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Graduation vs. Commencement

Applying for graduation and registering for commencement are separate processes. If you wish to graduate AND you also wish to walk in the commencement ceremony, you must complete both processes. Select one of the links below for more information.

The Commencement Office is your primary source of information for registering and walking in the Commencement Ceremony, caps and regalia, programs and name readings, travel plans for friends and family, and related topics.


Choose the links below for how to apply to graduate and how to change your graduation date. WSU Graduations accepts applications for Undergraduate, DMV, MBA, MD, and Pharmacy students. Graduate Students: Contact the Graduate School

Please note that minors are NOT displayed on diplomas, nor will they be mentioned in degree conferral messaging. If you require official documentation that includes your minor, you will need to order an Official Transcript.

Degrees start conferring on the first Wednesday after finals week over a period of approximately one month. Degrees do NOT post immediately after completion of your program. Refer to the Graduation Timeline for more information.

Graduation Application | Graduation Date Change


If you have questions about the commencement ceremony or regalia, please visit your campus commencement website. Select your campus below.

Pullman | Spokane | Tri-Cities | VancouverEverett | Global

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Graduation Timeline

Friday, July 26th, 2024

Saturday, July 27th, 2024

Wednesday, July 31st - Friday, August 30th, 2024

Wednesday, August 14th - Friday, September 13th, 2024

Friday, August 23rd, 2024

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WSU Graduations