2017 Faculty FAQ

UW Bothell faculty members are invited to participate in the annual commencement ceremony. Your participation as faculty is key to the success of the ceremony and you are strongly encouraged to attend!

The 2018 FAQ is in the process of being updated, stay tuned and read over the 2017 FAQ for relevant information!

Frequently Asked Questions


I’m a faculty member at UW Bothell and would like to participate in Commencement. How do I sign up?

For planning purposes, please respond no later than April 21 via this catalyst survey, where you will be able to accept or decline, and indicate if you need to rent regalia.

Please note: You may still RSVP for the ceremony after April 21, but you or your department will be responsible for rental fees and rushed shipping charges for rental regalia.

Is there a training?

Faculty are not provided a training but are provided detailed instructions and information prior to the ceremony.

When do I arrive?

If you are attending the Hooding Reception, please arrive prior to 1:00 p.m. If you are just attending the Commencement Ceremony, please arrive prior to 3:00 p.m. Be sure to allow plenty of time for travel, traffic, finding a parking spot and walking to Safeco Field. Your timeliness is essential to the success of the day.

Where should I park?

Parking is available at the Safeco Parking Garage on Edgar Martinez Way.

Where do I go on Commencement Day?

When you arrive on Commencement Day, you are asked to enter Safeco Field through the Media Entry (directly across from Safeco Parking Garage on Edgar Martinez Way). Here you will check in and be directed to the faculty room or stage party room.

Is lunch provided?

Yes, the faculty hospitality room with lunch will be located at the Visitor’s Clubhouse or Diamond Club at Safeco Field.

How long is the ceremony?

There ceremony is expected to be 3 hours long.

What do I wear?

You represent UW Bothell, so please dress appropriately. Business casual attire is preferred. If you are participating in the ceremony you must wear regalia.

Please contact the Office of Commencement at uwbgrads@uw.edu or 425-352-5166 with any questions or special needs.