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June 18, 2019

Soundbites: UW Commencement 2019

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Soundbites and b-roll are available for download here.


More than 6,000 graduates attended the University of Washington’s 144th commencement ceremonies held June 15 at Husky Stadium. UW President Ana Mari Cauce presided as nearly 13,795 degrees were conferred.

Rick Welts, president and chief operating officer of the Golden State Warriors, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018, and a UW alumnus, was the featured speaker.

The degrees conferred include more than 8,268 bachelor’s degrees, about 4,050 master’s degrees, more than 560 professional degrees, 13 educational specialist degrees and about 898 doctoral degrees.

Members of the Board of Regents, deans and other representatives of the university’s 16 colleges and schools participated in the ceremony. Many colleges and schools also have separate graduation programs and investiture ceremonies.

Read more in this related post.