IMPORTANT TRAFFIC ALERT: I-5 Mercer Street Exit and Mercer Street will be closed on Commencement day. Please plan for extra travel time to account for any travel delays. For detour maps, please click here.
COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND TRAFFIC REVISION:
The I-5 ramps at Mercer Street will be closed beginning at 11:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7th through 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 10. During this time, Mercer Street will be closed between Westlake Avenue N and I-5. During the closure, we recommend that travelers on southbound I-5 use the Stewart Street exit to access Denny Way and travelers on northbound I-5 to use the Olive Way exit. Click here for additional detour routes.
Sunday, June 9, 2:00–5:00 p.m., Key Arena, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle
Faculty, please enter Key Arena by 1:00 p.m. through Gate 4A, accessible via Thomas Street on the south side of the building (closest parking garage is 1st Avenue North Garage, between John and Thomas Street, 1/2 block south of the arena). You will then be directed to enter through the security entrance. All faculty will gather in Club Live.
Please pick up your ticket outside of Gate 4A before entering Key Arena. Note: You must have a ticket to enter the arena.
Proceed to the marked area where you will line up. Please arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. The faculty marshals will assist with arranging the procession.
Faculty, please note you are required to attend Ivy Cutting and Commencement. You are encouraged and welcome to attend Graduate Hooding and Baccalaureate. If you are unable to attend any of the required events, you must receive permission in writing from your dean to be absent. If you need to rent academic regalia, please contact Brittany Ford in the Bookstore (206-281-2137) before Wednesday, April 17.
Trustees, please call the President's Office at 206-281-2111 before Friday, April 19, to arrange for academic regalia for Commencement. Vehicle entrance is through Gate 4, accessible via Thomas Street on the south side of Key Arena. Parking is on the upper level. Upon entering the building, SPU staff will be available to direct you to the waiting area in the Champions Club before lining up for the processional.
Your ticket will be mailed to you. Note: You must have a ticket to enter Key Arena.