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University Registrar

office of the registrar

business hours

Monday - Thursday: 8am to 5pm (PST) Friday: 9am to 5pm (PST)

Term-By-Term Steps to Graduate

Two Terms Before Your Graduation Term

Friday, Week 2 of the term: Apply to graduate no later than Friday of week two.

Contact your faculty advisor to schedule a meeting during week 6 of the term to review your DegreeWorks audit and plan your registration for the next term so that you remain on track to graduate. Confirm that you will be ready to apply to graduate in the following term.

The Term Before You Graduate

Contact your faculty advisor to schedule a meeting during week 6 of the term to plan for your registration for the next term. Review your DegreeWorks worksheet in detail to determine if you will be able to meet your graduation requirements with your upcoming term's registration.

NOTE: Based on your conversation in the previous term you and your advisor should be confident that you will graduate as planned.

Week 6: The Registrar’s Office will send you a letter & email to confirm if you are projected to be able to graduate at the end of the NEXT TERM. If it says you will not graduate in the next term, see your faculty advisor IMMEDIATELY. Responses to letters are due by the Friday of Week 8.

Your Graduation term

Friday, Week 3: Approved substitutions and exceptions towards your degree requirements must be fully completed and turned in by this date for you to earn a degree at the end of the term.

Friday, Week 5: Using the provided web page, submit any necessary diploma name changes to ensure that your name appears as you want it to on your diploma. (Note: Change of legal name requires you to go to WOU’s Payroll office with ID.)

Friday, Week 10: Using the provided web page, submit your diploma mailing address.

Spring Commencement Ceremony Deadlines:

Eligibility to Attend

Students that have completed a degree Summer 2016, Fall 2016, or Winter 2017 or that are pending award of their degree in Spring 2017 may attend the 2017 Commencement ceremony.

Undergraduates pending graduation for Summer or Fall 2017 that are within 12 credits of completing their degree may also participate in the ceremony.

Students that have not yet had their degree awarded should be aware that participation in the Commencement ceremony does not mean you have been awarded your degree. Please be sure to follow through with all remaining requirements after Commencement.


Week 1 thru Week 8 of Spring term: Register online to attend the Commencement Ceremony. The last date to officially register is Friday, May 26, 2017.


The Commencement Ceremony will take place June 17, 2017.

Jostens will be on campus April 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Orders can be made through the WOU Bookstore.

To order a cap and gown for commencement, please visit the University Bookstore's website.


Every Friday

Registrar's Office Closed from 8am-9am

Sept 26

Fall Term Begins

Sept 29

Last Day to Add Classes Online

Oct 3

$20 Add/Drop Fee Begins



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