This year, we will celebrate Commencement for the Class of 2022 in-person.

Note: Out of abundance of caution, and given the expected large number of people at this event, the University highly recommends that individuals wear a face mask if attending Commencement in-person.

Saint Martin's University Commencement
Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Marcus Pavilion

Link to YouTube recording

Graduation application, regalia and diploma details

If you have not received confirmation from the Office of the Registrar, please contact registrar@stmartin.edu.

We are no longer accepting applications to attend this year’s ceremonies. While students cannot apply for Commencement, students can still apply for degree completion. If you have questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar at contact registrar@stmartin.edu.

Caps and gowns will be automatically ordered if you indicated you would like to attend the ceremony on your Commencement application. Caps and gowns will not be ordered if you did not elect to participate in the ceremony. Caps and gowns will be mailed to the address provided on your application. If you have questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@stmartin.edu.

Class of 2022 graduates will receive cords on May 7, the day of Commencement. If you are not attending in person, please contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@stmartin.edu.

Graduating students attending in-person should arrive on campus at 9 a.m., one hour before their Commencement ceremony, and check in at the bottom of the Grand Staircase. 

Diplomas for Class of 2022 graduates are ready in June. Graduates will receive an email letting them know that they are available, and instructions on how to receive the diploma either via mail or by picking it up in person. If you are attending Commencement, you will receive your diploma cover at the ceremony. If you are not attending, your diploma will be mailed to the address on your application.

Commencement details

Commencement map

Commencement map

Click here to download PDF of map. Graduates should check in at the foot of the Grand Staircase about an hour before the ceremony, around 9 a.m. In case of rain, graduates instead will check in at Chareski Recreation Center. See below for information regarding tickets and parking. 

Vaccinations and masking are not required for Commencement. However, out of abundance of caution and given the expected large number of people at this event, the University highly recommends that individuals wear a face mask if attending Commencement in-person.

Each graduate will receive four (4) tickets. Contact the Registrar at registrar@stmartin.edu if you have questions about tickets.

Graduating students attending in-person should arrive on campus at 9 a.m., one hour before the Commencement ceremony. Graduating students should park in the S lot (see map) and check in at the bottom of the Grand Staircase. In case of rain, graduates instead will check in at the Charneski Recreation Center. 

While the graduates should park in the S lot, the paved parking lot closest to the Grand Staircase, guests who have tickets should park in the R lot, the gravel lot closer to the baseball field. See map for reference. Limited accessible parking is available in the N and O lots.

Yes, we will also livestream the event with support from Thurston Community Media. Here is the YouTube link for the livestream. Thurston Community Media will also rebroadcast the recording; we will share a schedule for the rebroadcasts on this website.

We are working with GradImages again this year. You will receive infomrmation at Commencement. You can also visit their website for more info.

After the ceremony, graduates and their guests are invited to the Alumni Reception, which will be held under the large tent, located by the Jan Halliday Memorial Plaza.

Related events

In addition to the main ceremony, we will also host other related events. View schedule of related Commencement events >>