/2023
  • Time: 3 p.m.
    • Graduates must arrive at 1:30 p.m. and check in
    • Graduate check in ends at 2:30 p.m.
  • Place: T-Mobile Park
  • Online: Guests can attend in person, or watch the ceremony live online. A link to the video will be added here on June 23.

Information for Graduates

Who Can Attend?

You can attend the ceremony if:

  • Your degree or certificate is 20 credits or more, and
  • You graduated in Fall 2022 or Winter 2023, or
  • You applied to graduate in Spring 2023 or Summer 2023, and
  • You submit the Commencement Sign-Up form.

How to Sign Up

There are two forms: the Graduation Application and the Commencement Sign Up form. You must submit both forms to be in the ceremony.

  1. Submit your Graduation Application by June 13
    • Deadline is May 24 to get your name printed in the official Commencement program. See below for more info.
  2. Submit the Commencement Sign Up form by June 13
    • The link to the form will be added here soon.
  3. Buy your Cap & Gown
    • Ordering information will be added here soon.

If you want your name printed in the official Commencement program, you must submit your Graduation Application by May 24. This is a book with the names of all the graduates that we give out at the ceremony. If you apply after May 24, your name will still be announced on stage, but will not be printed in the program.

Cap & Gown

You must wear a cap and gown to participate in the ceremony. Ordering information is not available yet. The link to order will be added here soon.

Additional Information

  • Place: T-Mobile Park is a baseball stadium in Seattle and is home to the Mariners.
    • You can park your car at the stadium. You can also take a bus or train.
    • The stadium is outside with good ventilation. There is a roof in case of bad weather.
  • Purses and Bags: Regular purses and bags are not allowed in the stadium. Instead, you can bring:
    • Clear plastic bags 12″ x 6″ x 12″ or smaller.
    • A one-gallon zip-top bag.
    • A diaper bag with one compartment if you bring a child.
  • Security: All graduates and guests go through T-Mobile Park’s security screening.
  • Photos: A professional photo is taken of each graduate on the stage.
    • After the ceremony we post a link on this site where graduates can purchase photos.
  • Diplomas: We do not give diplomas to the graduates at the ceremony.
    • We mail diplomas to graduates after we verify your final grades.
    • It can take up to 12 weeks to get your diploma in the mail. Digital diplomas may take up to four weeks.
  • Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate or attend the ceremony, please contact Katelynn Creeley.
    • 425-564-6189 (TTY 425-564-6189)

Need help or have a question?

You can submit a ticket online, or take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Past Ceremonies

Watch the ceremony on YouTube. It was livestreamed on June 24th.

View the program [PDF] for the ceremony schedule and graduate names.

The college held two ceremonies in 2020 based on degree type. You can watch a full recording of both ceremonies online.

View this guide to find out which ceremony you should watch [PDF]

View or Download the Program Here [PDF] – includes the names of all graduates and the order of events

Blue Ceremony 2020 Video

Silver Ceremony 2020 Video

The college held two ceremonies in 2019 based on degree type. You can watch a full recording of both ceremonies online.

Professional photographs were taken as each graduate walked across the stage. You can find and purchase your photos on the Grad Images website.

Blue Ceremony 2019 Video

Silver Ceremony 2019 Video

Last Updated March 13, 2023