Register for System-wide Virtual Commencement
Graduating students: Register to participate
Commencement lets you share the excitement and importance of your academic accomplishments with peers, family, and friends. Cap and gown are recommended for in-person ceremonies, optional for virtual ceremonies.
Who can participate
WSU students from any campus statewide—including the online Global Campus—can register to participate in the System-wide Virtual ceremony.
If you are a graduate of the Class of 2020 or Spring 2021, you are welcome to register and join us for any future in-person ceremony.
Who can attend to celebrate your achievements
Everyone can watch the virtual ceremony from the comfort of home. It will be held on YouTube.
Tips for students
- Complete the checklist
Before you register, be sure that you have completed tasks on the checklist for grads.
- Provide phonetic pronunciation of your name
Do this when you register. It will help the reader pronounce your name correctly during the virtual student roll call. You will also be given a chance to check pronunciation when submitting pieces to StageClip after registration.
- Upload a photo of yourself
Students registered for the Spring System-wide Virtual ceremony will be given the chance to choose a photo and/or video of yourself to share. You will be contacted after registration closes (April 12) and given instructions on how to upload your video or photo.
- Register by the deadline
If you register in time, your name will be included on the Commencement t-shirt.
- Plan to attend receptions
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).