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Recognizing graduate accomplishments.

Join us in Austin on October 12.

Next commencement:

Saturday, October 12

Master's Ceremony | 9:30 am CDT

Bachelor's Ceremony | 1:45 pm CDT

Frank Erwin Center | Austin, TX

Find more details on the alumni site.

graduation cap from commencement

Not able to attend in person?

You can watch it right here, on this page, live! Bookmark this page and share this link with family who want to watch the event.  

What is it like to attend commencement weekend?

WGU hosts commencement weekends across the country over the course of the year, with new cities and events each year. We enjoy providing these opportunities for students, graduates and families to come together to celebrate their accomplishments and achievements. 

Why You Should Attend WGU Commencement Weekend

Next commencement: Austin, Texas.

2019 commencements continue with Austin, Texas, in October. We will be announcing 2020 commencement locations soon.

The alumni website has full details.

Previous commencements:

There are so many great moments from past commencements. You can find individual playlists from each commencement weekend on YouTube, or the links listed here.

We've also selected some of our favorite moments from recent ceremonies—including speakers, ceremonies, anthem singers, and more.

Speaker highlights.

Sekou Andrews | The Poetic Voice

Nathan Siebach | Deployed Military

Las Vegas, baby!

Sage & Elvis

Helen Thayer addresses bachelor's graduates.

Alumni share their success stories.

From dropout to two IT degrees.

Rashaan Green shares how he defied the curse from a teacher and became something remarkable.

Being self-driven.

Running taught Connie valuable lessons that have helped her set goals, make records, and stay motivated.