Thousands of WSU students set to graduate this spring

WSU graduates celebrate as confetti falls following a commencement ceremony.
Commencement ceremonies are planned from May 3-11 across the Washington State University System.

PULLMAN, Wash. — More than 4,400 Washington State University students are set to graduate this spring.

Bachelor’s degree recipients are leading the way, with 3,447 applying to graduate this spring across WSU’s six campuses. At the graduate level, 306 students are earning master’s degrees this spring while another 170 will receive their doctoral degrees.

This spring’s graduating class also includes 140 masters of business administration degrees earned online, 133 veterinarians, and 67 medical doctors.

Some 6,200 WSU students are eligible to participate in commencement events happening across the WSU system this spring, as graduates from the fall semester can participate in spring commencement activities. Because students must fulfill academic requirements prior to earning their degrees, final spring graduation figures may vary slightly from applications to graduate as of mid-April.

Each campus will have its own Spring 2024 Commencement events May 3–11, with more information available on each campus’ website.


More than 2,800 students from WSU Pullman are earning their degrees this spring. Among them are 2,439 undergraduate and professionals’ students as well as 368 earning graduate degrees. This past fall, some 942 WSU Pullman students completed their studies and are being invited back to participate in commencement.

Commencement ceremonies on the Pullman campus kick off at 8 a.m. May 4 with graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the School of the Environment. Students from the Carson College of Business, the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, and the College of Education will have their ceremony at 11:30 a.m., while students from the six remaining colleges will be recognized beginning at 3 p.m.

Media Contact:
Phil Weiler, vice president for marketing and communications, 509-595-1708,

Global Campus

WSU Global Campus’ graduating class this semester stands at 607, including 561 undergraduate and professional students as well as 46 graduate students. Another 500 students earned their degrees in the fall and are being invited to participate in commencement this spring.

Graduating WSU Global Campus students will be recognized at a commencement ceremony May 4 at the Westin Seattle Hotel in Seattle. The event is slated to begin at 10 a.m., with participants able to attend in-person or virtually.

Media Contact:
Jeff Willadsen, communications coordinator, 509-335-9809,


Some 432 students at WSU Vancouver will be completing degree programs this spring. Those totals include 404 undergraduate and professional students as well as more than two dozen graduate students. Another 174 students who completed their programs in the fall are also eligible to participate in the campus’ commencement event.

The RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater will play host to the spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony for WSU Vancouver this year. The event will take place May 4 and will get underway at 1 p.m.

Media Contact:
Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communication, 360‑546‑9601,


WSU Spokane will graduate 314 students this spring. Among those completing their programs are 89 doctors of pharmacy and 67 doctors of medicine. Another 110 students who graduated this past fall will be eligible to attend upcoming commencement events hosted by the campus.

WSU Spokane will honor graduates at 2 p.m. May 10 at the Spokane Arena. The College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the College of Medicine will also host additional events, with details available online.

Media Contact:
Chantell Cosner, director of marketing and strategic communication, 509-368-6671


More than 210 students will be graduating from WSU Tri-Cities this spring, joining 70 students who graduated this past fall in being eligible to participate in the campus’ commencement event.

Graduates from WSU Tri-Cities will be recognized May 4 during the Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. The event is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

Media Contact:
Leslie Streeter, director of marketing and communication, 509-372-7333,


Some 39 undergraduate students will be graduating from WSU Everett this spring. Another 26 students who graduated from the campus in the fall will be invited to participate in commencement later this month.

In a departure from recent years, WSU Everett will host its commencement cerebration on its own campus this spring. A newly installed Cougar Pride sculpture will greet graduates and their families attending the milestone event, which is slated to begin at 2 p.m. May 11.

Media Contact:
Corrie Wilder, executive director, marketing and communications, WSU Everett, 425-405-1776,

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