Pacific Lutheran University

Spring Commencement

May 23 and May 24, 2024

Olson Gymnasium at Pacific Lutheran University

This year, we’re announcing a change that realigns PLU’s Commencement with the tradition the university has had in place for over 100 years: Commencement is returning to the PLU campus.

To create the sort of intimate and meaningful experience graduates are telling us they desire, and in order to accommodate the families, friends, and guests of our graduates, we’re hosting four separate Commencement ceremonies spread over two days in May 2024: one for each of the four colleges that make up PLU. Degrees are sorted into the College of Health Professions, College of Liberal Studies, College of Natural Sciences, and College of Professional Studies.

Students will participate in the ceremony for the college of their degree program. Students graduating with multiple majors will have the opportunity walk in both College ceremonies if they wish.

To identify which ceremony you will participate in, please check the College Graduation Schedule.

Thursday, May 23, 2024 @ 3:00pm – College of Health Professions
Thursday, May 23, 2024 @ 7:00pm – College of Liberal Studies
Friday, May 24, 2024 @ 11:00am – College of Natural Sciences
Friday, May 24, 2024 @ 4:00pm – College of Professional Studies

Each ceremony is expected to run approximately 60 – 90 minutes.

Additional details will be posted on this site as more information becomes available. Please continue to check your PLU student email for Commencement updates.

Congratulations for the Class of 2024!  Find Lute Gear for that special graduate at the LuteLocker.

Information about PLU’s 2025 Commencement will be posted at the beginning of the 2024 – 2025 academic year.

Degree Completion/Graduation

Academic Regalia Information

Degree Progress/CAPP Report