Current Program

View the current commencement program.

Past Programs

How do I make sure my name is in the program?

In order to be included in the commencement program students must submit their AFD prior to October 1st for fall graduation and March 1st for spring graduation.

The program is not an official list of confirmed graduates for the ceremony. Students listed in the commencement program are candidates for degrees in the current term. Students' names are listed in the program as they appear on the graduation list provided by the Office of the Registrar. Students' names are read during the university commencement ceremony as they appear on the graduation card provided by the graduates.

Students should be sure to file an Application for Degree with their intended graduation date. The Application for Degree is used to determine which program the student's name will be printed in. Please note that a graduate's name may only be printed in one program.


Degrees are conferred with distinction upon undergraduate students who have shown exceptional scholarship in both their cumulative and WSU grade point averages.

Students with grade point averages of:

  • 3.90 out of a possible 4.00 receive the summa cum laude award
  • 3.550 to 3.899 receive the magna cum laude
  • 3.250 to 3.549 receive the cum laude.

Candidates for degrees and for university honors have been tentatively determined on the basis of the work completed through the semester prior to the student's graduating semester. For instance, if a student has applied to graduate in the fall semester, his/her GPA will tentatively be determined on the work completed through the previous summer semester.

In addition to university honors, departmental honors are awarded to students who have met the appropriate requirements. Wichita State does not confer honors upon students completing degrees in the Graduate School.