10 a.m.: Current students (August and December graduates) of the Class of 2021
1:30 p.m.: Returning students of the Class of 2020 and spring graduates of the Class of 2021
Held twice a year, the all-University Commencement ceremony welcomes participation of students from all WSU colleges and campuses.
Ceremonies are open to the public and free to attend.
The university welcomes graduating Cougs in person for the Fall 2021 Commencement ceremony. The event will be held in accordance with state and public health guidelines.
Plan to spend that time at the ceremony itself. You will need additional time for transportation, parking, and entering/exiting the building.
If you are walking, you must have your reader card with you for your name to be announced during the ceremony.
Free parking is available. Follow the parking instructions.
Follow the instructions for lineup.
Enter the Beasley Coliseum concourse through all doors.
One exception: During the fall ceremony, the eastern entrance facing the Student Recreation Center will be for students only.
If you or your guests have disabilities, the University provides accommodations to help you access and fully experience Commencement ceremonies.
PhD, EDD, and DNP candidates: Follow the instructions for event day.
Don’t miss the celebrations across campus to honor Cougar graduates. Details will be posted as events draw closer.
The Commencement platform party—to be seated on a dais in front of the graduating class—consists of the following University officials: