Congratulations, Class of 2022!

Join us for Central Washington University's Commencement ceremonies.

Community health is always a top priority at CWU. With COVID-19 cases on the rise once again, we want to remind our graduates and their guests to observe the following safety protocols:

  • If you are sick, stay home
  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, get tested
  • Wear a face covering, if you desire
  • Maintain a safe distance inside the venue, whenever possible

Find more information about CWU’s safety guidelines on our COVID-19 updates page.

Graduating in 2022? We've got you covered!
Select an option below for detailed information regarding your Commencement process:

Welcome to CWU Commencement!

Planning for our 2022 ceremonies continues this week. Detailed information and any changes will always be posted here as they develop. All of our ceremonies will be in-person. The 2022 CWU Commencement schedule is as follows:

Graduate Hooding and Commencement (for graduates earning Masters and Eds Specialist degrees)
Friday, June 10th at 6:00 p.m.
CWU-Ellensburg Campus – SURC Ballroom
Graduate Hooding Ceremony

Ellensburg AM Ceremony (for graduates in the College of Business and the College of Education and Professional Studies)
Saturday, June 11th, 9:30 a.m.
CWU-Ellensburg Campus
AM Ceremony Live Stream

Ellensburg PM Ceremony (for graduates in the College of Arts and Humanities and the College of the Sciences)
Saturday, June 11th, 2:00 p.m.
CWU-Ellensburg Campus
PM Ceremony Live Stream

Kent Commencement (for graduates of all University Centers in western Washington)
Sunday, June 5th, 1:00 p.m.
ShoWare Center, Kent
Kent Ceremony Live Stream Recording

2022 CWU Commencement Program

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