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Walla Walla University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher education founded in 1892. A fully-accredited institution, WWU offers more than 100 areas of study in professional and technical programs and the liberal arts. 

The headquarters of WWU is located on an 83-acre campus in College Place situated in the Walla Walla Valley in Southeastern Washington state. The university also operates four satellite campuses, including a School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon, a marine biology station near Anacortes, Washington, and School of Social Work and Sociology campuses in Missoula and Billings, Montana. Learn more about WWU.

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Graduation weekend

WWU to host online commencement program as part of graduation weekend celebrations


Friends and family of the Walla Walla University community are invited to gather online to honor the class of 2020 at the Walla Walla University virtual commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 14, at 10 a.m.

Andrea Cook, president of Warner Pacific University, will present the commencement address titled “Trust and Obey.” The commencement program will include the presentation of the class gift by Senior Class President Kayla Nash, announcement of faculty and staff awards, individual recognition of each student during the conferring of degrees, and the traditional ringing of the university bell.

Weekend events will include:
• Consecration vespers—Friday, June 12, 8 p.m.
• Baccalaureate—Saturday, June 13, 11:40 a.m.
• Evensong—Saturday, June 13, 8 p.m.
• Commencement—Sunday, June 14, 10 a.m.
Access these online events and more at

Add your message of congratulations to a video montage created by WWU for the class of 2020. The video will be sent to graduates following commencement on June 14. Find instructions for uploading your video at

For a complete list of weekend events including department online celebrations, pinnings, and dedication ceremonies visit

Posted June 5, 2020

The university seal in gold hanging on a wooden slated background on Centennial Green stage
In celebration of their 50th anniversary, the class of 1958 presented Walla Walla University with this university seal medallion, which is installed behind the Centennial Green stage.

Video gallery

2019-2020 Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean of the School of Education and Psychology

Department of Music performance

2019 Christmas concert: Visitors

Life. Together.

All great stories must begin somewhere. Ours begins where the air is clear and where ideas, energy, and people do life—together.

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University magazine

Westwind, the magazine of Walla Walla University, is published three times a year (March, July, and November) to share news and information about WWU with alumni, parents of current students, and other friends of the university. 

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