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Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Woodbury University Class of 2024
Commencement ( LIVESTREAM )

Our Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony is currently scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 11 at 9:00 AM PST.

Congratulations on this momentous accomplishment. We are looking forward to celebrating this special day with you on Saturday, May 11, 2024 on our beautiful Burbank campus. There will be more information coming soon, please check this page for the most up-to-date information.

For any immediate questions, please email [email protected]. Thank you.

How to Participate in the Commencement Ceremony

  1. Apply for graduation: The first step is to apply for graduation . You may do this by contacting the registrar’s office by emailing [email protected].
    • If you are within a few credits of completing your degree requirements, you may need to submit a petition to walk in the ceremony. You may submit your petition to walk by using this link. Please reference your academic plan, contact the Registrar’s Office, or contact your advisor if you are unsure if you need to submit this petition.
  2. RSVP for the ceremony: Once you have applied for graduation and confirmed your eligibility to walk, you’ll need to RSVP for the commencement ceremony. This can be done by using this link.
  3. Pick up your cap and gown: You will need to pick up your Cap and Gown in Miller Hall prior to the ceremony. Keep an eye out for an e-mail from the Commencement team for the days and time this pick up is available!
  4. Arrive at the ceremony: On the day of the ceremony, arrive early to ensure that you have enough time to get dressed and checked in. Follow the instructions provided by the university regarding where to park and where to assemble before the ceremony begins. (We’ll be sending that to you prior to the date, please check your personal and Woodbury email.)
  5. Participate in the ceremony: Take part in the procession, stand when instructed, and listen to the speakers. When it’s your turn, walk up to receive your diploma cover, shake hands with the dignitaries, and smile for the camera.
  6. Celebrate: After the ceremony, take the time to celebrate with family and friends. Take photos, share memories, and enjoy the sense of accomplishment that comes with graduating from college.

Preparing for the Day:

  1. Arrive to campus no later than 7:30 a.m. (we need to get you checked-in and take care of some last minute details)
  2. The ceremony will be held in the Alumni Quad
  3. The ceremony begins promptly at 9 a.m. and is expected to end no later than 12 p.m.
  4. Seating for your friends and family begins at 7 a.m., and there are no seat reservations, it’s a first come, first served basis. Have a disabled member of your group or have someone who needs accommodations? Please fill out the Disabilities Seating Accommodations Request Form
  5. We will have a social media feed available for you to post your videos and photos!

Review our Frequently Asked Questions below for more information:



Grad Speak 2024

Would you like to be a featured student speaker at Woodbury University’s 2024 Graduation Commencement?
If so, submit a draft for a 3–5-minute speech. Our judges will choose the best speech based on the criteria below. The winner will then meet with a Woodbury faculty member who will guide them through the process of fine-tuning and rehearsing their speech in preparation for graduation day. The speech should convey how your Woodbury experience made a difference in your life and the lives of others. It should be positive and uplifting and address education, a challenging yet promising future, and what you—and more importantly—other graduates have accomplished. Check out the flyer for full details on how to apply!

GradSpeak2024 Flyer

Grad Fair 2024

The Grad Fair is happening Saturday, April 20th from 8 am to 4 pm for Burbank students. Please view the flyer for full details!

Grad Fair Flyer 2024

Disabilities Seating Accommodation Request:

This request is for guests of Woodbury University graduates only.  Fill out our disabilities seating accommodation request form by clicking the button below.


Get Involved in our Class of 2024’s Commencement Ceremony

The class of 2024 Commencement Committee is looking for help on Saturday, May 11, 2024. Your participation allows the campus community to honor our graduates and celebrate their achievements, in addition to making guests feel welcome here at Woodbury University.

Hours are 6:00AM–11:00AM

– Includes Breakfast & Compensation for Your Time!

1. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

– Pre-ceremony preparation
– Passing out programs
– Other duties as assigned

2. Orientation you will be required to attend an orientation to fully understand what is expected at the commencement ceremony. We have scheduled two orientations for your convenience. Please choose only one to attend:

–  Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 12:00PM–1:00PM Whitten Student Center Seminar Room
–  Thursday, May 9, 2024, 12:00PM–1:00PM Whitten Student Center Semniar Room

3. Attire on commencement day:

– White shirt or blouse
– Black slacks
– Tie (Student Affairs will provide you with a colored tie)

4. Available? Interested? If you are available and interested, please email [email protected] no later than April 29, 2024. Please type “Commencement Worker” in the subject line.

2024 Commencement Volunteer Flyer

Commencement Speaker: Phillip Palmer, Weekday Midday Anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News

Phillip Palmer is the weekday midday anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News and also reports on solutions to community problems for Eyewitness News. Since joining the station in 1998, Phillip has served as morning show anchor, weekend anchor and general assignment reporter.

Phillip was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, but his family moved around a lot. In fact, Phillip has lived in Shreveport, Louisiana; Wichita, Kansas; Memphis, Tennessee; Little Rock, Arkansas; Evergreen, Colorado.

In his adopted home of West Monroe, Louisiana, Phillip graduated high school in 1981. He graduated from Northeast Louisiana University with a degree in journalism and a minor in radio/TV/film.

Phillip’s career also began in West Monroe, where in 1985, he became a sports reporter at KNOE AM/FM radio. He then moved to KAKE in Wichita, Kansas in 1990 as a weekend sports anchor. In 1994, Phillip moved to KCNC in Denver, Colorado as the morning news anchor.

A strong supporter of organ donation, Phillip donated a kidney to his friend, Dale Davis, in March 2007.

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