Commencement 2015

Graduate smiling at camera

1 p.m. Saturday, May 9

Location: Amphitheater Northwest (formerly Sleep Country Amphitheater), 17200 NE Delfel Road, Ridgefield, WA 98642

Watch this page for further details as they become available.

Commencement Ceremony

  • Amphitheater parking lots (free) open at 11 a.m.
  • Concessions open at 11 a.m.
  • Guest seating area opens at 11:30 a.m.
  • Ceremony begins promptly at 1 p.m. and lasts for approximately two hours

NOTE: Please allow sufficient driving time to the amphitheater. There may be road construction on I-5/I-205, and there is often congestion near the amphitheater.

WSU Vancouver Merchandise

Your source for WSU merchandise, including diploma frames and alumni gear, is the student bookstore, The Bookie, on the WSU Vancouver campus. The Bookie will have WSU items for sale at a booth at the amphitheater on commencement day.

For information and store hours visit or call 360-573-0447.

Guest Seating

No tickets are required. Seating in the amphitheater is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Late arrivals will be seated in a designated section. Plan to arrive early and allow time for heavy event traffic. Be aware that large blocks of seats cannot be “saved.”

NOTE: Strollers and umbrellas are not allowed in the seating area.

Legacy Square

Celebrate the transition from student to alumnus with a stone honoring a new graduate in Washington State University Vancouver’s Legacy Square.

Review the Legacy Square brochure (PDF) to learn more.

Graduates smiling at camera.