Parents & Families


Your student’s achievement is a celebration for the whole family. We’re excited to welcome you back to campus for all the festivities and help you prepare for what’s next.

Graduating families campus contacts

Alumni Association

Career & Internship Center

Visitor Center

See you on the quad

Get ready for commencement 2022. After two years of virtual festivities, we can’t wait to celebrate in person with our Husky graduates and families. More information about this year’s commencement will become available in the coming months.

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From student to alum

Even though your student will soon leave campus, they’ll remain a Husky for life. That means they’ll soon join a community of 600,000 UW alumni with countless opportunities for connection, learning and networking.

Visit the Future Alumni page for an introduction to the UW Alumni Association (UWAA), and don’t miss all the resources available to graduating seniors and new alumni through the UW Career & Internship Center.

Common graduating student questions

When is commencement?

Check back at the graduation page for 2022 Commencement date.  

What’s the best way for new graduates to stay connected to the UW community?

UW Husky Landing is a networking platform where students and alumni can swap stories, get advice and find mentors. The UW Alumni Association also has location-specific communities and eventsHuskies@Work matches up alumni and students for one-time, low-commitment online talks about careers. It’s an easy and rewarding way for Huskies to connect and explore career paths.

What housing options are available to my student at this stage?

UW students have the choice to live either on campus in university-owned residence halls, apartments, or family housing, or off campus in a property not owned by the University. (Fraternity and sorority houses are considered off-campus housing.)

Seniors, have you created or checked off your Husky Bucket List?

Senior year is often a time when students are trying to connect all of their experiences while beginning to think about careers, interviews, and other post-graduation preparation. As they enter their remaining years at UW, remind students to take advantage of all the things that make UW meaningful to them and to create their own fourth-year must-do list.

Husky Bucket List


Did you know?

UW Alumni Association memberships make great graduation gifts. Members get discounts on a variety of goods and services and also enjoy all the perks that come with tapping into a network of 600,000 alumni all across the globe. Special rates are available for new graduates.



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