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This year's ceremony will be on Friday, June 16, 2017

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Students from across the Seattle Colleges District will join for the first time for a combined graduation ceremony on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Safeco Field.

The combined graduation ceremony brings together graduates from all four colleges: South Seattle College, Seattle Central College, North Seattle College, and Seattle Vocational Institute. The larger event space will enable more people to attend and provide better accommodations for parking and accessibility for people with disabilities.

To mark this milestone, this year’s commencement will celebrate the theme “Empowered to Achieve.” The commencement ceremony will begin at 6 p.m.

Students, their families and friends, and South Seattle College employees and community members are all encouraged to attend. Share your South graduation story with us on social media using #southgrad17.

For more information, please visit the Seattle Colleges District Graduation webpage

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Previous to the beginning of the quarter you plan to graduate, you must meet with a Completion Coach to review your degree progress and sign off on your graduation application. If you are interested in attending the graduation ceremony, you must submit a graduation attendance card as well.

Drop in to one of our workshops for assistance from South's Completion Coaches. They are every Thursday between March 16 and June 8, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in the RSB Lobby.

To make an appointment with a Completion Coach call the information desk at 206-934-6684 or e-mail

For international students, to make an appointment call the CIE at 206-934-5360

Learn more about the application process and what to expect after applying for graduation.

Learn more about the graduation ceremony.