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August 2020 Commencement is canceled

To safeguard our Cougar family, WSU has canceled 2020 Commencement ceremonies at all campuses statewide.

Protecting your health is our #1 concern

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting the health of the entire University community must be our top priority. In-person gatherings still pose significant risk to the health of attendees.

The decision to cancel was not made lightly

Commencement is an important milestone—a time to take pride in your achievements before embarking on the next phase of your life’s journey. WSU is taking this unprecedented step so that graduates and their families can stay safe.

Letter from President Schulz to the graduating class

You are invited to participate in future Commencement ceremonies

As a Spring graduate of the Class of 2020, you have earned your degree in the face of extraordinary circumstances. You have reason to be proud, and the University salutes you.

To honor your achievements, WSU invites Spring  2020 graduates to participate in future Commencement ceremonies, to be held when the risk to public health abates.

 

How to Return Your Regalia Rental

Return regalia by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10 to The Bookie at WSU Pullman.

Items to be returned:

  • Bachelor package: gown and WSU crimson yoke

Items you may keep:

  • Cap
  • Tassel
  • Stole of gratitude (if you ordered one)

Shipping:

Include the following information to accurately acknowledge your return:

  • Name
  • WSU ID #
  • Phone number
  • Email address

Ship by FedEx, UPS or USPS to:

The Bookie
ATTN: Regalia Rental Returns
PO Box 549
1500 NE Terrell Mall
Pullman WA 99163
 

Questions? Contact 509-332-2537, ext. 105 or wsubookie.graduation@gmail.com.

 

2020 WSU System-Wide Virtual Celebration

Watch the recorded livestream of the WSU system-wide virtual celebration now. Check out who’s graduating—explore 2020 graduate profiles.

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 $60. 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.

Ceremony canceled

Commencement refers to the actual ceremony that recognizes graduates, those who have earned or will earn their degree in Spring, Summer or Fall 2020. 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:

The August 2020 ceremony has been canceled.