Commencement

Friday, Dec. 9

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 Fall 2022 graduates will receive commencement information via their WSU email.

Students who wish to participate need to register by Oct. 7.

Masks are encouraged for all students, staff, and visitors on-campus per the WSU COVID response measures.

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

Ceremony Schedule & Locations


In-Person | McCown Gym, Memorial Hall

Guest seating for Commencement Ceremonies is available on a first-come first served basis

Doors will open for guests 30 minutes prior to each ceremony.

9am Ceremony

  • College of Business
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science and Engineering

11:30am Ceremony

  • College of Education
  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences

On-Campus Viewing | Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall

Seating in the overflow 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.

No Tickets for Guests


Guests do not need a ticket for entrance to the Fall 2022 Commencement ceremonies.

However, due to limited seating, we ask that graduates limit their guest parties to six or fewer people.

Ceremonies will be held in the McCown Gym in Memorial Hall, and the ceremonies will also be live-streamed in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium in Somsen Hall. 

All viewing venues are seated on a first-come first-served basis.

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