Graduation Checklist

Are you ready for graduation?

Navigating graduation and Commencement is easy!

  1. Make sure you are eligible.
    • Make sure you are eligible and apply for graduation.
    • Students must connect with their academic advisor in order to submit their graduation application before the deadlines indicated for each quarter.
  2. Prepare to Register and Order.
  3. Complete the Registration/Order Form between April 29 – May 19.
    • Register to participate in Commencement between April 29 – May 19.
    • Record your name pronunciation by May 13 – an email will be sent out shortly after registration. This is a hard deadline.
    • Verify your preferred name for the Commencement program- an email will be sent out shortly after registration.
    • Students who want to invite their family members or friends from outside United States should review this helpful information on UW Bothell’s International Student Services website. Please contact ISS at for further questions about the basic procedures.
    • Join UWAA and support the Senior Class Gift.
  4. Come to Grad Fair on May 21 – 23.
    • Between May 21 – 23, stop by Grad Fair to pick up your Commencement apparel and guest tickets.
    • Grad Fair will open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on May 21 and 22. Then 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on May 23.
    • If you have not registered by May 19, you may register at Grad Fair but a $20 late registration fee will apply.
  5. Come to T-Mobile Park, Sunday, June 9!
    • Review the student instructions and itinerary and the ceremony conduct agreement.
    • Check-in for graduating students will begin at 10 a.m. Doors open for guests at 11 a.m. Start your day early, as traffic will be heavy. Graduation is one event where it’s not fashionable to be late! The procession begins promptly at 11:45 a.m.

Ceremony Conduct Agreement

Commencement is intended to be a festive occasion celebrating the accomplishments of our students. However, it is also ceremonial. Graduates are expected to abide by the following guidelines:

  • Graduates must follow any public health directives in place on June 9th regarding the wearing of masks, vaccination, or COVID-19 testing.
  • Graduates should remain in their seats during the entire ceremony, unless utilizing the restrooms.
  • Wandering around the floor of the stadium and visiting with guests in the stands is prohibited.
  • Cell phones are permitted, but out of courtesy for other participants, students are asked to make judicious use of phones and not use them during the formal speaking portions of the ceremony.
  • It is particularly important that students respect their fellow students and the faculty, administrators and guests who have come to witness and participate in the conferring of their degrees. For this reason, graduates are expected to return to their seats after they walk and remain there until all students have walked and the members of the stage party have exited the stage.

Please plan post-ceremony activities accordingly.

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