In addition to the health concerns associated with in-person gatherings in these times, we are mindful of the family members and the students currently connected with us remotely, who would need to take on the further risk and expense of traveling to and from Seattle. By celebrating Commencement virtually, we are prioritizing the health and safety of our entire university community while ensuring that the event is most inclusive of our graduating students and their families.
As disappointed as we are to not be able to gather in person, we look forward to joyfully celebrating with you and your families. We are planning a ceremony that is both enjoyable and memorable, and we look forward to calling your names, one by one, so that we may applaud and honor you for your incredible accomplishments and perseverance during these extraordinary and challenging times.
Seattle University’s virtual commencement ceremony will be a streamed event that is accessible from computers and smartphones using a URL link provided by Seattle University close to the date of the ceremony. It allows unlimited access from around the globe and will be first available at a given time, and will be available to view for at least 6 months after the initial streaming. Commencement will begin with a one-hour program similar to a traditional commencement program. The second part of the ceremony will be a college-specific program and roll call of graduates. You are welcome to view as many college ceremonies as you like in celebration of yourself and your friends' important achievements.
The university-wide commencement program will be approximately 1-hour followed by a short break and then college ceremonies will simultaneously begin and will conclude in under an hour. If you would like to view additional college ceremonies, you will have access to viewing yours or others from our website for at least the next 6 months.
You will receive participation information by mid-May. This includes the ability to upload a photo and record your name for proper pronunciation.
If you purchased regalia through the Campus Store, it will be mailed the first week of May.