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Class of 2020

August 2020 Commencement canceled

To safeguard our Cougar family, WSU has canceled 2020 Commencement ceremonies at all campuses statewide.

Protecting your health is our #1 concern

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting the health of the entire University community must be our top priority. In-person gatherings still pose significant risk to the health of attendees.

The decision to cancel was not made lightly

Commencement is an important milestone—a time to take pride in your achievements before embarking on the next phase of your life’s journey. WSU is taking this unprecedented step so that graduates and their families can stay safe.

Letter from President Schulz to the graduating class 

You are invited to participate in future Commencement ceremonies

As a Spring graduate of the Class of 2020, you have earned your degree in the face of extraordinary circumstances. You have reason to be proud, and the University salutes you.

To honor your achievements, WSU invites Spring 2020 graduates to participate in future Commencement ceremonies, to be held when the risk to public health abates.

Commencement information for WSU campuses statewide:

Watch the 2020 virtual celebration

The live, interactive webcast was held Saturday, May 9

How to return regalia

Return regalia by Monday, Aug. 10 at 5pm to The Bookie in Pullman.

Return your items to The Bookie regardless of the campus from which they were rented.

Items to be returned

  • Bachelor package: gown and WSU custom yoke
  • Master package: gown, WSU custom yoke and hood
  • PhD package: gown, tam and hood

Items you should keep

  • Mortar board cap (bachelors and masters)
  • Tassel
  • Stole of gratitude (if you ordered it)


Please include the following information so the University can correctly check in your rental regalia:

  • Name
  • WSU ID #
  • Phone number
  • Email address

Ship by FedEx, UPS, or USPS to the address below.
The Bookie
ATTN: Regalia Rental Returns
PO Box 549
1500 NE Terrell Mall
Pullman WA 99163


Any refund will be processed through the Pullman Bookie.

509-332-2537, ext. 105