We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2020 and honoring the achievements of all our graduates in the weeks and months ahead.

Commencement 2020

We remain fully committed to celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2020, even as it has become increasingly clear that we will need to do so in a manner different than we had planned. We have made the difficult decision that we cannot proceed with the Commencement Ceremony and related events in person on campus this May. 

Details about how we will celebrate on May 17 will be available in the coming weeks. We are also working to identify an alternate date to welcome graduates back to campus for a more formal ceremony and set of activities.

2020 Speakers and Honorands
Commencement speaker and honorand Deborah Bial, founder and president of The Posse Foundation, will receive the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters and Karen P. Thomas, artistic director and conductor of Seattle Pro Musica, will receive the honorary degree Doctor of Music.