Commencement

Celebrate Your Success.

What: Commencement Ceremony
Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023
Time:ย 6 p.m.
Location:ย Tacoma Dome | 272 E D St, Tacoma WA 98421


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For more information, please visit the Domeโ€™s graduation page at https://www.tacomadome.org/events/detail/bates-22


Livestream the Commencement Ceremony

The college’s Broadcasting and Video Production program will livestream the event on the college’s YouTube channel. Please invite your friends and family who cannot attend in person to attend online.


How do I participate?

Registration to participate is closed.ย 

Other details
  • Graduates must arrive at the Tacoma Dome, by 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2023
  • Parking (general and disabled) is $15 in the Dome parking lots.
  • No balloons inside the Dome, please. American Sign Language interpreters will interpret during the ceremony. If you or your family member has a disability and needs accommodation, please contact Disability Support Services at 253.680.7012, no later than [Date to come].
  • Tickets are not required for guests, and there is no limit to how many guests you invite.

Your name will appear in the program if you apply to participate before April 25, 2023.

Order your cap, gown and tassel
  • Order your cap, gown and tassel online before [Date to come].
Commencement rehearsal

Know before you go.
Please attend the commencement rehearsal:

When: Wednesday, May 24 at 11:30 a.m.

Where: Downtown Campus Auditorium

You do not need to wear your cap and gown to rehearsal.


COVID Safety Information

Your safety is our number one concern; we are closely monitoring both Washington state and Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department guidelines. Any changes in the commencement plans will be communicated by email.

How to apply for your credential, degree, certificate, or diploma

Students must complete aย Credential Applicationย to apply for their actual degrees and certificates and send their completed forms toย Registration@BatesTech.edu. Students must complete a Diploma Application to apply for their high school diploma. Diploma Applications are available from your High School Advisor. Degrees and certificates are not distributed at commencement. All credentials are received through regular mail.

For more information, please contact the Registration Office, Downtown Campus, Room M210, 253.680.7046.

Questions? We’re here to help.

Contact Sharon Netter, faculty, snetter@batestech.edu


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