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Ticket Distribution

Registered Graduate Ticket Distribution Schedule

Guest tickets will be distributed on the UW-Seattle Campus in First Year Programs, MGH 120 on the specified dates outlined below:

  • Dates: Tuesday, May 31st – Friday, June 3rd
  • Times: 8:30am-4:30pm

When you come to pick up the tickets please bring your UW ID Card. If you trust someone else to pick up the tickets on your behalf, you will need to email us asap with that person’s name, id number, date and time they will pick up your tickets to They will need to bring their ID with them. 

For those who requested less than 4 tickets, you will get the number of tickets you have been designated on your registration. Everyone else will be given 4 tickets. You as the graduate will not need a ticket. The numbered tickets are for your guests.

Please make sure you give the tickets to your guest before you arrive at the ceremony since you need to arrive earlier to the venue. Please see the next section for extra tickets. 

Extra Tickets

Extra Tickets are distributed on a first come first serve basis and you will receive a confirmation email that you have been given extra tickets. Extra tickets can be picked up (or requested to be at will call) on Tuesday, June 7th or Wednesday, June 8th in Mary Gates 120. We understand the frustration with not having your entire family attend the ceremony. However, we are limited in space.

If you are requesting more than 4 tickets, fill out this Undistributed Ticket Request Form by June 3, 2022:

For additional questions please contact

Unclaimed Tickets

If any additional unclaimed tickets are available after 4:30pm on June 8th, an e-mail will be sent to registrants with details of the distribution of those tickets. Please be patient with our process. We want to accommodate as many of your guests as possible. 

If you are not on the Seattle Campus after June 8th for extra or unclaimed tickets ONLY, you can email and request tickets to be at will call.  


Parking is available on the UW Campus and will require you to walk to the ceremony venue. (Please note, fees will be administered). More parking information from UW transportation here.

  • Closest Parking Location: Central Plaza Garage. Entrance on 15th Ave NE and 41st Street. Cost: $6 for the whole night. Parking is free in the evenings after 9pm on all levels. Please respect University of Washington reserved stalls at all times (you cannot park on level C1 at any time).
  • There are other lots available on campus but are farther away. Please see UW Parking website.
  • Street parking is available but will take longer to find and may require a cost.

Graduates can buy parking for themselves and guests through Commencement’s site here.