Summer Commencement 2021

Summer Commencement

commencement wooden podium with tassles

Commencement Options for Summer 2021 Graduates

During this past year, Western has had to change its structure for commencement celebrations by combining multiple quarterly graduations into one event. Because of this, summer gradates have an option about which celebration to attend (you will see below that options are now limited due to spring commencement completion).

Please keep in mind that all students who experience virtual commencement celebrations will be invited to attend an in-person event at Western at a future date. 


Option 1 – Attend June Virtual Commencement. This option is no longer available.


Option 2 – Attend December Commencement. While Western hopes to be back in-person by December, the commencement format cannot be decided until after August. Reservations for this ceremony will not open until October. We will email all eligible graduates at that time and we will update this website with more information as it becomes available. If this is an in-person event, all students who attend the June Virtual Ceremony will be invited to also attend December. 

Graduation Cap & Gown

Students can order graduation items through the Alumni Association.

Some items for purchase include:

- Cap

- Gown

- Tassels

- Diploma Covers

- Announcements 

Gifts for Grads

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

Contact the Commencement Team

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


Phone: 360-650-3701