WWU celebrates first in-person spring graduation in 2 years

With the first in-person spring commencement in two years due to COVID-19, 1,857 students will graduate from Western Washington University across eight ceremonies Friday to Sunday.  

At the 12:30 p.m. Saturday ceremony at Carver Academic Facility, 259 undergraduates and 23 graduate students from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences received their diplomas.  

Diplomas were awarded for those who majored in communication sciences and disorders, global humanities and religions, health and human development, linguistics, multidisciplinary studies, philosophy, political science and women, gender and sexuality studies.  

President Sabah Randhawa and Faculty Senate President Shirin Deylami congratulated the graduates, but also the families and friends who made every degree possible. 

“There’s no doubt that these last four years reflect your tenacity, your brilliance, your belief in bettering yourself and the willingness to persevere in the midst of turmoil,” Deylami said. “But this achievement also signals the effort and love of the people around you.”