To accommodate more graduates and their families, commencement exercises for Grays Harbor College will take place at Stewart Field on Friday, June 22, rather than on campus. The ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m.

The GHC Class of 2018 includes more than 330 graduates, plus the College’s first students to complete the Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management (BAS-OM). Ten students will receive diplomas in the BAS-OM program.

Because of the change in venue, graduates will not need tickets for their families.

“By moving the ceremony, we will not restrict the number of family members who can celebrate with their graduate,” explains GHC President Jim Minkler. “Our students have much to celebrate and we are looking forward to the ceremony.”

In addition to the largest graduating class in GHC history, demolition work of the 200 and 300 buildings is beginning on campus, creating other space and safety issues. For more information, please refer to the College’s website,