Congratulations, Class of 2024!


The CWU community is excited to celebrate with the 2024 graduates and their loved ones for commencement this June. Consider this to be your central hub for all ceremony information and updates.   

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Kent Commencement Ceremony

Explore the Kent Commencement Ceremony for western Washington CWU center students. Sunday, June 2nd at 1 pm.

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Graduate Hooding and Commencement Ceremony

Explore the Hooding and Commencement Ceremony for graduate students. Friday, June 7th, at 6 pm.

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Ellensburg Ceremonies

Explore the Ellensburg ceremonies for traditional undergraduate students. Saturday, June 8th, at 9 am and 2 pm.

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Visitor Information

Access important information as a visitor attending commencement.

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Student and Faculty Information

Are you a student or faculty member? Explore additional information and resources available to you.

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Past Commencement Ceremonies

Browse past commencement ceremonies and explore the memories shared by the newest Wildcat alumni.

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Our Heartfelt Congratulations


We are eager to extend our congratulations to the incredible graduates of Central Washington University. As you take an exciting step into this new chapter of your life, rest assured that we're here to provide you with all the essential information and updates you'll need to make your commencement experience truly memorable.  

Whether you're a graduate seeking details about the ceremony, a proud family member in search of event specifics, or a faculty member joining in this significant moment, keep an eye out here for the latest updates and announcements as we prepare to celebrate these remarkable achievements together.

Kent Commencement 

The Kent Commencement is designed for all students who have successfully completed their academic requirements at a western Washington CWU campus for their respective degrees.

To find out if you are eligible and to obtain additional information regarding participation in the Kent Commencement, please refer to this website, the Registrar’s website, or your specific program/CWU Center for the latest details on who the ceremony is specifically intended for and how to participate. See more information on the Kent Commencement page.

  • Ceremony for graduates of Central Washington University Centers in western Washington
  • Date: June 2, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.
  • ShoWare Center, Kent 
  • Kent Live Stream (Livestream will be inactive until the day of the event)

Ellensburg Ceremonies

The Ellensburg Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies, hosted both in the morning and afternoon, are tailored for students who have met the necessary requirements for their bachelor's degrees. 

To determine your eligibility and learn more about participating in your designated ceremony, please refer to this website or the Registrar’s website for the latest details on who the ceremony is specifically intended for and how to participate. See more information on the Ellensburg Ceremony page.

AM Ceremony

  • Ceremony for graduates of the College of Arts and Humanities and the College of the Sciences
  • Date: June 8, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.
  • CWU-Ellensburg Campus, Tomlinson Stadium
  • AM Ceremony Live Stream (Livestream will be inactive until the day of the event)

PM Ceremony 

  • Ceremony for graduates of the College of Business and the College of Education and Professional Studies
  • Date: June 8, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.
  • CWU-Ellensburg Campus, Tomlinson Stadium 
  • PM Ceremony Live Stream (Livestream will be inactive until the day of the event)

Graduate Hooding and Commencement 

The Graduate Hooding Ceremony at CWU is designed for students who have successfully completed their master's or doctoral degree programs and are prepared to celebrate their academic accomplishments.

To ensure that you're included in this celebration, please consult the university's office of graduate studies for the latest details on who the ceremony is specifically intended for and how to participate. See more information on the Graduate Commencement page.

  • Ceremony for graduates of a master's or doctoral degree
  • Date: June 7, 2024
  • Location: CWU-Ellensburg, Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Gymnasium.
  • Hooding Ceremony Live Stream (Livestream will be inactive until the day of the event)

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