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Questions about Commencement?


Fall Ceremony

  • 10:00 a.m.

    • College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
    • School of the Environment
    • Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
    • College of Veterinary Medicine
    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • Carson College of Business
    • Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
    • College of Education
    • Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
    • College of Nursing
    • College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Day of Instructions

  • Please bring your Reader Card with you (or arrive early to pick it up)! Without it, your name will not be read.
  • Arrive at Beasley Coliseum at least 30 minutes before the start of your Ceremony.
  • Bachelor grads should enter through the west side doors (facing the skywalk bridge) or the lower tunnel under the skywalk bridge and head down to the floor of Beasley.
  • Look for the large sign with your college name on it (ushers will be available to assist you).
  • Within your college seating area, find the sign with your major/department to be seated with.
  • Masters and Doctoral grads should line up in the tunnel on the lower level of Beasley (enter through tunnel doors across from the baseball fields).
  • Follow the line leader when the diploma march begins and remember to bring your reader card with you when you come forward!

Reader Cards

Please pick up your reader card at the main Ticket Office inside Beasley Coliseum

  • Friday, Dec. 8 | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • A friend or family member can pick up your card for you.
  • Bring your Reader Card with you to the ceremony! Without it, your name will not be read.
  • Please note – only majors are read and displayed at Commencement (not minors or certificates). If you have questions about what will be printed on your diploma, please contact the Office of the Registrar at (509) 335-5346.

Academic Regalia

Regalia orders can be placed through Herff Jones or the Bookie. The Bookie can be reached at:

For the latest information and guidelines on wearing regalia, please follow this link to answer many of your questions:

Who can Participate

WSU students from any campus statewide

Any WSU student can register to participate in the Pullman campus Commencement ceremony. To register, you must have applied for your degree or have already received it. If you are finishing courses and expect to complete them before the cutoff date for graduation, you may participate in a Commencement ceremony

WSU faculty

The University encourages faculty to participate to honor and support students’ academic achievements


All Commencement ceremonies at the Pullman campus are open to the public and free to attend. You may invite as many people as you would like. NO TICKETS REQUIRED! Graduates may invite as many friends and relatives as they wish to the ceremony. There are no reserved seats and guests may sit in any of the designated guest seating areas and come and go at their leisure. Only graduates are allowed to sit in the graduates’ seating area.


Free parking is available in lots across the Pullman campus on a first come-first-serve basis on Saturday, May 6. Traffic will be slow and heavy as you arrive on campus. Please take extra travel time into account as you come to celebrate and ensure the safety of yourself and others!


Shuttle buses will be operating between 1pm-6pm from the parking lots adjacent to the Lewis Alumni Center and French/Lighty Administration Buildings to and from Beasley Coliseum.

Please refer to the Spring Commencement Parking Map for more information.

Online Viewing

For those that cannot join us in person, we will be streaming the ceremony. Find links for the live event here:


The program is not a listing of those attending the ceremony but a listing of those that applied to graduate for December 2023 by the deadline set by the Registrars’ Office.


With the substantial number of graduates, there is no room on the event floor for personal photographers. Sit back and enjoy the celebration as our professional photographers capture your graduate as they cross the stage and receive their diploma cover. Professional commencement photography will be provided by After Image Visual Services. Each graduate will be photographed against the official WSU backdrop, with the dean of their college, and with the university President or Provost.

Photo proofs will be available online at approximately one week after Commencement. Proofs will be emailed and mailed to the addresses provided at registration. Dozens of photo and video products are available including prints, customized WSU plaques, tassel display frames, digital downloads, photo USBs, ceremony DVDs, custom video clips, and so much more. You will be sent an email with a link to view photos on-line within a week of the ceremony.

If you have any questions, please contact After Image at:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 509-332-0964
  • Studio Address: 314 S. Washington St, Moscow, ID 83843


Commemorative t-shirts and sweatshirts are available for pre-purchase at the link below. All online orders will be available for pickup on-site the day of the event. To retrieve your order, please stop by our booth located conveniently at the entrance to the event before the ceremony begins.


All general entrances into Beasley will be available for families and guests. Family members and friends will not be allowed in the student line-up areas, please ask them to go in and find a seat. Family members can use all public entrances to Beasley Coliseum.

Contact us

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PO Box 641227
Pullman, WA 99164-1227