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The Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony date and time is TBD


Mandatory Tasks:

In order to take part in ceremonies, you must both apply for graduation and register for Commencement—in addition to taking a few other steps.


Is satisfying all academic requirements
(university, college, and departmental) for a degree.

Apply to graduate:

Apply through the Office of the Registrar. For your name to appear in the Commencement program, you must submit your application to graduate by the deadline.


Is the ceremony officiated by the Chancellor that recognizes graduates’ achievements. Participation in the ceremony is not a guarantee or an indication of degree completion.

Register for the WSU System-wide Virtual Celebration: 

  • Registration is now closed.

Recommended Tasks: 

  1. Order cap, gown, announcements and more!
  2. Update your records. Keep your information up to date in University records. Name changes: To verify the name on your diploma, contact the Office of the Registrar.
  3. Complete the 1-minute job placement survey.
    Information collected is used to develop career and academic programming for WSU students.
  4. Review your student account and loans to ensure that there is no balance due that could delay delivery of your diploma.
  5. International student? Contact the Office of International Programs
    Let them know your post-graduation plans by filling out the Program Completion Form.
  6. Purchase announcements, commemorative merchandise, and portraits
  7. Join the Alumni Association. Your membership connects you to the vast Cougar network after you graduate.

Tips for wearing regalia

  • Wear tassels on the right side.
  • Remove academic caps during the posting of the colors and national anthem.
  • Wear your stoles, sashes, and cords underneath the crimson/grey University yoke. Pull the yoke up snug to your throat with no sagging or gaping. (To do this, reach around to the back and pull the end of the yoke down.)