Graduation & Commencement Information

Hello Graduates! South Seattle College’s 2021 Graduation Celebration will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The ceremony will be a drive (or walk) through commencement celebration held at our main campus in West Seattle. 

Learn more about our 2021 celebration, including how to order a cap and gown, by visiting our Commencement Ceremony webpage. 

Please note your attendance at the Commencement Celebration serves as permission for complimentary use of your image for promotional purposes.

Submitting a Graduation Application for Spring and Summer 2021

Graduation applications continue to be accepted and processed for both Spring and Summer 2021. Students are encouraged to work with an advisor who can guide them through the graduation application process (virtual assistance is available). We realize meeting with an advisor may be more challenging during this time. In such cases, the application may be sent directly to for processing.

Graduation applications are available at: 

Printed Commencement Program DeadlineApplications must be received no later than Monday, May 10th to ensure your name will appear in the printed Commencement Program.  

Students who miss this deadline are still welcome and encouraged to attend the Commencement Celebration. 


For students who have applied and completed all program requirements, diplomas will be mailed to the address on file following this schedule:  

Winter 2021 - diplomas mailed by end of April 2021
Spring 2021 - diplomas mailed by the of July 2021
Summer 2021 - diplomas mailed by the end of October 2021

Graduates who have not received their diploma 5 business days after the mailing deadline will need to contact the Evaluations Office at

***Important Information Regarding Your Diploma***

The only document accepted as proof of conferral in the United States is your sealed and official transcript, which can be pre-ordered following instructions found on our transcripts page. Normally, your degree or certificate is posted to your transcript within three weeks after the end of your final quarter. If you are an International student and in immediate need of your diploma to be able to enroll in a university, or college in another country, you may contact to make alternate arrangements.