Commencement will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 8:30 a.m. on Centennial Green. 


Graduates

Family and Guests

Faculty, Staff, and Emeriti

FAQs


Consecration

Friday, June 14, 2024—8 p.m.

Baccalaureate

Sabbath, June 15, 2024—11:40 a.m.

Commencement

Sunday, June 16, 2024—8:30 a.m.


2024 Weekend Schedule

Navigate through the weekend schedule using the tabs below.

Thursday, June 13, 2024


Commencement Rehearsal Lunch
Rigby Hall Courtyard—12 p.m.
President and Mrs. McVay and Cabinet invite all graduates—graduating seniors and graduate students—to come by for lunch before the start of Commencement Rehearsal. In the event of inclement weather, the lunch will be held in the Alaska Room (Kellogg Hall).


Commencement Rehearsal
Centennial Green—1 p.m.
Graduates will practice for the Commencement ceremony and receive details about weekend activities, ordering pictures, etc.


Sign the Belfry
Administration Building (fourth floor)—8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Class of 2024 and alumni are invited to sign their names in the belfry.

 

Friday, June 14, 2024


Sign the Belfry
Administration Building (fourth floor)—8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Class of 2024 and alumni are invited to sign their names in the belfry.


Psychology Celebration
Heubach Chapel (University Church)—1 p.m.
Dedication service to honor graduating psychology majors. Reception immediately following. Family and friends are welcome to attend.


Engineering Senior Recognition
Fellowship Hall (University Church)—6 p.m.
Service to recognize engineering graduates and for their families to meet engineering faculty.


Consecration
University Church—8 p.m.
Senior class presents the evening vespers program.


Graduate Reception
Kellogg Hall—9 p.m.(after consecration)
The Alumni and Parent Relations Office invites the Class of 2024, their families, and faculty and staff to a reception immediately following the Consecration service.

 

Sabbath, June 15, 2024


Sabbath Schools
10:30 a.m.
Consult the University Church bulletin (available at the door and online at wwuchurch.com) for a list of Sabbath School options, meeting times and locations.


Baccalaureate
University Church—11:45 a.m.
Our Baccalaureate worship service speaker will be Dr. Albert Handal, Walla Walla University senior chaplain and assistant to the president for spiritual mission.


Teacher Dedication
Fellowship Hall (University Church)—3 p.m.
Honors those graduating with degrees in elementary education, secondary certification, and master's programs with certification. All are welcome to attend.


Social Work and Sociology Pinning and Dedication Ceremony
Heubach Chapel (University Church)—3:30 p.m. 
Dedication service to honor bachelor of social work and sociology graduates. Reception immediately following. All are welcome to attend.


Nurses' Pinning
University Church—4 p.m. 
Ceremony to welcome graduating nurses into the nursing profession. All are welcome to attend.


Theology Senior Dedication
Heubach Chapel (University Church)—5 p.m. 
Dedication service to honor graduating theology and religion majors. All are welcome to come and show support for the young ministers and bible workers as they meet together one last time before they pursue their future for Christ.


Strawberry Dessert Reception
Fine Arts Center Lawn—6 p.m. 
Senior class officers invite graduates and their families to enjoy strawberries and ice cream. In the event of inclement weather, the reception will be held in Kellogg Hall.


Sign the Belfry
Administration Building (fourth floor)—6-7:30p.m. 
Class of 2024 and alumni are invited to sign their names in the belfry.


Graduate Student Hooding Ceremony
College Place Village Church—7 p.m. 
Family and friends of master's and doctoral degree candidates are invited to this celebration of achievement. Reception immediately following.


Evensong
University Church—8 p.m. 
Sunset service featuring organ music by Kraig Scott, professor of music.

Sunday, June 16, 2024


Graduate Group Photographs
Kretschmar Hall Lawn—7:30 a.m. 
Graduates gather to be photographed and then line up in marching order for the Commencement processional.


Administration/Board/Emeriti/Faculty/Staff 
Rigby Hall Sidewalk—8:00 a.m. 
Administration, Board, Emeriti, Faculty, and Staff line up on the sidewalk west of Rigby Hall in marching order for Commencement processional. The marshals will give you instructions at that time.


Commencement
Centennial Green—8:30 a.m. 
Dr. Paul Dybdahl, Walla Walla University professor of mission and New Testament, will give the Commencement address. 

Regrettably, there is no adequate alternative facility in which to conduct Commencement in the event of inclement weather. If rain is forecast, please come prepared for it. 

A family representative may arrive early and hold up to eight seats until 8 a.m., at which time all held seats that are unoccupied will be available to anyone on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please encourage all family members and friends to be seated at that time. Thank you for your cooperation.


Sign the Belfry
Administration Building (fourth floor)—11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
Class of 2024 and alumni are invited to sign their names in the belfry. 

Click the image above to view a PDF of the Commencement program.

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