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Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commencement

Graduates from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) campus can find the date, time and location of their ceremony.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commencement

Friday, June 2, 2023

Sharon McGavick Student Center,
Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. S W, Lakewood, WA

1:00 p.m. 
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commencement

This ceremony is only available for JBLM military students and their families.

Commencement Participation

There are 2-steps to participate in commencement: submit the Commencement Interest form and submit the RSVP Ticket form. For students finishing their degree by Summer II, who are interested in more information and the opportunity to secure tickets when available, please complete your Commencement Interest form today via MyUMassGlobal. The deadline to submit the Commencement Interest form is February 28.  More information about commencement eligibility can be viewed on the MyUMassGlobal Commencement Interest & Eligibility page. 

Graduate & Guest Ceremony Information

Guest Allotments

Graduates are limited to bringing 5 guests or less to the JBLM ceremony. No tickets will be issued, however graduates will only be permitted to enter the event with 5 or less guests. 

Printed Program

A complimentary commencement program will be placed on your seat at the ceremony.

Personal Belongings of Graduates

Please be sure to leave valuables, such as purses, cameras, and other items with your family or guests and silence all electronic devices. UMass Global will not be responsible for valuables lost. Students will not be returning to the student line-up area following the ceremony.

Weather & Attire

The JBLM ceremony will be held indoors. Please wear sensible shoes and drink plenty of water to remain hydrated.

ADA Accommodations

Graduates with disability-related accommodation needs for themselves or their guests, are invited to denote that on the student RSVP or email [email protected] with your accommodation request for the ceremony. A commencement team member will notify the base, who will work with you to create a plan that suits your needs.

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Grad Checklist

Be sure that you have completed the following tasks prior to commencement:

  • Complete the Commencement Interest form via MyUMassGlobal.
  • Order your regalia items by April 20.
  • Open your regalia package to make sure all items were delivered properly.
  • Watch the regalia video above to know how to wear your regalia.
  • RSVP to attend the JBLM ceremony, once available later in spring.

Prohibited Items

The university requests the cooperation of all grads and guests in observing strict regulations required for the protection of the venue. No food, beverages, chewing gum, cigarettes, party novelties, confetti, balloons or non-service pets are permitted. Possession of weapons at university-sponsored events is prohibited, including but not limited to all types of knives, firearms and fireworks.

Photo & Video Release

University of Massachusetts Global Commencement ceremonies are public events that are videotaped, photographed and recorded for personal and commercial use. By participating in and/or attending these events, you give UMass Global, their affiliate universities, and venue partners permission to use visual images (photo, video, digital in any form) of you for any lawful purpose related to the university or venue’s business activities, including marketing, advertising, and promotion. By participating and/or attending these events you understand that you have waived any rights that you may have to inspect or approve of the images or wording in the final product that may be used in connection with the university’s business activities.

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