To be eligible to participate in the June ceremony, a student must have graduated winter quarter 2023 or have completed the graduation application for Spring 2023 or Summer 2023 no later than May 5 and reached pending status. Graduates who will be completing degrees from more than one college will have the opportunity to pick which college ceremony they will attend.
Your college is determined by your major. If you do not know your college, please find the list of majors here. If you have more than one major, or degree, from different colleges, please find information about your options on the commencement eligibility page.
Masters and doctorate candidates from the Graduate School will be hooded in the ceremony associated with the college their degree is listed under in the Programs of Study section of the online catalog.
Student protocols for attending commencement.
Students eligible for June Commencement will be invited to submit a reservation via WWU email in mid-February. If a graduate requires accommodation for religious observance, they should complete the reservation form and then email the graduation team at Commencement@wwu.edu.
If you have tested positive, are feeling ill, or have had a possible exposure, please review the COVID-19 protocols here.
Diplomas are not distributed at commencement. Please read this page for more information about timeline and delivery.
Ceremony Day Information
Where to be and when on your ceremony day.
Accessibility accommodations for graduates and guests.
Information about guest seating, parking, dining, and retail hours can be found here.
Parking and Shuttle Service
Commencement ceremonies are held in Carver Gym, which is located in the middle of campus. Find parking and shuttle options here.
Campus Dining and Retail Hours
Information about when food and gift locations will be open during commencement weekend.
All graduates participating in commencement must wear the regalia appropriate to their degree.
Graduates can sign up to purchase any photos taken during the ceremony.
Individual graduate slides can be accessed here. A search bar is located at the top of the page.