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March 4

Spring Virtual Commencement

Welcome to Spring Virtual Commencement at WGU

Saturday, March 4

WGU will hold a Virtual Commencement on Saturday, March 4, 2023, to celebrate our graduates. Virtual commencements allow graduates to participate live or the option to celebrate at their convenience with friends and family at their own commencement watch party.

To watch the virtual commencement visit this page or WGU’s official YouTube channel. You may also watch via WGU’s official Facebook page. Bookmark this page for easy navigation on commencement day.

Graduate Video Clip Submission

RSVP Deadline: Friday, January 20
*Graduates must have an RSVP on file in order to submit a video

** Graduates will be emailed video upload instructions within one week of their RSVP date.

Video Submission Deadline: Friday, February 3
Graduates who do not submit a video will be recognized in a list after the video presentations.

Questions, please contact

Watch the Virtual Ceremony

Keynote Booklet

View this booklet during Kevin Carroll's speech and take the test to see where you have grit. 

RSVP Information

To RSVP, you must have either your Graduation Application submitted to the Student Records department or be enrolled in and only have your final course remaining, such as capstone, final certification, or demonstration teaching. If you don’t currently meet this requirement, wait to RSVP until the requirement is met.

Students who are enrolled in their final course may submit an email to with “Final Course” in subject line along with desired commencement ceremony.

For more information, review the Commencement Ceremony Participation Guidelines.

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

Attention iOS users (iPhone/iPad): please use Chrome or Firefox browser to submit your ceremony RSVP form. If you use Safari (default iOS browser) to complete your RSVP form, you will receive a false application rejection message. If uncertain, please complete the ceremony RSVP form on a computer rather than your iOS device.

Spring Virtual Commencement Deadlines:

  • RSVP
    Deadline: Closed

  • Video Submission
    Deadline: Closed 

  • Cap & Gown Ordering 
    Deadline: Closed

  • Philanthropy Cord
    Deadline: Closed

  • Spirit Necklace

Spring Virtual Commencement Details:

Keynote Speaker

Kevin Carroll
Author and Change Agent

Kevin Carroll is the founder of Kevin Carroll Katalyst/LLC and the author of three highly successful books: Rules of the Red Rubber Ball, What's Your Red Rubber Ball?!, The Red Rubber Ball at Work and A Kids Book About BELONGING. As an author, speaker, and agent for social change, it is Carroll's "job" to inspire businesses, organizations, and individuals—from CEOs and employees of Fortune 500 companies to schoolchildren to maximize their human potential.

With his consulting endeavors, Kevin has helped turn creative ideas into reality for organizations such as the Starbucks, Nike, Walt Disney Company, NHL, NBA, ESPN, Procter & Gamble, Capital One, and many others.

Raised by his grandparents in Philadelphia, Carroll spent endless hours at the neighborhood playground where he found his calling: a red rubber ball. His subsequent pursuit of play and his "red rubber ball" took him overseas with the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a language interpreter and translator, gaining fluency in Croatian, Czech, Serbian, and German.

After serving in the Air Force for ten years and earning his college degree, Carroll became an athletic trainer at the high school and collegiate levels in Philadelphia.

His expertise in sport performance recognized by the 76ers organization and led to his job as the head athletic trainer for the Philadelphia 76ers in 1995. While at the 76ers, Nike tapped Carroll to bring his unique experiences to the sneaker giant in 1997. Although no job "officially" existed at the time, Carroll was directed to create a position at the company that would add value to the overall mission of the brand.

Carroll has dedicated his life to advancing sports and play as a vehicle for social change and success. He partners with non-governmental organizations and businesses around and was honored to address the United Nations as part of the UN Year of Sports for Development and Peace in 2005. In 2013, Kevin was named by SUCCESS magazine as one of 19 “SEERS – changing the world!”

Carroll holds a M.S. degree in Health Education from St. Joseph's University, a B.A. in Speech Communication with a minor in Physical Education from Angelo State University and an Associates Degree in Interpreting and Translating from the Community College of the Air Force.

