Let's Celebrate the Class of Spring 2022




Friday, May 6

Commencement is a time to celebrate the successes of our students. An in-person commencement ceremony is being planned with the opportunity to recognize our graduates virtually as well.

All Spring and Summer 2022 graduates will receive commencement information via their WSU email.

Students who wish to participate need to register by March 4.

Our top priority is the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and the surrounding communities. Masks are recommended for all students, staff, and visitors on-campus per the WSU COVID response measures.

WSU continues to closely monitor the pandemic situation and will announce any changes here.

Please send any questions or concerns to graduation@winona.edu.

Ceremony Schedule & Locations


In-Person | McCown Gym, Memorial Hall

This is a ticketed event. Doors will open for guests 30 minutes prior to each ceremony.


On-Campus Viewing | Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall

Tickets are not required for this venue, and seating is first-come first-served. Doors will open for guests 30 minutes prior to each ceremony.


Online Viewing | WSU Commencement Website

The ceremonies will be streamed live with captions and in multiple languages. A video will also be available for public view after the ceremony.

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Watch the livestream ceremony at 9am with closed captioning available for China, Japan, and Spain.

College of Education and College of Business

Watch the livestream ceremony at 12pm with closed captioning available for China, Japan, and Spain.

College of Liberal Arts and College of Science & Engineering

Watch the livestream ceremony at 3pm with closed captioning available for China, Japan, Spain, and Korea.

Note: You do not have to download the Microsoft Teams app to view the WSU Commencement ceremonies.

When prompted, please select the “Watch on the web instead” option and then select “Join anonymously” at the bottom of the following page.

Tickets for Guests


Due to limited seating available on campus, there is a ticketing system.

Each participating student will receive 4 tickets for the in-person ceremony held in the McCown Gymnasium.

Tickets are free, but all guests must present a ticket to be admitted to the McCown Gym.

Additional guests can attend a live stream viewing of the ceremony in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium in Somsen Hall and in the Vivian Fusillo Theatre in the DuFrense Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are not required for guests to be admitted to the auditorium.

International students can also learn more about getting a visitor visa for family members.

Warrior Graduate Celebration


At the Warrior Graduate Celebration, you can

  • pick up your tickets
  • verify your graduation details
  • talk to WSU support staff who can help you prepare for life after graduation
All graduating students are encouraged to attend.