Make your plans now to attend the Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2019.

Whitman College Commencement
Sunday, May 19, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Memorial Building South Lawn

No tickets are required for the Commencement Ceremony. Seating is first-come, first-served.

2019 Commencement Livestream

The ceremony can also be viewed here: 2019 Commencement Ceremony


The Baccalaureate ceremony, which is held the day before Commencement, offers graduating seniors and their families an opportunity to reflect on their time spent at Whitman and look ahead to new opportunities.

Baccalaureate Ceremony
Saturday, May 18, 2019
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cordiner Hall

No tickets are required for the Baccalaureate Ceremony. Seating is first-come, first-served.

2019 Baccalaureate Livestream

The ceremony can also be viewed here: 2019 Baccalaureate Ceremony


Questions? If this FAQ doesn't answer them, please call the Office of Conferences, Events and Scheduling at (509) 527-5366 or email commencement@whitman.edu


News

  • Class of 2019 Feeling Good as Whitman Celebrates 133rd Commencement

    May 19, 2019 • Blue sky peeked through the clouds to shine on bright spirits on Sunday, May 19, 2019, during Whitman College's 133rd Commencement Ceremony. Keynote speaker Aisha Fukushima '09 led the class in a call-and-response rendition of the song "Feelin' Good."

  • Senior Class Speakers Call on Graduates to Keep Learning

    May 15, 2019 • On Sunday, May 19, 2019, the Class of 2019 will move on from life as students at Whitman College. But senior class speakers Dorothy Mukasa ’19 and Esther Ra ’19 hope their classmates won’t move on from a life devoted to learning. That’s the focus of the speech the two seniors will give during the ceremony, which begins at 11 a.m.

  • RAPtivist Aisha Fukushima ’09 to Return as Commencement Speaker

    February 5, 2019 • A professional singer, speaker and educator, Fukushima is the founder of RAPtivism (rap activism), a hip-hop project spanning 20 countries and four continents. As a public speaker, she combines the art of performance and lecture, linking themes such as global citizenship, empowerment and feminism with live musical performance.

  • Whitman welcomes Commencement Speaker Ashifi Gogo '05

    May 18, 2018 • Acclaimed entrepreneur Ashifi Gogo '05 is Whitman's 2018 Commencement Speaker. He will also receive an honorary degree from the college.

  • Whitman students earn leadership roles in Commencement

    May 18, 2018 • A small selection of Whitman students will join the ranks of those recognized at the college's 132nd Commencement ceremony, alongside the Commencement speaker, honorary degree recipient, returning members of the class of 1967 and distinguished faculty.