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Graduation Livestream

SCC 2023 Commencement

We are excited to celebrate and honor our graduates with an in-person ceremony! Please see our digital commencement program for details. 

Graduation Application

Students must apply to graduate. For priority processing, submit your Graduation Application (formerly known as a Petition to Graduate) by these dates:

  • For graduation at the end of spring quarter, January 31
  • For graduation at the end of summer quarter, March 31
  • For graduation at the end of fall quarter, July 31
  • For graduation at the end of winter quarter, September 30

Please contact the Transcripts Office with questions about this form. We are available at 509-533-7001,, or in Building 15.

Ceremony Locations

Spokane Community College

Commencement | Friday, June 16, 7:00 p.m.
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
720 W. Mallon Ave.; Spokane, WA 99201

Newport Center

Wednesday, June 14, 6:00 p.m.
Newport High School
1380 West 5th St.; Newport, WA 99156

Colville / Inchelium / Republic Center Commencement

Colville Center
Thursday, June 15, 6:00 p.m.
985 S. Elm Street; Colville, WA 99114

Steps to Graduate


Wheelchair accessibility and other mobility assistance will be available via a chair lift or ramp for participating in the ceremony. Students needing assistance in walking or staying off their feet for an extended period of time are encouraged to let staff know when they check in.

Wheelchair seating for guests is available all throughout the main concourse, but the best seats seem to be above sections 112, 124 and 125.

Sign language interpreters will be positioned near the front of the stage. Individuals needing this service are encouraged to sit in section 105.

The main portions of the ceremony will be close captioned on a large screen above the stage.


Student participants do not receive their degree/certificate during the ceremony, but rather a diploma cover. Diplomas are sent out after the completion of the spring quarter so the college can verify students successfully complete their spring classes and have all of the necessary credits for their degrees. This is the standard practice for colleges around the country.


Parking in Arena lot is FREE.


Photos of individual graduates will be taken at the ceremony by our partner, After Image Visual Services. Order forms will be available at cap and gown pick-up and at the ceremony. There is a charge to order photos. Specific costs and package options will be available at the ceremony.


Approx. 2500 are printed each year and distributed at the ceremony.


All graduates will sit in chairs on the floor of the Arena, with guests in the seating above. There is no reserved or assigned seating for guests. There is no limit to the number of guests for each graduate.

Web streaming

The ceremony will be broadcast via the college’s website. The video will not be available for purchase after the ceremony, but may be accessible on the website.

Specific information about our Adult Education, Colville, and Newport ceremonies is available through those event coordinators.