Graduate Hooding and Commencement Ceremony

Friday, June 7, 2019, 6:00pm

Nicholson Pavilion (715 E. Nicholson Blvd., Ellensburg)

The purpose of the Graduate Hooding and Commencement Ceremony is to celebrate the successful completion of all Master’s and Education Specialist (EdS) degrees. This is now the official commencement for graduate students

This ceremony requires faculty and students to be dressed in full regalia. During ceremony, the name of each graduate is called. The graduate will then go on stage with his or her faculty mentor. The faculty mentor will place a hood over the head of the graduate signifying his or her success in completing the graduate program. The Dean of Graduate Studies will then congratulate the graduates individually by presenting each with a diploma cover. A professional photographer will take individual graduation photos at this ceremony.

Registered students are encouraged to invite friends and family members to the Graduate Hooding and Commencement Ceremony; however, seating will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will not be required for entry.

For more information contact Leslie Lotspeich (

Watch the 2018 Hooding Ceremony!