May 2022 Convocation

May 2022 Convocation

What: Convocation is the WSU College of Nursing’s traditional pinning ceremony, where nursing faculty welcome graduates into the profession by bestowing a nursing pin. We also celebrate our graduate students at the Convocation ceremony. It’s different than Commencement, which is the traditional graduation ceremony.


  • May 4 –  Spokane, 5 p.m. (Tentative – we are waiting for approval from the venue and will update this information when the date is confirmed).
  • May 5 – Yakima, 2 p.m., Tri-Cities 6 p.m.
  • May 7 – Commencement (traditional graduation ceremony) in Pullman

Attire: Students in Spokane will wear academic regalia – caps and gowns.

Gowns must be pre-ordered online through Herff Jones; they are not available through the Bookie any longer. Your gown will be mailed to you, and must be returned the same way. Go to to order. 

For more information on regalia, visit WSU’s Commencement website.

Students in Yakima have opted to go with gowns only, please check with Program Coordinator Mary Gonzalez for information on that process.

Nursing Pin: This year, our WSU College of Nursing development office purchased custom pins for all pre-licensure BSN students that echo the design of our historic College of Nursing pins. You do not need to purchase this pin.

For Spokane students only:

Your Convocation will take place in the auditorium at Ferris High School, 3020 E. 37th Ave. There is ample free parking at the location.

Livestream: Want your friends and family near and far to see you cross that stage? We will livestream this event on YouTube so they can be a part of this special occasion. Check back for the YouTube link.