Graduates stand and cheer at a previous commencement ceremony while purple and gold streamers fall from the ceiling.

Commencement returns to in person ceremonies to be held at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion

On June 15, 2022, the University of Washington Bothell will honor the graduating class of 2022 in *double ceremonies. Graduates from the class of 2020 and 2021 have also been invited to participate.

Hundreds of graduates will take the floor at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion to the cheers and applause of family members and friends.

It will be a once-in-a-lifetime event in the lives of graduates and parents alike - an experience not to be missed.


Ceremony 1: Doors will open at 12 p.m. for guests and the procession will begin at 1p.m.

Ceremony 2: Doors will open at 4 p.m. for guests and the procession will begin at 5 p.m.

*Schedule and assignment of schools per ceremony are dependent on registration numbers due to limited capacity at the venue, with the possibility of adding a morning ceremony. 

Graduate Hooding Ceremony 

The Graduate Hooding Ceremony is on Saturday June 11, on the UW Bothell Sports Field. Graduate check-in begins at 10:00 a.m. in the ARC (Activities and Recreation Center).


All graduates are required to wear cap and gown, which may be purchased through the Registration/Order Form. Graduates are responsible for ordering and distributing guest tickets for their family and friends. Students can read the Graduate FAQs page for more information.


Entrance tickets are required for all guests. All tickets are complimentary and should be ordered by the graduate when completing the Commencement Registration/Order Form. For more information, visit the tickets page.

Reserved disability seating is available through the Registration/Order Form for guests in wheelchairs, guests with mobility impairment and guests needing American Sign Language. For more information, visit the disability accomodations page.


For a list of items prohibited in Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, visit the security information page.

COVID protocol

The University of Washington Bothell will follow the health guidance of the State of Washington and King County Health Department for COVID protocols for this year’s commencement ceremonies.

Masks are not required but are strongly recommended.

*If you feel sick, test positive or have been exposed to COVID-19 please do not attend the ceremony.

June 15, 2022

Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion

Ceremony 1

  • Student check-in: 11AM
  • Doors open: 12 PM
  • Procession starts: 1 p.m. 

Ceremony 2

  • Students check-in: 3pm
  • Doors open at 4 p.m.
  • Procession at 5 p.m.

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