Undergraduate (Senior) Commencement
Main events for undergraduate students receiving a Bachelors degree sometime during 2018. No tickets required for any celebration event, all are open seating. No guest limit.
All students graduating (completing studies) in the calendar year are invited to participate in our one annual Commencement event to celebrate this achievement, in May.
No balloons, large signs, or loud sound items are allowed in the ceremony facilities. Each facility will utilize metal detectors and bag checks. Clear bags are not required.
Disabled seating is managed by the professional crowd support staff on site at each facility. Arrive early, and drop off your limited-mobility person(s) near the entry doors before parking.
Student Seating details available here April 20th.
Rental Attire Pick-up
Begins 9am Monday, May 6 at the Zag Shop. Return gown and hood on Sunday, May 12 by 5pm. Cap and tassel are keepsakes.
Meets Sunday Obligation; All Faiths Welcome
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 4:00 to 5:30pm (doors open at 3pm for open seating)
McCarthey Athletic Center
Undergraduate (Senior) Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, May 12, 2019, 9:30am to 12:30pm Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
8:30am – doors open for guest seating; first set of doors for disabled/limited mobility
Guests enter North Doors; Students enter South Doors and go to line-up area with name card
9:15am – Students move into position for the academic procession
9:30am – Ceremony begins
12:30pm - Social on Campus on Quad Lawn until 2pm
Floor Seating Plan (audience facing stage):
South (left) - Arts & Sciences (BA Pe-Z, BS), Business, Education
North (right) - Arts & Sciences (BA A-Pa), Engineering & Applied Science, Nursing & Human Physiology
Commencement Honoree - Alvin J. “Fritz” Wolff Jr.
Gonzaga alumni and philanthropist, Mr. Wolff is currently the Chairman Emeritus at The Wolff Company and will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws.
Commencement Speaker - Joseph Caravalho, Jr. MD, MG US Army (Retired)
Gonzaga University alumni and former Joint Staff Surgeon and Army Deputy Surgeon General, Dr. Caravalho is currently the president and CEO of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine. He will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws.
Student Speaker - Olivia Roberts
Miss Roberts is earning a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Broadcast and Electronic Media with a minor in Public Relations.