Information for graduates

Graduation announcements/invitations

Graduation announcements may be ordered on-line at


Regalia (cap and gown) are available at the University Bookstore to purchase. For further information or assistance, please feel free to contact Megan Holm at the University Bookstore (509) 527-2441. 

Marching order

View the Marching Order page for information you need to know about marching in, crossing the stage, and marching out.

Graduation photos

Professional photos of each graduate receiving and posing with their diploma will be taken by Professional Grad Photos. To receive their photos, each graduate must complete check in prior to commencement at: A link to view/purchase photos will be emailed shortly after Commencement. For questions and more information please contact:

Professional Grad Photos
(509) 730-5802 |  

FAQ's for grads

If you are graduating in absentia you must fill out a request form. This can be done by downloading the pdf Graduation in Absentia request form or filling out the online Graduation in Absentia request form.

If you fill out the pdf form, it must be returned to the President's Office no later than the Thursday before Commencement.

For information on academic programs and graduation requirements, check out the Walla Walla University Undergrad Bulletin.

Commencement exercises are held once a year in June. Students who have completed their requirements summer, autumn, or winter quarter may participate in the following June commencement exercises. Those anticipating the completion of an approved degree program during the upcoming summer quarter may apply to the Academic Records Office requesting to participate in the current June graduation exercises.

By Thursday prior to the June graduation date, prospective summer degree candidates must have satisfied the following:

  1. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 for all university work.
  2. An approved degree application (Senior Outline) on file in the Academic Records Office showing a completion date for summer.
  3. No more than twelve (12) credits to complete after spring quarter, including summer courses and outstanding "I"s and "IP"s.
  4. Remaining credits must meet residency requirements.

Any exceptions to the above requirements must be approved by Academic Standards Committee.

By attending the Commencement Rehearsal. It is also important to attend the rehearsal because this is the time that any last minute information will be given.

Your diploma will be sent to your latest forwarding address on file in the Records Office approximately 4 weeks after graduation.

It is in your best interest to leave personal belongings with family. We ask that you do not bring anything up to the stage while waiting for your name to be called. Bottled water is provided for you (under your chair). 

Undergraduates and Graduates place your tassel on the left side of your Mortarboard, this way the tassel is not in your face for the audience or for pictures.

Commencement exercises will take place on Centennial Green regardless of weather conditions. Please watch the weather forecast and bring raincoats, if appropriate. No umbrellas.

Update us on where life and career has taken you following graduation. Update your contact information; personal email address, mailing address, etc., at or class member profile and share a class note at Find ways you can stay connected to WWU and each other at


2024 senior class leadership

College Place campus

President:| Joelle Townsend
Vice President:| Garren Gryte
Financial Vice President:| Jun Bart Wa-Mbaleka
Social Vice President:| Jocelyn Curiel Ruiz
Secretary:| Hannah Pelote
Worship Coordinator:| Madelaine Hoffer
Archivist:| Cascadia Schneider

Andreas Beccai, Lead Pastor University Church
Jody Washburn, Associate Professor Social Work & Sociology

Portland campus

Mason Janke
Katieanna Huff

Leasha Simafranca, Nursing Instructor