Dec. 10: About 850 will graduate at fall commencement

commencementPULLMAN, Wash. – New President Kirk Schulz will confer degrees on about 850 students expected to participate in the free, public fall commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Beasley Coliseum at Washington State University. Tickets are not required for the two-hour event.

About 180 of the graduates will participate from the regional campuses and online Global Campus. Fall graduates from all campuses may participate in the Pullman ceremony or wait until spring ceremonies at their respective campuses.

The ceremony can be viewed live online at The videostream will be archived for later viewing at the same website.

Guests are encouraged to park at the Lewis Alumni Centre. A free shuttle between the center and coliseum will operate 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Decorated for the holidays, the center offers photo opportunities for graduates and families.

For parking details, including disability parking and the parking map, see

Information throughout the ceremony will be posted on Facebook and Twitter. Students and families are encouraged to share their pictures and posts with #WSUGrad at and on Twitter @WSUCommencement at

Learn more about fall commencement at


News media contact:
Teri Hansen, WSU commencement coordinator, 509-335-6674,


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