Graduating from Grays Harbor College
Congratulations on your Academic Achievement!
As you near the end of your degree at GHC, there are some important steps to take to be sure that you are awarded your degree.
Step 1: Apply for your Degree or Certificate
In order to receive your certificate or degree you must complete a Degree/Certificate Application. Once you have completed this application, our transcript evaluator will go through your transcripts and verify that we can award you your degree or certificate.
Please complete this at least one quarter before you plan to graduate. This ensures that GHC can confirm your degree/certificate and notify you of any outstanding credits you may need.
Completing your Degree Application does not register you to participate in the graduation ceremony, please proceed to Step 2 to register for the celebration.
Apply for Degree or Certificate
Step 2: Register for the Ceremony
The 2023 Commencement Ceremony will be on Friday, June 23 at Stewart Field in Aberdeen, Washington at 7:00p.
Register for Commencement Ceremony
To ensure that your name is included in the official ceremony program, we ask that graduates register by May 14, 2023. A Save the Date postcard will be sent to graduates who are on-track to complete their degree or certificate this spring quarter.
What happens if I register for the ceremony after the deadline?
Students that miss the May 14 deadline can still register and participate in the ceremony, though their name may be excluded from the printed program as it has already gone to print.
If I complete my degree this summer, can I participate in the ceremony ?
Students who will complete a degree in summer quarter are eligible to participate in the spring commencement ceremony as long as 1) they have no outstanding holds on their account, and 2) have registered for summer quarter classes.
If I am only completing a certificate, can I participate in the ceremony this spring?
No. Only degree-seeking students are eligible to participate in the annual ceremony.
Commencement Ceremony Details
This year’s 2023 Commencement Ceremony will take place at Stewart Field in Aberdeen on Friday, June 23 at 7:00 pm. The stadium is located at 800 Willard St., Aberdeen, Washington 98520.
Olympic Stadium Details
- No admission fee
- Gates open at 5:30 pm
As the date nears, additional information will be shared about any stadium specific guidelines attendees will need to follow (i.e. prohibited/permitted items and security requirements).
Graduates should arrive to Stewart Field no later than 6:30 pm on June 23. The stadium gates will open at 5:30 pm.
Stewart Field Parking
There is an asphalt parking area located on site. There is no cost to park.
Cap & Gown
All students who register to attend the commencement ceremony will receive a complimentary cap, gown and tassel. To ensure that we can order and receive your gown in advance of the ceremony, please register by May 14, 2023. Questions about cap and gown ordering can be directed to the Office of the Vice President at 360-538-4066 or email@example.com.
Register to Attend
Graduates can register to participate in the commencement ceremony. To ensure that your name is included in the official graduation program, we ask that graduates register by May 14, 2023. Students that miss the May 14 deadline can still register and participate in the ceremony, though your name may be excluded from the printed program as it has already gone to print.
Photography of the event will be provided by, Moyer Media. More information about accessing event photography will be available as the event date nears.
Any questions about this year’s commencement ceremony should be directed to the Office of the Vice President by contacting 360-538-4066 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the Application for Degree or Certificate should be directed to 360-532-9020 or email@example.com.
Here are the web links to recent ceremonies and event programs the college has hosted: