Instructions for Graduates

There is no rehearsal for commencement at Evergreen. Review this page to know what you need to do on graduation day.

Get Your Check-in Card

You must have applied to graduate for the 2016 – 17 academic year and paid the required $25 graduation fee in order to receive a graduation check-in card.

You are required to have a check-in card in order to cross the stage and receive your diploma cover. Your name will be preprinted on the card. You will hand the check-in card to a reader who will use the card to announce your name as you cross the stage. If your name is difficult to pronounce, spell your name phonetically to assist the reader. The readers will only read your name, there is no time for extra messages.

Olympia and Grays Harbor undergraduates who don't haven't yet must pick up their check-in cards tomorrow, Thursday, June 15th:

  • Thursday, 9 am – 1 pm at the Registration Check-in table inside the CAB.

Graduate and Tacoma Campus students will pick up their check-in cards and tickets through their program. Please contact the Program Assistant Directors for more information.

New this year: Check-in cards must be picked up by  1 pm Thursday. If you are unable to pick up your check-in card during the above dates and times, please contact to make alternate arrangements.

Get Tickets

Everyone (students, staff, faculty, friends, and family) will need a ticket to enter Cheney Stadium. Get your free tickets. 


Undergraduate students should gather at the concession area on the third base side of the stadium for the processional at 9:30 am. Look for signs. Ushers will direct you for lining up and processing. The processional will begin at 10:30 am. Bring your check-in card with you.