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Event Information

Walla Walla Community College will hold a virtual commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 28th, at 1 p.m. (PST).

A virtual ceremony has many of the same components of a live ceremony; with the main difference that it can be viewed online. During the ceremony, graduates’ names will be announced as a photo and degree(s) are displayed. Many of the usual speeches will also take place.

Streaming information will be available on this page. Faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni and friends are invited and welcome to join together virtually in recognizing and congratulating this year’s graduating class.

How will I participate as a graduate?

Graduates will receive an email from Marching Order/Herff Jones inviting you to submit a still photograph, video (optional), and short message to display during the virtual event. Please watch for that communication & submit the information requested.

Will I still receive my cap & gown?

Yes! Warriors Locker (Bookstore) will coordinate a drive-thru pick-up and mailing option for Graduation packets, including your graduation regalia. Stay tuned for more information!

Degrees and Certificates:

  • Final verification of degree or certificate completion is determined by the Evaluations Department within the Office of Admissions & Records only after quarterly grades are posted.
  • Final degree or certificate posting and diploma mailing may not occur for six to eight weeks after graduation.

Got questions about how to apply for your degree? Contact [email protected]

Got questions about the virtual ceremony or the graduation packets? Contact [email protected]

Congratulations on reaching this amazing goal, we look forward to sharing this celebration with you!

Walla Walla Campus – Graduation:

  • Saturday, June 13, 2020, in the Dome
    • Arts & Sciences Ceremony : 10 AM
    • BAS & Workforce Ceremony: 1 PM

Cap, Gown, & Graduation Announcements:

  • Pick up at the Warriors Locker (Bookstore) beginning on Tuesday, May 28th.

Day of Graduation:

  • Arts & Sciences graduates arrive and check in with Admissions no later than 9:15 the morning of graduation.
  • Workforce graduates arrive and check in with Admissions no later than 12:15 the afternoon of graduation.
  • You will be given graduation instructions along with a 3×5 card with your name printed on it exactly as you gave it to us on the graduation application, along with a title of your degree or certificate.

Degrees and Certificates:

  • Final verification of degree or certificate completion is made by the Evaluations Office in OAR only after quarterly grades are posted.
  • Final degree or certificate posting and diploma mailing may not occur for six to eight weeks after graduation.

Photographs:

  • Photographers from Walla Walla Portrait Design will take two pictures of each graduate during the ceremony.
  • Individual Photograph while receiving diploma
    To insure a good photograph, there are a few things to remember, most importantly, stop completely while shaking hands with the President. There’s nothing worse than a photograph with the tassel waving across your face, so remember to pause. Also establish good eye contact with the President during handshake rather than looking at the photographer.
  • Individually posed photograph
    After receiving your diploma, you will be directed to stand in front of a green screen holding your diploma. This time look directly at the camera. This pose will allow you to see several pre-rendered backgrounds taken around campus PLUS many generic backgrounds including studio.
  • Candids both before, during and after graduation of you, friends, family from our roving photographer.
  • Families & groups desiring a professional photograph taken, please meet outside on the lawn immediately following commencement where you will be guided to the sectioned area for your photograph.  Your no obligation photograph will be posted online with the rest of today’s photography.

Within 7-10 days of graduation, you will receive individual proofs and order forms in the mail. You will be able to place orders by mail at that time or even better online within 24-48 hrs after graduation at www.GradPhotoNetwork.com.  Enter “Walla Walla Community College” and the year or pin# (which will be on the order form you’ll be receiving by mail) to access your photographs.

Feel free to pass this website to loved ones and friends so they can see /order as well.  If you do not receive this mailing within two weeks, please call our office for address clarification.  When ordering, please notice the order deadline. NOTE: Mailed order forms have only the Diploma and Pre-rendered proofs.  The variety of backgrounds and candids can only be viewed online.  Be sure to not miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Congratulations and we’ll see you at graduation!

Congratulations on reaching this amazing goal, we look forward to sharing this celebration with you!