UW Commencement

No backpacks allowed

All students and guests will be visually inspected upon entry to the lining up area, including bags, purses and academic apparel. No backpacks are allowed. We discourage you from bringing other bags or purses as there is no secure location to store them and they are not allowed on the field.

black and gold UW backpack with an X drawn across it

No alcohol allowed

Graduation at Husky Stadium is alcohol free. Party afterwards as much as you like, but respect the dignity of the commencement ceremony.

Items allowed at Husky Stadium

  • phones
  • handheld video cameras
  • umbrellas
  • trained service animals*
  • factory sealed plastic water bottles
  • unopened soft sided juice boxes
  • medical liquids
  • outside food – single serving in manufacturer wrapping
  • banners and flags – cannot be attached to poles or sticks and cannot obstruct views.

*Trained service animals are animals that have been trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. 

Any items deemed by the University of Washington staff to be inappropriate or possibly disruptive of other guests’ enjoyment are prohibited. Violators are subject to removal from the stadium and to applicable disciplinary action and/or legal action.

Guests’ entrance

Enter through the south, southwest or west entrance and proceed to section tunnels. Proceed downstairs to any 100 level section. Go upstairs to any 200 level section.