UW Commencement

School and Departmental Ceremonies

In addition to the official Commencement ceremony at Husky Stadium, there are over 100 school, college, departmental, and student organization graduation celebrations. Most take place during the week before Commencement or on the morning of Commencement Day. Links to event pages for each of schools, departments, or groups listed below will be added as information becomes available (beginning in February 2019). If you need information about a school, college or departmental ceremony immediately, take a look at our 2018 At-A-Glance Guide. It contains contact information for last year’s ceremonies that could be helpful.

College of Arts & Sciences

  • American Ethnic Studies
  • American Indian Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics (PhD and Masters)
  • Applied & Computational Mathematics (ACMS)
  • Art – School of Art + Art History + Design
  • Asian Languages and Literature
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Classics
  • Communication
  • Comparative History of Ideas
  • Comparative Literature, Cinema and Media
  • Computer Science and Engineering (see Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering)
  • Dance Program
  • Diversity Minor Program
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • French and Italian Studies
  • Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
  • Geography
  • Germanics
  • History
  • Integrated Social Sciences
  • Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
  • Law, Societies and Justice Program
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • MHCI+D (see College of Engineering)
  • Microbiology
  • Museology
  • Music
  • Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
  • Neurobiology
  • Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Psychology Ph.D. Hooding
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Slavic Languages and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Spanish and Portuguese Studies (please contact department for information)
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Statistics

College of Built Environments

  • College of Built Environments (CBE) Graduation Celebration
  • Community, Environment and Planning

Michael G. Foster School of Business

  • Undergraduate Programs
  • MBA, Evening MBA, Ph.D
  • MPAcc & MST
  • MSCM
  • MS in Entrepreneurship
  • MSIS

School of Dentistry

  • Investiture of Hoods

College of Education

College of Education Graduation Celebration
Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership (Administration & Coaching)

College of Engineering
Allen School

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Human Centered Design and Engineering
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • MHCI+D Program
  • Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

College of the Environment

  • School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
  • School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
  • School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
  • School of Oceanography
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Program on the Environment (Environmental Studies)
  • Atmospheric Sciences

Information School

  • Information School Convocation

School of Law

  • Law School Graduation Ceremony

School of Medicine

  • Physicians Oath and Hooding
  • Multidisciplinary Biomedical Research
  • Bioengineering (see College of Engineering)
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Global Health (see School of Public Health)
  • MEDEX Graduation Celebration–Seattle
  • MEDEX Graduation Celebration–Spokane
  • MEDEX Graduation Celebration–Tacoma
  • MEDEX Graduation Celebration–Anchorage
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduation Celebration
  • Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

School of Nursing

  • School of Nursing Convocation

School of Pharmacy

  • Graduate Recognition Ceremony
  • Plein Geriatric Certificate Reception

Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

  • Evans School Convocation

School of Public Health

  • School of Public Health Graduation Celebration
  • Department of Health Services: Community-Oriented Public Health Practice (COPHP)
  • MHA Graduation Celebration
  • EMHA Graduation Celebration
  • MHIHIM Graduation Celebration
  • Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
  • Global Health Graduation Celebration
  • Health Services PhD Graduation Celebration
  • Biostatistics
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Public Health Genetics Graduation

School of Social Work

  • Social Work Graduation Celebration

Other UW ceremonies

  • UW Bothell Commencement
  • UW Tacoma Commencement

Commissioning ceremonies

  • Air Force ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Army ROTC

Other celebrations

  • Alumni Association Grad Toast
  • Black Graduation
  • Dream Project
  • Filipino Graduation Celebration
  • FIUTS Graduation Reception
  • Honors Program
  • Intercollegiate Athletics Student-Athlete Graduation Reception
  • La Raza Graduation
  • Lavender Graduation
  • Pasifik Graduation Celebration
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Raven’s Feast
  • Robinson Center for Young Scholars
  • Veteran Celebration of Excellence and Challenge Coin Ceremony