Commencement

Ceremony

On Sunday, June 15, 2014, the University of Washington Bothell community will come together at the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, on the UW Seattle campus to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2014. 

Graduate Entrance/Check In and Line Up

Students must report to the graduate check-in area no later than 12:00 p.m. and assemble for academic procession no later than 12:45 p.m. The last opportunity to leave the line and use restroom facilities will be 12:45-1:00 p.m.

The check-in area is located outside the southeast corner of Alaska Airlines Arena, next to Husky Stadium. It is very important that you make arrangements to leave all personal items such as purses, keys, coats, etc. with family members because you will not be allowed to carry them into the auditorium and we cannot be responsible for their safety or security during the commencement ceremony.

Event Schedule

Procession begins at 1:45 p.m. The Commencement Marshal leads the procession. Upon arrival at your seat in the arena, you will remain standing. Graduates will sit on both side of the arena floor. If you arrive late, you will need to fall in at the end of the procession. Once the procession has begun, there is no further opportunity for anyone to join his or her program group.

Recessional begins at 4:00 p.m. (approximate time) After all degrees have been conferred, the graduating class rises and remains standing throughout the faculty recessional. Upon completion of the faculty recessional, Program Marshals direct graduates from the arena to the upper concourse outside of the auditorium. To prevent congestion, please proceed all the way to the concourse area. Make arrangements with family members to meet you at an agreed-upon location along the upper concourse.

Guest Entrance and Seating

General admission tickets are required for entrance into the Alaska Airlines Arena. Doors will open at 12:00 p.m. for guests with disabilities and 12:30 for the remaining guests. It is requested that guests be seated by 1:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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Event Schedule

 

12:00 - Graduates check in
12:30 - Doors open for guests
1:45 - Procession begins
2:00- Ceremony begins
4:00 - Recessional begins

 

Tickets

Tickets are required to attend the commencement ceremony. Tickets are complimentary and may be obtained through the Registration/Online Form. Students may request up to 8 tickets. 

Addtional tickets may be available. Click here for more information about tickets.