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Undergraduate Commencement Information

Whitworth University Commencement

Sunday, May 22, 2016, 3 p.m.

Spokane Arena
720 West Mallon
Spokane, Washington

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 509.777.3205 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.

During the commencement ceremony, pictures will be taken of all candidates as they shake hands with President Taylor. Orders for these photos can be placed online at using the code GRA1403. Orders can also be placed at commencement or by mailing the order form from the link below to Leo's Photography.

The Whitworth Office of Alumni & Parent Relations produces a video of the commencement ceremony. To order a copy of the 2016 ceremony, please complete the following form:

Live Stream
The commencement ceremony will be live streamed for guests who are out of town and unable to attend. To view the ceremony, click on the following link.

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