2017 Commencement Photos, Stories, and Transcripts
CWU Kent Commencement
|Photo Album||Video of Undergraduate Commencement||Transcript of Keynote Address by President and CEO of FinancialForce Tod Neilsen|
Master's Degree Hooding Ceremony
|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|
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
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.
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.
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.