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Registrar Services
Phone: (509) 963-3001
Fax: (509) 963-1230
reg@cwu.edu
Bouillon Hall 140

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Graduates walking to their commencement ceremony

What is Commencement? 

Commencement is often referred to as 'graduation'. However, commencement is only the ceremony to celebrate the awarding of your degree. Being awarded your degree is a separate process that involves a degree  audit done by Degree Checkout. Students that applied for Spring or Summer graduation are NOT guaranteed their degree will be awarded, unless they are at approved status, even if they walked at commencement. 

Applying for graduation and registering for commencement are two different processes. If you would like to participate in the commencement ceremony, follow the link below to register. 

Registering for Commencement

For more information and to register for commencement, go to commencement information.

For more graduation related information, navigate back to the Graduation page.