Commencement Ceremony

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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.

Congratulations, Graduates!

Commencement is about our community coming together to honor your achievement. On June 19, 2020, we celebrated our graduating class of 2019-2020.  This year’s ceremony was broadcast online as a Virtual Commencement Ceremony. 

Watch the Ceremony Online

There were two ceremonies:

  • Blue Ceremony
  • Silver Ceremony

The two ceremonies are divided by degree type.

View this guide to find out which ceremony you should watch.

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

Watch the Blue Ceremony Here

Watch the Silver Ceremony Here

Caps, Gowns, and Cords

Online ordering for caps and gowns is now closed. We hosted a pickup for honors and veterans cords on June 16th at the Bellevue College campus. If you missed the ordering deadline or the cords pickup, you can contact the bookstore for more information about regalia.

Need help or have a question?

You can submit a ticket online to get help. A staff member will follow up with you. 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 June 22, 2020