Graduation & Commencement | The Evergreen State College

Graduation & Commencement

Join us in celebrating the class of 2017! The graduation ceremony is an annual celebration open to all students graduating during the academic year, including summer quarter.

2017 Commencement
Friday June 16 at 1 p.m.
Red Square

About the Ceremony

Evergreen’s commencement is held outdoors on Red Square at the center of campus, rain or shine.

The ceremony begins at 1 p.m. and lasts approximately three hours. A reception will follow in the Daniel J. Evans Library Lobby.

Tickets are not required. Early arrival is recommended for best seating and parking.

What's New?

Voting for the 2017 commencement guest speaker, theme and donation has concluded. See the Theme and Donation website for final selections and to get information on the T-shirt contest. Final speaker selections will be announced in mid to late May.


Do you want to be the undergraduate speaker at this year's commencement? Or would you like to help select this year's undergraduate speaker? If so, come to the auditions on April 19th. Auditions begin at 4 pm sharp. Location will be announced soon.