pierce college students in cap and gown waiting to enter commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2024

It's time to celebrate your accomplishment! The 2024 Pierce College Commencement Ceremony will take place Saturday, June 15 at the Tacoma Dome. Doors open at 6 p.m. and ceremony begins at 7 p.m.


Tacoma Dome
2727 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421

Caps and Gowns

Pick up your cap, gown, tassel and complete ceremony instructions at either the Fort Steilacoom or Puyallup bookstores beginning June 3, 2024.

  • Regular bookstore hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Special extended bookstore hours: Monday, June 3, 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Wednesday, June 12, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ceremony Information

  • Please arrive by 6 p.m. for line-up instructions.  Graduates will enter the Dome at the ground level through the Exhibition Hall entrance.  All other guests will enter the Dome through the upper level entrances.
  • The event is open to all and no tickets are required for attendance.
  • Parking is free.
  • Please bring only essential items with you to graduation.
  • Graduates needing additional accommodation due to a disability are to contact Access and Disability Services (ADS), at 253-964-6268 or by June 5.
  • We respectfully request you remain in your seat until the conclusion of the ceremony and all graduates have been recognized.  Early departures are disruptive and disrespectful to your fellow graduates who have not yet been recognized on stage.


For evaluations on Graduation or Commencement eligibility questions, please contact us at

For questions about the graduation ceremony, cap and gowns or anything else, please contact us at