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Do you have a question about Graduation?

Contact Student Programs: 509-682-6878 or email:


2018 Step by Step: How to Graduate
1.  Apply for your Degree or Certificate with Registration by the quarterly deadlines below
2.   RSVP with Student Programs by June 1st to participate in the ceremony. Students who do not RSVP by June             1st cannot be guaranteed tickets, however they may still walk in the ceremony

3.   Caps & Gown                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     - Students have the option of borrowing from Student Programs when they RSVP to the ceremony                                    -  or purchasing an individual set through Oak Hall (see link to right)

4.   Distribution Day: June 5th  - pick up your Cap & Gown, and TICKETS 
*** Enter Ticket Lottery (if needed). Tickets not claimed at Distribution Day will be distributed in a lottery
5.   Graduation Info Session: June 12th at 10am & 6pm (Van Tassell Lounge)
5.    Pick up Lottery Tickets (if awarded) June 11th. Deadline to pick up Lottery Tickets is June 13th by 4pm.
6.   Arrive at 6pm at the Student Recreation Center on June 15th 2018 with your cap and gown to graduate


2018 Commencement Ceremonies

Wenatchee Campus

Friday, June 15, WVC campus. 

Event Details

Omak Campus

Saturday, June 16, Omak Performing Arts Center.

Event Details

How to Apply for Your Degree or Certificate

 You must apply for your degree certificate as soon as you have registered for your final quarter. Deadlines are listed below. The "Application for Degree/Certificate" form is available at the front counter at the admission/registration office in student development or below in PDF format.

Please note that completing the application process is the only way to have your degree or certificate recorded on your transcript at WVC.  It does not obligate you to go through the Commencement Ceremony held each June.

Submit the Application for Degree/Certificate to the front counter of the admissions office.

The evaluation process for graduation applications begins after grades have been posted on the students' transcripts. You will be notified whether or not you have met all the requirements for graduation after grades have been posted. Diplomas will be mailed to the student two to three weeks after grades have been posted. Graduation applications submitted after the quarterly deadline will be held and processed in the following quarter.

Graduation Application Deadlines

To Graduate in Fall Quarter:
The last date to apply for graduation (a degree, certificate or diploma) is Friday, Dec. 1.

To Graduate in Winter Quarter:
The last date to apply for graduation (a degree, certificate or diploma) is Tuesday, March 1.

To Graduate in Spring Quarter:
The last date to apply for graduation (a degree, certificate or diploma) is Tuesday, May 1.

You can also view graduation deadlines and other important dates on the Academic Calendar page.

Incoming Transfer Credit

Incoming transfer credits from other colleges and universities should be evaluated as soon as you have registered for your first quarter at WVC. If your transfer credit have not been evaluated and you need these credits to graduate, please observe the application deadlines listed above. You must submit a request for evaluation form (Academic Program Evaluation or Vocational Program Evaluation) and have official transcripts from all of the other schools you have attended on file in admissions/registration before your transfer credits can be evaluated. Call 682.6836 or 682.6835 for more information.

Additional Diplomas

Additional or new diplomas can be ordered through the admissions/registration office for $6.00 each. To order an additional diploma, use the Application for Degree/Certificate form. Indicate on this form which degree you have earned and how many additional diplomas you are paying for.  Pay the $6.00 fee at the cashiers office. Fill out the diploma request form, attach the receipt of payment and return it to the admissions/registration office. The diploma will arrive in two to three weeks.


The commencement ceremony and reception is held each June for all WVC graduates. Check the Academic Calendar for specific dates. Ceremonies are held on both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses.

Students who have applied for graduation and are planning to participate in the commencement ceremony will be sent information about purchasing a cap and gown.  Tickets are required.

Caps, gowns, and other items for Wenatchee campus graduates are available.

  • Graduation Procedure
  • Application for Degrees/Certificate
  • Application Deadlines
  • Incoming Transfer Credit
  • Additional Diplomas
  • Commencement