Return to Husky

On Sunday, June 12, 2022, the University of Washington will honor the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021 in a special ceremony in Husky Stadium. Due to public health concerns over COVID-19, the Commencement ceremonies for both classes were hybrid in nature.  We are thrilled to finally honor both classes with the on-campus graduation celebration that was promised them.  Over 4,300 graduates are expected to take the field at Husky Stadium to the cheers and applause of 40,000 family members and friends.

All graduates will walk across the 4,000 square foot purple and gold commencement stage, adorned with life-sized replicas of the University columns, and have their photographs taken as they receive their diploma mementos (a purple leather diploma cover bearing the official seal of the University of Washington).

This will be a once-in-a-lifetime event in the lives of graduates and parents alike and we can’t wait to see you!


For those graduates who do not have a cap and gown, it may be purchased through the Registration/Order Form, beginning April 12. Graduates are responsible for ordering and distributing guest tickets and parking permits, as needed, for their friends and family. All graduates are expected to read the graduate instructions and ceremony conduct agreement.


Entrance tickets are required for both our graduates and their guests. All tickets are complimentary and should be ordered by the graduate when completing the Commencement Registration/Order Form. All reasonable requests for tickets will be met. For more information visit the tickets page.

Reserved disability seating is available through the Registration/Order Form for guests in wheelchairs, guests with mobility impairment and guests needing American Sign Language. For more information visit disability accommodations pages.


Parking permits for a wide variety of campus lots may be purchased by graduates when they fill out the Registration/Order Form. Permits are available for parking on Commencement Day, June 12, or for school, college and departmental ceremonies that take place on other days around Commencement. Disability parking is available on any day and can be selected by the graduates when they complete the registration/order form. For more information visit our parking page.


For a list of items allowed in Husky stadium, visit the security information page.