WSU Spring Commencement Schedule Set May 8

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University undergraduate and graduate students
will receive their diplomas at the Saturday, May 8, Commencement ceremonies on the Pullman
WSU will honor the graduates of nine of its 10 colleges with two ceremonies at Beasley
Performing Arts Coliseum on the Pullman campus.
Graduates of the colleges of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Education will be recognized at an
8 a.m. program. Agriculture and Home Economics, Business and Economics, Engineering and
Architecture, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine graduates will be honored at a 1 p.m.
ceremony. Nursing students attend ceremonies in Spokane.
This year marks the 103rd commencement at WSU. WSU alumnus and Microsoft co-founder
Paul Allen will be honored with a presentation of the Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award at
both ceremonies. He will speak to the graduates following the presentations.
This award is the highest honor granted to WSU alumni who have made significant
contributions to society and, through their accomplishments, brought attention to the quality of
an education at WSU. Allen is the 29th recipient of this award that has also honored, among
others, Edward R. Murrow, Leo K. Bustad, Melvin Hein, Philip and Neva Abelson, Keith Jackson
and Gary Larson.
Branch and off-campus commencements include the WSU Seattle Center for Hotel and
Restaurant Administration, 7 p.m., Thursday, May 6, Madison Renaissance Hotel in Seattle;
WSU Spokane and the WSU College of Nursing/ICNE, 2 p.m., Friday, May 7, the Spokane Opera
House in Spokane; WSU Tri-Cities, 6 p.m., Friday, May 14, Tri-Cities Coliseum in Kennewick;
and WSU Vancouver, 1 p.m., Saturday, May 15, WSU Vancouver Campus Plaza in Vancouver.
The WSU Honors College will hold a banquet Friday, May 7, in the Compton Union Building
Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. to honor its graduating students, all of whom earn degrees from the other
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