Commencement is a ceremony to celebrate, honor and recognize the achievements of all graduates.

The University has commencement celebrations at the end of the fall and spring semesters (December and May).  Students completing degree requirements during the summer term will participate in spring commencement.

Students planning to participate in their commencement ceremony must submit their Application for Graduation to the University Registrar's office by the deadline for the semester they plan to walk:
Fall 2014 - September 5
Spring & Summer 2015
- February 6

Commencement Ceremony Dates


Friday, December 12, 2014 Saturday, May 16, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015 Saturday, May 14, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016 Saturday, May 13, 2017
Friday, December 15, 2017 Saturday, May 12, 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018 Saturday, May 11, 2019

*Washburn University reserves the right to change future dates if needed.

Professional Graduation Photos
Registering with GradImages® provides the professional photographer with the information they need to deliver your graduation proofs to you in a timely manner.  By providing an accurate mailing address and email address it allows them to get your proofs to you on the first try.  You may also provide them with email addresses of up to six friends and family members to allow them to celebrate in your accomplishment.

Tag Your Pictures, Status Updates and Tweets

As you celebrate the big day, tag your pictures, status updates and Tweets with #IchabodGrad14 and we'll celebrate with you. Congratulations and #GoBods!

Spring Grad Fair - Save the Date

March 25, 2015 ~ 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ~ Washburn Room/Memorial Union