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Commencement Celebration

2016 Spring Commencement

Schedule of Ceremonies:

Saturday, May 14, 2016    

Ogden College of Science and Engineering
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

 9:30 a.m.  E.A. Diddle Arena
Potter College of Arts & Letters
University College
 2:00 p.m.  E.A. Diddle Arena
Gordon Ford College of Business
College of Health and Human Services
 6:00 p.m.  E.A. Diddle Arena

Commencement Etiquette:
By tradition, the commencement ceremony is a formal, dignified event to honor the academic achievement of scholars. To help preserve the decorum of the event, it is requested that you exercise etiquette appropriate to the occasion. Respect your fellow graduates by holding your applause until all graduates have been recognized. As a courtesy to your fellow graduates, all graduates are requested to stay until the conclusion of the ceremony.
Graduation Announcements:
You may order graduation announcements during the Grad Fair or by visiting
Academic Attire:
Degree candidates who did not attend the Grad Fair may obtain their cap and gown from the WKU Store in Downing Student Union during normal business hours:

Monday-Friday  7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 14   8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The cap and gown may be kept by the graduate as a memento of the occasion. Candidates should allow sufficient time to iron or steam-press their gown prior to the ceremony.

WKU’s traditional commencement exercises are designed to honor the significant academic accomplishments of our students.

Many members of the academic community, faculty, administration and staff give of their time and effort so that these exercises will be a stately and memorable experience. The pride WKU feels in its graduates is reflected in the beauty and pageantry of this significant event.

am i ready to walk?

Undergraduate students who complete all degree requirements during the 2016 spring semester may participate in the Spring Commencement scheduled for Saturday, May 14, in E.A. Diddle Arena.
If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact your Degree Certification Officer:

Last Name:    
A-K Dana Jones 270-745-5447
L-Z Marsha Wagoner 270-745-2406

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