Grad Kickoff 2023

Grad Kickoff is an important event that no graduate should miss. It provides a single setting for graduating students to get everything they will need for graduation and commencement. You will be able to pick up your cap and gown, honor tassel, and diploma frame, order class rings, graduation announcements, and even take graduate portraits. University staff members will be available to answer any questions about Commencement.

You may order your commencement-related items in advance of Grad Kickoff and request pickup at any of the three sites (see below) where Grad Kickoff is held. This is done online at: You may also have them shipped to you if you are not able to attend.

Grad Kickoff will be held:

Ellensburg Des Moines Campus Lynnwood Campus
Date Tuesday, April 11th & Wednesday, April 12th Wednesday, April 19th Thursday, April 20th
Time 10:00am - 5:00pm 1:00pm - 7:00pm 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Location Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom Higher Education Center Snoqualmie Hall