Skip to body

CWU Commencement

Grad Kickoff 2014

Grad Kickoff is an important event that no graduate should miss because it provides a single setting for graduating students to get everything they will need for graduation. University staff members will be able to answer your questions about commencement. You will also be able to pick up your cap and gown, honor tassel, diploma frame, order class rings, graduation announcements, and even graduate portraits (which can be taken at Grad Kickoff).

You may order your commencement-related items in advance of Grad Kickoff and request pickup at any of the three sites (see below) where Grad Kickoff is held. This is done online at the store website: You may also have them shipped to you if you are not able to attend the Grad Kickoff.

Grad Kickoff will be held:

 EllensburgDes Moines CampusLynnwood Campus
DateTuesday, April 19th & Wednesday, April 20thWednesday, April 27thThursday, April 28th
Time10:00am - 5:00pm12:00pm - 6:00pm12:00pm - 6:00pm
LocationWildcat Shop, Student Union and Recreation CenterHigher Education CenterSnoqualmie Hall

If you are planning to participate in one of Central Washington University’s 2016 commencements, please register online and purchase the appropriate regalia (caps and gowns) through the Wildcat Shop at

Commencement Registration will be open from sometime early May. Please check back here for dates. To participate in commencement you need to register at Your registration will be confirmed during the first week of June.

Some of your commencement questions can be answered by visiting

Congratulations on your achievement and watch the commencement website ( and your e-mail for more information about commencement exercises.

For more information call the Wildcat Shop at 509-963-1311.

Back to CWU Commencement