UW Commencement

Several schools, college, departments, and student groups are currently be planning their own graduation celebrations in addition to the University-wide Commencement: “Commencement 2020 – Celebrating Worldwide,” our live, interactive webcast. We have reached out to them to find out about their ceremonies – nearly all virtual ceremonies – and as they reply to us 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, we have not yet received information about that event.

To register for Commencement 2020 or to order cap and gown for any graduation event, graduates need to fill out the Commencement Registration/Order Form, May 4 – May 24.

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

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

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