Commencement Ceremony

COVID-19 Upate: Commencement 2020 has changed to a virtual format. Please see details below.
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COVID-19 Update: Commencement 2020

Due to the guidance from Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and Public Health regarding large gatherings and events, Bellevue College will not be hosting a Commencement Ceremony on campus this spring. Instead, there will be a Virtual Commencement Ceremony on June 19th, 2020 with a possibility of an in-person reception during Fall Quarter 2020. We will continue to keep you updated with the latest developments, in the meantime please be sure to fill out a Graduation Application if you have not done so already, and contact us if you have any additional questions.

Who Can Participate?

You are invited to participate in the Commencement Ceremony if:

  • You complete or apply for a degree that is 20 credits or more and
    • You graduated in Fall 2019 or Winter 2020, or
    • You applied for graduation in Spring 2020 or Summer 2020.

We make specific details about the ceremony available on this site beginning in April. Some information is also provided on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Past Ceremonies


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


The college does not hand out the actual diplomas at the ceremony. Diplomas are mailed after your final classes are complete and the degree has been added to your official transcript.

2019 Ceremony Full Video

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

Blue Ceremony 2019 Video

Silver Ceremony 2019 Video

For other questions about graduation, commencement, and diplomas, you can review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Last Updated March 26, 2020