Inviting family members to the U.S.
International students who want to invite their family members to the U.S. should visit the International Student Services website for basic guidelines.
Come Rain or Shine
In the event of rain, plastic ponchos will be distributed to all students. Guests are encouraged to prepare for whatever gifts Mother Nature may bestow upon the graduating class. Umbrellas are permitted.
Pre-order Official DVD
Experience the excitement and pageantry of the 139th Commencement Ceremony with the official two-disc DVD. Includes exclusive interviews, on-the-ground footage and Steve Ballmer’s commencement speech. Pre-order your DVD today at the University Book Store.
On June 14, 2014, the University of Washington will honor the graduating class of 2014 at the University’s 139th Commencement Exercises. 5,000 graduates will take the field at the magnificent new Husky Stadium to the cheers and applause of 40,000 family members and friends. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime event in the lives of graduates and parents alike – an experience not to be missed.
Unless you have already been through a ceremony of this magnitude it’s difficult to imagine what one student described as “the grandness of it all.” There is nothing quite like entering a stadium filled with excited “fans” who are there for only one purpose – to honor their loved ones and bring a momentous chapter in the lives of their sons, daughters, relatives and friends to a rousing and celebratory close. But those who have participated in a University of Washington graduation know the palpable pride and excitement that hits a graduate when they walk onto the field and process to their seats, and again when they walk across the huge Commencement stage. President Young, the regents and University deans and leadership, and well over 150 faculty members, all dressed in their finest academic robes, will be there to confer degrees and honor the graduating class.
Congratulations to the Class of 2014! See you in June at Husky Stadium!