UW Commencement

Graduation 2021

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





Welcome to Commencement 2021 - Celebrating Worldwide!

On June 12, graduates, along with their families and friends, will come together from around the world to join in a historic interactive Commencement celebration to honor the Class of 2021.

YouTube screen shot



  • 12:00 p.m.*: Virtual Theatre Opens.
  • 12:30 p.m.*: Pre-show, “The Purple Carpet,” begins.
  • 1:30 p.m.*: Procession of doctoral, master’s, and bachelor's degree graduates begins.
  • 2:05 - 2:10 p.m.*: Commencement Ceremony begins

*All times are Pacific Daylight Time.


Congratulations to the Class of 2021! We’ll see you at Commencement! And we hope to see you next year on campus for a live celebration!


Commencement Program

Commencement Program

The program will help you follow the events of the day – read about the speaker and awards winners. Look up your name in the list of graduates!
View the Program

Meet the gonfalonieres

Meet the gonfalonieres!

These outstanding graduates are chosen by the schools and colleges to carry their gonfalon and lead their graduates in the opening procession. Find out more about them!

2021 Gonfalonieres


For Students, their Families and Friends

Watch commencement with the complete grad experience website.

Grad Experience