Life West


Congratulations to our newest graduates!

Dear Graduates,

We are excited to host you and your guests at the Commencement events in June. You have worked so hard for this moment, and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate with you. Below are the details as we have them at this time. Changes may be necessary due to unforeseen circumstances. Please let us know if you have any questions.

We look forward to working with you.

Graduate Packet Pick up – Week 6 of Spring quarter. Packets include name cards, announcements & tickets. (Look for an email from Mimi Swe)

Gown Pick Up – Early June (Look for an email from Mimi Swe). Gowns can be steamed on campus or taken home.

Mandatory Rehearsal
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Time: 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Standard Process Assembly Hall

Champagne Reception
Mix & Mingle with Faculty, Staff & Administration
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Time: 12:30 – 1:15 PM
Location: Drs. Sid & Nell Williams Courtyard

Awards Banquet Dinner
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Time: 5:00 – 7:00PM
5:00 PM – SPAH doors open
5:30 PM – Dinner
6:00 PM – Program begins
Minimum of 3 tickets

Friday, June 9, 2023
Time – 4:00PM – 5:30PM
Location: Standard Process Assembly Hall
2:30 – 3:30PM – Gowning in the gymnasium. Please be on time!
3:00PM – SPAH doors open
3:30PM – Start lining up
4:00PM – Commencement begins (90 minutes)
Minimum of 5 tickets

Ceremony will be livestreamed for family and friends. The livestream link can be found on the Life West website on the day of commencement.

REHEARSAL: Graduation rehearsal is where you’ll be given instructions for Friday’s Commencement and we’ll be able to answer any questions you may have.

TIC AWARDS: At rehearsal, you will be given awards to honor your guests who have supported you during your time in the program. You will be presenting these awards to your guests that same evening (at dinner). Additional TIC Awards may be requested at the rehearsal.

CO-PRESENTING: Graduates who have indicated a family member (DC) who will be co-presenting will receive additional instructions for the Commencement ceremony. Please email Loretta Saunders at the name, relationship & where they practice (city and state) no later than May 31, 2023.

GOWN-UP: Graduates will meet in the gymnasium to “gown up” by 2:30 pm.

SEATING: Commencement ceremony guest seating with tickets begins at 3:00 pm and the Awards Dinner guest seating with tickets begins at 4:30 pm. Each event will be 90 minutes long.

OVERFLOW: The Overflow room will be equipped with a live feed for guests with children and no tickets. It will be located in room 161.

GOWN RETURN: Students will return their gowns in the gymnasium immediately following the Commencement Ceremony.

Contact Mimi Swe at if you have any questions.

Our Spring & Summer 2020 Commencement