The UW College of Education is pleased to announce our
2018 Graduation Celebration and Reception
honoring 2017-2018 degree recipients!
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We look forward to welcoming our graduates and their guests!
Students & Faculty: Planning to attend? While the RSVP survey closed on 5/23, you can still email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and to be added to the program.
Questions? Read below or contact the Office of Student Services (206-543-7834 or email@example.com).
Frequently Asked Questions
- Degree Completion & Graduation Requirements
- College of Education Event General Information
- College of Education Event Information for Graduates
- University of Washington Commencement
- How to Contact Us
How do I Apply to Graduate?
If you plan to graduate in Spring 2018 and you wish to have your name listed in the 2018 University of Washington Commencement Program, you must complete one of the following steps:
- Bachelor’s Students: Submit your Application to Graduate by April 13, 2018.
- Master’s Students: Submit your Master’s Degree Request by April 13, 2018.
- EdS Students: Submit your EdS Degree Request by April 13, 2018.
- Doctoral Students: Submit your Request for Final Examination (aka dissertation defense) by April 13, 2018.
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)
- Master of Education (MEd) Degree Students
- Master in Teaching (MIT) Degree Students
- Educational Specialist (EdS) Degree Students
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) & Doctor of Education (EdD) Degree Students
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 Workshop: Monday, March 5, 1:00-2:00 PM (RSVP)
- Doctoral Degree (Ed.D/Ph.D.) Completion Webinar: Tuesday, April 3, 7:00-8:00 PM (RSVP)
- Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree Completion Workshop: Monday, April 2, 2:00-3:00 PM (RSVP)
- Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree Completion Webinar: Tuesday, April 10, 7:00-8:00 PM (RSVP)
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 5:30 pm; you should arrive no later than 6:15 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 4-9 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 and description of accessible entrances to the facility. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 have made 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 have made arrangements to live-stream the event for students and family members who can't attend in person! View the live-stream here.
Who can walk?
Those students completing their degrees from Summer 2017 through Summer 2018 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 2017, Autumn 2017, and Winter 2018.
Students who plan to graduate in Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 and wish to have their name listed in the 2018 College of Education Graduation Program should submit their graduation information to the Office of Student Services no later than Wednesday, May 16. 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). NOTE: The survey for submitting graduation information is now closed. If you still need to provide information, send an email to email@example.com.
How do I RSVP for the College of Education graduation ceremony?
When should I arrive?
Doors will open for graduating student and faculty line-up at 5:30 pm. Plan to arrive no later than 6:15 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.
In the event that you need to 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 the Hec Edmundson Pavilion dressed in your regalia. Use these videos 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.
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 9, at Husky Stadium. For more information, please visit the Commencement website.
Additional Questions or Concerns?
Please contact the Office of Student Services, 206 Miller Hall, at 206-543-7834, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.