The UW College of Education is pleased to announce our

2020 Graduation Celebration 

honoring 2019-2020 degree recipients!

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hec Edmundson Pavilion 
University of Washington Campus

We look forward to welcoming our graduates and their guests!

Have questions or concerns about the College of Education Graduation Celebration?  Please read below or contact us:  


Frequently Asked Questions

Degree Completion & Graduation Requirements

How do I Apply to Graduate?

If you plan to graduate in Spring 2020 and you wish to have your name listed in the 2020 University of Washington Commencement Program, you must complete one of the following steps:

Where can I find additional information about degree completion?

Please refer to these information sheets for further information about degree completion steps. 

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree Students (ECO and ECFS On-Campus) (forthcoming)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Online Degree Completion Students (ECFS Online) (forthcoming)
  • Master of Education (MEd) Degree Students (forthcoming)
  • Master in Teaching (MIT) Degree Students (forthcoming)
  • Educational Specialist (EdS) Degree Students (forthcoming)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) & Doctor of Education (EdD) Degree Students (forthcoming)

Will you offer any information sessions about degree completion?

We will host information sessions for doctoral students (Ph.D./Ed.D.) and Master of Education students (M.Ed.) in early to mid-April.  Materials from those workshops will be available online (see links below).  Also refer to the information sheets above for specific dates and deadlines related to degree completion.  

  • Doctoral Degree (Ed.D/Ph.D.) Completion Webinar: (forthcoming)
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree Completion Workshop: (forthcoming)

College of Education Event General Information

Where on campus is the Hec Edmunson Pavilion?

The Hec Edmundson Pavilion is located on Montlake Boulevard next to Husky Stadium.  You can find a map here.  

When should I arrive?

  • Graduating Students and Faculty: doors will open for line-up at 6:00 pm; you should arrive no later than 6:35 pm.  Report to the SE entrance of the building (walk down Snohomish Lane South, the road between Hec Ed and Husky Stadium).  Watch for signs and/or ask graduation staff for instructions.
  • Families and Guests: doors will open for general seating at 6:00 pm; please arrive and take your seats by 6:45 pm.    

Where should I park?

Parking for this and other on-campus graduation events during the week of June 8-12 will require a permit.  Students can order parking permits when completing the Commencement Registration/Order Form in early May.  Please see additional parking information here.

How many guests may 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.  

Are there any security measures in place, or restrictions on what I can bring into the facility?

The College of Education event will use the same security protocols as those in place for UW Commencement.  Please note that all bags, backpacks, and purses will be inspected upon entry.  No outside beverages are allowed into the facility (except those noted in the above link).  Any beverages obtained inside, on the Concourse level, must be covered before entering the Arena.  

Will there be food and drink available?

Free coffee and water will be available for all guests inside, on the Concourse level.  In addition, the Concourse level concession stand will be open for anyone wishing to purchase food and other drinks.  Items available include popcorn, hot dogs, nachos, sodas, candy, and water.

Will accommodations be provided for persons with disabilities?

The Hec Edmundson Pavilion is accessible and includes seating areas for persons using wheelchairs or walkers who need special assistance or accommodations.  Please refer to this map of accessible entrances to the facility (tip: the Hec Edmundson Pavilion is located at the bottom right of the map, next to Husky Stadium; you may need to enlarge the map to see the entrances clearly).  Both College of Education graduation staff and Hec Edmundson Pavilion staff will be available to assist guests with accommodations.  Please note that only one other guest may accompany the person in the accessible seating area.  Assisted Listening Devices (ALD's) are available for guests inside the facility, on the Concourse level.  Contact the Office of Student Services at if have questions or need assistance. We are happy to help! 

What is the program for the event?

The program will begin promptly at 7:00 pm; we expect to begin the recognition of graduates at approximately 7:30 pm.  

Will you have a photographer at the event?

Yes, we plan to make arrangements with GradImages to have photographers take individual photos of graduates as their names are called.  These individual photos will be available for purchase after the ceremony.  To place orders, ask questions, or speak to customer service, visit the GradImages website.

Family and friends are welcome to take their own photos as well, but photography cannot disrupt the graduation proceedings, especially during the recognition of graduates. 

Will the event be live-streamed on the internet?

Yes, we will make arrangements to live-stream the event for students and family members who can't attend in person!

College of Education Event Information for Graduates

Who can walk?

Those students completing their degrees from Summer 2019 through Summer 2020 may participate in the College of Education ceremony, even if they have not yet completed their coursework.

The Office of Student Services already has lists of graduates from Summer 2019, Autumn 2019, and Winter 2020.

Students who plan to graduate in Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 and wish to have their name listed in the 2020 College of Education Graduation Program should submit their graduation information to the Office of Student Services no later than Sunday, May 17. 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 College of Education graduation ceremony?

Complete the online survey here.  Please RSVP no later than Sunday, May 17

When should I arrive?

Doors will open for graduating student and faculty line-up at 6:00 pm.  Plan to arrive no later than 6:35 pm.  Students and faculty will report to the SE entrance of the building (walk down Snohomish Lane South, the road between Hec Ed and Husky Stadium).  Watch for signs and/or ask graduation staff for instructions.  

What if I arrive late, or need to leave early?

If you arrive late please check in with one of our ceremony staff (they will be wearing purple lanyards).  Someone will help you get seated and give you instructions.

We encourage all graduates to stay for the entire ceremoney and celebrate each and every graduate who crosses the stage. In the event that you must depart from the ceremony early, however, 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 the Hec Edmundson Pavilion dressed in your regalia. Visit the Oak Hall Help Center to learn about regalia and how to wear it.   

What else should I bring -- or not bring -- with me when I arrive?

The College of Education event will use the same security protocols as those in place for UW Commencement.  Students should bring only those items that can fit into a pocket.  All other items should be left at home, in vehicles, or with family and friends.  There is no secure location to store bags and purses during the ceremony.   

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

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

How do I order my graduation regalia?  Where do I pick it up?

Students can order graduation regalia by completing the Registration/Order form at the UW Commencement website, starting in early May.  Regalia can be picked up from the UW Bookstore in late May and early June. 

Will I receive my diploma at the College of Education ceremony?

No, the University of Washington mails diplomas to students after after all degree requirements are verified.  Please review this information from the Office of the Registrar for details.

University of Washington Commencement

Where can I find information about the University’s Commencement Ceremony?

This year’s University of Washington Commencement Ceremony will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, June 13, at Husky Stadium.  For more information, please visit the Commencement website.

How to Contact Us

Additional Questions or Concerns?

Please contact the Office of Student Services, 206 Miller Hall, at 206-543-7834, or via e-mail at  

June 9, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Hec Edmundson Pavilion

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