Senior Handbook

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 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Seniors will be able to submit a photo and short video of themselves for the virtual ceremony. Additional details about how to participate will be sent to your email. These emails will come from StageClip, our online platform for the ceremony. Each student will have a unique link to access the platform portal and submit an image, as well as a short video recording with the message you’d like to share with your family, friends, classmates and the Whitman community. The deadline for content submission is May 10, so please complete this as soon as you are able. We want to make sure each of our graduates has a video and image to represent them in the ceremony.

For questions, or if you do not receive an email from StageClip by May 4, please contact Jordan Schilling at 509-527-5251 or

Caps and Gowns

Whitman will be purchasing a cap and tassel for each graduate. For those students who did not return to Walla Walla after spring break, these items will be mailed directly to your home address. For those still in Walla Walla a pickup date/location will be identified, with safe social distancing practices. 
If you have already ordered graduation apparel and would like to be issued a refund given this new development please contact Herff Jones with your order information.

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.

Senior Memo

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