Graduation - Commencement

Graduation Guide

Congratulations, you made it! Here, you'll find all the information you need for the commencement ceremony in June.

Day and Time

The ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2014 in the main arena at the Tacoma Dome, 2727 East D St., Tacoma. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m., when the graduates will begin lining up (signs will point you to the staging area). No tickets are required for admission.

Commencement Speaker:

Kathy Bressler, RN
President, St. Clare Hospital

Caps and Gowns:

You can pick up your free cap and gown at the college bookstores beginning May 27.

With your cap and gown you will receive a tassel for your cap, 5 free commencement announcements, and information regarding the ceremony. If you need additional announcements, they are available at the bookstores for 50 cents each.

Directions to the Tacoma Dome:

From Olympia on I-5 going north.
Take Exit 133. Follow ramp on East 26th St. Take a right. Tacoma Dome signs will direct you to parking lots.

From Seattle on I-5 going south
Take Exit 135. The ramp will put you on East 27th Street. Tacoma Dome signs will direct you to parking lots.

There is an $10 parking fee per vehicle, so we recommend you and your guests carpool, if possible.

See the Tacoma Dome website for directions and more parking information.

Event accessibility information

The Tacoma Dome is readily accessible for individuals with disabilities. Wheelchair seating is available in the upper guest seating area. Ushers will assist you.

American Sign Language interpreters will be provided during the commencement ceremony.

Any disabled person requiring other auxiliary aides, services, or other accommodations should contact Pierce College Access and Disability Services via phone at (253) 964-6468 or via email at dssaccess@pierce.ctc.edu at least two weeks prior to the ceremony.

Diplomas

Official diplomas will be mailed approximately 10 weeks after spring quarter grades are submitted and degree eligibility is verified.  If you have moved or changed your name, please contact the evaluations office.

Graduation Evaluation

evaluations@pierce.ctc.edu
Voice: (253) 964-6678