Welcome to the 2017 Commencement

Tuesday June 13, 2017   |   4:00 p.m.   |   Safeco Field

Watch the ceremony live here
See the hooding ceremony for our graduate students via Facebook live


Already registered? Take a look at our Bachelor Instructions and Master Instructions.

If you did not pick up your Commencement order yet, you can do so Tuesday, June 6, 4-7 p.m. at UW2 Commons Lobby. A friend may pick-up for you. After then, orders can be picked up at Safeco Field.

Online registration closed May 19. Late Registration took place during Grad Fair. Registration is now considered VERY late and will include a $20 late fee. You may register Tuesday, June 6, 4-7 p.m. at UW2 Commons Lobby.


Family and friends sharing in this monumental occasion can find details about tickets, parking, lodging and more, to ensure your experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Still have questions? Visit the guest FAQ.


With so many graduation-related events and deadlines, we know students and guests have questions that need to be answered quickly. Faculty and staff: find answers to your questions, too.


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The Countdown to Commencement Begins

In 3 short weeks UW Bothell will be celebrating the 26th annual Commencement Ceremony. Prepare for the big day with instructions for Graduate Students and Undergraduate Students.


Ceremony Keynote Speaker Announced

Leland Melvin was drafted in the National Football League and went on to become an astronaut, but only after overcoming injury with a perseverance he’ll describe as the commencement speaker for the University of Washington Bothell’s 2017 graduating class. Melvin will speak in front of graduates, family and friends at Safeco Field. The ceremony begins at 4 p.m. June 13. Read the full press release.


Ceremony Postcards & Email sent

Students and their families should have received information about the annual commencement ceremony through postcards sent to their permanent addresses and emails sent to their UW and preferred personal email accounts. If you did not receive this information, you can view it here:

Undergraduate Student Email

Graduate Student Email

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