Graduation

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Check out Seattle Colleges congratulatory video below: 

Uncertainty around the current pandemic has led us to cancel the June 25 in-person commencement ceremony. However, we are working with staff and student leaders to show love, appreciation, and admiration to graduates (learn more about our CAN'T STOP US Celebration on June 25 and other plans here).  We are determined to celebrate the Class of 2020 in a manner fitting of your hard work and perseverance. Additionally, all 2020 graduates will be invited to walk across the stage at the next Seattle Colleges Commencement ceremony. 


Students Submitting a Graduation Application for Spring, or Summer 2020

Graduation applications will be accepted and processed through the end of June 2020, however, for the student’s name to appear in this year’s printed Commencement Booklet, and to meet printing deadlines, it must be received by the Credential Evaluations Office no later than May 22, 2020. 

Students are still encouraged to work with an advisor who can guide them through the graduation application process.  We realize meeting with an advisor may be more challenging during this time.  In such cases, and for spring and summer 2020 graduates only, the application may be sent directly to SEvaluations@seattlecolleges.edu for processing.

Graduation applications are available at: southseattle.edu/pdf-library/documents/graduation/application.pdf

Spring 2020 Diplomas

For students who have applied and completed all program requirements at the end of Spring quarter, diplomas will be mailed to the address on file.  Students who have not received their diploma by July 24, 2020 will need to contact the Evaluations Office at SEvaluations@seattlecolleges.edu.

It's important to note the only document accepted as proof of conferral in the United States is the sealed and official transcript, which can be pre-ordered following instructions at southseattle.edu/student-resources/transcripts-grades. Some international students might need their diplomas as proof of conferral.  Students in these cases can make special arrangements for diploma collection by contacting the Evaluations Office at SEvaluations@seattlcolleges.edu.      


Graduation Regalia is Now Available to Order Online!

A message from the South Seattle College Bookstore, operated by Barnes & Noble:

All graduates, including South Seattle College graduates, must place their order at the North Seattle College bookstore’s website. The website is northscc.bncollege.com.

Graduation products can be found under “Gifts and Accessories." All orders will be shipped to the address that is provided when the order is placed.

The following Graduation products are now available:

Graduation Bundle: (Cap, Gown, tassel)

  • Royal: $38.70
  • Black: $38.70 (Bachelor of Applied Science graduates) 

*Gowns are sized by height. When a student places an order they must email SM234@bncollege.com with their order number and include their height as well as color of tassel. Tassels come in either black or royal/white.

LIMITED STOCK OF SINGLE TASSELS AND SINGLE CAPS ARE AVAILABLE BUT MUST BE REQUESTED VIA EMAIL AT SM234@BNCOLLEGE.COM. IN THE EMAIL PLEASE INCLUDE SHIPPING ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER.

Special Recognition Honor Cords, Stoles & Coins 

Stoles, coins and special recognition honor cords (Veterans, Seattle Promise, TRIO, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society) will not be distributed this year to protect the safety of students and staff during the COVID-19 campus closure. Students who wish to attend our next in-person commencement ceremony next year will have an opportunity to pick-up cords and stoles at that time.