UW Commencement

While the University of Washington is excited to honor graduates at Husky Stadium, Commencement 2024 is a large in-person event where good public health practices are essential.

Prevention Practices

The University asks graduates and their guests to be mindful of the following respiratory virus prevention practices:

  • Stay home if sick. Monitor your symptoms and refer to the University’s Public Health Flowchart for COVID-19 and Respiratory Virus Symptoms.
  • Testing before attending the event is recommended as many people will be coming together from many different communities. Testing before gathering with others can help prevent spreading COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses.
  • Practice good hand hygiene. Wash or sanitize your hands at key times. Handwashing facilities and sanitizing stations will be located throughout the stadium.
  • Face coverings are recommended. Bring a face covering in case you need or want one. Limited supplies of face coverings will be available at centralized locations at the event.
    • Face coverings are strongly recommended indoors, especially for those who are  higher risk for severe illness or those who have high risk household members. Face coverings are also recommended for these individuals in outdoor crowded settings.
    • Follow posted building signage regarding face covering use.
  • Stay up-to-date on immunizations recommended for you.
  • Respect the personal space of others.  Practice physical distancing based on your comfort level and respect the physical distance others wish to maintain.
  • Virtual viewing options are available for those who are unable to attend the event in-person.

International Travel

We recommend that those who are traveling to Seattle from outside the United States visit our International Travel page.