Congrats, Grads!


Join us in celebrating our WSU Spokane graduates from the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the College of Education, and Global campus. We are excited to celebrate their academic achievements with peers, family, and friends.

Friday, May 10, 2024

2:00 pm

Spokane Arena

720 W Mallon Ave, Spokane, WA

Livestreaming Details – The WSU Spokane Commencement will be livestreamed on the day of the ceremony.

Important Commencement Details


All guests are welcome. No tickets are needed for the commencement ceremony. There is no limit to guest attendance due to the capacity of the Spokane Arena.  Spokane Arena doors will open one hour before the commencement ceremony for all guests. Doors open at 1:00 PM. The Commencement Ceremony begins promptly at 2:00 PM.  

Clear Bags Only

Guests may carry one clear plastic or vinyl bag no larger than 14” x 14” x 6”. Small clutch bags no larger than 6.5″ x 4.5″ (does not have to be clear) or clear one-gallon zip-top storage bags are also permitted. Backpacks and purses larger than 6.5″ x 4.5″ will not be permitted.  Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items or single-compartment diaper bags (the child must be present). Learn more on the Spokane Arena’s “Know Before You Go” webpage.

Parking & Directions

Guests may park in the Spokane Arena parking lots (PDF) A, B and F.  Event parking will be $10 per vehicle. There is also street and various lot parking around the arena. For directions, please view the Spokane Arena directional map (PDF).

Disability Information

The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena complies with all Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Please call the Spokane Arena at 509.279.7000 to request information about disability accessibility. Designated seating is available for disabled persons and their companions.  Sign Language Interpreters will be on the stage during the event.

December 1, 2023Commencement Ceremony Registration StartsStudent Commencement Registration
January 12, 2024Commencement regalia available for rentalOrder through Herff Jones
March 1, 2024Last day to apply for Graduate, Undergraduate Degree, Professional Degree or Certificate.
After this date, an additional fee of $75 is assessed
Graduate Application
Undergraduate and Professional Application (PDF)
April 10, 2024Deadline for Commencement Ceremony RegistrationStudent Commencement Registration
April 26, 2024Last day to apply for Graduate, Undergraduate Degree, Professional Degree or Certificate with $75 late fee.
After this date the late fee increases to $150.
Graduate Application
Undergraduate and Professional Application (PDF)
May 3-10, 2024Commencement CelebrationsCollege of Medicine
College of Nursing
College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences


IMPORTANT: Participation in the commencement ceremony is not a guarantee or an indication of degree completion. To officially graduate from WSU, students must satisfy all university, college, and departmental requirements for the specific degree.