Graduate Speakers

Bianca Cooper

Bianca Cooper has a deep passion for the healthcare industry and currently serves as the Senior Director of Onboarding & Recruiting at NurseDash.

She is renowned for revamping departments, breaking company records, and creating a culture of inclusiveness. 

Bianca also wrote a children’s book that made Yahoo! News as one of the best children’s books in 2021.

She is renowned for revamping departments, breaking company records, and creating a culture of inclusiveness. Bianca also wrote a children’s book that made Yahoo! News as one of the best children’s books in 2021.

She earned her master’s in management and leadership from WGU in 2023 with plans to pursue her Doctorate of Education from Louisiana State University.

Lyndie Eubanks

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Lyndie Eubanks grew up with three older brothers, an older sister, and a younger sister, where she learned the value of hard work, perseverance, and determination.


Like many WGU students, Lyndie experienced the ups and downs of life during her educational journey and would need to draw on those early experiences. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree from The University of Memphis, her husband passed away, leaving her as the sole provider for their son. Balancing work, family, with her studies, Lyndie persevered and completed her degree. Years later she would earn her MBA from WGU, which she credits helped strengthen her career in an ever-changing work landscape.

Lyndie is a Change Management Consultant with International Paper where she has spent the past decade leading projects within business and HR sectors. She is active on various boards and remains busy inspiring and lifting others.  

Of all of her accomplishments, she remains most proud of instilling the value of hard work and education to her son, who is completing a bachelor’s degree in commercial aviation while he serves in the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Lyndie enjoys reading, teaching herself piano, completing various crafts, volunteering for her church, spending time with her friends and family, and going to the beach. She resides in Collierville, Tennessee, with her husband Jeff, and her son, Connor, and their 4 year-old boxer, Dexter.

Keynote Speaker

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Ceremony Speakers

Information Coming Soon!

National Anthem Singers

Information Coming Soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

Virtual Commencement FAQs

The virtual commencement features a keynote address, graduate speeches, and a graduate’s moment in the spotlight (conferral of degrees). Graduates are invited to participate live or on their own time. 


Graduates who participated in a virtual commencement due to COVID-19 in 2020 or 2021 are welcome to join us for an in-person commencement in the future. As of January 2022, graduates may participate in one commencement ceremony (in-person or virtual) per degree program completed.

Graduates who register and submit a video clip for virtual commencement will have their name announced while their name and degree is displayed on screen.

Graduates who do not submit a video will have their names listed at the end of the conferral of degrees for their college. 

When you RSVP for virtual commencement, please note this in the comments section, or email with this request before the RSVP deadline.

No. After the livestream, the commencement will be organized by segments (e.g. welcome and opening remarks, anthem singer, graduate speeches, keynote speaker, reading of graduate names), allowing graduates to select which content they view.

You can watch virtual commencement on this page, or on our YouTube Channel.

Virtual Commencement Communication FAQs

Communications are sent to the email address provided on the virtual commencement RSVP form. Graduates who register for virtual commencement will receive the following email communications: video clip instructions, deadline reminders, final details with instructions on how to view the virtual commencement, and a survey after commencement. If you have not received an email from us, contact

Please check your WGU student email address for a copy of your confirmation email. If you have not received a confirmation email, please contact us at


Virtual Commencement Video FAQs

Graduates who RSVP for virtual commencement will receive instructions within a few business days. If you have not received your video clip instructions, please contact

Yes, as long your new video clip is submitted by the submissions deadline. 


Due to production schedules, late videos will not be accepted for virtual commencement.

The Commencement team is happy to assist you with your video submission. Please email us at

Regalia FAQs

WGU graduate regalia can be ordered from Oak Hall Cap and Gown.  Please click on the “Virtual Ceremony” tab to place your order. 

We encourage you to wear a cap and gown, but this is not required to participate in virtual commencement. If you choose not to wear regalia or do not have regalia, business professional attire is encouraged.

Diploma Cover FAQs

All graduates who submit a video clip for virtual commencement will receive a complimentary diploma cover via mail.