There are many fine hotels surrounding the University of Washington, as well as in the general Seattle area.
Also, many of the University’s schools, colleges, and departments have their own graduation events. These events generally (but not always) take place on or near the UW campus during the week before commencement. You can obtain information about these events on our School, Dept., Other Events page.
Depending upon what events you are attending on campus and any other plans you have, you may want to book lodging near campus or closer to downtown.