Please read the senior handbook cover-to-cover to make sure you know all of the academic deadlines and requirements for graduation.
Participating in the Commencement Ceremony
The 2021 Commencement Ceremony will include two in-person ceremonies for graduating students only, in order to follow current COVID-19 event restrictions. Further details will be shared throughout the spring as they are finalized.
Family, friends and other members of the Whitman community may participate online through the livestream.
Caps and Gowns
Commencement Announcement Cards & Diploma Frames
If you would like to purchase announcements or a special frame for your diploma, they can be purchased online through Herff Jones. They will be shipped to the address of your choice.
The Senior Memo will be sent to you directly and added to this website in April. The memo will include important information and logistics about the Commencement ceremony.
Order official transcripts via web, mail, fax or in person.
Post-Grad Careers & Networking
Contact the Student Engagement Center (SEC) to get the career advice you need from networking sessions and workshops, fine-tuning job research materials, identifying potential employers, researching graduate programs and post-baccalaureate internships. Get trained by SEC to obtain a list of alumni mentors from Whitman Connect, our online alumni database, who can help you learn about career fields, employers and possible job leads.
Have questions about Commencement? Please call the Office of Conferences, Events and Scheduling at 509-527-5366 or email email@example.com.