UW Commencement

Last year, several schools, college, departments, and student groups held their own virtual graduation ceremonies in addition to the University-wide live, interactive Commencement webcast. We anticipate that this will again take place in 2021, and it may be possible to have live ceremonies, depending upon the size of the events and the COVID-19 restrictions in place in June. We will be reaching out to the various schools and departments for information about their plans and as we hear from them we will link below to pages providing basic information about these ceremonies.  We will be updating this page regularly. If you don’t see an event linked below, it does not mean they are not having a ceremony.  We may just not be aware of it yet.

You may need to contact these schools and departments directly until more information becomes available. Contact information about academic departments is available here.

College of Arts & Sciences

College of Built Environments

Michael G. Foster School of Business

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

College of the Environment

Information School

School of Law

School of Medicine

  • Physicians Oath and Hooding
  • Multidisciplinary Biomedical Research
  • Bioengineering (College of Engineering)
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • 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 Pharmacy

Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

  • Evans School Convocation

School of Public Health

School of Social Work

Other UW ceremonies

  • UW Bothell Commencement
  • UW Tacoma Commencement

Commissioning ceremonies

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
  • Interdisciplinary Honors Graduation
  • Student-Athlete Graduation Reception
  • La Raza Graduation
  • Lavender Graduation
  • Pasifik Graduation Celebration
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Native Graduation
  • Robinson Center for Young Scholars
  • Veteran Celebration of Excellence and Challenge Coin Ceremony