Congratulations Class of 2020! We are looking forward to celebrating your hard work and accomplishments during this Sunday's virtual ceremony.


Whitman College Commencement 2020
Sunday, May 24 at 11 a.m. (PDT)

Watch the Virtual Commencement Ceremony

After the live event airs on Sunday, you can view the entire ceremony whenever you like.


See the virtual commencement program so you can follow along. When posting on social media, we encourage you to use the hashtag #Whitman2020 to help us celebrate as a community.

In addition to the virtual ceremony, the college hopes to celebrate the Class of 2020 with an in-person event on campus when it is safe to do so.


Virtual Ceremony    Official Commencement Program


Your diploma, as well as four copies of the full-length official commencement program, will be mailed to each student.


If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Conferences, Events and Scheduling at 509-527-5366 or email


  • A Commencement Like No Other

    November 20, 2020 • It was a spring semester dramatically disrupted, which led to the college's first virtual send-off for graduates. Faculty, family and friends logged on and followed along for Whitman College's 134th Commencement on May 24, 2020.

  • Whitman Class of 2020 Celebrates With Unique Commencement Ceremony

    May 24, 2020 • Members of the Class of 2020 shared messages of gratitude and excitement — and took a moment to be a little bit silly — during Whitman College’s 134th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 24, 2020. 

  • Whitman College Welcomes Viewers to Virtual Commencement

    May 22, 2020 • The college will host its first-ever virtual graduation ceremony this Sunday, May 24, at 11 a.m. to honor more than 400 Whitman seniors. Anyone who would like to tune in and toast their success is invited to join the online event.

  • Senior Class Banner Designer Wants to Bring Benefits of Art Therapy to Others

    May 21, 2020 • Graduating senior Eliza Wyckoff was able to explore her passion for art by creating the Class of 2020 banner for Commencement.

  • Educational Designer Katie Krummeck ’03 Creates Innovative Commencement Address

    May 20, 2020 • Whitman College is creating a virtual event for its 134th Commencement Ceremony. The event will include remarks from President Kathleen Murray, Board of Trustees Chair Nancy Serrurier, class speaker Maude Lustig ’20 and Katie Krummeck '03, as well as the traditional reading of names by Provost Alzada Tipton, and short video clips and photos provided by the graduates themselves.