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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

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

Diploma Services

Graduation Timeline

Wednesday, May 10th - Friday, June 16th 2023

Wednesday, May 24th - Friday, June 30th 2023

Friday, June 9th 2023

Friday, July 28th 2023

Saturday, July 29th 2023

Wednesday, August 2nd - Friday, September 1st 2023

Wednesday, August 16th - Friday, September 15th 2023

Friday, August 25th 2023

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WSU Graduations