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WSU Commencement

Schedules, dates & deadlines

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Fall ceremony schedule

Sat., Dec. 12, 2020
10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time
Online


Deadlines

Fall Commencement

Nov. 16

Register for Commencement ceremonies
You must register to participate.

Rent your cap and gown
Rent by this date, 6 weeks prior to the event, to have your regalia in time for the ceremony.


Spring Commencement

March 5, 2021

Apply to graduate through the Office of the Registrar or Graduate School
A non-refundable application fee is required. After the deadline, late fees will apply.

Keep in mind that graduation (completing a degree) and Commencement (a ceremony) are two different things, requiring two different processes.

April 15, 2021

Register for Commencement ceremonies
You must register to participate. Registration opens March 24.

Dates for 2021 registration are subject to change.


Future fall ceremony dates

Fall ceremonies traditionally start at 10 a.m. and last approximately 2 hours.

2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Dec 11 Dec 10 Dec. 9 Dec. 7 Dec. 6

Future spring ceremony dates and times

Because of the large number of participants, spring ceremonies are divided into three sessions. The schedule below is subject change, particularly while the COVID-19 pandemic is underway.

2021 – May 8

8:00 a.m.

  • College of Arts and Sciences

11:30 a.m.

  • Carson College of Business
  • Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
  • College of Education

3:00 p.m.

  • College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
  • School of the Environment
  • Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
  • Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • College of Veterinary Medicine

2022 – May 7

8:00 a.m.

  • Carson College of Business
  • Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
  • College of Education

11:30 a.m.

  • College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
  • Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • College of Veterinary Medicine

3:00 p.m.

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of the Environment

2023 – May 6

8:00 a.m.

  • College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
  • School of the Environment
  • Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
  • College of Veterinary Medicine

11:30 a.m.

  • College of Arts and Sciences

3:00 p.m.

  • Carson College of Business
  • Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
  • College of Education
  • Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

2024 – May 4

8:00 a.m.

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of the Environment

11:30 a.m.

  • Carson College of Business
  • Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
  • College of Education

3:00 p.m.

  • College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
  • Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • College of Veterinary Medicine