Commencement Ceremony

Congratulations on your academic achievement!

You have come to the right place as you look at the necessary steps to complete and participate in the 2022 Commencement Ceremony! Make sure you read all this information thoroughly and follow each of the steps noted below.

As the date nears, additional information about the event will be posted to this website and sent by email to graduates who have registered their attendance. 

Steps to Complete and Celebrate

Step 1: Verify Your Transcript

In order to receive your certificate or degree you must complete a Degree/Certificate Application. This step is crucial as it communicates with our credentials evaluator that GHC needs to go through your transcripts and verify that we can award you your degree or certificate.

Students can complete this Degree/Certificate Application after registering for the last quarter they will attend before completing their program or certificate. Completing your Graduation Award Application does not register you to participate in the commencement ceremony, please proceed to Step 2 to register for the celebration.

The deadline to submit a transcript review request to our credentials evaluator and still be eligible to be included in the ceremony program is Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Step 2: Register for the Ceremony

The 2022 Commencement Ceremony will be on Wednesday, June 22 at Olympic Stadium in Hoquiam, Washington at 7:00p.

Ceremony Registration

To ensure that your name is included in the official ceremony program, we ask that graduates register by May 15, 2022. 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 15 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 2022 Commencement Ceremony will take place at the Historic Olympic Stadium  in Hoquiam on Wednesday, June 22 at 7:00 pm. The stadium is located at 2811 Cherry Street, Hoquiam, Washington 98550.

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).

Arrival Times

Graduates should arrive to Olympic Stadium no later than 6:30 pm on June 22. The stadium gates will open at 6:00 pm.

Olympic Stadium Parking

There is an asphalt parking area located on site, just west of the stadium proper. There is no cost to park at the stadium.

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 15, 2022. Questions about cap and gown ordering can be directed to the Office of the Vice President at 360-538-4066 or vpssoffice@ghc.edu.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

As the date nears, the college will be formalizing the safety protocols the event will follow based on CDC, state and local health department guidelines for safe gatherings.

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 15, 2022. Students that miss the May 15 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.

Event Photography

Photography of the event will be provided by, Moyer Media. More information about accessing event photography will be available as the event date nears.

Previous Ceremonies

Here are the web links to recent ceremonies and event programs the college has hosted:

Contact Us

Any questions about this year’s commencement ceremony should be directed to the Office of the Vice President by contacting 360-538-4066 or vpssoffce@ghc.edu.