A smiling graduate crossing the stage in Miller Auditorium during a commencement ceremony

Fall 2021 Commencement

Graduates may choose to participate either in person or virtually in the commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 18.

President Montgomery smiling in his graduation regalia.

Congratulations from the President

"We are not focused on endings but on new beginnings. Graduates, as you move forward with your future plans in starting your career, continuing your studies or building a successful life, I know you will call on the expertise, passion and grit acquired through your experiences at WMU. Thank you for including us in your journey."

  • Robert Parsons smiling in front of the WMU seal statue with his walking cane.

    Force for Change

    After losing his vision, Robert Parsons came to Western to create a better world for young people in the blind and low vision communities.

  • Nick Durham stands among flowers dressed in his graduation cap and gown.

    Driven to Succeed

    Cars have always been a passion for Nick Durham, but he found a lane to put his automotive career goals on the fast track at Western.

  • Aisha Thaj poses for a photo with her pet parrot on her shoulder.

    Spreading her Wings

    Aisha Thaj thrived in Western's product design program, racking up internships and experiences before landing a job at an international aerospace company dreaming up designs for future aircraft.

  • Jovanny Ruiz-Alavez stands in his graduation cap and gown

    Called to Help Others

    Bolstered by the support of the Foundation Scholars Program, Jovanny Ruiz-Alavez took his dream of one day becoming a physician assistant to the next level in Western's biomedical sciences program.

Show your Bronco pride!

From photo frames to phone backgrounds, there are a number of ways to celebrate the Class of 2021.

Students ipose in a graduation cap and gown and holding a graduation cap in front of a fountain.