Saturday, December 16, 2023


  • Graduates must arrive by 9:15 a.m.
  • Ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m.
  • Duration: approximately 1.5 hours


Pigott Auditorium
Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 
Directions to Seattle University

Parking on campus will be complimentary during the Commencement Ceremony and the Reception.  Graduates and their guests will need to register their vehicles online.   Have your license plate number handy! 

We suggest those attending the ceremony park in the Pigott Visitor parking lot #P1 (12th and East Marion Street), parking lot #P6 (13th and East Cherry), the Broadway Garage lot #P3 (Broadway and E. Columbia Street) or Murphy Garage lot #P2 (East Cherry between Broadway and 12th Avenue -take the skybridge to the Student Center to enter campus).  


The School of Law will host a reception for all graduates, their families and friends immediately following the ceremony. All are welcome to attend, including children.

Instructions for graduates

  • Please arrive promptly at 9:15 a.m. at the assembly point wearing your regalia.
  • Staff volunteers will be available to assist you with your regalia and lining up. Detailed instructions will be sent to graduates before the program.
  • Photographers from GradImages will be present to take photos as each student is awarded his or her degree. These will be available to view and purchase online a few days after the ceremony.
  • Regalia must be returned immediately after the ceremony.

Guest information

  • Tickets for attendance and seating will not be required.
  • Students may invite as many friends and family as they wish.
  • Accommodated seating will be available, and families will be able to sit together.
  • Seattle University policy prohibits firearms at university events.
  • Concessions will not be available during this event.
  • No balloons, confetti, or silly string please.

Join us online

  • If you're posting on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram during graduation, we would like to celebrate with you! Remember to tag us @seattleulaw or use the hashtag #seattleulaw2023.
  • We will stream the Commencement Ceremony live on Zoom. Watch for the live link to appear after 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2023.

Graduation honors

When student honors are announced at the commencement ceremony, that is only a provisional status reflecting the graduates' grades as of the end of the previous term. The official status information will ultimately depend on each student's full academic history. Grades from the final semester are due to the Registrar's office from professors 30 days after the end of the term. At that point, students' grades will be updated and final academic honors and rankings for graduates will be calculated.


Deann Ketchum
Assistant to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Kristin DiBiase
Associate Dean of Student Life, Diversity & Inclusion