Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements below may participate in Commencement on June 9, 2024.

Bachelor Candidates

Students who earned a degree from the University of Washington Bothell in Autumn 2023 or Winter 2024, or have applied to graduate with a departmental advisor for Spring 2024 or Summer 2024, are eligible to participate in Commencement.

Students are only able to participate in the ceremony of the academic year of which they complete their degree requirements.

Once the application for graduation has been completed and received by the Office of the Registrar’s Office, students will then be eligible to complete the Registration/Order Form for the ceremony.

Master Candidates

Graduates who earned their degrees in Autumn 2023 or Winter 2024, or candidates who have a reasonable expectation of graduating in Spring 2024 or Summer 2024 are eligible to participate in Commencement.

Teacher Certification Candidates

Students who have completed the Teacher Certification Program in Spring 2024 are eligible to participate the Commencement.


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 2024. You may check the requirements for all honors information. For questions, you can email the Office of the Registrar at uwbreg@uw.edu.

Eligible students can buy an honor cord through the online registration form. Congratulations on your accomplishment!

Names Listed in Program

The Commencement program lists the names of graduates from Autumn 2023 through Summer 2024. Eligible students must apply to graduate with their advisor by April 12, 2024 to be included in the program.

  • Bachelor’s – Meet with your departmental advisor to complete your graduation application.
  • Master’s – Submit your online master’s degree request.

This deadline does not affect your eligibility to participate in Commencement.  It only applies to whether or not your name will appear in this year’s Commencement program.