12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019
Degree candidates should arrive at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center dressed in their regalia beginning at 11:30 a.m. for line-up procedures. Behind the stage, undergraduates will locate their college, graduate students will locate the College of Graduate Studies, and law students will locate the College of Law. College banners will be posted. Locate the staff person(s) in charge and pick up your name card. Note: Late arrivals will not receive a reader card or sit with their college, making it difficult to cross the stage, so please arrive on time for line-up.
Full academic regalia is required for participation in the ceremony, including cap, tassel, and gown (plus a hood for graduate and law students).
Doors open at 11 a.m. General seating in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center is free and on a first come basis, no tickets required, South Concourse Entrance. Concessions stands will be open, no alcohol or outside food allowed. Premium seating will go on sale starting at 9 a.m., Oct. 22. Prices for premium seating are $550 for a suite (seats 12), or $20 each for club seats. For your convenience, a graduate seating chart is available to provide an idea of the general area your graduate will be seated.
Live web captioning in English and Spanish (subtítulos en Español) will be available for connection on your mobile device at the ceremony. Guests unable to attend the ceremony may watch it live online.
Official commemorative programs will be available for $5 at the ceremony. The order of ceremony can be reviewed online. Flowers will be sold by the U of I Advertising Competition Team at the west entries to both the north and south concourses.
The President's Office will host a reception immediately following the ceremony. Degree candidates, their families and friends, and faculty are all invited to come together on the main floor of the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Light refreshments and photo opportunities will be provided.
Family and friends are urged to make lodging accommodations as early as possible since Washington State University commencement takes place on the same day.
Parking may be reached by following Stadium Drive to the parking lot on the west end of the Kibbie Dome. View the Commencement Parking Map (PDF).
Degree candidates or guests with disabilities may request assistance. Please make the request as early as possible because requests on the day of commencement may not be easily accommodated.
University faculty are encouraged to attend and participate in the commencement ceremony in support of their students’ achievements. University staff are encouraged to attend the ceremony as well.