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.

Help plan your ceremony

Students eligible to graduate this academic year may submit suggestions for class theme, guest speaker and class donation through November 21, 2016. Login to and submit your suggestions in the 2017 Graduation Survey.

Do you want to dig deeper into planning the 2017 ceremony? Join the Graduation Planning Committee. Six undergraduate and three graduate students are needed to serve on this committee.  Members must be willing to participate in approximately four meetings beginning Fall Quarter.  If you are interested in being considered for this important community service, please provide your name and contact information in the 2017 Graduation Survey on