Fall Ceremony Details

Friday, December 15, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Lee Arena - Petro Allied Health Center

Doors open to the public at 5:30 p.m.  
Family and guests - enter through the south or southeast doors and proceed to Lee Arena.
Students - enter through the south or southeast doors and report to Petro 125 to pick up name cards.

With respect to all, it is expected that graduates and their family and friends will remain for the entire ceremony. The Commencement ceremony is expected to last approximately two hours. Please make your plans accordingly.

No tickets are required.  The event is open to the public.

Parking is free on campus.  The closest lots are those surrounding Petro Allied Health Center.  Parking for persons with disabilities is located south of Petro in Lot 5.

University staff will be available to assist guests with special needs.  It is recommended that students and guests requiring assistance and/or special seating send an email to Student Services or call 785.670.1629 at least 2 weeks prior to the ceremony date.

Important Dates

September 3
Last day to file an Application for Graduation with the University Registrar's Office.
If you do not file by the deadline and plan to participate in the fall ceremony, contact the University Registrar.

September - December 9
Contact the Ichabod Shop for announcements and class rings
*(see below for vendor campus visit dates)

September 13
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Career and Graduate School Fair, Lee Arena

Visit with graduation representatives from:  Ichabod Shop, Jostens Rings, CB Grad (announcements), Alumni Association
(see Career & Graduate School Fair handout under Important Information above for additional ceremony information)

October 20
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Visit the CB Grad booth (announcements) on the main level of Memorial Union

September 6 - October 28
Deadline for graduate (doctor's and master's) candidates to pre-order cap, gown and hood online or in person at the Ichabod Shop.
Additional shipping charges will apply after this date.

November 15 - December 8
Undergraduate regalia (cap and gown) can be purchased at the Ichabod Shop.

Contact the Ichabod Shop  for any questions regarding the ordering or purchase of regalia (cap and gown).

Professional Graduation Photos
Lifetouch Special Events Photography is pleased to provide this complimentary service for each graduate who crosses the stage during the commencement ceremony.

For information or questions about commencement photographs:

There is no obligation to purchase. If a valid email address is available to the photographer, a link to commencement photograph proofs will also be sent to participating graduates via email.

Please do not contact Washburn University with inquiries related to photographic service.

Lifetouch Photo Preregistration

Tag Your Pictures, Status Updates and Tweets

As you celebrate the big day, tag your pictures, status updates and Tweets with #IchabodGrad17 and we'll celebrate with you. Congratulations and #GoBods!

Parking Shuttle from West Parking Lots

Disability parking will be in Lot 5 just south of Lee Arena. Parking on the east side of campus is very limited and will fill up quickly. Washburn University will provide shuttle service on Friday, December 15, beginning at 5:30 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. from Lots 7 and 9 on the west side of campus. Please see the attached for additional information and a shuttle route map.

Shuttle Route Map and Information
Fall Regalia Deadlines

October 27, 2017 ~ Graduate Degree (doctor's and master's) regalia (cap, gown and hood) ~ must order online or in person

November 8 through December 8, 2017 ~ Undergraduate regalia (cap and gown) available at the Ichabod Shop