Congratulations, Class of 2023!

We can’t wait to celebrate with our graduates and their loved ones this June! For more detailed information about each of our ceremonies, please utilize the tabs in the lefthand sidebar. Graduates will begin to receive detailed information regarding the Commencement registration process, regalia, Grad Kickoff and more in late January.

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Welcome to CWU Commencement!

Detailed information and any changes will always be posted here as they develop. All of our ceremonies will be in-person. The 2023 CWU Commencement schedule is as follows:

Graduate Hooding and Commencement
Friday, June 9th, 6:00 p.m.
CWU-Ellensburg, Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Gymnasium.

Ellensburg AM Ceremony (for graduates in the College of Arts and Humanities and the College of the Sciences)
Saturday, June 10th, 9:30 a.m.
CWU-Ellensburg Campus, Tomlinson Stadium

Ellensburg PM Ceremony (for graduates in the College of Business and the College of Education and Professional Studies)
Saturday, June 10th, 2 p.m.
CWU-Ellensburg Campus, Tomlinson Stadium

Kent Commencement (for graduates of all University Centers in western Washington)
Sunday, June 4th, 1:00 p.m.
ShoWare Center, Kent

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