Commencement information

1 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020

Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
17200 NE Delfel Road
Ridgefield, WA 98642

RSVP today!

No tickets are required, but space is limited. Please limit your guests to eight or fewer.

  • Parking is free for rehearsal and commencement
  • Strollers and umbrellas are not allowed inside the amphitheater

Graduating students

RSVP for Commencement 2020 as soon as possible. Stay tuned for more information.

Review the Graduation and Commencement timeline and checklist.

Did you know applying for graduation and participating in commencement are two separate processes?

Graduation (awarding of your degree)

  1. Apply to graduate in myWSU by March 6 (if you wish to participate in Commencement)
  2. Settle all financial obligations.
  3. Graduate! Degrees will post once all final grades are entered and your  requirements are fulfilled.
  4. Patiently wait for your diploma to arrive at your permanent address.

Commencement ceremony

Commencement (the ceremony)

  1. Visit the Commencement website regularly, beginning in February.
  2. Stay up to date by reading your emails about the ceremony.
  3. RSVP to attend Commencement as soon as possible.
  4. Order your cap and gown online or in person from The Bookie as soon as possible. (Deadline to order from The Bookie is May 4.)
  5. Attend rehearsal on May 8 (not required).
  6. Attend Commencement on May 9!
  7. Return your gown and yoke after the event or to The Bookie by May 15.

Global Campus student?

If you are planning to participate in the Vancouver ceremony and haven’t already emailed us, please email us now at The email should include your name, ID#, major and a note indicating that you would like to participate in the Vancouver ceremony.

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 The Bookie​ or call 360-573-0447.