Local Campus Commencements
Information for Graduates and Guests
Below you will find information for your specific ceremony. If you have any questions that are not answered below, please contact the campus directly.
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. Brandman will not be responsible for valuables lost.
Whidbey Island Commencement
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Oak Harbor Elks Lodge
155 NE Ernst St., Oak Harbor, WA
Tickets are not required.
Packets will be mailed to the grads in March with all necessary details and instructions. Graduation rehearsal will be held at the Elks Lodge on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact the campus directly.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Indian Summer Golf and Country Club
5900 Troon Lane SE, Olympia, WA
An adobe connect meeting will be held in early April to provide grads with additional information regarding commencement. If you have any questions, please contact the campus directly.
Bangor & Bremerton Commencement
Jack Murdock Auditorium
Naval Under the Sea Museum
1 Garnett Way, Keyport, WA
Tickets are not required, however we do ask that grads consider keeping their guest list to 6 or fewer.
The ceremony location does not require base access. Parking is limited, so carpooling is recommended, along with early arrivals to allow ample time for seating. Please contact the campus directly with any questions.
Joint Base Ft. Lewis/McChord Commencement
Friday, May 10, 2019
Sharon McGavick Student Center
Clover Park Technical College
4500 Steilacoom Blvd. S W, Lakewood, WA
Tickets are not required, however due to the fact that this is a joint ceremony some restrictions may apply closer to the event limiting seating.
Grads participating in the JBLM ceremony need to RSVP for this event no later than March 25 to be guaranteed in the printed program. Students registering after March 25, may still attend, however will not be named in the printed program. Please notify your guests that no balloons are allowed inside the event. If you have any questions, please contact the campus directly.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
NASL Base Chapel
810 Avenger Ave., Lemoore, CA
Graduates must be active duty military to participate in the Lemoore ceremony.
Non-military Lemoore graduates are welcome participate in the South San Joaquin Valley ceremony in Visalia. Tickets are not required for the Lemoore ceremony, however base access is required to attend. Please contact the campus directly for additional information.
South San Joaquin Valley Commencement
Friday, June 7, 2019
Visalia Convention Center
303 East Acequia, Visalia, CA
Tickets are not required.
An email with more information about the ceremony will be sent to grads in the Spring. All SSJV grads will need to RSVP through MyBrandman. Please contact the campus directly with any questions.
Guests and graduates who need special accommodation should reach out to the campus directly. If you do not receive a response from the campus or if you have any questions, please contact your Academic Advisor.
Brandman University Commencement ceremony is a public event that is videotaped, photographed and recorded for personal and commercial use. By participating in and/or attending these events, you give Chapman and Brandman University permission to use visual images (photo, video, digital in any form) of you for any lawful purpose related to the university’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.
Share Your Celebration on Social Media
We know that our graduates have friends and family supporting them both at the ceremony and around the world. Tweet your congratulatory messages using #BrandmanGrad2019.