Graduation

Western student celebrating graduation with their family in Red Square while holding a diploma

CONGRATULATIONS, WWU SENIORS!

You are months away from graduation, and the Alumni Association wants to provide you with some helpful information to make your transition from student to graduate as easy as possible. Congratulations on your achievement, and we welcome you to the WWU alumni family!

CAP AND GOWN PURCHASE

You are purchasing your cap, gown, tassel, and diploma cover (master's candidates also receive a hood). The Renew gowns are manufactured from 100% post-consumer materials. Your gown can also be recycled after graduation in the designated bins (more details are included in your graduation confirmation email).

 

Students at graduation celebration.  One student wearing a grad hat that says 'Hi Mom' on it.

Fall Ceremony 2021

GRADUATION APPAREL PURCHASE
PICKUP DECEMBER 9

Graduation Apparel Pickup Information

Graduation Celebration
Location: Viking Union, room 565
Date: Thursday, December 9
Time: 10-1 p.m.

Commencement Day
Location: SMATE Lobby (near the stairs)
Date: Saturday, December 11
Time: 8:30-9:45 a.m. and 12:00-1:30 p.m.

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STOLE OF GRATITUDE

The Stole of Gratitude is worn during the commencement ceremony. After the ceremony, you may present the stole to a parent, relative, faculty member, or mentor--someone who provided wisdom, support, or financial assistance during your journey at Western. 

You may choose to wear more than one stole during commencement in honor of multiple mentors who have provided you with support.

The Stole of Gratitude may be purchased when you buy your graduation regalia. Stoles also may be purchased on 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. 

GRADUATION RINGS & FRAMES

Jostens

Take a piece of this historic moment home with you! Jostens has been licensed to provide rings for Western Washington University graduates. 

VISIT JOSTENS

 

Diploma

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

BUY DIPLOMA FRAME

 

GRAD PACKS

A Grad Pack is the best way to take WWU with you and to help you remain connected to your alma mater.

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All Grad Packs include (ala carte options will receive a one year membership only):

  • One-Year Membership to the WWU Alumni Association* (valued at $20);

  • Access to exclusive career networking events with fellow Western alumni who are making an impact on their communities;

  • Advance (and sometimes exclusive) tickets to events;

  • Discounts for a variety of alumni entertainment opportunities;

  • Discounts to more than 250+ businesses in the region: Visit this site for a complete list of perks;

  • Access to Lakewood and the Wilson Library. Allows the purchase of a membership to the Wade King Recreation Center;

  • Custom WWU playing cards

  • Unlimited access to WE Connect, the WWU Alumni Association’s powerful networking platform. Visit WE Connect to register.

  • All Grad Packs arrive in a WWU Alumni Association duffel bag (valued at $20).

*The High Street Grad Pack includes a Life Membership to the WWU Alumni Association (valued at $500)

Please note that Grad Packs do not include a cap and gown, and do not register you for the commencement ceremony.