Guest Seating

Ellensburg Commencement Ceremonies

No tickets are required to attend any CWU Commencement ceremonies. All are welcome! Please plan to arrive early to allow time for parking and seating. Gates will open 1.5 hours prior to the start of each ceremony. The ceremony will begin promptly as scheduled. Audience seating is available in the grandstands for 4,200 people, as well as on the turf behind the graduates. We recommend that guests wear comfortable shoes without heels. Guests may not sit in the walkways. The walkways must be kept clear for the processional and recessional, as well as for emergencies.

Indoor seating is available in the Recital Hall, located in the McIntyre Music building, for attendees who do not wish to sit on the field or cannot be outisde in inclement weather. There will be a live-feed that runs from the field to the Recital Hall.


Kent Commencement Ceremony

No tickets are required for this ceremony. All are welcome! Please plan to arrive early to allow time for parking and seating. The ceremony will begin promptly, as scheduled. Seating is available in the grandstands for 5,000 guests. Doors will open one hour prior to the ceremony (12:00pm). ADA seating is clearly marked at the ShoWare Center, as well as designated areas for wheelchair access, which are located in the grandstands. Hearing-impaired students and guests are requested to sit in a specified, reserved section on the west side of the stands to be near the interpreter, who will be signing from the platform.