All students graduating in the calendar year are invited to join the one annual celebration event in May of that year -- Commencement. Graduation is the completion of studies resulting in a diploma, and commencement is our acknowledgement of the academic achievement.
Future Commencement Dates
- May 10-12, 2019
- May 8-10, 2020
Review Commencement Stories from our successful 2018 Weekend.
Scroll down for links to Grad Images for ceremony photos, and Graduation Nation for ceremony DVDs.
Use the Commencement Weekend App for all kinds of details!
Live Text Captioning available for each ceremony and mass.
Live Web Streaming is available for each ceremony and mass (player available during event).
Disabled seating needs are managed by the professional staff at each facility. Please arrive early, and plan to drop off the member(s) of your party who need special attention near the entrance before you park.
No balloons or large signs are allowed in the ceremony facilities.
Mother's Day Weekend - May 11, 12, 13
Friday, May 11
(See weekend schedule page for special events.)
Saturday, May 12
(All Events in McCarthey Athletic Center)
9:00-10:15am – Law Ceremony
Reception at Law School until 11:30am
12:00-2:00pm – Graduate Ceremony
Reception on Quad Lawn until 3:00pm
3:30-5:00pm – Commencement Mass
(Meets Sunday obligation)* - all faiths welcome
Students lineup in Martin Centre Gym at 3pm in gown and hood (no cap, no accessories)
Sunday, May 13
(Ceremony at Spokane Arena)
9:30am-12:30pm – Undergraduate Ceremony
Reception on Campus on Quad Lawn until 2:00pm