Fall Commencement Checklist

Complete a Major Evaluation and Degree Application

You will need to turn in a degree application with a signed evaluation from your department to the Registrar's Office. The fee is $45 plus a $38 late fee as the deadline for returning the application has passed.

Make your Commencement Reservation so you can walk in the ceremony.

Avoid the late fee by meeting these deadline:

  • Fall Quarter: Friday, November 17th by 5pm

Get your Tickets, Cap, and Gown on Graduation Celebration Day

Graduation Celebration is Thursday, December 14 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm, location - VU 565. Photo ID required for ticket pick up. Pick up your tickets, cap and gown, and to win WWU swag!

Please be prepared to present photo ID to pick up tickets. If you are unable to pick up your tickets, a friend may do so for you. You must provide your friend with a signed note that states the name of the person who is to pick up the tickets. The named person must present his or her photo ID.

Review the For Students section.

It contains information on ceremony details and ticket information.

Review the For Guests section.

It contains information about tickets, lodging, and special accommodations. Check out Parking & Directions about getting to campus.

Remind guests about ticket information.

All guests seated in the Carver Academic Building require tickets regardless of age.

It is highly recommended that your guests arrive early as seating is first come, first served and the procession begins 15 minutes prior to the ceremony. The doors will be closed during the procession and will reopen after the procession is complete.

Guests with wheelchairs and mobility limitations have designated areas reserved but space is on a first come, first seated basis. SMATE is a comfortable alternative for guests who do not get seated in Carver or for guests who prefer less crowded areas.

Send the link to our Live Stream for guests viewing from home

Family and friends who aren't attending graduation can see you walk across the stage from their own living rooms.

Bring memorabilia for the Memory Walk Box

Graduates deposit their student body cards or other memorabilia into a box which will be buried beneath the stone bearing their class year.

Check your mail for your diploma 6-8 weeks after graduation.

At commencement, you will receive a diploma cover. Diplomas will be mailed six to eight weeks after graduation.