To be eligible to participate in the June ceremony, a student must have graduated winter quarter 2024 or have completed the graduation application for Spring 2024 or Summer 2024 no later than May 10 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.
Diplomas are not distributed at commencement. Please read this page for more information about timeline and delivery.
Ceremony Day Information for Graduates
Where to be and when on your ceremony day.
Graduates are invited to leave items reflective of their time at Western in the time capsule.
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.
Graduate slides featuring a photo and/or a message of thanks for those who chose to opt-in during the reservation process are available for viewing . This list will not include all who graduated during the ceremonies.