Class of 2024 Commencement


Student speaker at podium

The Class of 2024 will have one undergraduate and one graduate student speaker presenting at the joint commencement exercise in May. 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 by Friday, April 19 via the form below. All materials will be reviewed by the selection committee and the individuals selected will be notified by Friday, April 26.

Graduation Celebrations

Are you graduating this year? If you, so and a guest are invited to celebrate this exciting milestone! Please join us for Heritage University’s annual Graduation Celebrations as we congratulate the 2024 graduates on all of their achievements and welcome them to the Heritage alumni family. Enjoy refreshments and raffle prizes while we celebrate!

Kennewick – CBC
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Columbia Basin College Courtyard

Toppenish Campus
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Smith Family Hall



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

Sundome parking is free of charge for Commencement.


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

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

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.


The Alumni Legacy Walk is made up of individual bricks each engraved with the name of an alum along with his or her major and graduation year. Your brick will be placed in a collection of those bearing the names of other graduates from your class. Bricks will be installed on an ongoing basis (frequency of installation dependent on the volume of orders).

Your donation to the Heritage University Scholarship fund of just $45 will secure your spot on the Legacy Walk. You can also have a souvenir brick delivered to you for an additional $25 donation. Your gift is tax deductible, and all proceeds will be directed to the Heritage University Alumni Scholarship Fund.

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