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2020 Virtual Celebration

Congratulations, graduates!

Join the WSU system-wide virtual celebration on a live, interactive webcast

Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m.
Watch the live stream

All are welcome. No registration required. 
Closed captioning and sign language interpretation provided.

Share your WSU memories, pictures, and videos using #CougGrad

From now until May 9, use this hashtag to share your favorite memories.

Your words and images may appear on screen during the webcast and preshow, starting at 9:45 a.m.


The Class of 2020 will cap off its college experience with a first-ever online celebration. This extraordinary event will honor new graduates at all WSU locations. Graduates can mark the culmination of their academic journey with family and friends at their side—physically or virtually. Together, the University community will celebrate their outstanding achievements.

Celebration to remember

This virtual event lets you share and cherish important moments:

  • College deans will present graduates as a group to the provost and president.
  • President Schulz will confer degrees to the graduating class.
  • Butch will lead the community in singing the WSU fight song.
  • On event day, the University will recognize individual graduates by displaying their names and degrees in an online roster. 

Formal Commencement still to come

The University is hosting this virtual, interactive celebration to honor your success at the close of the academic year. Extraordinary circumstances have hampered the University’s ability to hold traditional commencement ceremonies this spring. However, in-person events may be held in the near future at individual WSU campuses: