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Spring 2018 Commencement

May 12, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.
Students and participating faculty arrive at the WSU Everett building at 1:00 p.m.
Optional diploma photos at WSU Everett between 12:00 – 1:00 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
Information for Graduates 

A rehearsal will be held on Thursday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m. in room 101. If you would like to do a walk through, all graduates are welcome to attend.

What to expect the day of Commencement:

A link to a livestream of the ceremony will be available on the commencement page. There will be an opportunity for graduates to get their picture taken with a diploma from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. This will take place at WSU Everett.


Parking for graduates will be available in parking lots J and K. Family and friends should park in lots J and H on the west side of Broadway.

If you do not take a diploma photo beforehand, please arrive at WSU Everett by 1:00 p.m. and go to room 101 for robing, a reader card to write your name as you want it to be read, line-up and directions for the ceremony. At 1:40 p.m. graduates will proceed in line from WSU Everett’s north entrance (on Broadway) to the Walt Price Fitness Center. Broadway will be closed to traffic for a few minutes by the Everett Police Department to allow students to cross safely.

Your cap and gown are your admission ticket into the commencement ceremony. Please leave valuables (purses, bags, etc.) with family members prior to meeting at WSU Everett as there will be no secure place to leave these items and WSU Everett will be locked as soon as the ceremony begins.

The ceremony will be approximately 75 minutes long. Helium balloons, strollers, car/baby seats, tripods and air horns are not permitted in the Walt Price Fitness Center. Please remind family and friends of these rules.

Cap and Gown Drop Off

The cap and gown drop-off station will be at the Walt Price Fitness Center. Line up at the station to drop off your gown and yoke and get your name crossed off the list. Crossing your name off the list ensures that you will not get charged a late fee. Do not hand your cap and gown to anyone but the designated volunteers collecting them. You may keep your cap and tassel.


Photos taken with diplomas at WSU Everett from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. and on stage during the ceremony will be sent to students’ WSU email addresses within a couple of weeks of the ceremony. There is no charge for the digital photos, which students, friends and family may have printed as desired.

Information for Guests
The WSU Everett Commencement Ceremony will be streamed LIVE online! Family and friends can watch the ceremony by following this link. Link coming soon…

Parking at Everett Community College will be free of charge for the ceremony. Guest parking is available in lots K and J. A map of the campus can be found here.

The commencement ceremony will be approximately 75 minutes. Outside food or drink, helium balloons, strollers, car/baby seats, tripods and air horns are not permitted. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. at the Walt Price Fitness Center. The ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Guests with hearing and/or mobility impairments are highly encouraged to arrive early. There will be a section reserved for ADA seating however, we have found this fills very quickly. We request that only one guest accompany each person requiring ADA seating. There will also be two ASL interpreters at the front of the stage. Please contact Kimberly with specific needs.

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 was the last day to RSVP.

2. Rent Regalia from Jostens

March 2 was 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). You cannot walk at commencement without regalia. All rentals will be delivered directly to WSU Everett staff after the ceremony. 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.

Students and participating faculty arrive at the WSU Everett building at 1:00 p.m.

5. Return Regalia

There will be a regalia drop off location on the first floor of the Walt Price Fitness Center after the ceremony 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 (deadline passed)
01/08/18 Student cap and gown rentals available for purchase. Order cap and gown from Jostens (deadline passed)
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 (deadline passed)
03/02/18 Last day to purchase cap and gown rental. Order cap and gown from Jostens (deadline passed)


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.

Students and participating faculty arrive at the WSU Everett building at 1:00 p.m.



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