Bellevue School District is pleased to announce the dates of the Class of 2024 Graduation ceremonies. These events will be held in person and streamed live. Recordings will be made available following the event. All locations for the Class of 2024 Graduation ceremonies are indoor venues that will provide protection from inclement weather with ample seating capacity and accessible seating. We will adhere to the safety parameters in place at the venue and throughout the district at the time of the event.

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Bellevue Digital Discovery and International School

The graduation ceremony for Bellevue Digital Discovery and International School will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2024.

  • Digital Discovery will hold a hybrid in-person and online ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m. The in-person event will be held at Wilburton Instructional Services Center (WISC) in the Rainier Room
  • International’s ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. The location will be finalized soon.

Transitions Program and Big Picture School

Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2024 for the Evergreen Transitions Program and Bellevue Big Picture School will be held on Friday, June 14, 2024.

Bellevue, Interlake, Newport, and Sammamish High Schools

Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2024 of Bellevue, Interlake, Newport, and Sammamish High Schools will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.  The schedule is below. These graduation ceremonies will be held at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington.


  • 9:00 a.m. – Sammamish High School (graduates arrive @ 8:15 a.m., doors open for families @ 8:30 a.m.)
  • 12:30 p.m. – Interlake High School (graduates arrive @ 11:45 a.m., doors open for families @ 12:00 p.m.)
  • 4:00 p.m. – Newport High School (graduates arrive @ 3:15 p.m., doors open for families @ 3:30 p.m.)
  • 7:30 p.m. – Bellevue High School (graduates arrive @ 6:45 p.m., doors open for families @ 7:00 p.m.)


Parking for the Class of 2023 graduation ceremonies held at UW Alaska Airlines Arena is available at lot E-18. The E-18 lot is located just north of the Alaska Airlines Arena on Montlake Blvd NE. See Map.

Lot E-18 is a self-serve pay by phone lot. The charge is a flat $12.50. Families must pay for parking using the Pay by Phone Parking App (available on Google Play Store, the iOS App store or the Windows store), visiting the Pay by Phone website or by calling 1-888-680-7275.

For your convenience, it is highly recommended that families set up a Pay by Phone Parking account in advance of the graduation ceremonies.

Additional information is available on the UW Parking website.

The location number for E-18 is 123182 or 123183 for disability accessible spaces.

Other lots in the vicinity charge an hourly rate of $4.00/hour. These lots are noted on the UW parking map.

Entering the Alaska Airlines Arena

Entrances on the North and South side of the arena will be open for parents and guests. Graduates should enter the lower level of the arena near Husky Stadium (watch for signs directing graduates down the ramp on the south side of the arena).

All guests and graduates will be subject to a bag search. Prohibited items include firearms, weapons, explosives, dangerous chemicals, alcohol, balloons*, noise makers and open drink containers (water bottles*, etc.)

*Balloons will be held at the entrance for pick up after the ceremony.

* Sealed (unopened) water bottles are allowed. Empty reusable bottles are allowed. Water fountains are available on the arena concourse. Water dispensers and cups will be available on the lower level for graduates.

Hearing devices will be available for pick up in front of the Hall of Fame on the concourse. Guests can bring their own headsets to use with the device if preferred. UW  provides “in ear” headphones only. There are ample hearing devices and no need to reserve a device.

Ushers will be stationed on the concourse. Please ask an usher for assistance locating available ADA seating and restrooms.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.