Saturday, May 18, 2024


  • Graduates must arrive by 9:00 a.m.
  • Ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m.
  • Duration: approximately 2 to 2.5 hours


Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center
321 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA


Instructions for graduates

  • Please arrive promptly at 9:00 a.m. at the assembly point at McCaw Hall wearing your regalia.
  • Staff volunteers will be available to assist you with your regalia and lining up. Detailed instructions will be sent to graduates in April.
  • 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.
  • Firearms are not permitted at events on City of Seattle property. In addition, Seattle University policy prohibits firearms at University events.
  • Concessions will not be available during this event.
  • Helium balloons are not permitted.

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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.

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Deann Ketchum
Assistant to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Kristin DiBiase
Associate Dean of Student Life, Diversity & Inclusion