In-Person June Commencement Returns to WWU This Spring 

After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, in-person June Commencement will return to campus this spring, in a big way – with eight total ceremonies in Carver throughout Commencement Weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 10-12. 

Commencement organizers have instituted a number of changes this year, all with the intent of creating a culture of celebration for WWU graduates that surpasses the university’s high bar for graduation ceremonies prior to the pandemic. June Commencement is available to any student who graduated in winter or who is planning to graduate in spring or summer 2022, as long as they have filled out their graduation application by May 6.  If you have not yet completed the application for graduation, please review the information here.  

Master’s degree and doctoral candidates from the Graduate School will be hooded in the ceremony associated with the college their degree is listed under in the Programs of Study section of the online catalog. 

The To-Do List 

To walk in June, every student needs to fill out this form to reserve their seat. 

Don’t forget your regalia! To participate in commencement, graduates must have the regalia appropriate to their degree; that information is available here

Student speakers 

The Provost’s Office has received a wonderful response for student commencement speaker nominations, but is keeping the nomination form open until midnight at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 12.  The office is specifically looking for some more nominees in the following college/departments: College of Science and Engineering, the College of the Environment, the College of Fine and Performing Arts, and CHSS (specifically Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology). Nominate a friend, colleague, peer – or yourself! 

The nomination form is available online at Nominated students will be contacted this week and invited to apply by May 1, 2022. 

Faculty and Staff: We need you! 

Be a part of ensuring that students and their families have a wonderful Commencement experience! If you are a staff member interested in assisting, submit this form and let event organizers know of your willingness to help. Many staff and faculty members have assisted with Commencement in prior years, and we are counting on your expertise!  Faculty, if you are planning to attend, please fill out this form. The Commencement team will follow up separately to confirm and to coordinate with anyone interested in helping. 

The Schedule 

The eight events are broken down by college, with bigger colleges such as CHSS and CSE being divided into more ceremonies. This schedule is intended to allow students’ families better opportunity to celebrate with them, ensuring that no student has to leave a family member at home during the big event.  The schedule for Commencement Weekend is as follows: 

Friday, June 10 

2:30 p.m. 
College of the Environment 
College of Fine and Performing Arts 

6 p.m. 
College of Business and Economics 

Saturday, June 11 

9:30 a.m. 

College of Humanities and Social Sciences: 

  • Anthropology 

  • Psychology (includes Behavioral Neuroscience) 

  • Sociology  

12:30 p.m.  

College of Humanities and Social Sciences: 

  • Communication Sciences & Disorders 

  • Global Humanities and Religions 

  • Health & Human Development (includes Kinesiology, Physical Education and Health P-12, Public Health, and Recreation) 

  • Linguistics 

  • Multidisciplinary Studies 

  • Philosophy 

  • Political Science 

  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies  

3:30 p.m.  

College of Humanities and Social Sciences: 

  • Communication Studies 

  • East Asian Studies 

  • English 

  • History 

  • Journalism 

  • Modern & Classical Languages (includes Latin American Studies) 

Sunday, June 12 

 11 a.m. 

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies 
University Interdisciplinary Studies 
Woodring College of Education 

2 p.m. 

College of Science and Engineering: 

  • Biology 

  • Chemistry 

  • Geology 

  • Mathematics 

  • Physics and Astronomy 

  • Science Education 

5 p.m. 

College of Science and Engineering: 

  • Advanced Materials Science & Engineering 

  • Computer Science 

  • Engineering and Design 


Have questions about any of the above? Email And to all winter, spring and summer graduates: We are proud of each and every one of you! 


Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 2:08pm