Graduate Ceremony

Ceremony 

When: Sunday, June 12

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: Climate Pledge Arena

 

Plan to Arrive:

2:00 p.m. | Check-in & Doors Open

  • All graduates should plan to check-in starting at 2:00 p.m.
  • Check-in will be located at the corner of 1st Avenue N and Lenny Wilkens Way, at the Loading Dock area.
  • Look for Rudy the Redhawk to guide you!
  • Doors to Climate Pledge Arena will open to ticketed guest at 2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. | Ceremony Begins

  • The graduate ceremony begins promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Duration:

The graduate ceremony end time will be highly dependent upon the number of graduating students walking across the stage and being hooded. Please plan on the ceremony running between 1.5 to 2 hours in length. 

 

Ticketing:

Guest e-tickets are being distributed via Ticketmaster and will be arriving in your inbox over the course of the next few days. Be sure to check your inbox and spam/junk folder. Tickets will be emailed to you containing the number of tickets you requested as PDFs. These tickets should be forwarded to your guests so that they have tickets in their possession when they arrive at the ceremony. Tickets can be displayed from a smartphone or printed and provided at entry for scanning.

If you have missed the ticket survey deadline, please email commencement@seattleu.edu with the following information below. All graduate students attending commencement are guaranteed 10 guest electronic tickets. Requests over 10 will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • SU ID
  • Cell Phone Number (for text communications, e.g. tickets)
  • Email Address
  • Are you attending the Undergraduate Ceremony or Graduate Ceremony?
  • Number of guest e-tickets you would like to reserve. 

*All guests age 3 and above require an e-ticket. We look forward to welcoming over 7,000 to this celebration!

 

Seating:

Seating at the Climate Pledge Arena is General Admission (GA) and is first come, first served. Please be mindful if you are saving seats for guests who have not yet arrived, to only save the number of seats you have requested to ensure all guests are provided with access to seating.

Climate Pledge Arena offers wheelchair accessible and low mobility seating on each level of the venue on a first come, first served basis.

  • Sections 2, 13, 22 on the Main Concourse
  • Sections 101, 111, 112, 116, 117 on the Upper Concourse
  • Section 120 in Mt. Baker Hall/Suite Level

Guests who require additional assistance because of a limitation in mobility can request a wheelchair transport from the entry doors of the Arena to their seating location. A Guest Services Accessibility Assistant will escort guests to their seats, and pre-arrange a pick-up time if they choose to leave before the end of the event. This service is available on a first come, first served basis, and may be requested from any team member at the entry doors.

See more on Climate Pledge Arena’s accessibility guide on the website, Accessibility Guide - Climate Pledge Arena

 

Livestream:

Please note that a livestream of the graduate ceremony will be available on the Commencement 2022 website on the day of the event which is a wonderful alternative for guests who are not able to attend in person.