How to Participate
Congratulations! We hope that this website will help make graduation a smooth and stress-free process so that we can successfully celebrate your accomplishments. Follow these 10 Easy Steps to Your EWU Graduation:
In general, the deadline to apply to graduate is two quarters or the semester prior to the term that you are graduating. Both the undergraduate student deadlines and the graduate student deadlines can be found online.
When you apply to graduate, your graduation fee is added to your student account. Your fees help pay for costs associated with the processing of your application, the ordering of your diploma, and the commencement ceremony. You can pay your graduation fees online through EagleNET.
EWU celebrates its graduates at a commencement ceremony once a year. To accommodate all of the graduates, the University usually offers three ceremonies:
- May Ceremony - for students taking courses in the semester schedule
- June Ceremony - morning (designated Colleges)
- June Ceremony - afternoon (designated Colleges)
Please share the ceremony dates with your family and friends so that they can save the date and make travel arrangements as necessary. Information for guests attending the ceremony can be found in the Friends, Family and Guests section of the website.
Tell your friends and family about your commencement ceremony! You can order graduation announcements here.
To participate in the commencement ceremony, you are expected to dress in appropriate graduation regalia.
Graduation attire is available for purchase from the Eagle Store beginning in February until early June. Join the Eagle Store at their Grad Fair kick-off events. Grad Fair is an opportunity to order your cap and gown and purchase other graduation-related items. There are usually fun contests, chances to win prizes and special discounts.
- Grad Fair (Spokane Campus): EWU Catalyst Building, 11am-6pm on February 14, 2023
- Grad Fair (Cheney Campus): EWU Eagle Store, 10am-4pm on February 15-16, 2023
Many of the colleges and programs will host individual celebrations to recognize your accomplishments. Check with your individual program for details.
The Annual Senior Send-Off event is scheduled for Thursday, May 4, 2023, 4-6pm (tentative).
Note: Check with your college and/or program to see if there are any celebrations planned.
Click here to view up-to-date COVID-19 and safety protocols on the Spokane Arena's website.
COVID-19 protocols are subject to change. EWU and the Spokane Arena are continually evaluating safety protocols and will follow state and public health guidelines with regard to COVID-19.
Wear your cap and gown and join us at the Spokane Arena on Saturday, June 17, 2023 for your college's ceremony:
- 9:00 AM Ceremony (Doors Open at 8:00 AM)
- College of Professional Programs (CPP)
- 2:00 PM Ceremony (Doors Open at 1:00 PM)
- College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (CAHSS)
- College of Health Science and Public Health (CHSPH)
- College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (CSTEM)
After participating in the ceremony, don't forget to provide us feedback! Fill out the post-ceremony survey. The survey will be available shortly after the June ceremonies.
Your diploma will be mailed approximately six weeks after your graduating term. Make sure you've cleared all financial obligations with the university and that we have the correct address on file. For more information, visit the Diploma and Transcript Information page.