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Undergraduate Commencement Information


Sunday, May 20, 2018, 3 p.m.


Spokane Arena
720 W. Mallon Ave.
Spokane, Wash.


Undergraduate candidates with families 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 families and friends of graduates to enter arena.
  • 3 p.m.: Processional begins.

Contact the registrar's office at 509.777.3715 if you have 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 about 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 weapons, balloons or outside food and beverages. Please do not bring any of these items to the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony.


During the ceremony, pictures will be taken of all candidates as they shake hands with President Taylor by Prior Moments Photography. Order information will be available closer to commencement.


The Whitworth Office of Alumni & Parent Relations produces a video of the commencement ceremony. You may order your copy here.

Hotel Accommodations

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


The ceremony will be livestreamed for any friends or family who are out of town and unable to attend. To view the ceremony, please visit