Spring commencement — Saturday, April 26

Each ceremony lasts approximately two hours.
9 a.m. College of Education and Human Development
Extended University Programs
noon College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
College of Health and Human Services
College of Aviation
3 p.m. College of Fine Arts
Haworth College of Business
6 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences


Graduating students

  • Graduating students are to report to Shaw Theatre 45 minutes before their college’s ceremony is scheduled to begin.

Faculty and doctoral candidates

  • Doctoral candidates assemble in the Green Room of Shaw Theatre.
  • Regalia is distributed and returned in York Arena Theatre.
  • Faculty assemble in York Theatre and should arrive approximately 45 minutes prior to the ceremony.
  • Processional and hooding instructions are given approximately 30 minutes prior to each ceremony.
  • Faculty will leave York Theatre about 10 minutes prior to each ceremony and proceed to Miller Auditorium.

Please also note:

  • We are unable to accommodate children accompanying the graduate through the ceremony.
  • Guests of the candidates must view the processional and ceremony in Miller Auditorium.

Post-ceremony reception

The WMU Alumni Association will be hosting a reception between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. in Brown Hall, featuring light refreshments, a small gift for graduates, and a backdrop for those wishing to take graduation photos.