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Schedule and More

Order of Events


Gates open
 9 a.m.

10 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Kirk H. Schulz, President

Elizabeth Chilton, Provost and Executive Vice President

Sophomore Welcome
Isabelle Busch, WSU Pullman Sophomore student

Faculty Keynote
Melissa Parkhurst, Associate Professor, School of Music

Pinning Ceremony
Kirk H. Schulz, President

ASWSU Welcome
Brian Patrick, ASWSU President

Closing Remarks
Jill L. Creighton, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

WSU Fight Song




The University Mace leads the processional at University Convocation and at Commencement.

The mace is a traditional symbol of legal and chartered authority; it is an evolution of the ceremonial scepters that have been carried by kings and dignitaries through thousands of years of human history.

Created in 1985 by WSU alumnus Tim Doebler, the two-foot-long scepter is cast in silver and bronze and weighs nine pounds.

Pinning Ceremony

The pin is a symbol of your bond with the University and with your fellow Cougs. Wear it with pride today – and wear it with your cap and gown when you graduate.