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

  • 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
  • Cinema and Media Studies
  • 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

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
  • 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 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