Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements below may participate and register for the ceremony through the Online Registration Form in May.

Bachelor Candidates

Students who earned a degree from the University of Washington Bothell in Autumn 2017 or Winter 2018, or have applied to graduate with a departmental advisor for Spring 2018 or Summer 2018, 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 2017 or Winter 2018, or candidates who have a reasonable expectation of graduating in Spring 2018 or Summer 2018 are eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

Teacher Certification Candidates

Students who have completed the Teacher Certification Program in Spring 2018 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 2018. 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 2017 through Summer 2018. Graduates must register to graduate with their advisor by April 13, 2018 in order to have their name listed in the program.

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Students receive their diploma three to four months after the quarter in which they have graduated. The diploma is mailed to the permanent address on file with the Office of the Registrar.