Bachelor and Master students

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

Doctoral candidates

  • Doctoral candidates assemble in the Green Room of Shaw Theatre.
  • Regalia is distributed and returned in York Arena Theatre.
  • Processional and hooding instructions are given approximately 30 minutes prior to each ceremony.

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.