UW Commencement

Graduation 2020

The graduating class of 2021 is invited to join in the University of Washington's 146th Annual Commencement Ceremony, June 12, 2021.




As we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of you are no doubt wondering what the 2021 graduation season will bring us.


We are continuing to follow the guidance of public health experts and prominent scientists, many of them at the University of Washington, and new vaccines are offering us the hope of getting COVID-19 under control soon.
The question is how soon – and that question has no quick or easy answers. As always, the health and safety of our students and their families and friends across the U.S. and around the world is our top priority.

But one thing is certain. We will celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2021 in grand style on June 12, 2021 and we intend to offer our graduates the experience of a lifetime. We discovered last year that a hybrid Commencement ceremony, one which combines live and virtual elements, can bring Huskies from around the globe together in unexpected and historic ways and offer our graduates recognition and surprises they would never have experienced under normal circumstances.
So we’re asking graduates and their families and friends to stay connected and we will let you know as soon as possible where and how the University’s 146th Commencement ceremony will take place.

Congratulations! We look forward to celebrating with you!
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Stay Connected!

Have a question, a favorite UW memory, or a picture you’d love to share with your fellow graduating Huskies? Be sure to use #uwgrad21 when you post on social to join in the Commencement conversation.