Local Campus Commencements

Brandman Graduates from Washington and the South San Joaquin Valley can find the date, time and location of their ceremony here

Congratulations Graduates!

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, April 29, 2020
2:00 PM
Oak Harbor Elks Lodge
155 NE Ernst Street, 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 venue (date & time TBA).  If you have any questions, please contact the campus directly.

Whidbey Island Campus

Lacey Commencement

Thursday, April 30, 2020
6:00 PM
Indian Summer Golf and Country Club
5900 Troon Lane SE, Olympia, WA

Tickets are required for Guests. 

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.

Lacey Campus

Bangor & Bremerton Commencement

Friday, May 1, 2020
2:30 PM
Jack Murdock Auditorium
Naval Undersea 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.

Bangor Campus

Lemoore Commencement

Thursday, May 7, 2020
2:00 PM
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.

Brandman Lemoore Campus

Joint Base Ft. Lewis/McChord Commencement

Friday, May 15, 2020
1:00 PM
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.

Please notify your guests that no balloons are allowed inside the event. If you have any questions, please contact the campus directly.

Ft Lewis Campus

South San Joaquin Valley Commencement

Friday, May 29, 2020
5:00 PM
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 the University Tickets platform.  An RSVP link will be sent to eligible grads in mid February.  Please contact the campus directly with any questions.

San Joaquin Commencement

Special Accommodations

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.

Photo Release

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 #BrandmanGrad2020.

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