Commencement Ceremony 2019

Commencement Poster

Congratulations, Graduates!

Commencement is about our community coming together to honor your achievement. On June 21, 2019, we are pleased to invite families and friends to celebrate our graduating class of 2018-2019.  You can find detailed information about the upcoming ceremony here.

Last day to pick up tickets, caps & gowns is Wednesday, June 19.

Important Information

When: Friday, June 21, 2019

Where: the Bellevue College campus

Who: All students who complete or apply for a degree that is 20 credits or more. For this year’s ceremony, students who graduated in Fall 2018, Winter 2019, and students who applied for Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 are invited.

Application Deadlines: Due to printing deadlines, your name may not be printed in the commencement program if you applied after May 12. Please review final application deadlines here. If you applied after May 12, You are still invited to the ceremony and your name will be read aloud as you walk across the stage.

Tickets: Tickets are free and are limited to six per graduate. Graduates may pick up their tickets in the Bookstore now until June 19. Tickets are ceremony specific. Lost tickets are not replaced. Guests without tickets will be directed to the C building to view a live stream of the ceremony.

Cap & Gowns: Regalia is available for pick up in the Bookstore. The last day to pick up your regalia is June 19.

Faculty: Faculty are invited to attend the ceremony of their choice. Most attend the ceremony associated with the program for which they teach. Faculty are not expected to attend both ceremonies.

Photos: Professional photographs are taken of each graduate when you walk onto the stage. After the ceremony, you can find your photos on the Grad Images website.

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

Attending the Ceremony

There are two ceremonies:

  • Blue Ceremony is scheduled 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Graduates line up beginning at 3:00 pm.
  • Silver Ceremony is scheduled 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Graduates line up beginning at 6:30 pm.

Students are assigned to one ceremony according to degree type. If you have more than one degree, you may attend one ceremony only.

Which ceremony do I attend?

Tickets issued are specific to to each ceremony. Please ensure you arrive for the correct ceremony.

Guests who arrive late after the ceremony begins will be directed to the C building to view a live stream of the ceremony.


Parking is free and there are different parking lots assigned for the two ceremonies.

Parking Accessibility

For the Blue ceremony, there is a shuttle that runs between the gymnasium and the parking lots. Pick up and drop off locations are marked on the map.

Safety Information

  • Please avoid bringing large bags, backpacks, and strollers. Bags may be subject to search.
  • Helium balloons are not permitted indoors

Last Updated June 15, 2019