commencement wooden podium

June Commencement

Fri, Jun 9–Sun, Jun 11, 2023 

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.

Ceremony Dates and Times

Friday, June 9

3:00 p.m.

College of Science and Engineering

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Science Education

6:00 p.m.

College of Science and Engineering

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering and Design

Saturday, June 10

10:00 a.m.

College of Business and Economics

1:00 p.m.

College of the Environment
College of Fine and Performing Arts

4:00 p.m.

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies
University Interdisciplinary Studies
Woodring College of Education

Sunday, June 11

10:00 a.m.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Global Humanities and Religions
  • Health & Human Development (includes Kinesiology, Physical Education and Health P-12, Public Health, and Recreation Management and Leadership)
  • Linguistics
  • Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

1:00 p.m.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Communication Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • English
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Modern & Classical Languages (includes Latin American Studies)

4:00 p.m.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Psychology (includes Behavioral Neuroscience)
  • Sociology

Ceremony Information

Students eligible for June Commencement have been invited to submit a reservation. Invitations were first sent the week of March 6 and invitations for newly eligible students will be sent each Monday. If a graduate requires accommodation for religious observance, they should complete the reservation form and then email the graduation team at

Where to be and when on your ceremony day.

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

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.

Student protocols for attending commencement.

All graduates participating in commencement must wear the regalia appropriate to their degree.

Commencement Photography

Graduates can sign up to purchase any photos taken during the ceremony.

Graduate Slides

Individual graduate slides can be accessed here. A search bar is located at the top of the page.