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Dear Wildcats,

We regretfully announce the cancellation of the 2020 Commencement ceremonies (Ellensburg/Kent). The well-being of our Wildcat family is our top priority. We are actively working on an alternate plan to recognize the class of 2020. We will continue to share updates as information is available.

COMMENCEMENT 2017

Commencement Embrace

2017 Commencement Photos, Stories, and Transcripts

Undergraduate Commencement

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Photo Album 1 - AM Video of Undergraduate Commencement AM / PM Central Today
Photo Album 2 - PM             Video of Keynote Address by Oregon State Criminal Prosecutor John Haroldson Transcript of Keynote Address by Oregon State Criminal Prosecutor John Haroldson
  Video of Commencement Speech AM by Judah Bergeron '17 Commencement Program
  Video of Commencement Speech PM by Jordyn Tucker '17  


CWU Kent Commencement

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Photo Album                            Video of Undergraduate Commencement                                                                      Transcript of Keynote Address by President and CEO of FinancialForce Tod Neilsen
                                                     Commencement Program


Master's Degree Hooding Ceremony

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                             Video of Hooding Ceremony                             Transcript of Remarks by Provost Katherine Frank
  Video of Speech by Mia N. Petterson '17 Transcript of Speech by Graduate Mia N. Patterson '17
  Video of Speech by Christopher D. Hull '17                  


Honors Convocation

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Photo Album          Video of Honors Convocation                                                                                                           
  Video of Honors Speech by Kiana Wood '17                          


2017 Tweetwall

View all of the commencement photos and well-wishes from family and friends on the 2017 Tweetwall

Commencement Videos: AM and PM


Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies

Central Washington University Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2017 will be held on the following days and locations:

Saturday, June 10, 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 10, 2:00 p.m.
Tomlinson Stadium (1610 N. Walnut St., Ellensburg), for graduates in the College of Business and the College of Education and Professional Studies.

Sunday, June 11, 1:00 p.m.
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent) for graduates of CWU at Des Moines, Pierce, Lynnwood, and Everett.

Graduate Hooding Ceremony

A Historical Milestone: CWU Graduates Its 125th Class

More than 3,100 Wildcats will celebrate their degrees this week at the June 10 and 11 graduation ceremonies, capping a year of 125th anniversary commemorations. From the first class of only 51 graduates in 1892, Central Washington University has grown from a small "Normal" school (the common name for teaching colleges) to one of the top-ranked universities in the region.

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CWU Trustees Grant Honorary Degree to Washington State Senator Jim Honeyford

Central Washington University Board of Trustees Friday awarded an honorary degree to James D. “Jim” Honeyford, a CWU alumnus and a Washington state senator from Sunnyside.

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Inspirational CWU Graduate Double Majors After Serving in Military

All college students deal with adversity on the way to earning their degree, but some have a lot more challenges than just those in the classroom.

One Central Washington University graduate got her start in college much later than most students on campus. Kristin Ashley is not your typical college graduate.

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