Graduation checklist

Are you ready for graduation?

Please be aware the commencement ceremony is under review, and dates and details associated with preparing for the commencement ceremony may change.

Navigating graduation & commencement is easy with this checklist:

  1. Make sure you are eligible and apply for graduation.
  2. Students who want to invite their family members or friends from outside US should review UW Bothell Center for International Education’s helpful handout about how you can support your family’s visa application. Please contact CIE at for further questions about the basic procedures.
  3. Attend the Announcement and Ring Fair.
  4. Register to participate in the Commencement Ceremony and order the following:
    1. Check with family to determine ticket and parking needs
    2. Determine if any guests need accessibility accommodations.
    3. Review Cap and Gown information.
  5. Come to Grad Fair to pick up your commencement apparel and guest tickets.
  6. Order graduation announcements, class rings, diploma frames
  7. Join UWAA and support the Senior Class Gift.
  8. Need additional help or information? Contact us: or calling 425-352-5166.