You'll find videos and information about the 2016 Commencement commencement ceremony and other past ceremonies on our Commencement History pages. 

You can order photos from the 2016 ceremony here.

Commencement 2017

Make your plans now to attend the Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2017. Tickets are not required for either the Commencement ceremony or the Baccalaureate Ceremony.

Whitman College Commencement
Sunday, May 21, 2017
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.

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 20, 2017
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cordiner Hall

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

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