COVID-19 and Commencement Information

LWTech, as a public agency is required to follow all protocols outlined by Washington State law. COVID-19 protocols will be in place for the ceremony, as required by State law. These protocols will be reviewed as additional information comes from the Governor's office. LWTech will work with the Meydenbauer Center as a Large Event Organizer that may require additional precautions, as outlined in State proclamations. Please contact the Commencement Committee if you have any questions. We will try our best to answer questions. However, please note, COVID-19 protocols may change at any time. Information about any changes to COVID-19 protocols will be posted here.

State COVID-19 restrictions in place include working with " Large Event Organizers”, meaning any governmental, commercial, or nonprofit entity or private party that operates, organizes, manages, conducts, controls, or supervises, in whole or in part, any Large Event. 
Our ceremony is a “Large Event” meaning any ticketed or preregistered assembly of 1,000 or more individuals at an indoor venue that has defined entrances and exits. In the history of the LWTech commencement ceremony, capacity has been approximately, 2,000 people; students, college personnel, and guests.
  • Any individual 12 years of age or older may not attend our commencement ceremony unless that individual has:
    • been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provided proof thereof to LWTech and/or the Meydenbauer Center.
    • Students, college personnel, and guests will receive a ticket to attend the ceremony after vaccination attestation has been confirmed.
  • LWTech is responsible for notifying large event attendees (students, college employees, and invited guests) of vaccination requirements, including notifying individuals of the acceptable forms of proof of full vaccination.
  • Every public communication regarding commencement, including any reservation and ticketing system, must include notice that proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend the event will be required.
  • For individuals vaccinated in Washington, a Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination or QR code from MyIRMobile may be used at point of commencement entry.
  • Washington's  Department of Health partner website for immunization records A QR code made available by the Washington Department of Health
  • For an individual who was vaccinated outside of the United States, a reasonable equivalent of any of the above.
  • Personal attestation, without written proof of vaccination, is not acceptable to meet the standards of this State law. And, additional proof of an individual’s identity, such as a driver’s license, is not required by the State law.

All students, employees, and guests are required to wear facial coverings that cover the nose and mouth, at all times during the ceremony.