Commencement

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For the Graduate

photo of Green River College graduates at their commencement ceremony

Ceremony Information

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Disability Accommodations

Celebrating Student Success

The 2018 Commencement ceremony will be at the accesso ShoWare Center on Friday, June 15.

  • Graduates may begin checking in at 5:30 p.m. at the north entrance (loading dock area), but must be present by 6 p.m.
  • Doors open at 6 p.m. for guests
  • Ceremony will start promptly at 7 p.m.
  • Please review all Ceremony Information.

The accesso ShoWare Center's large, indoor venue offers enough seating for guests so tickets are not required for family and guests. Seating is fairly close to the floor and sight lines are great.

An email will be sent to graduates who have indicated their intent to participate in the commencement ceremony by the week of May 7. The email will be sent to the student's Green River email account.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at: commencement@greenriver.edu or call the commencement hotline at: 253-833-9111, ext. 4740.

Please note: The accesso ShoWare Center has implemented enhanced security measures in order to continue and maintain a commitment to guest safety. Enhanced security measures include the following:

  • Metal detector wands to be used at all points of entry*
  • Backpacks are prohibited from entering the arena
  • Bags, including handbags and purses, may not be larger than 14” x 14” x 6”
  • All bags, regardless of sizes, are subject to a pre-entry search

* If you are unable to be scanned with the metal detector wands, security staff will conduct a pat down search.

For a full list of prohibited items, please visit the accesso ShoWare Center's Code of Conduct Policy.

Contact Us

Enrollment Services:
Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2500

Commencement Information:
Phone: 253-833-9111 ext. 4740
Email: commencement@greenriver.edu

Disability Support Services:
Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2646

Items for Graduation

The Paper Tree will have caps, gowns, and tassels available for purchase in May. You must be on our graduation list in order to purchase these items. Caps, gowns, and tassels are sold as a package set. Honor cords and stoles are sold separately and will be available at the cash register.

Graduation announcements, thank you cards, diploma frames, diploma covers and seals are available for purchase. Announcements are sold individually, thank you cards are 50 to a box, and seals are 25 per sheet. They are available at the cash register. Name cards may also be ordered now.

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