PULLMAN, Wash. — More than 2,800 Washington State University undergraduate and 540 graduate students have applied to graduate at the Saturday, May 9 Commencement ceremonies on the Pullman campus.
For the first time, WSU will honor the graduates of its eight colleges with two ceremonies. In recent years, an all-university ceremony was held in the morning, followed by individual college ceremonies.
This year, graduates of the colleges of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Education will be recognized at an 8 a.m. program. Agriculture and Home Economics, Business and Economics, Engineering and Architecture, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine graduates will be honored in a 1 p.m. ceremony. Both events will be held in the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.
This year marks the 102nd commencement at WSU and the centennial observance of the WSU Alumni Association. Delivering a commencement address at both Pullman ceremonies will be university regent Phyllis Campbell, one of the banking industry’s highest ranking female executives and a 1973 WSU graduate. Alumni President Denny Jones and ASWSU President Neil Walker also are scheduled to make commencement remarks.
Northwest Public Television is webcasting the full commencement ceremonies from the WSU web site, and they will also be telecast live on Cable 8 television in Pullman. To see the ceremonies online, viewers will need an Internet connection and a RealPlayer (which can be downloaded free of charge from http://www.real.com). Once RealPlayer is installed, proceed to the WSU web site at http://www.wsu.edu, scroll down a bit and click on the What’s New box. That link will take the viewer to a live video of WSU Commencement. For more information, contact David Cillay at 335-6524 or dcillay@wsu.edu
Branch and off-campus commencements include the WSU Seattle Center for Hotel and Restaurant Administration, 7 p.m., Thursday, May 7, Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Seattle; WSU Spokane and the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education, 2 p.m., Friday, May 8, Agricultural Trade Center in Spokane; WSU Tri-Cities, 6 p.m., Friday, May 15, Tri-Cities Coliseum in Tri-Cities; and WSU Vancouver, 1 p.m., Saturday, May 16, WSU Vancouver Campus Plaza in Vancouver.