2021 Commencement

Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements below may participate and register for the ceremony through the Online Registration Form on April 26.

Bachelor Candidates

Students who earned a degree from the University of Washington Bothell in Autumn 2020 or Winter 2021, or have applied to graduate with a departmental advisor for Spring 2021 or Summer 2021, are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Once the application for graduation has been completed and received by the UW Bothell Registrar's Office (425-352-5240), students will then be eligible to complete the Registration/Online Form for the ceremony.

Master Candidates

Graduates who earned their degrees in Autumn 2020 or Winter 2021, or candidates who have a reasonable expectation of graduating in Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 are eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

Teacher Certification Candidates

Students who have completed the Teacher Certification Program in Spring 2021 are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony.


Honor cords are awarded to undergraduate students who graduated or will be graduating with baccalaureate honors (Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude).

Faculty honors are awarded upon graduation to undergraduates earning their first bachelor's degree and ranked in the top 10% of their respective program.

All honors will only be awarded if students meet the honor GPA and appropriate credit requirements at the end of Winter Quarter 2021. You may check the requirements for all honors information.

Honor cords are provided by the Commencement Office to eligible students. Congratulations on your accomplishment!

Names Listed in Program

The Commencement program lists the names of graduates from Autumn 2020 through Summer 2021. Graduates must register to graduate with their advisor by April 16, 2021 in order to have their name listed in the program.

If you want to remove your name from the printed program or change the name printed, visit Change Name in Program