UW Commencement

School and Departmental Ceremonies

In addition to the official Commencement ceremony at Husky Stadium, there are over 100 school, college, departmental, and student organization graduation celebrations. Most take place during the week before Commencement or on the morning of Commencement Day. Links to event pages for each of schools, departments, or groups listed below will be added as information becomes available (beginning in February 2020).

If you need immediate information about a school, college or departmental ceremony, please take a look at our 2019 Guide. It contains contact information for last year’s ceremonies that may be helpful.

College of Arts & Sciences

  • American Ethnic Studies
  • American Indian Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics Graduation Celebration (MS & PhD)
  • Applied & Computational Mathematical Sciences (ACMS)
  • Art – School of Art + Art History + Design
  • Asian Languages and Literature
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Classics
  • Communication
  • Comparative History of Ideas
  • Comparative Literature, Cinema and Media
  • Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Dance Program
  • Disability Studies Program
  • Diversity Minor Program
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • French and Italian Studies
  • Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (please contact department at gwss@uw.edu for further information)
  • Geography
  • Germanics
  • History
  • Integrated Social Sciences
  • Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
  • Law, Societies and Justice Program
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Master of Human Computer Interaction + Design (MHCI+D)
  • Microbiology
  • Museology
  • Music
  • Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
  • Neuroscience / Neurobiology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Master’s Degree in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Psychology Ph.D. Hooding
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Slavic Languages and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Spanish and Portuguese Studies
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Statistics

College of Built Environments

  • College of Built Environments (CBE) Graduation Celebration
  • Community, Environment and Planning (CEP)

Michael G. Foster School of Business

  • Undergraduate Graduation Celebration
  • MBA, Evening MBA, Ph.D
  • MPAcc & MST (Master of Accounting Programs)
  • Master of Supply Chain Management ( MSCM )
  • Master of Science in Entrepreneurship
  • MSIS
  • EMBA, TMMBA, GEMBA, HMBA

School of Dentistry

  • Investiture of Hoods

College of Education

College of Education Graduation Celebration
Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership (IAL) (Administration & Coaching)

College of Engineering
Allen School

  • Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Human Centered Design and Engineering
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Human Computer Interaction + Design (MHCI+D)

College of the Environment

  • School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
  • School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
  • School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
  • School of Oceanography
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Program on the Environment (Environmental Studies)
  • Atmospheric Sciences

Information School

  • Information School Convocation

School of Law

  • Law School Graduation Ceremony

School of Medicine

  • Physicians Oath and Hooding
  • Multidisciplinary Biomedical Research
  • Bioengineering (College of Engineering)
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Global Health
  • MEDEX Graduation Celebration–Seattle (8/21/2019 Please contact Medex@uw.edu for further information)
  • MEDEX Graduation Celebration–Spokane (8/15/2019 Please contact Medex@uw.edu for further information)
  • MEDEX Graduation Celebration–Tacoma (8/16/2019 Please contact Medex@uw.edu for further information)
  • MEDEX Graduation Celebration–Anchorage (8/23/2019 Please contact Medex@uw.edu for further information)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduation Celebration
  • Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

School of Nursing

  • School of Nursing Convocation

School of Pharmacy

  • Graduate Recognition Ceremony
  • Plein Geriatric Certificate Reception

Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

  • Evans School Convocation

School of Public Health

  • School of Public Health Graduation Celebration
  • Department of Health Services: Community-Oriented Public Health Practice (COPHP)
  • Department of Health Services MPH/MS
  • MHA Recognition Ceremony
  • EMHA Graduation Celebration
  • Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS)
  • Global Health Graduation Celebration
  • Department of Health Services PhD Graduation Celebration
  • Biostatistics & IPHG Graduation Celebration
  • Nutritional Sciences

School of Social Work

  • Social Work Graduation Celebration

Other UW ceremonies

  • UW Bothell Commencement
  • UW Tacoma Commencement

Commissioning ceremonies

  • Air Force ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Army ROTC

Other celebrations

  • Alumni Association Grad Toast
  • Black Graduation and Kente Ceremony
  • Dream Project, Husky Leadership Initiative & Jumpstart Graduation Ceremony
  • Filipino Graduation Celebration
  • FIUTS Graduation Reception
  • Honors Program
  • Student-Athlete Graduation Reception
  • La Raza Graduation
  • Lavender Graduation
  • Pasifik Graduation Celebration
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Raven’s Feast
  • Robinson Center for Young Scholars
  • Veteran Celebration of Excellence and Challenge Coin Ceremony