Committee Offers Plan for 1998 WSU Commencement

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State UniversityÕs Commencement Committee will ask President Sam Smith to approve a proposal that calls for the colleges to be divided into two Spring 1998 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 9 — one at 8 a.m. and another at 1 p.m.
According to Dave Guzman, committee vice chair, the colleges of Liberal Arts, Sciences and Education will be included in the morning ceremony. In the afternoon ceremony, the colleges of Engineering and Architecture, Business and Economics, Pharmacy, Agriculture and Home Economics, and Veterinary Medicine will award degrees.
Both graduate and undergraduate students will participate with their respective colleges.
Most individual colleges and many departments will host receptions for students and families throughout the day, Guzman said.
Details of the commencement ceremonies will be completed within the next few weeks, he added.
The format change is being precipitated by the loss of Bohler Gym and the Hollingbery Fieldhouse because of construction.