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Washington State University

2023 Commencement

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Commencement

Thursday, May 11, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. PST

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for guests
Graduates must arrive at 11:30 a.m. to line up

Martin Woldson Theater at the FOX* | Google map
1001 West Sprague Avenue, Spokane, WA
*Please note: The Fox does not allow balloons, noise makers, food or beverages into their theater.

All are welcome to join us for reception at the PBS Lobby (map) following the conclusion of the commencement ceremony where we will serve light refreshments and celebrate our new graduates! RSVP coming soon.


Admission to the commencement ceremony is by ticket only.

  • Each graduate will receive 1 ticket for themselves and 10 to distribute to their guests, totaling 11 tickets per graduate. Instructions on when and where tickets can be picked up will be emailed to graduates in April. Graduates are welcome to trade among themselves if they would like additional tickets, however, tickets have no monetary value and selling of tickets is strictly prohibited.
  • Family and friends can get tickets directly from graduates.
  • Faculty who will be seated on the stage, musicians, photographers, staff, volunteers and student ambassadors do not require a ticket, but must enter through the stage door.
  • Preceptors or alumni who would like to attend the commencement ceremony please contact us at regarding tickets.
  • For the ceremony, parking in downtown Spokane can be hard to find during certain times of the day. Please give yourself plenty of time to park and also consider carpooling and ride shares. You can view driving directions and parking options through the Fox or use this parking website to plan where to park.
  • For the reception at the WSU Spokane campus, there is metered parking along Spokane Falls Boulevard and Riverfront Boulevard. You can also park in the green lots where you can pay for parking at the kiosk (Campus parking map).

Additional Information for Graduating Students

  • You can order regalia starting January 17 through Herff Jones. The early bird $10 discount will be applied to orders before February 7 at 8:59 PST/11:59 EST. The very last day to order regalia is March 15 without incurring additional charges. You will have the option to ship your regalia to campus or directly to your home address. Students who opt to ship their regalia to campus will be able to pick up their regalia from the Office of Student Services in PBS 130 weekdays from April 28 through May 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or the morning of commencement day.
  • Registration for commencement will open in March. You must RSVP to attend commencement. Details will be communicated through email and updated on this website.
  • Plan to be on the Spokane campus Tuesday and Wednesday, May 9-10. The MPJE review will be held on May 9 and the PharmD class of 2023 end of year celebration will be held on May 10. More details about the event will be communicated closer to the date.
  • There are two separate commencement ceremonies which you can attend: the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences ceremony and the university ceremony held in Pullman. Both are optional attendance.

Future Commencement Dates

CPPS Commencement CeremonyMay 11, 2023TBDTBDTBDTBD
Official Graduation
(as listed on your degree)
May 6, 2023May 4, 2024May 3, 2025May 9, 2026May 8, 2027
Conferral Date
(earliest your degree will process)
May 10, 2023May 8, 2024May 7, 2025May 13, 2026May 12, 2027