Graduates taking a selfie

Celebrating CityU graduates through social media

City University of Seattle will recognize the achievements of its newest graduates during the 42nd annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 17 at 1 p.m. at Key Arena. To celebrate this milestone event, we’re encouraging members of the CityU community to share in the excitement by engaging on social media.

Share your story

Join the social media conversation about CityU’s commencement before, during and after the event by posting on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and tagging your posts with the official hashtag #CityUGrad.

Graduates and guests

If you are graduating or attending graduation to celebrate with someone, we want to hear about it. Share your unique perspective by posting cap and gown pictures, graduation party snapshots, real-time updates and more.

Faculty and staff

Help us celebrate our graduates by congratulating them and sharing your experience on social media. You can post behind-the-scenes glimpses, photos with your graduating students, well wishes and more.

Key details

Get social savvy with these posting tips

  • Join the conversation by posting with the official commencement hashtag: #CityUGrad. Remember that to be seen by others, your posts must have a public privacy setting.
  • Don’t forget to tag us:
  • Nothing beats a first-hand perspective, so get visual by sharing photos and videos from your view.
  • Go live. Consider posting about your experience in real time.
  • If you would like to provide a link for more information on the event, please link to:

Sample social media posts

Feel free to copy and paste one of these examples, or use them as inspiration for your own posts.


Congratulations to our newest City University of Seattle graduates! We could not be more proud. You FINISHED! #CityUGrad {Attach a photo}

See what CityU graduates have to say about commencement day: Join the conversation with #CityUGrad

We’re excited to celebrate with the newest City University of Seattle alumni! Congratulations, graduates! #CityUGrad {Attach a photo}


Congratulations to the latest @cityu graduates! View what they have to say about commencement day: #CityUGrad

We’re excited to celebrate the successes of the newest @cityu graduates! Congratulations, we’re proud of you! #CityUGrad {Attach a photo}

Congratulations to the latest @cityu graduate: my {son/daughter/friend}, {@TagThePerson}! {Attach a photo}


Congratulations @cityuofseattle graduates, we’re proud of you! #CityUGrad #CityUSeattle #Seattle #Graduation #Commencement #Graduate

Best wishes to the @cityuofseattle graduating class of 2017! #CityUGrad #CityUSeattle #Seattle #Graduation #Commencement #Graduate

They’re all finished! Congratulations, graduates! #CityUGrad #CityUSeattle #Seattle #Graduation #Commencement #Graduate

Sample photos

The photos below have been sized to the optimal settings for each platform. Feel free to download them and include them with your #CityUGrad posts.