Monday, March 30, 2015

2015 Commencement Ceremony Information

Your Steps to a Great Commencement Day

Husky Stadium – June 13, 2015
Visit for complete ceremony information.

1.      Eligibility:
Bachelor Candidates:  Students who earned a degree in Summer 2014, Autumn 2014, or Winter 2015, or have applied to graduate with a departmental advisor for Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 are eligible. Once the application for graduation has been completed and received by the Office of Graduation and Academic Records (206-543-1803), the student will be eligible to complete the Commencement Registration/Order Form.

Master’s, Doctoral or Professional Candidates: Graduates who earned their degrees in Summer 2014, Autumn 2014, or Winter 2015 or candidates who have a reasonable expectation of graduating in Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 are eligible to participate.

Names Listed in Program:  The Commencement program lists the names of graduates from Summer 2014 through Spring 2015.  Note: Spring 2015 Bachelor's Degree candidates must have their Application to Graduate submitted and received by the Office of Graduation and Academic Records by the April17th deadline in order to have their names listed. Master's and Doctoral degree candidates must have their Master’s Degree Request submitted or Doctoral Final Exam scheduled by April 17th in order to have their names listed.  Summer 2015 graduates’ names will be listed in the following year’s program.  Students who do not wish to have their names listed in the program must contact the Office of the Registrar (206-543-5378).  

Honors: If you qualify for College, Departmental, or Interdisciplinary Honors, please be sure your DARS accurately reflects this status by April 17, 2015. If you have questions, see the Honors Program (211 Mary Gates Hall,, 206-543-7444). 

2.      Come to Grad Fair
Pose for your official grad portrait or get a photo with “Dubs.”  View announcements*, diploma frames* and rings in person.  Ask the registrar about any final steps you need to complete.  Learn about the ceremony.  Win prizes. 

April 8 and April 9
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mary Gates Hall Commons

*These items are available online through CB Grad Announcements, Jostens,  Signature, and University Frames.  To place your order, visit,, or

3.      Signing Up and Ordering Apparel, Parking Permits, and Guest Tickets online

Register/Place your order online:  May 6 – May 24 at

Husky Stadium Ceremony: Participants must register and order tickets, pre-paid parking permits, and apparel no later than May 24 via the above website.  Payment will be taken online when finalizing your order.  Visa, MasterCard, debit card, or valid checking account number will be accepted.

Apparel prices: Bachelor apparel (purchase only) - $48.00, Master’s apparel (purchase only) - $72.00, Professional apparel (rental) - $85.00, Ph.D. (rental) - $85.00. **See website for Professional/Doctoral purchase information.

**For doctoral candidates who are interested in purchasing their doctoral regalia, we are offering a special opportunity to meet with Oak Hall Cap & Gown. They will be on campus (Mary Gates Hall, Room 134 - the Career Center) on April 8 and April 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., to answer any questions. Those who wish to purchase may place their orders at this time.  To schedule an appointment with Oak Hall, candidates must fill out our catalyst survey at by April 6th.  We will contact them to let them know about appointment times.

Parking Permits: Purchase campus parking online during registration at

4.      Individual School/College or Departmental Ceremony participants must order via the above website by May 24, 2015, if your ceremony requires apparel or parking permits.  Permits ($14) are required to park on campus for any graduation-related event, including Saturdays and Sundays.  Payment will be taken online.

5.      Pick Up Your Order: June 2 – 6 (students will select specific dates online) at the UW Book Store (during normal book store hours).

6.      Come to Husky Stadium, June 13th, at 12:30.  CONGRATULATIONS!