In order to take part in ceremonies, you must have already graduated or have applied for your degree, and you must RSVP to walk in the ceremony.
Two separate tasks are required in order to participate in Commencement ceremonies.
For your name to appear in the Commencement program, you must submit your application to graduate by the deadline: Friday, October 6, 2023.
Once you have applied for your degree, you must take this second step if you choose to participate in ceremonies. (You will not be registered to participate in ceremonies automatically.)
If you plan to participate, be sure to register by the deadline: Friday November 10th, 2023.
Thursday, October 19, 2023
9 AM – 4 PM
The Bookie inside the CUB
Grad Fair is a one-stop-shop for completing pre-Commencement tasks. If you’re a student at any WSU campus, you can come to the Grad Fair to register to participate in the Spring ceremonies, rent regalia, get photos done, and more.
Order your academic regalia ***
Order your cap and gown. Regalia is optional for online ceremonies.
Update your records
Keep your information up to date in University records.
Complete the Undergraduate placement survey ***
Information collected is used to develop career and academic programming for WSU students.
Review your student account and loans ***
International student? Contact the Office of International Programs ***
Let them know your post-graduation plans by filling out the Program Completion Form.
Inviting international visitors? See suggestions for helping them obtain a visitors’ visa.
Purchase announcements, commemorative merchandise, and portraits ***
Want a Cap and Gown Portrait photo-op with the official WSU backdrop? Schedule your portrait at the Grad Fair. Scheduling is not required but will guarantee your timeslot and expedite the process.
Tell (and invite) your family and friends
Sending grad announcements? Check the list of degrees by college, so you’re sure to cite yours correctly.
Join the Alumni Association ***
Your membership connects you to the vast Cougar network after you graduate.
Join the Cougar Athletic Fund
Your membership allows you to provide valuable support to the over 450 WSU student-athletes who rely on generous donations from CAF members to represent the Cougars in competition and in the classroom.
*** This can be completed at the Grad Fair.
Graduation and Commencement are two different things.
Satisfying all academic requirements (university, college, and departmental) for a degree.
Ceremony officiated by the University Executive Leadership that recognizes graduates’ achievements.
Participation in the Commencement ceremony is not a guarantee or an indication of degree completion.
Include your student ID number in communications.