Commencement information

2020 WSU System-Wide Virtual Celebration

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2020 Commencement Ceremony

An in-person WSU Vancouver commencement ceremony is planned to be held this summer. The new WSU Vancouver ceremony date will be posted here as soon as possible.

Check out who's graduating—explore 2020 graduate profiles.

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Regalia

If you have not ordered regalia—don’t worry—new deadlines for ordering will be established when a date for commencement is announced. If you received your regalia and opened the package, you may keep the regalia and return it after commencement, even though it’s a later date. The home-ship date has been extended to July 13.

If you ordered regalia before March 12 and planned to pick it up at The Bookie, you can do so once the bookstore is open or request The Bookie ship regalia to you free of charge. Orders placed after March 12 that are requested to be delivered to The Bookie must be picked up at the bookstore. Once regalia is picked up from The Bookie it is not able to be refunded.

If you placed an online order for regalia and want a refund, visit the Herff Jones website.

If you received regalia at home and want to return it for a refund, you will need to bring the gown package (gown, cap, tassel and yoke) into The Bookie when it is open, or ship it to The Bookie in Pullman (509-332-2537 x109): The Bookie, 1500 NE Terrell Mall, Pullman, WA 99163. Along with the gown package, include a request for refund that lists your name, email address, phone number and return shipping address. Once the package is received and it is confirmed that items have not been worn, The Bookie will email a link to process the refund.

Graduating students

WSU Vancouver Commencement 2020 plans will be announced 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

Global Campus student?

If you are planning to participate in the Vancouver ceremony and haven’t already emailed us, please email us now at van.registrar@wsu.edu. 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.