Frequently Asked Questions

The ceremony is your celebration of academic success. As a college there are some things we need you and your guests to know so we have a safe and efficient event. Please use information below to assist in your planning efforts.

Are alcohol or drugs allowed at commencement?

LWTech is an drug and alcohol free college. No drugs or alcohol are allowed at this event. As with all college functions, the college's student conduct code will apply.

Is there childcare available during commencement?

Unfortunately, no childcare is provided during the event. Please make arrangements for the care of your children, as they are not allowed in the dressing area. Additionally, strollers will not be allowed in the main hall. While convenient, they have are hazardous in the crowded hall.

Are strollers allowed inside the Meydenbauer Center?

Due to space restrictions and safety issues, strollers are not allowed in the main hall. Please make other arrangements for strollers.

What is the guest limit for each student/family?

There are no limits on guests.

Do students or guests need tickets to attend the ceremony?


Will there be American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters available at the ceremony?

Sign language interpreters are scheduled to interpret throughout the event. If you need seating accommodation to effectively utilize interpreting services, please contact the Office of Student Life at (425) 739-8314.

Can I have a sign language interpreter with me at the event?

If you selected 'accommodation needed' on the registration form, the Office of Student Life will follow up with you about your request. All students may have an interpreter with them, if they need one. 

What if I lose something while at commencement?

Contact Campus Public Safety. We ask that no valuables be left in dressing rooms during the ceremony as we cannot guarantee the safety of personal property.

If something is lost, it will be returned to the school and turned into lost and found in the Campus Public Safety office, East Building, E145.

Will there be photos or videos taken during the ceremony?

Photography will be taking place at the commencement ceremony. By participating in the commencement ceremony you are agreeing to give Lake Washington Institute of Technology permission to photograph you and use the images for promotional purposes including, but not limited to, web, print, and social media.

The ceremony will be live streamed. An announcement to the college community will go out in June about the YouTube live and where to watch the ceremony. Please visit LWTech's social media sites to learn more.

Where can I/we park?

Parking is available at the Meydenbauer Center. Student and guest parking (only) is covered as a cost, and is free. If arriving late to attend the ceremony, parking will most likely be full. Other parking options are available in the area.