Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Washburn University has remained committed to honoring the accomplishments of its graduates. Based on improvements in COVID-19 trends and the outlook for the future, we are thrilled to announce that the university will be hosting in-person commencement ceremonies.

Please read below for important information about the plans for these ceremonies. Please visit this site frequently for any updates in details and plans for graduation activities.

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Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

Washburn University

Friday, December 16, 2022

Both ceremonies will take place at Lee Arena in the Petro Allied Health Center.

  • 5 p.m. Ceremony
    • College of Arts and Sciences
  • 7:30 p.m. Ceremony
    • School of Applied Studies
    • School of Business
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Law

Award Ceremonies:

  • School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony - December 16, 2022

Washburn Tech

Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Lee Arena

Visit The Ichabod Shop for more information on Grad Fair and purchasing regalia. Washburn Tech graduates can purchase regalia from the Ichabod Shop on Washburn Tech's campus.

Grad Fair Fall 2022
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Vogel Room, Memorial Union

  • Save 20% on your Cap, Gown, and Tassel*
  • Semi-Annual sale on Diploma Frames
  • Specials on Washburn merchandise
  • In store and at

*Undergrad and Masters Cap/Gown/Tassel package only. Doctorate and Faculty regalia are not eligible for discount.

We ask students to arrive an hour prior to their ceremony. 

Enter Petro Allied Health center on the East side at the main entrance (large flight of stairs). 

You will be met, checked in and given further instructions at that point.

To view the live streams of the Washburn University Commencements, please go to the Washburn Video Central YouTube page the day of the ceremony. Once there, you will find the videos toward the top of the page in a section titled Upcoming live streams. Once the streams are live viewers will find the video at the top of the page.
A student claps during the ceremony
A faculty member cheers as students walk in
A student smiles in his cap and gown
A group of social work students smile for a photo
A couple pose for a selfie
A student waves to family members in the crowd
A masters student receives their hood
A cap says "do what makes your soul shine"
A student smiles during the ceremony
Two graduates smile for a photo
A graduate raises his arms in celebration on stage
A student smiles while receiving their degree
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