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Important Information for Graduates



This year's commencement will be a drive-through/walk-through celebration on Friday, June 18, from 2-5 p.m at Edmonds College, in Parking Lot F. Register for the celebration today! This ceremony is open to all 2019-20 and 2020-21 GED, high school diploma, degree, BAS, and/or certificate completers. Instructions, information and the course map will be posted on this webpage soon.

Friends and family can watch the celebration live online, while EC faculty and staff will line the route to cheer you along the way. Video links will be available on the Commencement Webpage. Graduates will pick up their caps, gowns, tassels, honor cords, prior to the event and some cool EC swag during the drive-thru event.  

Please arrive on campus at 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood, Wash., during your selected timeslot.  Enter campus at the traffic lights on 200th St. SW and 68th Ave. W (near Rainier Place and Triton Court). Cars will be directed towards the commencement course route through Parking Lot E. (Directions for walkers are below).

Find directions to campus.

Some Guidance

Friends and family can drive with you, but only one car is allowed per graduate due to COVID-19 regulations. If anyone in the vehicle is not fully vaccinated, it is recommended that everyone in the vehicle wear a mask. All workers and volunteers at commencement will be required to wear masks.

Video Feed of the Commencement Ceremony and Drive-Though

Family and friends can also watch the Ceremonial Video that will be available on the college’s commencement website starting at 12 p.m. on Friday, June 18, as well as watch a live-streaming of CAR’mencement starting at 2 p.m. Both videos will be archived on the website — you can watch yourself drive through later!

What to Expect Once on Campus

Traffic monitors will guide you through the course to check in. Once at check-in, we will write down some information on a card, including your name and pronunciation, which will be handed to you along with some EC Triton swag. Honor cords for those who qualify will also be distributed. You will then be directed to drive through the commencement tent where you will park, hand the card to a worker, have your name, certificate or degree announced, and get your diploma cover. After that you can slowly drive through the procession where EC President Dr. Amit Singh, along with the Board of Trustees, college leadership, and faculty and staff will cheer for you and your achievement (wave, you’ll be on camera!).

Once through the line, you will exit campus south towards 204th St. SW (Triton Way). You will have the opportunity to get a professional photo taken with GradImages in Lot G, next to the Snohomish Hall building. If you choose to do so, only the graduate can exit the car for the photo opportunity. GradImages will supply information about retrieving photos.

If you want someone from your vehicle to take your photo, one other person may exit the car with the graduate, but please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

Drivers will exit the college on 204th St. SW (Triton Way) at the roundabout.


If you are arriving via bus, please walk towards Brier Hall to the walking entrance. If you are arriving through the entrance on 200th St. SW and 68th Ave. W, please walk towards Snoqualmie Hall and then to Brier Hall. Volunteers in traffic vests can help direct you.

Walkers will enter the route from Brier Hall and be directed to the commencement tents in Parking Lot F, through the course and back to Brier Hall where you can exit or choose to get a photo with GradImages. Please be aware of cars at all times!

See course map.

If you have any questions, please contact commencement@edmonds.edu.


The Graduation Cap and Gown bundle and 2021 Tassels are now available at the Edmonds College Bookstore for $50 (not required to participate in commencement). Please visit our website, edmonds.bncollege.com, to place all orders.

After you have completed the ordering process you will receive an order number, please email the bookstore at sm8070@bncollege.com, with your name, order number, and height. Please note that if we do not receive an email with your Cap and Gown size, this may cause a delay in the fulfillment process of your order.

Cap and Gown sizes run by height. Here are the available sizes at our bookstore:

  • 4’9 - 4’11
  • 5’0 - 5’2
  • 5’3 - 5’5
  • 5’6 - 5’8
  • 5’9 - 5’11
  • 6’0 – 6’2
  • 6’3 – 6’5
  • Available plus sizes­ (do not run by height): 1, 2, 3

A pickup confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided at checkout.

Pickup Hours are by appointment only, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday

To schedule a time and day please contact us at 425-640-1672 or send an email to sm8070@bncollege.com.


Please park in parking lot G or H, adjacent to the bus stop area, and follow the signs for Bookstore Receiving/Pickup. It is window service through the back of Brier Hall (same as book pickup). Please to the back of Brier (sometimes there is a Triton Taste Truck), turn right, and walk through the double doors.

Once your order is processed you will receive a UPS tracking number with your order details.

Tracking information will be sent to the email address provided at checkout.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Bookstore at 425.640.1672 or send an email to sm8070@bncollege.com.


Contact the Center for Student Engagement and Leadership at 425.640.1581 or commencement@edmonds.edu