"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."

~Anatole France

Friends and family

The University respectfully requests that guests try to refrain from walking toward the stage and taking photographs during the commencement ceremony. A professional photographer will be on stage, photographing each graduate as they receive their diploma. Free proofs will be mailed to the graduate's permanent home address and purchase is optional.

Guests with disabilities
Saint Martin's University is committed to providing a campus environment that is accessible to persons with disabilities. Services and accommodations are coordinated by the Office of Disability Support Services, in Room 214 in Old Main. Please contact Laura Spaulding, director of the office, to coordinate accommodations for your needs. She can be reached at 360-438-4580 or LSpaulding@stmartin.edu.

Press release information
Press releases will be prepared by the Office of Communication and mailed to the graduate's hometown newspaper throughout May and June. While the University distributes the information, it in no way controls if or when each newspaper will publish them.

Guest accommodations
The following hotels and motels are located close to Saint Martin's University.

Ramada Inn 4520 E. Martin Way
Olympia, WA 98516
(360) 459-8866
Comfort Inn of Lacey 4700 Park Center Ave. N.E.
Lacey, WA 98516
(360) 456-6300
Days Inn,
Capitol Inn
120 College St. S.E.
Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 493-1991
Holiday Inn Express 4704 Park Center Ave. N.E.
Lacey, WA 98516
(360) 412-1200
Super 8 Motel College S.E. & Martin Way
Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 459-8888
King Oscar Motel 8200 Quinault Way NE
Lacey, WA 98516
(360) 438-3333 or
(800) 254-KING
King Oscar Motels & Convention Center

For additional information on accommodations and other regional topics:
Lacey Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1427, 521 Legion Way, Olympia, WA 98507, (360) 357-3362 or (800) 753-8474

Driving directions

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Driving directions to Pavilion
From Interstate 5 northbound take exit 108 and proceed to the College Street exit. Turn right on College Street. From Interstate 5 southbound take exit 109 and turn left at the College Street intersection with Martin Way. From College Street, turn left onto Lacey Blvd, then left on Franz St. then proceed straight across Pacific Avenue and the Pavilion will be on the left.

Free parking is available within walking distance to the Saint Martin's Pavilion. Disabled parking will be available in the Pacific Avenue/Ruddell Road parking lot, which is highlighted in green on the map below. The Grand Staircase student parking lot, highlighted in red, will be reserved for graduates. All other parking stalls will be available for guests. Please be aware that parking is prohibited in fire lanes, pedestrian crosswalks or along a road or street not marked as available parking.