June 10, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am
University of Washington Quad (between Miller and Raitt Halls)

The 2018 College of Education Celebration will take place on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 7:00 PM in the Hec Edmundson Pavilion.  More details will be available on or before March 1, 2018.


The UW College of Education is pleased to announce our

2017 Graduation Celebration and Reception

honoring 2016-2017 degree recipients!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

9:30 am – 11:30 am
University of Washington Quad (Between Miller and Raitt Halls)
University of Washington Campus

We look forward to welcoming our graduates and their guests!

Students & Faculty: Planning to attend?  RSVP here!

Questions? Read below or contact the Office of Student Services (206-543-7834 or edinfo@uw.edu). 

Frequently Asked Questions

Degree Completion & Graduation Requirements

How do I Apply to Graduate?

If you plan to graduate in Spring 2017 and you wish to have your name listed in the 2017 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. 

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.

College of Education Event General Information

Where on campus is the Quad located?

The Quad is located in the north central part of campus.  Our celebration will take place in the northeast end of the Quad, between Miller and Raitt Halls.  You can find a map here.

When should I arrive?

Graduating students and faculty should arrive by 8:45 am.  Guests should arrive and take their seats by 9:15 am.

Where should I park?

Parking for this and other June 10 on-campus graduation events 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.  To help us with planning, however, please let us know your estimated guest count in advance when you RSVP.

Is the ceremony really outside?  What if it rains?

This year’s ceremony will take place outdoors, rain or shine.  We highly recommend that you check the weather forecast and then plan your attire accordingly.

Will accommodations be provided for persons with disabilities?

The Quad is accessible and we will have a seating area for persons using wheelchairs or walkers who need special assistance or accommodations, as well as individuals with visual impairments. A maximum of two people may accompany the individual needing accommodations into that seating area.  Also please note: we will have a separate area where guests can leave baby strollers.  Please contact the Office of Student Services at edinfo@uw.edu if have questions or need assistance. We are happy to help!

Will refreshments be served?

Coffee & water will be available before and after the ceremony.  In addition, the By George Cafe', located nearby in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library (off of Red Square), will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will offer espresso drinks, chilled food and beverages, and snacks.   

What is the program for the event?

The program will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.; we expect to begin the recognition of graduates at approximately 10:00 a.m. 

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

College of Education Event Information for Graduates

Who can walk?

Those students completing their degrees from Summer 2016 through Summer 2017 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 2016, Autumn 2016, and Winter 2017.

Students who plan to graduate in Spring 2017 and Summer 2017 and wish to have their name listed in the 2017 College of Education Graduation Program should submit their graduation information to the Office of Student Services no later than Tuesday, 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).

How do I RSVP for the College of Education graduation ceremony?

Complete the online survey here. Please RSVP no later than Monday, May 29.

When should I arrive?

Graduating students and faculty should arrive no later than 8:45 am.  Guests should arrive and take their seats by 9:15 am.

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 Miller Hall dressed in your regalia. Use these videos to learn about regalia and how to wear it.  All attendees should note that this year’s ceremony will take place outdoors.  We highly recommend that you check the weather forecast and then plan your attire accordingly.

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.  Regalia can be picked up from the UW Bookstore in late May and early June. 

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 11, at Husky Stadium.  For more information, please visit the Commencement website.

How to Contact Us

Additional Questions or Concerns?

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.