Fairhaven College holds our own Graduation Celebration each June to honor the graduates for the academic year by acknowledging their individual achievements. WWU also holds a Commencement Ceremony, which Fairhaven students have the option of attending.
Performing Arts Center Concert Hall
Fairhaven holds our own "Graduation Celebration" for all students who have graduated during that Academic year. (Fall, Winter, and Spring quarter graduates are welcome to participate.)
Tickets for Fairhaven graduates and their families are free, but there is limited seating available. An online RSVP form will be made available for graduates in April or May. RSVP's are due May 15th.
Each graduate is presented by a faculty member (can be Fairhaven or WWU faculty) or a community member of their choice. Graduates need to contact your preferred faculty member to be sure he/she will be attending the ceremony.
Immediately following the Fairhaven Graduation ceremony, there will be a reception with light refreshments for graduates and their families at Fairhaven College, in the Main Lounge.
Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies is no longer able to provide our own graduation announcements. The WWU Alumni Association provides graduation announcements. If you'd like to customize it, a “Personalized” option that might work for you. (Go to Royal T Papers or call 800-442-4696. Graduation announcements are on display at the Western Alumni House, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM—5:00 PM. -- their packages range from $50 - $172)
Guest parking is free on commencement day and available in most lots. Visitors must observe regulations for handicapped and individually reserved spaces. Please remind your guests to arrive early to avoid traffic congestion and to allow for travel time between the parking lots and gym. Shuttle bus service will be available from the 12A parking lot off Bill McDonald Parkway near Fairhaven College, but cannot accommodate wheelchairs. The shuttle service begins at 7:00 AM and ends at 6:30 PM or until there is no demand. Guests in wheelchairs may park in Lot 10G behind Miller Hall. Parking attendants will be available to assist guests with special parking needs. Refer to the campus map.
Please contact the University Parking Office (360) 650-2945 for more details.
WWU Campus Accessibility Map has details on accessible routes and resources througout campus.
Fairhaven students sometimes choose to participate in the WWU Commencement Ceremony in addition to or instead of the Fairhaven Graduation ceremony. See the WWU Commencement website for more details.
Fairhaven College is presented with several other colleges at the 9am ceremony on June 15th, 2013, at Carver Gym.