Just under 400 students will graduate from Washington State University Tri-Cities on May 7.
Commencement ceremonies start at 1 p.m. at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, a release said, and doors will open at noon. The event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend.
While most of those graduating from the university are earning bachelor degrees, more than 40 master’s degrees will be awarded as well as eight doctorates.
The keynote speaker will be Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif. Student body president Vanessa Alvarez Sanchez and valedictorian Lorenzo Luzi will also make remarks.
Chancellor H. Keith Moo-Young will present the Distinguished Alumnus Award to Douglas Hamrick, a retired chemical disposal project manager who has also coordinated the university’s Coug House project with Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity.