Hey WWU Seniors!

You are months away from graduating from one of the most respected undergraduate universities in the nation and the Alumni Association wants to provide you with some helpful information to make your transition from student to alumnus as easy as possible.  Congratulations on your hard work, and we welcome you into the WWU alumni family!

Commencement Reservation

When making your commencement reservation, you are purchasing your cap, gown, tassel and diploma cover (master's candidates also receive a hood).  Your confirmed reservation entitles you the allotted number of tickets for the quarter for your guests (note: you are not purchasing the tickets, only the apparel and diploma cover).

Summer Ceremony 2017 (August 19, 2017)
The reservation form will be available after June 30, 2017.
For more information about the ceremony, please visit the Registrar's website.
Due to Carver Academic Building's renovations, the Registrar's Office is unsure of the location for Summer Commencement 2017. We will know more in late June 2017 and at that time we will make the Summer Reservation available. Please note, the date will remain August 19, 2017, no matter the location.

Fall Ceremony 2017 (December 13, 2017)
The reservation form will be available on or around September 20, 2017.
For more information about the ceremony, please visit the Registrar's website.

For additional commencement information (including guest seating, parking, ticket information and more), visit the Registrar's Office website.

Stole of Gratitude 

The Stole of Gratitude is worn during the commencement ceremony. After the ceremony, the new graduate presents the stole to someone who provided extraordinary help or support, like parents, relatives, or mentors who have helped with wisdom, words of support, or with financial assistance. 

Immediately after graduation, the graduate may take the stole from around his/her neck and place it around the neck of the recipient. More than one stole may be worn during commencement, symbolizing that there are multiple persons destined to receive this gift.

The Stole of Gratitude may be purchased at the same time of purchasing your graduation apparel. Stoles may also be purchased the day of graduation (while supplies last).

Graduation Announcements

Tell everyone you are graduating with graduation announcements! The following companies have been licensed to provide announcements for Western Washington University graduates. Click on the logos below to learn more about each company's products.

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Graduation Rings

Take a piece of this historic moment home with you! The following company has been licensed to provide rings for Western Washington University graduates. Click on the logo below to learn more about the company's products.

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Diploma Frames

Showcase your diploma with an elegant diploma frame embossed with the school name and seal, custom crafted to fit the WWU diploma.

Did you know...

Even though the Alumni Association serves more than 110,000 alumni, we are also a great resource for students for everything from scholarships to career services, the Western Alumni Association is here for you.

  • ASK - Need a job?  Check out and connect with WWU alumni to help land you that perfect job.
  • WWU Alumni Facebook group - Connect with fellow WWU students and alumni on Facebook.
  • License Plates - We can't buy you new wheels but we can help you hit the road in style with a new WWU license plate.  

Graduation Announcements
Graduation Announcements
Graduation Announcements