Commencement Ceremony

Commencement is an important opportunity for the Shoreline community to celebrate the academic journey through which each student embarks on our campus. Each June, we invite students, along with families, friends, faculty, and staff to honor the achievements, voices, joys, and even struggles of our graduating class!

Students who graduated in Fall 2020, Winter 2021 or plan to graduate in Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 are all invited to participate this year.

Virtual Commencement 2021
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Time: To be determined
Format: Virtual ceremony

Contact Us

Ceremony Questions

Alexander Mitu

Graduation Application Questions

Cecily Sherritt
(206) 546-5841

Complete the graduation application by April 15, 2021 if you plan to graduate in Spring or Summer 2021. 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.

Note: We are hard at work organizing different aspects of this year's commencement and encourage you to revisit our webpage in the coming weeks. We'll update this page with more information as it's confirmed.

Caps and gowns will not be required for the 2021 virtual ceremony but will be offered for purchase shortly.

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.

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 15th 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 7th at 11:59PM PST to be considered for either honor.