Class of 2014: Commencement Events

Written by Hannah Crivello
May 28, 2014

Graduating Student LiturgyGraduate Blessing Service,
School of Theology and Ministry

All students, faculty, and staff at Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry as well as graduating students' family and friends are invited to the annual Graduate Blessing Service in the Chapel of St. Ignatius, otherwise known as the Graduating Students' Liturgy. The Service is an opportunity for our community to celebrate graduating students' accomplishments and future endeavors.

Thursday, June 5? |? 4:45pm? |? Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle University Campus

Barbeque & Picnic, School of Theology and Ministry

A celebratory barbeque (or indoor picnic) will follow the Graduate Blessing Service on the Union Green (across from the Chapel) if the weather permits, or in Campion Ballroom.

Thursday, June 5? |? 6:00pm? |? Union Green, Seattle University Campus
Please RSVP or 206.296.5330

Baccalaureate Mass, Seattle University

Students of all faiths and their families are invited and encouraged to participate in the Baccalaureate Mass. Seating is limited. All degree candidates are to wear their caps, gowns and hoods and may change into academic robes in St. James Cathedral Hall, entrance on Columbia Street beginning at 1:30pm.

If you would like to take part in the processional, please be at the Cathedral main entrance (on Ninth Avenue) by 2:15pm. The processional will begin at 2:30pm with faculty members leading the group. For this event, there is no precise marching order; simply line up two-by-two. Faculty marshals will direct you into pews and organize the recessional from the church.

Saturday, June 14? |? 2:30pm? |? St. James Cathedral
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Commencement 2013, SeattleUCommencement Brunch,
Seattle University

Please join us for Seattle University's President's Commencement Brunch as we congratulate 2014 graduates on their academic achievement and welcome our newest alumni into the Seattle University Alumni Association. Shuttle service from the Seattle University seal to the Sheraton will be available on a first come, first served basis. Questions about Commencement Brunch? Contact the Alumni Association at

Saturday, June 14? |? 9am - Noon? |? Grand Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel 1400 Sixth Avenue Seattle 98101
Graduating Students: $10?? |? Guests: $35 (Students are allowed up to 5 guests)?
Click here to purchase your tickets!

  • 9:30 a.m. ? Check-in and registration
  • 10:00 a.m. ? Brunch served
  • 10:30 a.m. ? Brief Program begins

Commencement, SeattleUGraduate Commencement,
Seattle University

Come celebrate the commencement of the Class of 2014! Graduates, please arrive no later than 2:15pm for the processional line up. Please note: doors will not open until 2:00pm at the KeyArena.

Participants and guests can park in pay parking garages near KeyArena. Disabled parking is available in all garages. There are garages at 220 1st Ave. N (across from KeyArena); 650 3rd Ave. N (approx. 2 blocks away); and 516 Harrison St (approx. 5 blocks away).?

All degree candidates are to wear their caps, gowns, and hoods for commencement. Please have your guests hold your cell phone, purse, bag, coat etc. during the ceremony as there is no secured location for these items in KeyArena, and you likely will not want to process with them. Please remember to keep your name card (that the bookstore issued) with you!
Sunday, June 15, 2014? |? ?3:00pm - 5:00 pm, doors open at 2:00pm? |? ?KeyArena at Seattle Center?, 334 1st Avenue North?

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