All degrees will be conferred at the Commencement ceremonies in the Spokane Convention Center. Commencement ceremonies are a time when the campus community comes together to honor all graduates and their families.
Commencement refers to the ceremony, officiated by a designated university official, which is an opportunity for the students to share the excitement and importance of their academic accomplishments with peers, family, and friends. You must apply to graduate in order to participate in a commencement ceremony. Traditional caps and gowns are required. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required to attend the event and graduates are not limited in the number of guests attending.
Please note that there may be a difference between graduation date and commencement date. The graduation date is the semester when all degree requirements (including internships) are completed. Students can participate in a commencement program prior to the actual graduation date, if a graduation application has been submitted.
Questions regarding Master’s or PhD degrees should be directed to WSU’s Graduate School.