Commencement Ceremony

Commencement is an opportunity for Shoreline students who have completed their studies to celebrate their accomplishments with families, friends, faculty, and staff in a formal ceremony at the end of the academic year.

Virtual Commencement 2020
Date: Saturday, June 20, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Virtual Ceremony Link
Official Program: Print or share out a copy of Shoreline’s Commencement Ceremony Program listing all 2020 graduates.

Contact Us

Ceremony Questions

Sarah Pearce

Graduation Application Questions

Cecily Sherrit
(206) 546-5841

Commencement Ceremony Resources

Congratulations, Class of 2020! All of us at Shoreline Community College are so proud of you and we are thrilled to honor your accomplishments. Since we won’t be together on the campus, let’s show off our Phin Nation pride all across our communities!

Use #ShorelineGrad2020 and #WeDidItShoreline2020 when sharing photos and videos of your graduation celebrations on social media!

Printable Signs

Share online or print these pdfs to hang in your window.



Social Media Graphics

Download graphics for Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.


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Click the image above or use the Facebook app to add a SCC Class of 2020 frame to your profile picture! 

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Click the image above or use the Facebook app to add a SCC Class of 2020 frame to your timeline photos! 


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Zoom Backgrounds

Bring a piece of Shoreline to your virtual gatherings with a special video conference background image.

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Step 1: Complete the graduation application by April 30, 2020 if you plan to graduate in Spring or Summer 2020. If you are graduating from a professional/technical program, you must also submit a planning guide signed by your program advisor and division dean with your graduation application.

Step 2: You should receive an email to your Shoreline email account mid-May with details on how to create your graduation slide through MarchingOrder for the virtual ceremony. You will have until May 28th to upload your information and designate that you plan to participate in the virtual ceremony. If you do not receive this email and you have applied for graduation by the April 30th deadline, please email Each graduate will have the opportunity to be recognized with an official slide that can be customized with your photo and a personal message, which can be downloaded and shared on social media. Once you log in to your account, you will be able to upload your information and provide phonetic spelling and a recording of your name for the professional name readers.

Step 3: While caps and gowns will not be required for the 2020 virtual ceremony you can purchase one through Oak Halland have it shipped directly to you. Scroll down to Caps & Gowns below for more information and deadlines. If you would like to purchase Shoreline swag for the big day, please visit the Shoreline Community College Bookstore.

Step 4: Do you want to be, or do you know another student that would be a great commencement speaker? Did you have an excellent faculty member you would like to hear speak? Well, you can nominate all of them through the nomination form. Scroll down to Student and Faculty Speakers below for more information and deadlines.

Step 5: Watch your email for updates and downloadable content. You will receive an email with the link to the virtual ceremony prior to June 20th.

Caps and gowns will not be required for the 2020 virtual ceremony but will be offered for purchase through our vendor, Oak Hall, through June 5th.

Please Note: The vendor cannot guarantee delivery by June 20th if you purchase after May 29th, so please plan accordingly.

If you require other accommodations, please fill out an event accommodation request form. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Student Support Programs.

Graduates will receive a diploma cover sent in the mail. Official diplomas are awarded once a final graduation evaluation has occurred to confirm all requirements have been satisfied. Diplomas are mailed to Spring graduates in August/September and to Summer graduates in October.

The Commencement Committee requests nominations for student and faculty speakers. Nominees for Student Speaker will be interviewed via video conferencing and reviewed by the Student Speaker subcommittee at a later date. Speakers will be selected based on their accomplishments and potential to deliver meaningful, thought-provoking messages to graduates and guests. Those that are not chosen to be Student Speaker will still be able to communicate their story on the day of the ceremony, as some of the footage recorded will be displayed during the ceremony. Student nominees must have their graduation applications submitted by the April 30th deadline.

Shoreline Community College is also pleased to continue the tradition of presenting a Student Service Award to honor one or more of its graduating students. This award recognizes a student’s service and contributions to the College and is presented prior to the commencement ceremony each year. The recipient(s) will receive an individual plaque and their names will be added to a permanent plaque that is displayed in the Student Leadership Center.

Nominations can be submitted online through the nomination form. All nominations need to be submitted by Friday, May 22nd at 4:30 p.m. to be considered for either honor.