Click the links below to learn more about Whitman's recent Commencement ceremonies.

  • Commencement 2021

    Information and video from the 2021 Commencement ceremony at Whitman College.

  • Commencement 2020

    Overview of information about Commencement 2020.

  • Commencement 2019

    Archive footage of the 2019 Commencement and Baccalaureate ceremonies.

  • Commencement 2018

    An archive of coverage from the 2018 Commencement and Baccalaureate Ceremony

  • Commencement 2017

    A recap of Commencement 2017

  • Commencement 2016

    A recap of Commencement 2016, complete with videos and transcripts.

  • Commencement 2015

    Rob Manning '80, the engineering manager for NASA's Mars Exploration Program, delivered the Commencement address.

  • Commencement 2014

    Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, delivered the 2014 Commencement Address.

  • Commencement 2013

    Eric Idle-best known for "Monty Python's Flying Circus"-was the featured speaker at Whitman College's 2013 Commencement Ceremony.

  • Commencement 2012

    Eric Schlosser, journalist and author of "Fast Food Nation" was Whitman College's 2012 Commencement speaker.

  • Commencement 2011

    Meda Chesney-Lind '69, Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, delivered Whitman College's 2011 Commencement address.

  • Commencement 2010

    Whitman's 2010 Commencement speaker was journalist and political analyist Juan Williams.

  • Commencement 2009

    About Whitman's 2009 Commencement ceremony.

  • Commencement 2008

    Bill Gates, Sr., retired attorney, author and philanthropist, delivered Whitman's 2009 Commencement address.

  • Commencement 2007

    Whitman College's 2007 Commencement Ceremony featured speaker Jeffrey D. Sachs, economist and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

  • Commencement 2006

    Ron Takaki, author, historian, and ethnographer, spoke at Whitman College's 2006 Commencement ceremony.

  • Honorary Degrees

    Honorary Degrees