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WSU Commencement

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.

Registration deadline

For Spring 2021 System-wide Virtual Commencement:

Mon., April 12

Register by the deadline

You must register to participate in the System-wide Virtual Commencement. Use your WSU network ID and password to log in. No late submissions will be accepted.

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).