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.
 

  • 12:00 p.m.: Virtual Theatre Opens.
  • 12:30 p.m.: Pre-show, “The Purple Carpet”, begins.
  • 1:30 p.m.: Procession of Graduates Begins
  • 2:00 - 2:10 p.m.: Commencement Ceremony begins

 
We urge all graduates not to miss this one!  The fact that it will not be held in Husky Stadium is not preventing us from pulling out all the stops to give you an exciting Commencement experience.
 

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This day will be historic. Never before has every student marching in the Commencement opening procession been shown on the screen, walking behind their school’s gonfalon.
 
Never before has every student been able to create a slide with their photo, school, college and degree, and a comment, quote or memory – a card that can be shared with everyone viewing the ceremony.
 
Never before have graduates been able to participate in the ceremony with families and friends in their homes or join together in watch rooms to share the experience with other families from around the world. (Be sure to share your camera link with us so can take you live into the theatre.) 
 
Degrees will be conferred and tassels turned. There will be many other surprises that you won’t want to miss. We’re bringing in artists and experts from coast to coast to make this Commencement special.  It will be surprisingly intimate, yet global in scope.
 
So take your place in UW history and be there when the tympani rolls and the announcer proclaims, “Welcome to the 145th Commencement Ceremony honoring the Class of 2020.”
 
Congratulations and GO DAWGS!
 
Get ready for Commencement

How to Participate

Learn the steps you need to take to join the celebrations in 2020 and 2021.
 
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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!