Commencement

WSU holds commencement ceremonies each year, in December and in May. All baccalaureate and master’s degree candidates for the spring semester are eligible to participate in the May ceremony and all baccalaureate and master’s degree candidates for the fall semester are eligible to participate in the December ceremony. Baccalaureate and master’s degree candidates for the summer semester are eligible to participate in either the preceding May or following December ceremony.

Doctoral degree candidates are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony held in the semester during which they complete their degree requirements (May or December). Doctoral candidates who complete their program during the summer semester are eligible to participate in the following December or following May ceremony.

More information may be found at the commencement website.

Diplomas are available for distribution approximately seven weeks following the close of a given semester. Degree recipients may obtain their diplomas from the registrar’s office. Diplomas will be mailed from that office upon a written request that includes the name and student identification number of the degree recipient, the complete address where the diploma is to be mailed, the appropriate mailing fee ($6 inside USA; $40 outside USA), and a readable copy of the degree recipient’s driver’s license or other government issued photo ID.