black and white photo of crowd with graduates all in cap and gowns.

December Commencement

Saturday, December 10 - Carver Academic Facility

Commencement Photography

Professional photography of the December 2022 ceremony was provided by Bellingham's own Donette Studio. Each graduate has received a personalized link to view and order their photographs. Graduates, friends, and family wishing to purchase photos can complete the request form below. Graduates who did not receive the link or would like it sent to an alternate email address can complete the request form below or email dsrjr@mac.com for assistance.

Photo Request Form

Ceremony One

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Science and Engineering

Ceremony Two

Start time: 1:00 p.m.

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ceremony Three

Start time: 4:00 p.m.

  • Woodring College of Education
  • Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • College of Fine and Performing Arts  
  • College of the Environment
  • University Interdisciplinary Studies

Ceremony Information

Where to be and when on your ceremony day.

Access the 2022 December Commencement program via PDF. 

Student protocols for attending commencement.

Graduates are invited to leave items reflective of their time at Western in the time capsule.

Diplomas are not distributed at commencement. Please read this page for more information about timeline and delivery.

Information about guest seating, parking, dining, and retail hours can be found here.

Commencement ceremonies are held in Carver Gym, which is located in the middle of campus. Find parking and shuttle options here.

Accessibility accommodations for graduates and guests.

 

If you have tested positive, are feeling ill, or have had a possible exposure, please review the COVID-19 protocols here.

Graduate slides featuring a photo and/or a message of thanks are available for those who chose to opt-in during the reservation process. This will not include all who graduated during the ceremonies.

Commencement Photography

Professional photography of the December 2022 ceremony was provided by Bellingham's own Donette Studio. Each graduate has received a personalized link to view and order their photographs. Graduates, friends, and family wishing to purchase photos can complete the request form below. Graduates who did not receive the link or would like it sent to an alternate email address can complete the request form below or email dsrjr@mac.com for assistance.

Photo Request Form

All graduates participating in commencement must wear the regalia appropriate to their degree. This graduate regalia is available to purchase from the Western Associated Students Bookstore.