Commencement at Miller Auditorium

Commencement at Miller Auditorium

When to apply for graduation . . .


Graduation       Last day to apply

Spring               December 1

Summer I         February 1

Summer II        February 1

Fall                    August 1

Graduation applications will not be accepted past the established deadline dates

Graduation and Commencement

Graduation audit (application for graduation)

The graduation audit for undergraduate students begins with the college advising office. After paperwork is completed there, the student must return it to the Registrar's Office. The graduation audit will then be conducted by a graduation auditor in the Registrar's Office. It is the process by which a student's academic record is examined to make sure all University obligations and all academic requirements for the degree have been met and the student is eligible to graduate.

  • Undergraduate Students: apply once you reach 88 beginning with your advisor
  • Graduate Students: apply two semesters before anticipated commencement. How to apply


  • Your diploma will be mailed approximately two weeks after the commencement ceremony.
  • If you have outstanding financial obligations greater than $100, your diploma is held until your account is paid in full.
  • To order a duplicate diploma, use the Duplicate Diploma Order Form. Your diploma will be mailed approximately 2 - 4 weeks (4 - 6 weeks for international) after the order is received.


Undergraduates who obtain a high level of performance during their University career are awarded the following honors:

  • 3.50 to 3.69 Cum Laude
  • 3.70 to 3.89 Magna Cum Laude
  • 3.90 to 4.00 Summa Cum Laude

To be eligible for honors, students must have earned at least fifty-six (56) semester hours of credits at WMU, 50 of which must be graded by a letter grade and computed into the final cumulative grade point average.


Reserve your place at the ceremony through the GoWMU portal. You will find more detailed information on the commencement web site, including the date, times (by college) as well as ticket and regalia information.



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