Commencement

Commencement

Check this webpage on Sunday to view the livestream of both ceremonies. Livestream will start 20-30 minutes before each ceremony.

Commencement 2021

Latest News
May 14, 2021
Despite the recently-announced CDC guidelines, the University of Puget Sound mask policy will remain in effect: all on- and off-campus participants in the Commencement ceremonies will be required to wear masks. We do not have the capacity to verify who has or who has not been vaccinated so for the safety of our guests we will continue to follow the policy previously put in place.

May 13, 2021
Update: Emails with links to tickets have been sent to students (Class of 2020 and 2021) who have RSVPed to attend Commencement.

Health & Safety

Washington State now permits outdoor gatherings of this size provided that we modify the ceremonies in order to adhere to a number of guidelines designed to ensure the safety of participants. Make sure you know what to expect about the venue and the guidelines. 

Ceremony

What to expect of the traditional Commencement ceremony in an atypical year. 

Venue Map

See how the fields will be organized, entrances and exits, and plan for your arrival. VIEW MAP

Registration and Ticketing

In order to most safely manage these regulated aspects of ticketing and seating, we must require that graduates and their guests register to attend their Commencement ceremonies. The deadline to register is Saturday, May 1.  

Registration is closed.

Commencement Weekend Program

Check out the schedule for Commencement weekend - from virtual department receptions, to intercultural engagement opportunities, and virtual Convocation -taking place in the days leading up to Sunday, May 16, 2021. 

Instructions to Graduates

What to Expect on Commencement Day. What, Where, and When for Classes of 2020 and 2021. What is the procession & ceremony going to be like this year? How and Where to Exit after the Ceremony. Read more.