Commencement lets you share the excitement and importance of academic accomplishments with peers, family, and friends.
2. RSVP for the ceremonies
You must register separately to participate in Commencement ceremonies.
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.
The University encourages faculty to participate to honor students’ academic achievements.
Tickets are not required for admission. Graduates may invite as many friends and relatives as they wish to the ceremony.
Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Arrive early for the best seating. Guests may sit in any of the designated guest seating areas and may come and go at their leisure.
Only graduates are allowed to sit in the graduates’ seating area.
Department and Club Celebrations
In the spring, many colleges and organizations within the University hold receptions for their students and members. Find out about plans for these events, including the popular Multicultural Graduation Celebration (hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Services) and Lavender Graduation (hosted by the Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center).
Student registration is open now and will close on Friday, November 4, 2022.
Faculty registration will open September 19 and will close on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.