The College of Education's 2024 Graduation Celebration will take place on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 7:00-9:30pm, in the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. 

College of Education Graduation Celebration

2024 Graduation Celebration

Thank you to all our graduates and their guests from near and far for celebrating with us!

  


Requirements for graduation

How do I apply to graduate?

If you plan to graduate in Spring 2024 and you wish to have your name listed in the 2024 University of Washington Commencement Program, you must complete one of the following steps:

*Summer 2024 graduates should not take these steps until the beginning of Summer quarter.

Where can I find additional information about completing degree requirements?

If you are a Spring 2024 graduate, refer to the links below for further information about completing your degree requirements. 

Please note: If you plan to complete your degree in Summer 2024, information completing degree requirements will be sent to you at the beginning of Summer quarter.

All students who plan to participate in the graduation celebration event on June 4th should submit their graduation information to the Office of Student Services. 

Can I meet with someone about degree completion?
  • Undergraduate students (ECE, ECFS, ECO, EDST, ELS): make an appointment with the adviser for your major.
  • MIT students: you will receive an email from our Certification Officer, Michael Nielsen, regarding the steps you need to follow in order to graduate and be recommended for your certificate.
  • M.Ed./Ed.D./Ph.D. students: We will host information session for doctoral students (Ph.D./Ed.D.) and Master of Education students (M.Ed.) during the month of April.  Please watch for email announcements from the Office of Student Services.  Student Services will also offer graduation check in appointments later in Spring quarter.

Event details for guests

Where is Hec Edmunson Pavillion?

The Hec Edmundson Pavillion is located in the athletic village on the east side of campus. The Hec Edmundson Pavillion is an indoor venue. View a map

What COVID-19 protocols are in place for the event?
  • We strongly recommend and encourage COVID-19 vaccinations before attending.
  • We strongly recommend and encourage the use of face coverings.
  • Masks will be available upon request.
  • We ask that anyone who exhibits symptoms please stay home unless they have tested negative for COVID-19 within the past 48 hours. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at several stations throughout the event venue.
When should I arrive?

The doors open at 6:00pm and the start time for our celebration is 7:00pm.  We ask graduating students and faculty to arrive at 6:15pm.  Doors will open at 6:00pm, and we encourage guests to arrive and take their seats by 6:45 pm.  

Where should I park?

Parking for this event will require a permit. 

  • Parking near the Hec Edmundson Pavillion can be purchased the day of the event, or ahead of time. For more information on which lots are nearest to the Hec Edmundson Pavillion, click here.
  • 2023-24 graduates participating in the College of Education Graduation Celebration on June 4, and/or in UW Commencement on June 8, can order parking permits when completing the Commencement Registration/Order Form in May. 
How many guests can I bring? Do they need tickets?

We do not require tickets for the College of Education celebration, and there are no restrictions on the number of guests you may bring.  

International students: review this information from International Student Services about inviting family members to visit the U.S. for the celebration. 

Will accommodations be provided for persons with disabilities?

The HecEd Pavillion is accessible and we will have a seating area for persons using wheelchairs or walkers who need special assistance or accommodations. A maximum of two people may accompany the individual needing accommodations into that seating area. Please contact the Office of Student Services at edinfo@uw.edu if have questions or need assistance.  

Will refreshments be available?

One of the facility's concession stands will be open for guests to purchase food and beverages. Available items include popcorn, hot dogs, pretzels, candies, sodas, and bottled water.  Guests may bring empty refillable water bottles containers into the facility and fill them at water fountains on the concourse level.  

What is program like for this event?

The first 30-40 minutes of the program includes a welcome from the Dean and brief remarks from student speakers. This will be followed by recognition of the graduates.

Where can I access graduation photos?

We plan to make arrangements with a photography company, GradImages, to take individual photos of graduates as their names are called. These individual photos will be available for purchase after the ceremony. GradImages will mail and email graduates individual proof galleries. Once proofs are sent out, graduates can search for the photos on the GradImages website to purchase. 

Will the event be live streamed?

Yes! We will make arrangements with a vendor to live-stream the event for students and family members who can't attend in person.  A full-length video of the event will be available in the days following the event on the College of Education's YouTube channel

What else do I need to know about the HecEd Pavilion?

Please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions about the HecEd Pavilion.


Event details for graduates

Who can walk?

Students who graduated, or are graduating, from Summer 2023 through Summer 2024 are eligible to participate. Students who plan to graduate in Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 and wish to have their name listed in the 2024 College of Education Graduation Program should submit their graduation information to the Office of Student Services no later than Sunday, May 19. If you miss this deadline please contact the Office of Student Services. You will be asked to provide us with your name, your degree, your program of study, your advisor’s name, and the title of your doctoral dissertation (if applicable).

How do I RSVP for the ceremony?

Students who plan to graduate in Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 and wish to have their name listed in the 2024 College of Education Graduation Program should submit their graduation information to the Office of Student Services no later than Sunday, May 19.

When should I arrive?

The start time for our celebration is 7:00pm. We ask graduating students and faculty to arrive at 6:15pm, and guests to arrive and take their seats by 6:45pm.

What if I arrive late or need to leave early?

If you arrive late please check in with one of our ceremony staff. Someone will help you get seated and give you instructions.

In the event that you must depart from the ceremony early, the optimal time to leave is during (or immediately after) the time your degree group is recognized on stage - simply exit the area in a way that doesn't distract others.  If you need to leave at a different time, please move quietly to the nearest aisle and then away from the stage.

What should I wear?

For graduates and faculty, wearing graduation regalia is encouraged, but not required. Plan to arrive at HecEd dressed in your regalia.

Financial aid may be available for graduates who need assistance in purchasing graduation regalia. Please email the Office of Ceremonies at commence@uw.edu to inquire.

Can I wear an honor cord or stole with my regalia?

Yes, we encourage additional regalia pieces that have special meaning to you and/or your family. 

How do I order graduation regalia?

Students graduating in the 2023-24 academic year can order graduation regalia by completing the Registration/Order form at the UW Commencement website.  Regalia can be picked up from the UW Bookstore in late May and early June. 


Contact us

For more information, please contact the Office of Student Services, 206 Miller Hall, at 206-543-7834, or via e-mail at edinfo@uw.edu.


University of Washington Commencement

The 2024 University of Washington Commencement Ceremony will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, June 8, at Husky Stadium.