Pacific Lutheran University
Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 2:30 p.m., Tacoma Dome
2727 East D Street Tacoma, WA 98421

University Congregation Toweling Sunday & Holy Communion
Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 11 a.m.
Lagerquist Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center, PLU

Venue Information

Venue Address

  • Tacoma Dome Arena
    2727 East D Street
    Tacoma, WA 98421

Driving Directions

  • Traveling North on I-5 (Exit 134)
    Follow the off-ramp to Portland Avenue. Take a left on Portland Avenue and take a left again at East 27th Street (first light). East 27th Street becomes Wiley Avenue. Follow the directional signs to the parking lots.
  • Traveling South on I-5 (Exit 135)
    Follow the off-ramp toward Portland Avenue. Follow East 27th Street (Bay Street) across Portland Avenue as it turns into Wiley Avenue. Follow the directional signs to the parking lots.
  • Traveling Northbound on Pacific Avenue
    Take a right onto South 26th Street.  Follow South 26th Street. Turn right onto C Street to enter the Tacoma Dome parking lots, or continue onto D Street for additional parking.
  • From Downtown Tacoma
    Take Pacific Avenue Southbound. Take a left on South 26th Street. Follow South 26th Street to D Street. Turn right onto D Street to enter the Tacoma Dome parking lots.

Driving Time

  • Given that Commencement is held on Memorial Day weekend, it is recommended that graduates and guests allow ample time to get to the Tacoma Dome and park. The Tacoma Dome is located just off Interstate 5, where congestion is frequent this time of year due to holiday travelers and summer construction projects. Visit the Washington Department of Transportation website for current traffic conditions.


  • There is no fee for parking in the Tacoma Dome parking lots for the PLU Commencement Ceremony. The Tacoma Dome has many public parking lots. Lots E and K are reserved for guests with disabilities and are van-accessible. All lots are wheelchair-accessible. It is suggested that guests with limited mobility be dropped off at the Tacoma Dome Main Entrance prior to parking.


  • The Tacoma Dome Arena opens at 1:30 p.m. for seating. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; there is no assigned seating. Reserving seats is not permitted. The Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall opens to Graduation candidates at 1:30 p.m. to form the Academic Processional. 

Wheelchair Accessibility

  • The Tacoma Dome Arena is wheelchair-accessible; volunteers are available to direct guests to open wheelchair seating. One companion is permitted to sit with the wheelchair user.