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Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 5 | 6:00 p.m. PST

Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox

1001 W. Sprague Avenue, Spokane

Download the Commencement program

Other optional WSU ceremonies

WSU Spokane Campus Commencement
Friday, May 6 | 2:00 p.m.
Spokane Arena

University Commencement
Saturday, May 7 | 11:30 a.m.
Beasley Coliseum, Pullman

Learn more about our graduates

Commencement Speaker

Kiantha Duncan

Kiantha prioritizes social justice and human equity by interweaving them throughout her career and robust Civic thumbprint. Along with her role as Spokane NAACP President, she serves on several Washington State Boards and committees. As a result Kiantha’s distinguished leadership style, she is often called upon as a bridge builder. Kiantha champions unity and compassion as the vehicle which connects diverse segments of society to discover common ground.

Kiantha Duncan


The MD program in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine trains students to be more than a physician. It equips them with a rich breadth and depth of experience that fast-forwards their understanding of the practice of medicine. In addition to preparing students to care for individual patients, it readies them to take the lead in addressing community health care issues. They learn to recognize problems in health care delivery, innovate solutions, and mobilize change that improves the health of entire populations.

Nutrition, Exercise and Physiology

The Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (NEP) immerses students in biological studies of the human body along with relevant social and psychological sciences. Classroom and practical experiences prepare students for careers in healthcare, including exercise physiology, dietetics, public health, research, and academia.

Speech and Hearing Sciences

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences (SHS) prepares future speech-language pathologists for careers in medical, educational, and other settings. Students learn about speech, language, and communication problems in conditions such as autism, motor speech disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and central auditory processing disorder.

COVID-19 Policy

Proof of vaccination is currently not required for those attending events. Masks are optional for all attendees and will be available at the entrance.

Graduates and guests will be required to follow COVID-19 restrictions set forth by The Fox as well as any university, state, and federal guidelines in effect at the time of the ceremony. Please check here for the most current information before attending Commencement.

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