UW Commencement


Who needs to fill out this form?

  • All graduates who would like to participate in Commencement ceremonies for the Classes of 2022, 2021 and 2020 (unless you already have your cap & gown).
  • All graduates who may need cap and gown for a school, college, or departmental ceremony, or who simply wish to have their own cap and gown.
  • The form may also be used to purchase other regalia items (souvenir tassels, honor cords, stoles of gratitude, extra mortarboards, hoods, etc.)

Form Completion Instructions

  • Visit the “How to Participate” page.
  • Ensure you meet the requirements listed in the eligibility section of this website.
  • You will need to enter your NetID and password and your name as it appears on your student records.
  • Read the information about caps and gowns on our cap and gown page.
  • Plan how many friends and family members you’d like to join you for the Commencement ceremony.
  • Complete the Registration/Order form.  The form will confirm your degree information, allow you to
    • Register for the Commencement ceremony
    • Purchase cap and gown or other regalia items – souvenir tassels, stoles of gratitude (given to and worn by those who have helped you), additional hoods or mortarboards
    • Purchase Alumni Association memberships and make donations to the Senior Gift fund.
  • Be prepared to pay online with a Visa, Mastercard, or debit card.

Changes or Refunds on Orders

  • Once your order has been shipped there are no refunds. For any changes to your order, contact the Office of Ceremonies (commence@uw.edu) .