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

Fall Commencement 2013
Saturday, December 14, 10:30 a.m.
Olson Auditorium, PLU

Ceremony Tickets:  Tickets are not required.  PLU encourages the friends & family of graduation candidates to attend the commencement ceremony.

Academic Regalia (Cap/Gown) for Candidates:  Regalia MUST be picked up at the GRAD FAIR: Cap/Gown Pick-up on Monday, December 9th from 3-6 p.m. at the Garfield Book Company at PLU.  *Please note that only those candidates who ordered regalia will have an order waiting at the bookstore.

Webcast Viewing:  Commencement may also be viewed via live broadcast on the Internet & is made available on-demand via

Graduate Gathering:  The morning of the ceremony graduates gather in Leraas Lecture Hall (Rieke Science Center) at 9:30 a.m. to receive directions and prepare for the processional.  Graduates should arrive dressed in their regalia and ready for the ceremony (do not bring purses, coats, flowers, etc. as there is no place to store these items).  Guests are not allowed in the lecture hall.  Guests should go directly to Olson Auditorium, which opens at 9:30 a.m. for seating.

Ceremony Photography:  For those graduates, families & friends looking to capture the momentous occasion of graduation, Graduation Images will be at the ceremony to photograph each graduation candidate.  A candid photo is taken as each candidate is individually congratulated by the President and a ceremony portrait is taken as each candidate exits the stage.  This service is complimentary; there is no obligation to purchase.  Proofs are distributed via mail & email.  Candidates may then choose from different packages or order individual photographs.  For more information call 1.800.261.2576 or visit

Post-Commencement Reception:  A light reception, in honor of the graduates, will be held in the Field House immediately following the ceremony.  In order to quickly find your graduate, it is recommended that you arrange a meeting place prior to the ceremony.

Bookstore:  The Garfield Book Company at PLU will be open on the day of commencement.  You can also find PLU graduation merchandise at