Marysville/Everett commencement

Columbia College hosts commencement ceremonies in the spring and fall on campus in Columbia, Missouri, and at locations nationwide.

Students sitting in Commencement Ceremony. Grad cap decorated to say "Next stop everywhere - 2019."

June 4, 2022


2:00 p.m.


Edward D. Hansen Conference Center
2000 Hewitt Ave
Everett, WA 98201

2022 Guest speaker

Rob Boone, Associate Vice President, Columbia College Global - Military

Rob Boone a native of Lexington, Kentucky, received a Regular Army commission from Sam Houston State University as a 2nd Lieutenant in December of 1992 as an Infantry Officer Branch detailed Quartermaster.

His deployments include, Sinai Egypt, Multinational Force of Observers, Tunisia, Africa, Haiti, Operation Uphold Democracy, and two tours in Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

He is a graduate from Army Command and General Staff College, Joint Advanced Warfighting School, Infantry Officers Advanced and Basic Courses, Quartermaster Officer Transition Course, Army Ranger School, Airborne School, Air Assault School and Rigger School.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Sam Houston University and a Masters of Arts from American Military University in Military History, with a focus on Special Operations in Low intensity Conflict.

Boone retired after 26 years of service in 2016. Before joining Columbia College in 2019, he worked for the Veterans Administration and he Federal Emergency Management Agency.


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Phone: (360) 653-4480


Student information

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We will provide a professional photographer at the ceremony. Students will be photographed when presented with their diploma. Order forms will be sent to graduates in advance and will be available at the ceremony.

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Caps and gowns

Graduates can order their caps and gowns through the Herff-Jones website. The venue will notify students when regalia is available for pick-up.

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Announcements and rings

Visit the Herff-Jones website to place orders for printed announcements or rings. If you prefer generic announcements, email the bookstore at or call (573) 875-7341.

Feeling overwhelmed? View the Main Campus, Evening and Master's checklist to help you prepare for graduation.


Guest information

Seating and special accommodations

Doors open one hour before the ceremony begins. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact your location to reserve handicap or wheelchair seating or to make other special accommodations. Advance reservation guarantees wheelchair seating, otherwise it is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ushers will be available to provide assistance.


From Seattle

Take I-5 North to EXIT 192 toward Broadway. Keep right at the fork in the ramp and merge onto Broadway. Turn left onto Pacific Ave. (Pacific Ave is just past 32nd St). If you reach Wall St you've gone a little too far. Take the 2nd right onto Oakes Ave.

Take the 2nd right onto Hewitt Ave. (Hewitt Ave is just past Wall St).

From the north

Take I-5 South to Everett Ave exit, EXIT 194, toward Wenatchee/US-2 E. Keep right to take the Everett Ave/WA-529 ramp toward City Center. Turn right onto Everett Ave/WA-529. Turn left onto Oakes Ave. Turn left onto Hewitt Ave.