Classes of 2020 & 2021 Commencement


Student speaker at podium

The Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 will each have one undergraduate and one graduate student speaker presenting at the joint commencement exercise in October. Each speaker will have three minutes to address the audience.

Applications are being accepted digitally and need to include:

  • Your name, major, graduation year, phone number and email address
  • A written sample of your speech or speech outline. (Note, this does not need to be your final version. We will work with the individuals selected to finalize his/her remarks.)
  • A one minute sample video of you delivering your remarks. Again, this does not need to be your final version, nor does it have to be anything fancy. A simple cell phone video will work.

To apply, send your materials to by Friday, September 3. All materials will be reviewed by the selection committee and the individuals selected will be notified by Friday, September 17.



Are tickets required to attend Commencement?

No tickets are issued as Commencement is free of charge to all attendees.

Is there a charge for parking at the Sundome?

Sundome parking is free of charge for Commencement.

When is rehearsal?


Is rehearsal mandatory?

Rehearsal is not mandatory, but it is recommended to help make Commencement operate smoothly.

What time should graduates arrive at the Sundome?

It is recommended that graduates participating in Commencement arrive by 8:30 a.m. and check-in at the designated table.

Is graduation regalia (robe, tassel, etc) required to participate?

Yes, graduation regalia is mandatory for participation in the commencement ceremony. If you did not order and receive regalia, contact for assistance by September 15, 2021.

Contact Us

Phone: (509) 865-8505

Registrar Staff Associate
(Transcripts and Registrations)
Phone: (509) 865-8506

Credentials Evaluator
(Transfer Credits and Graduation):
Phone: (509) 865-8609

Office Location & Hours

Student Services Bldg
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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