Graduation Information

Fairhaven College 2019 Commencement Video


Fairhaven Graduation Celebration


Fairhaven College holds our own Graduation Celebration each June to honor the graduates for the academic year by acknowledging their individual achievements. WWU also holds a Commencement Ceremony, which Fairhaven students have the option of attending.



Seats for Fairhaven graduates and their families are free, but there is limited seating available. RSVP's are due JUNE 3rd. Names of people RSVPing  after June 3rd will not be included in the printed program.  Click HERE to make reservation for Fairhaven Graduation Celebration ONLY. Reservations for WWU ceremony need to be made separately.

Faculty Presenters

Each graduate is presented by a faculty member (can be Fairhaven or WWU faculty) or a community member of their choice. Graduates need to contact your preferred faculty member to be sure he/she will be attending the ceremony.


Immediately following the Fairhaven Graduation ceremony, there will be a reception with light refreshments for graduates and their families at Fairhaven College, in the Main Lounge.


Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies is no longer able to provide our own graduation announcements. The WWU Alumni Association provides graduation announcements. If you'd like to customize it, a “Personalized” option that might work for you. (Go to Royal T Papers or call 800-442-4696. Graduation announcements are on display at the Western Alumni House, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM—5:00 PM. -- their packages range from $50 - $172)


Guest parking is free on commencement day and available in most lots. Visitors must observe regulations for handicapped and individually reserved spaces. Please remind your guests to arrive early to avoid traffic congestion and to allow for travel time between the parking lots and gym. Shuttle bus service will be available from the 12A parking lot off Bill McDonald Parkway near Fairhaven College, but cannot accommodate wheelchairs. The shuttle service begins at 7:00 AM and ends at 6:30 PM or until there is no demand. Guests in wheelchairs may park in Lot 10G behind Miller Hall. Parking attendants will be available to assist guests with special parking needs. Refer to the campus map.

Please contact the University Parking Office (360) 650-2945 for more details.


WWU Campus Accessibility Map has details on accessible routes and resources throughout campus.