Return to Husky

While the University of Washington is excited to honor graduates at Husky Stadium, Commencement 2022 is a large in-person event where good public health practices are essential in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entrance requirements for Husky Stadium

Currently, verification of vaccination status or proof of a recent negative test for COVID-19, are not required for entry into Husky Stadium.  Wearing a mask is recommended at this time.  Requirements may change as we approach Commencement, so please check back frequently. Stay home if you are sick or have symptoms of COVID-19.

Prevention Practices

The University’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety suggests that graduates and their attending loved ones should be mindful of the following COVID-19 prevention practices:

  • Get vaccinated. Getting fully vaccinated and staying up to date on vaccines remains the leading COVID-19 prevention strategy. All attendees are highly encouraged to be vaccinated.
  • Stay home if sick. Monitor your health. If you have been instructed to isolate or quarantine, or you have COVID-19 symptom(s) (regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status), you must stay home.
  • Consider testing before attending the event. Many people will be coming together from many different communities. Testing before gathering with others can help prevent spreading COVID-19.
  • Practice good hand hygiene. Wash or sanitize your hands at key times. Handwashing facilities and sanitizing stations will be located throughout the stadium.
  • Bring a face covering in case you need or want one. A limited number of free face coverings will be available at centralized locations at the event.
    • Face coverings are strongly recommended indoors, particularly for those at higher risk for severe illness or those who have high risk household members. Face coverings are also recommended for these individuals in outdoor crowded settings.
    • Follow posted building signage regarding face covering use.
  • Respect others personal space. Consider physically distancing as possible, especially if you are not up to date on vaccines or are at higher risk for severe illness. Distance based on your comfort level and respect the physical distance others wish to maintain.
  • Virtual viewing options are available for those who are unable to attend the event in-person.

International Travel

We recommend that those who are traveling to Seattle from outside the United States visit our International Travel page.