Join us in celebrating the class of 2016! The graduation ceremony is an annual celebration open to all students graduating during the academic year, including summer quarter.

2016 Commencement
Friday June 10 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 December 4, 2015. Login to and submit your suggestions in the 2016 Graduation Survey.

Do you want to dig deeper into planning the 2016 ceremony? Join the 2016 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 2016 Graduation Survey on

The process for selecting the Guest Speaker has been modified for the 2016 Commencement in order to expedite invitations to secure a speaker. Find out more on the themes, donations and speaker page.