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Register for Commencement

Current students and faculty: Register to participate

Commencement lets you share the excitement and importance of academic accomplishments with peers, family, and friends.

Two Steps To Graduate and Celebrate

1. Apply for your degree
Apply for graduation through the Office of the Registrar or the Graduate School.

2. RSVP for the ceremonies
You must register separately to participate in Commencement ceremonies.  Click here to register.


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.  Click here to register.

WSU faculty

The University encourages faculty to participate to honor students’ academic achievements.


Who can attend

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.


Other Activities

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).


Registration Links

Students Can Register Here!     

Student registration is open now and will close on Friday, November 4, 2022.

Faculty Can Register Here

Faculty registration will open September 19 and will close on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.