UW Commencement

Graduation 2020

For the first time in the University's 159-year history, the graduating class is invited to join in two Commencement ceremonies:

COMMENCEMENT 2020 -

CELEBRATING WORLDWIDE

An engaging and historic LIVE interactive webcast

&

COMMENCEMENT 2021 -

RETURN TO HUSKY STADIUM

 
On June 13, graduates, their families and friends will gather from around the world to join in celebrating the Class of 2020 in the University of Washington’s first ever live, interactive Commencement webcast.
 
WATCH LIVE STREAM NOW

  • 12:00 p.m.: Virtual Theatre Opens.
  • 12:30 p.m.: Pre-show, “The Purple Carpet”, begins.
  • 1:20 p.m.: Procession of Doctoral and Masters Students Begins
  • 1:30 p.m.: Procession of Bachelor Students Begins
  • 2:05 - 2:10 p.m.: Commencement Ceremony begins

 
Closed Captioning for the ceremony can be turned on in the bottom right hand corner of the YouTube Video Player.
 
To view the ceremony with ASL Translation, you can click here. You can also access ASL translation by clicking the link below the Youtube Video Player.
 
Translation in other languages is available by clicking here. You can also access this from the link below the Youtube Video Player.
 
If you are a member of the UW community living outside of the United States and you are having trouble connecting to the livestream, please log in to Husky OnNet (link opens in a new tab or window).
 
Entrance Codes were delivered to all participating graduates via email.This email can be forwarded to allow family, friends, and guests to join the ceremony. If you did not receive an entrance code, please respond to this email.
 
If you are a member of the UW community living outside of the United States and you are having trouble connecting to the livestream, please log in to Husky OnNet (link opens in a new tab or window).
 
A recording of the Commencement Ceremony will be available on the UWVIDEO Youtube Channel within 24-48 hours of the end of Ceremony.
 
Congratulations! We look forward to celebrating with you!
 
Office of Ceremonies

Get ready for Commencement

Cap Decorating Contest

There’s still time. Learn how to participate in the contest!
 
GET READY!

Announcements

Grad Shop

Graduation is a big deal! Get your graduation announcements, diploma frames and class rings in our Grad Shop.
 
VISIT THE SHOP

theater curtains

Broadcast

Be there with your family and friends when the curtain goes up on Commencement 2020 – Celebrating Worldwide! A link will be active soon.

 
WATCH LIVE

You are invited to walk in the 2021 Commencement Ceremony at Husky Stadium!