FACULTY INFORMATION

Registration for Commencement 2020 will open on March 1st, 2020

The Ellensburg AM Commencement Ceremony is for the College of Business and the College of Education and Professional Studies. It will be held on Saturday, June 13th at 9:30am in Tomlinson Stadium. Please check-in at the SURC no later than 8:30am. In keeping with the traditions of this ceremony, we request that all participants dress in academic regalia.

  • Line-up: At 8:30am, line-up will begin inside Holmes Dining Hall in the SURC. Please access the SURC through the West Entrance (off of Walnut Mall). Faculty will form two lines and be escorted out the doors onto Walnut Mall.
  • Processional: The procession will begin at 9:00am and move toward Tomlinson Stadium. Faculty will follow the Faculty Gonfalon and two student marshals north on Walnut Mall, across Nicholson Boulevard, between Purser Hall and Nicholson Pavilion, through the south gates of Tomlinson Stadium, and up the center aisle.
  • Recessional: The Faculty Marshal will lead the Presidential Platform Party down the center aisle and back to the SURC. The Student Marshals will direct faculty in the first row to walk down the center aisle followed by the second row, etc., and toward the south gates of Tomlinson Stadium to form a congratulatory line. (PLEASE wait for a Student Marshal to direct your row). The Student Marshals will then direct the undergraduates, beginning with the last row and moving to the front row to go through the congratulatory line. The Student Marshals will lead the Masters and Undergraduates toward Nicholson Pavilion to avoid congestion. Once the final Undergraduate has gone through the congratulatory line, you may be dismissed.

If you have any questions regarding the commencement ceremonies, please contact commencement@cwu.edu.

The Ellensburg PM Commencement Ceremony is for the College of Arts and Humanities and the College of the Sciences. It will be held on Saturday, June 13th at 2:00pm in Tomlinson Stadium. Please check-in at the SURC no later than 1:00pm. In keeping with the traditions of this ceremony, we request that all participants dress in academic regalia.

  • Line-up: At 1:00pm, line-up will begin inside Holmes Dining Hall in the SURC. Please access the SURC through the West Entrance (off of Walnut Mall). Faculty will form two lines and be escorted out the doors onto Walnut Mall.
  • Processional: The procession will begin at 1:30pm and move toward Tomlinson Stadium. Faculty will follow the Faculty Gonfalon and two student marshals north on Walnut Mall, across Nicholson Boulevard, between Purser Hall and Nicholson Pavilion, through the south gates of Tomlinson Stadium, and up the center aisle.
  • Recessional: The Faculty Marshal will lead the Presidential Platform Party down the center aisle and back to the SURC. The Student Marshals will direct faculty in the first row to walk down the center aisle followed by the second row, etc., and toward the south gates of Tomlinson Stadium to form a congratulatory line. (PLEASE wait for a Student Marshal member to direct your row). The Student Marshals will then direct the undergraduates, beginning with the last row and moving to the front row to go through the congratulatory line. The Student Marshals will lead the Masters and Undergraduates toward Nicholson Pavilion to avoid congestion. Once the final Undergraduate has gone through the congratulatory line, you may be dismissed.

If you have any questions regarding the commencement ceremonies, please contact commencement@cwu.edu.

The Kent Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 14th at 1:00pm at the ShoWare Center in Kent. Participating faculty should arrive at ShoWare Center by 12:15pm. Enter ShoWare through the receiving area at the back of the arena and assemble for robing in the designated locker room. In keeping with the traditions of this ceremony, we request that all participants dress in academic regalia.

  • Processional: The Procession will begin at 12:50 PM and move into the arena. Lines will split, go around the student chairs, then come back together up the center aisle for seating.
  • Recessional: The Faculty Marshal and Presidential Platform Party will exit down the side stair stand around the back of the last row of students and return to the locker room. PLEASE DO NOT FOLLOW THE PRESIDENTIAL PLATFORM PARTY. The Student Marshals will direct faculty in the first row to walk down the center aisle, followed by the second row, etc., and towards the main arena doors to form a congratulatory line (PLEASE wait for a Student Marshal to direct your row). The Student Marshal will then direct the Masters students to go through the congratulatory line, starting with the front row and then the Student Marshals. Undergraduates, starting with the last row. The Student Marshal will lead the graduates out of the arena to avoid congestion. Once the last graduate has gone through the congratulatory line, you may return to the locker room to collect any personal items.

If you have any questions regarding the commencement ceremonies, please contact commencement@cwu.edu.

Regalia Rental Information


Faculty wishing to order rental regalia for the 2020 Commencement ceremonies must contact Nicole Martin in the Wildcat Shop at 509-963-1304.

  • In order to participate in Commencement you must first register to participate in a ceremony. (https://auxweb.aux.cwu.edu/commence/faculty/) Registration will open on March 1st.
  • May 10th is the LAST DAY TO PLACE REGALIA ORDERS. Please check with Nicole Martin if you have missed this deadline.
  • Orders may be picked up at the Wildcat Shop in Ellensburg, at the Lynnwood center or at the Des Moines center.
  • Faculty are Financially responsible for any regalia that is returned late or damaged.

If you have any questions regarding the Commencement ceremonies, please contact commencement@cwu.edu.