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Spring 2017 Commencement

Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. (students arrive at 1:00 p.m.)
Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Xfinity Arena in Everett, Wash.

Commencement is the ceremony in which you celebrate and share the excitement, and importance, of your academic accomplishments with peers, family and friends. Due to the size of our graduating class and the venue, only WSU North Puget Sound at Everett students are eligible to walk in this commencement ceremony and the number of guests graduates may invite will be limited.

Registration
Regalia and Other Jostens Products
Travel and Accommodations Suggestions
Disability Access for Graduating Students
  • Students who will need accommodations during commencement need to contact Kimberly Olson no later than March 13.

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 2017. 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 3 is the last day to RSVP.

2. Rent Regalia from Jostens

March 13 is the last day to order academic regalia rentals from Jostens. Undergraduate rental price: $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 regalia at the EUC front desk on:

April 18 (8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

April 19 (8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

EUC Front Desk
2000 Tower Street MS – 45
GWH room 101

Everett, WA 98201
Ph. 425-405-1600

4. Commencement Day

Saturday, May 13 students show up at 1:00 p.m. with regalia in hand.

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 Deadline

Date:
Deadline:
Hyperlink:
01/16/17 Commencement ceremony registration starts. RSVP for Commencement
01/16/17 Student cap and gown rentals available for purchase. Jostens – WSU Everett
01/31/17 Student speaker applications due. Thank you for applying!
03/03/17 Last day to apply for graduation. After this date, an additional fee of $75 is assessed. Apply to graduate
03/03/17 Last day to register to walk at commencement. RSVP for Commencement
03/13/17 Last day to purchase cap and gown rental. Jostens ordering is closed. Please contact your adviser for other options.
04/18/17 – 04/19/17 Graduates pick up their cap and gown rental from the EUC front desk. EUC front desk GWH 101
425-405-1600
04/28/17 Last day to apply for graduation with $75 late fee. After this date the late fee increases to $150. Last day to Apply to graduate
05/13/17 Commencement day Students arrive at 1:00 p.m. with regalia.
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