Commencement information

1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019

Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
17200 NE Delfel Road
Ridgefield, WA 98642

No tickets are required, but space is limited. Please limit your guests to 10 or fewer.

  • Parking is free for rehearsal and commencement
  • Strollers and umbrellas are not allowed inside the amphitheater
  • Parking and concessions open at 11 a.m.
  • Seating area opens at 11:30 a.m.
  • Graduating students arrive no later than noon
  • Graduating students report to gathering areas at 12:15 p.m.
  • Ceremony begins at 1 p.m.

With a record-setting 1,045 graduates this year, chances are good that the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater will reach maximum capacity before commencement ceremonies begin. In that case, the doors will be closed, and guests who miss out on seating inside may watch the ceremony on closed circuit televisions in the plaza.

Graduating students

RSVP for Commencement 2019 as soon as possible:

RSVP today!

Ceremony livestream

Watch the Commencement 2019 livestream on YouTube.

Global Campus student?

If you're a Global Campus student and you'd like to participate in the Vancouver Campus Commencement ceremony, email before Feb. 22.

Send us your name, WSU ID number, anticipated graduation date and major. You'll begin receiving Commencement information in mid-March.

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.

Legacy Square

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

Check out the Legacy Square brochure to learn more.

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