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Spring 2018 Commencement

May 12, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.
Everett Community College Walt Price Fitness Center
2206 Tower Street Everett, WA 98201

Commencement is the ceremony in which you celebrate and share the excitement, and importance, of your academic accomplishments with peers, family and friends.
Participating in commencement is optional, and is not required for your degree. 

WSU Everett undergraduate students graduating in spring, summer or fall 2018 can register to walk in the Spring 2018 Commencement ceremony.
WSU Global Campus undergraduate students graduating in spring or summer 2018 with a degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Software Engineering, Hospitality Business Management or Integrated Strategic Communication will have the option to register to walk at the WSU Everett Commencement ceremony.

Regalia and Other Jostens Products
Travel and Accommodations Suggestions
  • International students who need verification for family travel should contact Cathy Wright no later than March 11.

Travel suggestions:

Disability Access for Graduating Students
  • Students who will need accommodations during commencement should contact Kimberly Olson no later than March 11.

Apply to be the Spring 2018 student speaker HERE.

Apply for Graduation

Graduation is the process of paying a fee to get your actual degree and finishing all your academic requirements.

To be eligible to graduate and receive your diploma, complete these steps:

1. Apply for Graduation

Only students who have 90 completed credits and are certified in their major are eligible to apply for graduation. The Undergraduate Degree Application is available online through myWSU student center. Graduation status (eligible, applied, approved, awarded) can be found on the academics tab in your student center. Steps for completing the application can be found here. The graduation application fee is $50. Students who do not apply by the initial deadline will incur a late fee, please see important dates and deadlines for details.

2. Review Your Degree Audit

After applying for graduation, review your Academic Requirements Report in myWSU (Student Center>Academics>Academic Requirements) and report any discrepancies to your academic adviser. Please check your Academic Requirements Report carefully. If you have questions about University or General Education requirements, contact your academic adviser.

3. Complete Degree Requirements

All academic requirements must be completed at the time of graduation. This includes junior writing portfolio, University, General Education and degree program requirements.

4. Update Name in myWSU

If you have changed your name since applying for graduation, please notify the Office of the Registrar, Undergraduate Degrees Area. You will also need to submit a Request for Name Change form to Payroll Services, University Name and Address File Support Unit. The last name (surname) on your graduation application must be the same as the last name (surname) on your transcript. Your diploma is prepared from the information on your graduation application.

5. Update Address in myWSU

Update your mailing and home addresses in myWSU. Your diploma will be mailed to your home address after degrees have been conferred, approximately two months following your graduation date. Make sure that you notify the Office of the Registrar immediately if your address changes during that time.

6. Settle All Financial Obligations

Review your student account in myWSU, and also check your account 30 days after graduation. Any balance due on your student account will hold your diploma.

Register to Walk

Commencement refers to the actual ceremony that recognizes graduates, those who have earned or will earn their degree in Spring, Summer or Fall 2018. 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 your degree.

To be eligible to participate in commencement, complete these steps before the deadline:

1. RSVP for Commencement 

March 2 is the last day to RSVP.

2. Rent Regalia from Jostens

March 2 is the last day to order your academic regalia rental from Jostens. The undergraduate rental price is $49.50 (includes gown, university yoke, cap and tassel). All rentals will be delivered directly to WSU Everett. See pick up dates below:

3. Regalia Pick Up

Pick up your regalia on the first floor student services lobby in room 110 C on:

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you cannot pick up your regalia on either of the dates listed, please contact the front desk at 425-405-1600.

4. Commencement Day

Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m.

5. Return Regalia

At the venue there will be a regalia drop off location where students must return their yoke and gown before leaving. A fee will be charged for rental regalia not returned. Students keep their cap and tassel.

Important Dates and Deadlines

01/08/18 Commencement ceremony registration starts. RSVP for Commencement
01/08/18 Student cap and gown rentals available for purchase. Jostens – WSU Everett
02/03/18 Student speaker applications due. Thank you for applying!
03/02/18 Last day to apply for graduation. After this date, an additional fee of $75 is assessed.
First late fee – $50 application fee + $75 late fee = $125
Apply to graduate
03/02/18 Last day to register to walk at commencement. RSVP for Commencement
03/02/18 Last day to purchase cap and gown rental. Jostens ordering is closed. Please contact your adviser for other options.


Pick up regalia at room 110 C (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Questions?
04/27/18 Last day to apply for graduation with $75 late fee. After this date the late fee increases to $150. Second late fee – $50 application fee + $150 late fee = $200 Last day to Apply to graduate
05/12/18 Commencement day May 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.



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