2016 Commencement Weekend
May 6, 7, 8

Tickets are not required for the main ceremonies
and there is no guest limit.
Schedule Summary 

Choose the student level options from the menu on the left margin for details.

Friday, May 6:  2:00-3:30pm Rehearsal at McCarthey

Saturday, May 7  (Ceremonies at McCarthey)
    8:30-10:00am Law Ceremony
        Reception at Law School until 11:30am
     12:00-2:00pm Graduate Ceremony
        Reception on McCarthey South Lawn until 3pm
     3:30-5:00pm Commencement Mass* - all faiths welcome
        Reception on McCarthey South Lawn until 6pm

Sunday, May 8:  
    9:30am-12:30pm Undergraduate Ceremony at Spokane Arena
        Reception on McCarthey South Lawn until 2pm

Student attire this year has new look, and thanks to our collaboration with Herff Jones for undergrads, masters, and law students is a rental set with keeper cap and tassel. 

Ceremony Photographs:  Grad Images is our professional photography partner.  will take three photos of your student at the ceremony –posed before going on stage, with the dean on stage, and with the president upon leaving the stage. Guests will not be allowed onto the ceremony floor to take photographs. Grad Images will send an email link to digital proofs within a few days of the ceremony. 


Click on your ceremony for protocols and seating.

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Commencement Weekends Coming Up:

   May 6-8, 2016
   May 12-14, 2017

Angela Ruff
Special Projects Manager