Washington State University Vancouver will honor 1,018 graduates Saturday in two nontraditional commencement events because of COVID-19.
The honorees include graduates from the fall 2020, and spring and summer 2021 terms. The graduates include 32 doctoral candidates, 72 master’s candidates and 914 bachelor’s candidates.
Because of COVID-19, the school plans to hold a virtual systemwide WSU graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. and a drive-thru celebration at the WSU Vancouver campus from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Names of the graduates at the live virtual celebration are available at vancouver.wsu.edu/commencement.
The university first canceled in-person graduation ceremonies last spring due to the pandemic, instead opting for virtual ceremonies for students across the state.
Last month, Clark College announced it will have an in-person commencement for its Class of 2021 at Kim Christensen Field, which is the campus’ men’s and women’s soccer facility. The ceremony is at 6:30 p.m. June 17 and will feature graduates, faculty and staff only. No guests are allowed, but the college plans to live-stream the ceremony.