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CWU Commencement

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Congratulations on completing your degree program!

CWU is holding three commencement ceremonies in June:

  • Saturday, June 13, 9:30 a.m., Tomlinson Stadium (1610 N. Walnut St., Ellensburg), for graduates in the College of Arts and Humanities, College of the Sciences, and Interdisciplinary and Individual Study majors.
  • Saturday, June 13, 2:00 p.m., Tomlinson Stadium for graduates in the College of Business and the College of Education and Professional Studies.
  • Sunday, June 14, 1:00 p.m., ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent) for graduates of CWU at Des Moines, Pierce, Lynnwood, and Everett.

You are eligible to participate in a CWU commencement ceremony if you have completed a degree in summer or fall 2014, winter 2015, or have applied to graduate spring or summer quarter of 2015.

To participate in commencement you need to register. Registration will be open March 9 through May 25.

In the next few weeks you will receive information about "Grad Kickoff," which puts everything you need for commencement at your fingertips. Ask questions about commencement. Order a cap and gown. Pick up your honors tassel. Choose graduation announcements.

Registrar Services can tell you whether you qualify to wear an honors tassel at Commencement, call (509) 963-3524 or email to  Spring and summer 2015 honors are based on winter 2015 grades.  Master’s degree candidates should contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research to check the status of their degree completion: 509-963-3108.

Another good resource for questions about commencement is at


Tickets are not required for admission. Seating will be available in the Tomlinson Stadium and on additional bleachers adjacent to the grandstand. 

Disabled Seating
Entrances for persons of disability are located on the north and south ends of the grandstand. Those needing special seating will find it on the northwest side of the field.

Indoor Seating
The McIntyre Recital Hall will be open for family and friends with special needs or those who cannot sit outside in the weather (no tickets are necessary). There will be a live video feed from Tomlinson Stadium at the Recital Hall.