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Graduate Commencement Information


Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10 a.m.


Whitworth University Fieldhouse
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251

Commencement Day Schedule

  • 9:15 a.m.: Graduates arrive at Graves Gym.
  • 9:15 a.m.: Front doors open for families and friends of graduates to enter the fieldhouse.
  • 10 a.m.: Processional begins.

Note: The 129th Commencement Ceremony will last about one and a half hours.  


During the ceremony, pictures will be taken of all candidates as they shake hands with President Taylor by Prior Moments Photography. Pictures will be available for viewing and purchase at Prior Moments Photography


Limited parking for families and spectators is available adjacent to the fieldhouse. Additional parking can be found in the A1, C1 and C2 parking lots. Whitworth University Parking Areas. Graduates, faculty and other participants are asked to park in lots, A1, C1 and C2.

Assistance for the Hearing Impaired

An American Sign Language interpreter will be available at the commencement ceremony. Please ask an usher for directions to the designated ASL seating area.

Wheelchair Seating

Wheelchair seating is available on the floor of the fieldhouse. Please ask an usher for assistance in locating the designated seating.

Hotel Accommodations

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


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