Fall Commencement 2020

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

Fall Commencement

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Virtual Event | Time 12:00 P.M. PDT

The Registrar’s Office and the Western community invite all summer and fall graduates, and guests, to participate in a virtual commencement on Saturday, December 12 at 11:40 a.m. (preshow) | 12:00 p.m. (ceremony start). 

Commencement Reservations

Any student who plans to attend the event will need to make a reservation – priority deadline of Friday, October 23. This will ensure that a student's name is read during the event. When making a reservation, students will have the opportunity to provide a preferred name, photo, thank you note, and audio recording of their name. These items will then be used to create a graduate slide that will be used in our ceremony during the name reading portion of the event. 

Graduation Cap & Gown

Before ordering a cap, gown, tassel, and/or graduation hood (for graduate students), graduating students should first make a commencement reservation to ensure their participation in our event.

After a reservation is made, a student can order apparel and graduation items through the Alumni Association

Gifts for Grads

The A.S. Bookstore has diploma frames and other Western gear to celebrate graduates.

Streaming the Event

We are currently developing our official event website. When this is created, we will post a link here (and share it via student email).  The link can be shared with all guests. We plan to have this up later in October. 

Contact the Commencement Team

The commencement team is currently working remotely. Email is the best form of communication at this time.

Email: Commencement@wwu.edu

Phone: 360-650-3701