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Upcoming WGU Commencement weekends Join us in 2019.

Oct. 11-12, 2019 - Austin, Texas

To RSVP, you must have either your Graduation Application submitted or an Approved Commencement Participation Exception from the Records Office. If you don’t currently meet this requirement, wait to RSVP until the requirement is met. Review the Commencement Ceremony Participation Guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or by phone 385.428.2085.


Friday, October 11 | Alumni Celebration 

Location: TBA

7-9 pm

Saturday, October 12 | Commencement

9:30 a.m. Master's Ceremony (check in, 9 am); 1:45 p.m. Bachelor's Ceremony (check in, 12:30 pm) 

Frank Erwin Center

1701 Red River St., Austin, TX 78701

RSVP Deadline: Sept. 20, 2019


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2020 Commencements

WGU is currently working on the 2020 schedule. Since WGU does not have its own venue, we have to search for venues to host commencements. Typically, our search involves looking at arenas that can allow grads to bring in as many guests and can accommodate our growing numbers. Many arenas are tied to sports teams, or performance groups like the ballet or symphony. In working with arenas and venues, these properties have us wait until their sports team (basketball, hockey, etc.) or performance groups set their schedule first. Once these groups set their dates, then the venue releases open dates.