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Plan Your Graduation!

Is your degree completed? Verify your degree completion with an academic advisor.

You must complete the Graduation Petition Form, one per program, to determine if you are eligible to obtain your certificate or diploma and to participate in commencement. Please complete it and submit it before the petition deadlines.

Petition Deadlines by Quarter

  • Fall 2019: July 31
  • Winter 2020: September 30
  • Spring 2020: January 31
  • Summer 2020: March 31

Commencement Information

Date and Location

Friday, June 14
3:00 p.m

Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
720 W. Mallon Ave.
Spokane, WA, 99201


There is no additional cost associated with the commencement ceremonies. All costs have already been included in your paid tuition.

Honor Cords

Honor cords are given out at the same time students pick up their caps and gowns. Determination is based on a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher as of Winter Quarter 2015.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society regalia are initially given at induction. If you have been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, please contact Rob Vogel (, Angela Finnie ( or Student Life ( for more information.

Cap and Gown Distribution

Cap and gown distribution will begin in May at the LAIR Student Center (Building 06), main lobby towards the bookstore. Look for directional signs.

Beginning May 28, caps and gowns will be available for pick up. 


Childcare is not available during the ceremony. Please plan accordingly.


If you have questions about petitioning for graduation, please contact the Transcripts office at 509-533-8693.

If you have questions about the commencement ceremonies, please call 509-533-8657 or email

Live Streaming

Please check the day of the commencement ceremony!