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Preparing for Commencement

Step #1: Register for Commencement

If you wish to participate in the commencement ceremony you will need to register via the commencement website. This registration is different than registering to graduate and receive your diploma. Registration typically opens at the beginning of March and is required to participate in the commencement ceremony and to purchase regalia.

Undergraduate (Bachelor) Student Checklist and Deadlines

Graduate (Master) Student Checklist and Deadlines

Step #2: Order Regalia

Cap, gown, stole, and tassel (required for Bachelor's degree)
Cap, gown, tassel and Master's hood (required for Master's degree)

Note: A Commencement registration code is required to order regalia

Step #3: Visit (optional)

Jostens offers HUGE discounts on class rings in person. Visit to to find dates they will be on your campus.

Step #4: Become an Alumni Member (optional)

Being a CWU alumni member is hugely beneficial! Today the CWU Alumni Association represents more than 100,000 alumni and plays a critical role in keeping CWU among the best and most innovative universities in the Northwest.

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