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Undergraduate Commencement Information

Whitworth University Commencement

When
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 3 p.m.

Where
Spokane Arena
720 West Mallon
Spokane, Washington
www.spokanearena.com

Who
Undergraduate candidates with family and friends

Commencement Day Schedule

  • 1:45 p.m.: Graduates arrive at arena. Enter through front door marked "Graduates Only."
  • 2 p.m.: Front doors open for family and friends of graduates to enter arena.
  • 3 p.m.: Processional begins.

Contact the registrar's office at 509.777.4332 if you have any questions.

Things to Keep in Mind
The arena is very crowded after Commencement, and it can be difficult for graduates, family members and friends to find each other. Before the ceremony begins, please decide where you will meet your family and friends afterward.

If you are making dinner reservations, please remember that the ceremony lasts approximately two hours and 45 minutes. In addition, it can take more time than expected for graduates, family members and friends to reunite and exit the parking lot.

The Spokane Arena does not allow balloons inside its facilities. Please do not bring balloons to the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony.

Pictures
During Commencement, pictures will be taken of all candidates as they shake hands with President Taylor. Orders for these photos may be placed at the arena or mailed to Leo's Photography. Forms will be available at the arena and at the following link:

  • Graduation Picture Order Form

DVD
The Whitworth Office of Alumni & Parent Relations produced a video of Commencement ceremony. To order a copy of the 2014 ceremony please complete the following form:

Hotel Accommodations
Please visit www.visitspokane.com (Spokane Area Convention and Visitors Bureau) for more information.