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The Commencement Office plans and manages Wichita State University's annual commencement ceremonies to help celebrate the promise and outstanding achievements of our new graduates.

WSU holds commencement twice a year. A May ceremony is held for spring and summer graduates and a December ceremony for is held for fall graduates. In May, graduate and undergraduate degrees are conferred during three ceremonies. In December, there is one ceremony for the conferral of all degrees.

Commencement is held at Charles Koch Arena located on the WSU main campus at the corner of 21st and Hillside. 

2019-2020 Graduate Information Sheet


Fall 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Check in time for graduates is 1:30 PM
Ceremony begins at 2:30 PM

Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremonies

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Fine Arts, Dorothy & Bill Cohen Honors College & Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation
Check in time for graduates is 8:00 AM
Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM

College of Applied Studies and College of Health Professions
Check in time for graduates is 12:00 PM
Ceremony begins at 1:00 PM

W. Frank Barton School of Business and College of Engineering
Check in time for graduates is 4:00 PM 
Ceremony begins at 5:00 PM