LWTech is excited to once again welcome our graduates' friends and family to this celebratory afternoon. LWTech is immensely proud of our graduates' academic accomplishments. Being a guest at the ceremony is welcome and we would like our guests to know this information to have a celebratory and safe experience. As more information becomes available, this webpage will be updated.
When students plan to attend their commencement ceremony, they may ask for a verification letter for their family and friends to apply for travel visas. Letters for visa applications are available from the Office of Student Life Director. Please email the Director with the following information:
Please allow several weeks lead time for the preparation and sending of letters. For questions, please contact Vikki Korsunskaya in Office of Student Life. If you are unable to attend during business hours please contact us to make an after hours appointment.
Tickets are not required for guests to attend the ceremony.
Guests may travel to the ceremony via public transportation. Located across the street from Bellevue’s transit hub, metro use is a great, cheaper option to getting to our building. Buses from all over the Greater Seattle Area stop at the Bellevue Transit Center throughout the day. Additionally, multiple park & rides are located nearby for local commuters.
Parking will be available to graduates, cost free. The parking garage will fill early. Accessible parking is available the garage for students and their guests. Other parking lots are available in the downtown area, in close proximity to Meydenbauer Center.
Although very celebratory, please do not bring balloons to the ceremony. They are not allowed in the Meydenbauer Center.
Please do not bring noise makers to the ceremony. Using noise makers is a safety issue for small children, hearing impaired, and those with heart conditions and high blood pressure. Please leave them at home. We appreciate good old fashion clapping and cheers.
Close up photography will not be possible, due to safety issues. Family and friends are able to purchase official graduation photos from the photographer, Darel Roa Photography in a variety of sizes.
Guests may request disability accommodation in order to attend the ceremony. Seats will be reserved for the guest needing disability seating and two attendants. The Office of Student Life will work with you to make the best seating arrangements to fit the needs of the party.
If attending the ceremony and need special seating for a wheelchair or other physical impairment please contact our office via email. Please include the following information:
Please note, all reserved seating will be available until 1 p.m. If guests have not arrived by this time, all pre-arranged reserved seats will be open to all attendees.
Accommodation seating will begin at 12 p.m. to assist with COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Please do not bring strollers to the ceremony. The hall has limited space available and stroller space cannot be accommodated.
Overflow seating will be available for all quests on the fourth floor of the Meydenbauer Center. Seating will be available no earlier than 2 p.m. due to processional staging processes.
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon-Thurs, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, Closed to the public